Start the new year with animation classics in MeTV's Cartoon Kick-Off Show

Tune in on January 1 and 2 to see some of the best cartoon shorts of all time!

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There's a saying you hear a lot around this time of year: "New year, new you." Well, make that New Year, New MeTV!

In case you haven't heard, cartoons are finally here on MeTV! You asked, we heard. Now, you can tune in to see classic cartoon shorts six days a week at 7AM | 6C! We're talking Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, Popeye, Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote… the greats.

Weekdays, watch Bill the Cartoon Curator and Toony the Tuna (not to mention their many friends) as they present an hour of their favorites on Toon In With Me. Then, on Saturdays, relive those golden days as you wake up with Saturday Morning Cartoons — for three full hours! That means Popeye and Pals (7AM | 6C), The Tom and Jerry Show (8AM | 7C), and Bugs Bunny and Friends (9AM | 8C).

But we are getting ahead of ourselves! Before all that, tune in for the Cartoon Kick-Off Show on Friday, January 1 at 9PM | 8C, and Saturday, January 2 at 7PM | 6C!

We're kicking off with some of the best cartoons in animation history. Here's what you will see:


January 1, 9PM | 8C

"What's Opera, Doc?" — "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!" Elmer Fudd turns Viking on Bugs Bunny in this spoof Wagner operas!

"The Screwy Truant" — Visionary director Tex Avery delights with his Screwy Squirrel.

"Duck Amuck" — Daffy Duck breaks the fourth wall and argues with his animator in this pioneering gem.

"Northwest Hounded Police" — Droopy heads to Canada.

"Customers Wanted" — Popeye fights Bluto… and Wimpy looks to profit.

"One Froggy Evening" — The rare but beloved Michigan J. Frog sings, "Hello, ma baby!"


January 2, 7PM | 6C

"Rabbit Seasoning" — Duck season! Rabbit season! It's all the same to Elmer.

"Bad Luck Blackie" — This Tex Avery short was voted the 15th-best cartoon of all-time.

"Duck Dodgers In The 24 1/2th Century" — Daffy Duck heads to space in this Buck Rogers spoof!

"Daredevil Droopy" — Droopy joins the circus!

"Cat Concerto" — Tom plays the piano — and Jerry plays Tom — in this Oscar-winning short!

"What's up, Doc?" — Bugs looks back on his career and fame.

