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KidShow! is a Saturday morning animation and live-action block for children and it's broadcast by RKO Network. It's first broadcast was in 1963 (under its original brand as RKO KidShow).

RKO KidShow[]


RKO KidShow 1959


RKO KidShow 1975


RKO KidShow 1981

RKO Cartoon Express[]


RKO Cartoon Express 1982

RKO Saturday Morning[]


RKO Saturday Morning 1986

RKO SuperSaturday[]


RKO Super Saturday 1987

In 1987, RKO Saturday Morning was replaced by RKO SuperSaturday.

RKO Funny Saturday[]


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In 1988, RKO SuperSaturday was replaced by RKO Funny Saturday.

RKO's BIG New Saturday[]


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In 1989, RKO Funny Saturday was replaced by RKO's BIG New Saturday.

RKO Cartoon Zone[]


RKO Cartoon Zone 1990

In 1990, RKO's BIG New Saturday was replaced by RKO Cartoon Zone.


RKO Cartoon Zone 1991


RKO Cartoon Zone 1997

The 1997 theme song for the block was composed by Ron Wasserman.

Disney's Saturday Block Party[]


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In 2002, RKO Cartoon Zone was replaced with the Disney-programmed Disney's Saturday Block Party, a sister block to ABC Kids on the Disney-owned ABC and Disney's Animation Weekdays on UPN. Reruns of some non-Disney animated shows and Canadian series were also aired during the block (with "Disney's" usually omitted from the logos on the Disney's Saturday Block Party bumpers during those non-Disney shows.)

RKO Xplosion & The RKO Roadshow[]


RKO Xplosion 2005

After Disney's contract with RKO expired at the end of 2007, Disney's Saturday Block Party was relaunched as two blocks: the preschool block The RKO Roadshow and the sports-themed block RKO Xplosion. All of the RKO Xplosion shows came from Bohbot Entertainment and Gotaku's libraries.

Nelvana Kids[]



In 2010, Nelvana Limited took over the block, and relaunched it as Nelvana Kids. All of the programs from RKO Xplosion were dropped upon the relaunch. Among the new shows added to the block were Pelswick and Anatole. Blazing Dragons also returned after having left the lineup in mid-2005.



KidShow logo 2014

In September 27, 2014, Nelvana Kids was officially relaunched as KidShow!, reviving the original block branding. The majority of the show's programs come from the Nelvana library.


KidShow Logo 2020

Predecessor: RKO Holdings, LLC

Split from: CPN Holdings

RKO Entertainment:
RKO-Ryman Ventures Nashville (50%) | RKO Alternative Entertainment | RKO Pictures (Others) | RKO-Pathé Films | Embassy Pictures (Others | Embassy Interactive | Embassy Television)

RKO Network (HD | 3D | +1):
RKO Daytime (block) | RKO Two | RKO Latino | RKO Sports | UPN (50%) | Rhodium
RKO News: MSNRKO | CRKO | RKO Hispanic News | BBC RKO News (50%) | RTS NewsChannel1 | RKO News Radio | TodayRKO (50%)
RKO Kids: RKO Jr. | RKO Teen | KidShow! (50%) | RKO Kids Classics
Television stations: Zabrus Global Media
International television: RKO Canada
Studios: RKO Studios

Digital media:
RKO.com | VideoFun | RKO Games (RKO Mobile | Volatile Games | RKO Sports Games | RKO Origin Box)
Past consoles: RKO SuperColor | RKO Game Track | RKO Spirit | RKO Worm | RKO Game Track Color | RKO LineVision | RKO Hot Line | RKO 2X | RKO Tape | RKO Tape 2 | RKO Tape 3 | RKO 1550 | RKO Bound

RKO Television Studios (Flat House, Inc.) | RKO Television Distribution | RKO Home Entertainment | RKO International Television | RKO Television Group

1 Operated by Zabrus Global Media.
2 To be merged to RKO Entertainment.

RKO Corporation