Many faces in next season’s Saturday-morning lineups will be different, though not exactly new. NBC hopes to duplicate the success of CBS’ top-rated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with WishKid Starring Macaulay Culkin, an animated series inspired by the film Home Alone. Also making the leap to animation are sports stars Bo Jackson, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan as athletic problem-solvers in NBC’s ProStars. And in Hammerman, ABC shows the rapping power of M.C. Hammer before he made it big.
Also on a musical note is Fox’s ‘toon with tunes, Little Shop, transplanted from the original 1960 Roger Corman movie, Little Shop of Horrors. (This time, the plant is a good guy.)
Along with Turtles, CBS has a cartoon version of Back to the Future (with the voices of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) and Where’s Waldo?, based on the popular children’s book series by Martin Handford.