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Ashley000076 4 days ago
The Popeye cartoons are my favorites, and I also love the Warner Brothers cartoons, but not the Tom & Jerry/MGM cartoons. I wish you could replace them with the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons!
Tomeaton 9 days ago
I wish you guys had cartoons on Sunday to
The Flintstones come on every Sunday at 10:00am est for 2hrs.
Bugzytigger 10 days ago
P.s. I watch 3 classics stations as well METV, ANTENNA TV, AND GET TV:) even though I have spectrum tv ,I'd rather watch these! Thank you METV!!!!!!! God bless y'all!! And remember JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE!!
Bugzytigger 10 days ago
IM A 48 YEAR OLD WHO GROWING UP WATCH THESE CLASSIC OL SCHOOL CARTOONS.. I AM SO HAPPY AND GLAD THAT FINALLY FINALLY METV BROUGHT THESE BACK! MY CHILDREN ALL GREW UP TOO WATCHING MY THESE CLASSIC CARTOONS. THIS IS REAL CARTOONS NOT LIKE TODAYS CRAP THEY SHOW.IM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE GROWN UP WATCHING THEM AS WELL AS MY 4 KIDS WHO ARE ALL IN THEIR LATE 20'S WATCHED AS KIDS.THANK YOU METV!!!!
RonLavalleeJr 15 days ago
So happy there's finally classic cartoons on antenna TV! Love the interaction between Mrs. Goldie Fisher and Bill, the Cartoon Curator and Toony's babysitter...a little confused if the Big Cahuna is her boyfriend or husband...but fun finding out (adds another dimension to watching)!
superdonwu 17 days ago
I'm glad to see these cartoons but as an older guy I can remember the little scenes that were now edited for content. I suppose the only way to see them truly restored is to get them on dvd
Alantv 17 days ago
Love the Saturday morning cartoons it's been a long time lots of good memories!
lornegreen 17 days ago
Found the Saturday morning cartoons
Today
And for a few minutes I was 7 years old again
Loved it
KevinButler 17 days ago
They should have at least hit this guy..with a pie..or have that fish puppet hurls some wise cracks at him(as long as they're not risqué' or very vulgar)..but..all they did during that special show..was mention the series debut on Monday Morning..Joe.
Pacificsun KevinButler 17 days ago
Come 'on, they have the Three Stooges for all that.
Granted, don't over-promo a good thing. But ya'all want these cartoons to stick around, right?
JoeGuenther 17 days ago
Real excited about your new show and the saturday cartoons sans Popeye. I do like his chicken though.
Barry22 17 days ago
Was able to watch the first two hours this morning, really enjoyed it. Some of these I haven't seen in decades. Missed the kick-off show from last night.
Gener66 17 days ago
Not a big fan of Betty Boop or Popeye cartoons but love the Looney tunes, thanks for airing these shows. I'm 54 and would love to see some the cartoons from the early to mid 70s.
JoeGuenther Gener66 17 days ago
Plenty of cartoons from non H-B/Warner Bros. I'd have a half devoted to "lost" cartoons from Filmation,Jay Ward,Total Television,Terrytoons,and Depatie-Freleng and sixties Lone Ranger and Courageous Cat. Why no cereal commercials or classic toy commercials.
Texasrocks7 17 days ago
I mentioned this below but PLEASE procure some new sponsors! There’s nothing more depressing than suffering thru all these commercials for health issues and other depressing topics. Not to mention you’re stereotyping the 50 and up crowd. Surely you can find something else.
JoeGuenther Texasrocks7 17 days ago
Got that right. Tell Jonathan to take a hike. I bet cereal companies would love to sponsor these cartoons.
Pacificsun Texasrocks7 17 days ago
THAT is pretty funny 😉
The only reason cartoons are being show at all is because it was an advertising draw! Sponsors buy time on (either) the most popular shows, or the best bets demonstrated in other markets.
Commercials are a great opportunity to pour another cup of coffee, check the weather, or mute the TV.
BCSCHEPS Texasrocks7 17 days ago
Let us NOT complain about the SPONSORS who support the RE-AIRING of these long-lost and highly requested cartoons back on 'the air.' Without these sponsors, we wouldn't be re-enjoying these classic animations-revived!
The older people, together with their grandkids will be watching these cartoons anew...and these sponsors were well-selected for the viewers likely to be tuning in (and please cease the "stereotyping" lingo...which has undoubtedly been keeping many OTHER classic shows off the air for decades, not to mention its interference with efficient law-enforcement by police, to keep the non-law-breakers safe on the streets).
KevinButler 17 days ago
That guy..Bill is a jerk..He did nothing more than non stop promoting of the show's debut on Monday Morning..there was no funny comedic banter..between him and that fish puppet(when I watched promos for new kids tv shows..either on the networks or? on a local station like WNEW TV Ch.5 in NYC)..the host/performer and the puppets would perform alot of truly creative and funny skits..inbetween the films. This show didn't have any of that..and I can sadly imagine what the new series"All Tooned In"will be like this Monday morning:January 4,2021.
JoeGuenther KevinButler 17 days ago
I think Bill should borrow ideas from old kids shows. Would love to see Bill get pelted with ping pong balls.
No way Kevin, because Billy Lief is being himself, as the host of Toon In With Me!
I agree with you. Unfortunately, Bill is just not that funny of a comedian, even back on WGN radio. He seems embarrassed to be doing this. Which he may well be.
MadMadMadWorld 18 days ago
I was not allowed to see the cartoons for that first hour on New Year's Day! The network showed a message saying there were technical difficulties in broadcasting that lasted for hours until 2+ hours after it was over! I wish someone would explain why for the first time I can recall, the network failed to broadcast their transmission, for over 3 hours!
Not all these comments are caught by "MeTV" so the best place to communicate your concern is through the "Contact Us" form (template). With that they are VERY good about responding.

You should find out whether (by network) you mean your local station carrying MeTV programming, or the cable provider (like Comcast or Spectrum) or the package provided by MeTV, was at fault.

If it's an affiliate network problem (like NBC) and you get no response, you can copy the FCC. But wait until you can blame the appropriate party.
If most others saw it, then it must have been through my cable provider, Spectrum. Thanks for the info.
Pacificsun 18 days ago
I'm happy that MeTV fans got their wish granted for well deserved cartoons! This is a quality entry into an already very entertaining schedule. Thank you!

Just hoping not all the written stories are going to be about cartoons. There's a lot of TV out there. And so far the MeTV Staff writers have been doing such a great job with their "Deep Dive" approach to classic TV.
lynngdance lynngdance 11 days ago
Pay no attention to the 01/08/2021 I got the date wrong 😆 it’s actually this Sunday
III6III6III6III 18 days ago
Im so glad that MeTV is showing the best cartoons ever made starting on the second of January two thousand twenty one. I am fifty eight and will feel like a child again watching these classic toons! Thanks MeTV!
Toons 18 days ago
Our kids love this!
It's nice to have a new generation enjoy these!!
Thank you from all of us for this kickoff and for the Saturday morning and weekday toons! This is a welcome change to the daily routine and ar a needed time--blues of winter and during a pandemic.
VaughnBaskin Toons 17 days ago
And soon Sundays will be next!
Texasrocks7 18 days ago
All excited and smiling watching the classics then come the life insurance and diabetes and cancer med commercials. Talk about a buzzkill.
I think that's why they are trying to introduce more programming for all ages and slowly move away from so many Western shows.
BCSCHEPS Texasrocks7 17 days ago
Face facts, 'Texasrocks7'...that the elderly as well as their grandkids (who won't understand the ads anyhow) will be viewing these wonderful, revived cartoons of yesteryear. The sponsors were WELL selected for age-group of the many who will be tuning in to watch these classics (and the SPONSORS SUPPORT THESE CLASSICS-REVIVED!).
Please let's appreciate the commercials that are paying for the over-air broadcast of these fine animated classics.
cudles41 18 days ago
Watching the cartoons now and have to say that first one is really BAD!
I hope they improve in quality
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