FOX (ended 0000)
I am glad and sad at the same time.
I hate the fact that FOX has given up on Saturday morning cartoons. This is what I grew up on and it feels like a little peice of my childhood is gone. I can remember watching the first ever airing of X-men and Power Rangers.
On the other hand, FOX was notorious for butchering some good shows. The thing that would drive me crazy is they would show a couple of new episodes and then replay them. After replaying them, they may show one or two new episodes and then repeat again. By now, you have seen the same few episodes so many times that it makes you sick. I think this is why some of the good shows were cancelled early. People would get bored with the same episodes and just stop watching. They were also notorious for calling a so-so episode the season finale and the real season finale would be played off like a normal episode. TMNT was plagued by this (I can't tell you how many times I seen the first episode of TMNT: FF). Other shows fell victim to this as well, anybody remember One Peice.
FOX was also bad about switching the times for the shows. One week it was 9am, next 10am, and then the next 830am. It was horrible to keep up with.
I also agree with the one of the previous bloggers, that ending shows without proper finales(Spiderman heading off to find Mary Jane comes to mind) is a bad practice. No wonder no one wanted to watch anything on FOX because who would want to start watching something that will just leave you hanging in the end.
Anyway, who ever picked what episodes would air and when they would air should be fired. If they have already been fired, then no one else should hire the guy.
Agreed after seeing Avatar myself, and having high hopes for the Last Airbender movies.
Probably the thing that killed these shows on Saturday mornings is not only with shows that ended on cliffhanger endings (Which I detest greatly), but also 4Kids own butchered anime. I mean, while One Piece is truly a great series, 4Kids Entertainment butchered it by making alot of unnecessary edits that didn't have anything to do with censorship standards, such as bad jokes, replacing the opening theme and other original music, removing all references to non-American culture (The french names in Sanji's attacks, or the Japanese rice balls), removing story arcs that were part of the original manga storyline (though Little Garden was probably something they had to do because of the level of Violence such as Zoro (aka Zolo) tried to cut off his feet). I notice that other than One Piece, Yu-gi-oh is also the only other 4Kids property that was criticized for the heavy censorship.
Lets hope that Nickelodeon does not due anything to this new series that makes it worse, since at least the 2003 series was one of 4Kids few successes when compared to their lousy reputation.