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Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by DVDLooney, Jan 1, 2016.
Hmm, never seen that. Turner must have gotten permission from Disney to distribute content.
I have a theory about why classic cartoons aren't shown on TV these days. I think it's because 1) The classic cartoons are no longer being broadcast on multiple channels like it was back then. For example, Looney Tunes used to air on not just Cartoon Network, but also ABC and Nickelodeon and that offered a lot of wide range for the Looney Tunes to be shown to a wider audience. Nowadays, only Cartoon Network seems to own Looney Tunes and that limits the audience range. 2) The current networks that are holding the rights to these classic cartoons are too busy making reboots of these classic cartoons. Like for example, Cartoon Network is currently making newer Looney Tunes shows like "The Looney Tunes Show" and "Wabbit" while Disney has the new Mickey Mouse shorts and they probably didn't want fans to compare the newer reboots of the classic shows to the original classic cartoons (although fans are already doing that anyway). Also, they want the reboots to cater to the newer fans and probably think that the newer audience don't want to watch classic cartoons (although if they just show the classic cartoons a bit more, then we can actually see what the newer fans really think about the classic cartoons instead of the networks just assuming that classic cartoons are obsolete to the newer audience).
They struck a year-long agreement in which TCM does a monthly "drop" of Disney programming all at once. Check it out at http://www.tcm.com/disney/