If you think about some of your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons from the 90s up to the mid-late 2000s, you notice that the vast majority of them are either an adaptation (usually of a comic book), a hacked up anime dub, or a show created solely to sell toys, or sometimes all three at once. Very few, if any ideas for Saturday Morning Cartoons came from actual creators. In fact, as far as I know, only Disney took the concept of completely original SatAM content seriously with One Saturday Morning on ABC, with the most popular show being Recess. Kids' WB! dabbled into more creator made content in its later years, but even their strength was largely built on the Warner Bros. and DC cannons, along with 4kids' 2 cash-cows. Now, I'm not saying that Creator Driven cartoons were ever going to save SatAM Cartoons, there were a lot of reasons the format died, but one reason Cable destroyed SatAM was because channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were serving up completely new and original animated series that came, not from business men, but actual cartoonists with new and innovative ideas, with ambitions that were far grander than just selling comics or plastic crap to 9 year olds. I've got to wonder, why didn't the broadcast networks with the exception of ABC take this new creator driven movement more seriously in the 90s and 2000s? Yeah, it probably wouldn't have done much good for the big 3, but Fox Kids and Kids' WB! could've held their own against cable (and for most of their lives, already did) since they programmed days other than Saturday too. Kids' WB! was a little better at handling this than Fox Kids was, since Xiaolin Showdown and Mucha Lucha! were pretty successful. But still, I think they should've put more focus on producing completely original content like Nick and CN if they wanted to compete. I wouldn't say it would've saved SatAM cartoons, but it probably would've kept them trucking for a little longer.