Remember and Bring Back Saturday Morning Cartoons with Netflix

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I’m an 80’s Retro kid and I am proud of it! Ever since Cheyenne and Wyatt have been little TV watchers, about 15 years now, I have always boasted about 80’s cartoons. Don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty funny cartoons on nowadays… I just prefer the ones I grew up on.

Saturday Morning Cartoon

Retro Cartoons

The other day I was sharing with Jaden and Jaci the love I had for “Saturday Morning Cartoons”. Remember those? They were both like “we still have Saturday morning cartoons?” I think it was just hard to explain the greatness of waiting all week to watch some of the best animated characters on TV. Now, our kids can watch cartoons whenever they want to which is definitely convenient for them.

I decided the other day we would recreate our very own Saturday Morning Cartoon party with the help of Netflix.

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The night before, we built a pretty sweet fort in the living room. Have you ever done that? Fort building was always one of the best things my dad and I would do together. We would take all the sheets in the house, along with the bar stools, and create a massive play fort. This night, the girls and I did the same thing!

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Jaden, Jaci and Joeli slept most of the night in the “Taj Mahal” of forts. I crawled in to join them with remote in hand and queued up Netflix. We zoned out for at least a couple hours watching some of my favorite classics, such as Scooby-Doo and Inspector Gadget. Then switched over to Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony for a little more of their taste.

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I think together we had a wonderful time even if it was just watching our favorite cartoons. I am looking forward to our next Saturday Morning Cartoon session.

Dad’s When is the Last Time You watch Cartoons with Your Little Ones.

Did you know, there’s a powerful connection that comes from bonding with your kids over the stories you loved growing up. According to new research* from Netflix, 85% of dads around the world have already or plan to introduce their kids to the cartoons they grew up watching. Not only does it let them feel like a kid again (75%) and help them teach life lessons (76%), but dads take seriously the role of keeping alive the pop culture references from their childhood. And two-thirds of them (66%) are turning to internet TV services like Netflix for this new family tradition.

“The Saturday morning cartoon tradition we grew up with lives on with Netflix, but now families can choose when they want to watch those nostalgic shows together,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of global content acquisition. “From Transformers and The Smurfs to My Little Pony and Pokémon, dads are passing down some of the greats already and we’ll keep adding more classics like new versions of Danger Mouse and Care Bears.”

This Father’s Day take a moment and relive those child-like experiences with your little people. Show them the “Saturday morning cartoon” tradition.

About Colby

As the father of 5 and head of the household, I am often looking for the next best thing when it comes to my family. I enjoy trying new products and am excited about delving further into the tech world my wife and teens know so much about. You can also find me on Twitter: @dodomesticdad

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