Disney's One Saturday Morning
Disney's One Saturday Morning was a two-hour Saturday morning programming block that was aired on ABC. It replaced the ABC Saturday Morning block which previously aired on ABC. From 1999 to 2003 it had a sister-block, Disney's One Too, airing on UPN.
- Program Listing - A listing of all programs that have been featured on the block
Disney cartoons had aired as a part of the ABC Saturday lineup since Wuzzles in 1986-1987. Later additions include The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1988-1992, Adventures of the Gummi Bears in 1989-1990, Darkwing Duck in 1991-1993, and Goof Troop in 1992-1993. Since then, the Disney Saturday morning cartoons had aired as a part of CBS's lineup.
In 1996 Disney bought the ABC network, and company head Michael Eisner expressed interest in forming an entire block of Disney produced animated series. During the 1996-1997 Saturday morning lineup, ABC gradually extended the mother company's presence in the lineup, replacing the former shows with Disney cartoons: Mighty Ducks, Gargoyles, Jungle Cubs, Doug and Nightmare Ned, as well as reruns of DuckTales, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and the live action series Disney Channel series Flash Forward.
September 1997 saw the premiere of a full morning block: Disney's One Saturday Morning. Included during the first year were 101 Dalmatians, Doug, Recess and Pepper Ann, while Jungle Cubs, the Winnie the Pooh reruns, and edutainment show Science Court aired later, at noon. There between was the non-Disney The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, whose contract was not yet up.
The following year 101 Dalmatians was replaced by new series Hercules, while the 101 Dalmatians and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh reruns, followed by Science Court, now renamed Squigglevision, aired following Bugs Bunny and Tweety.
The 1999-2000 season lineup included new series Mickey Mouse Works, followed by Doug, Recess, Pepper Ann, Sabrina, the Animated Series (produced by the Disney acquired DIC Entertainment), Hercules (replaced by newcomer The Weekenders midseason), The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (in its 14th and last season) and Squigglevision.
In 2000-2001 four new shows were added: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Teacher's Pet, Lloyd in Space, and House of Mouse, and the 2001-2002 season included the additions of live action series Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens (both in reruns from Disney Channel), and, as well as the animated Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (of DIC Entertainment) and Teamo Supremo.
In 2002 a new direction was decided upon at Disney: all new Disney produced shows were to premiere on Disney Channel, and Disney's One Saturday Morning thus ceased operations, being replaced by new block ABC Kids. During its last two weeks, in the summer of 2002, reruns of Disney Channel show The Proud Family was added to the line up.
While Disney shows continued to be the pillar of ABC Kids, it was only been reruns of programs originally shown on Disney Channel. However: one more original Disney show did manage to premiere on ABC after the introduction of the new block: Fillmore!, premiering in September 2002.
Due to the cancellation of One Saturday Morning, all of the Disney-produced shows airing new episodes on ABC mornings in 2001-2002 - Teacher's Pet, The Weekenders, Lloyd in Space, House of Mouse, Teamo Supremo, and Filmore! - aired their final episodes (or even seasons) on Toon Disney.
Shows in bold indicates new episodes. Two shows in the same box indicated change in lineup, midseason.