RKO Cartoon Express
RKO Saturday Morning
In 1987, RKO Saturday Morning was replaced by RKO SuperSaturday.
RKO Funny Saturday
1988-1989In 1988, RKO SuperSaturday was replaced by RKO Funny Saturday.
RKO's BIG New Saturday
1989-1990In 1989, RKO Funny Saturday was replaced by RKO's BIG New Saturday.
RKO Cartoon Zone
In 1990, RKO's BIG New Saturday was replaced by RKO Cartoon Zone.
The 1997 theme song for the block was composed by Ron Wasserman.
Disney's Saturday Block Party
2002-2006In 2002, RKO Cartoon Zone was replaced with the Disney-programmed Disney's Saturday Block Party, a sister to block to ABC Kids on the Disney-owned ABC and Disney's Animation Weekdays on UPN. Reruns of some other shows and Canadian series along with the runs of new Nelvana shows 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.)
After Disney's contract with RKO expired at the end of 2006, Disney's Saturday Block Party was relaunched as the sports-themed block RKO Xplosion. All the programs from Saturday Block Party were dropped upon the relaunch and replaced with new shows, mainly coming from Bohbot Entertainment and Gotaku's libraries.
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 2004. The theme song for the new block was composed by Jacek Fiedorowicz and featured the vocals of Stevie Vallance and Clay Cornelissen.
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.
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