Charlie Brown’s “I got a rock” got me thinking: I did get some “tricks” back when I was trick-or-treating in the mid 80s. They might have been intended to be treats, but some of the stuff I received was downright nasty.
By the late 80s/early 90s, it seemed like producers would spawn a cartoon even if there was a remote shot it could be a moneymaker with the kids. I’m sure they saw the success of shows like The Real Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice.
Here’s a list of 14 feature films that rocked the box office but flopped as Saturday morning cartoons.