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Classic Cartoon Time offers you the chance to see how retro cartoons have evolved from your great grandparent’s time to the computer generated graphics of today’s cartoons. Animated cartoons started to appear in the 1930’s. They were primitive in comparison to today’s cartoons. You can now watch cartoons online that are digitally remastered from the 1930’s, 40’s and beyond. Watch cartoons online that your grandparents had to go to a movie theater to see. You can watch these retro cartoons from the comfort of your own home, every day; when your grandparents and parents could only see them once a week on Saturday mornings or less often at the theater. Watch cartoons online like Superman, Space Angel and other retro cartoons.

The first animated cartoons were made as early as 1914. It was a difficult process, since 24 pictures had to be drawn for every second of film. Earl Hurd patented the animation cell in 1914 making cartoons much more cost effective to produce. Walt Disney was a leader in producing cartoons using sound and color technology, with storyboards that streamlined the animation process. In 1928, Walt Disney produced Steamboat Willie that had synchronized sound and in 1932, he came out with Flowers and Trees, which was the first cartoon to use Technicolor. Disney held exclusive rights on several technologies for several years, so other animators couldn’t use them.

Major movie studios like Paramount, MGM, Universal and Warners, created their own cartoon studios or contracted distribution deals with cartoon studios in the 1930’s. Most movie theaters were owned by the major movie studios. At the time, you could go to the theater and watch two feature films, separated by a cartoon and newsreel. The late 1930’s to the 1950’s are known as the Golden Era for cartoons. Cartoons began appearing on television in the late 1940’s. Walt Disney was one of the first major cartoon studios to take advantage of television to distribute his cartoons. Disneyland, The Wonderful World of Disney and the Mickey Mouse Club, all included cartoons in their television programming. Other cartoon studios followed Disney and by the 1960’s, most theatrical films and cartoons were available to watch on television.

Now you can watch cartoons online, whenever you want. Retro cartoons like The Ruff and Reddy Show, which was created by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, was the first made for television, network cartoon series and was broadcast on Saturday mornings. You can now watch it and other retro cartoons online. You can now watch cartoons online, of the 1940’s and 50’s, that are considered by broadcast television sensors to be too brutal for today’s children to watch; but were thought to be appropriate for general movie theater viewing in the 1940’s and 50’s. Online cartoons offer you the chance to view politically incorrect retro cartoons that are never seen on television today. The Flintstones was the first prime time cartoon and the only successful one, until the Simpsons came out in 1989.

Classic Cartoon Time offers you the chance to explore cartoons from an earlier age in history. Examine the different styles of animation with online cartoons. Black and white or Technicolor, online cartoons offer you the freedom to watch what you want, when you want it.

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