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ABC Kids
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Premiered September 13, 1997; 23 years ago (1997-09-13)
Closed August 27, 2011; 9 years ago (2011-08-27)
Channel ABC
Country United States
Format Defunct Saturday morning children's program block
Runtime
  • 5 hours (1997–2004)
  • 4 hours (2004–2010)
  • 3 hours (2010–2011)


ABC Kids (originally titled Disney's One Saturday Morning until 2002) was a Saturday morning American children's programming block that aired on ABC from September 13, 1997, to August 27, 2011. It featured a mixture of animated and live-action series from Walt Disney Television Animation and Disney Channel, aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 13.

The block regularly aired on Saturday mornings, though certain programs within the lineup aired on Sundays in some parts of the country due to station preferences for non-educational programming or scheduling issues with regional or network sports broadcasts.

After five years of mainly repeats of programs introduced onto the block prior to the 2007–08 season, ABC decided it would cease to provide children's programming during the Saturday morning timeslot, and entered into an agreement with Litton Entertainment to program that period; the block that resulted from this deal – Litton's Weekend Adventure, which is structured as a syndication package distributed with virtual exclusivity to ABC's owned-and-operated stations and affiliates – replaced ABC Kids on September 3, 2011.

Programming

Note: Every show that premiered before September 14, 2002 aired during the One Saturday Morning era.

  • 1 Indicates that the program originally ran for its entire run on ABC prior to the block.
  • 2 Indicates that the program moved to Toon Disney for its episode premieres.

Former programming

Original programming

Title Premiere date End date
Disney's One Saturday Morning
101 Dalmatians: The Series September 13, 1997 September 4, 1999
Disney's Doug September 8, 2001
Recess August 28, 2004
Pepper Ann January 27, 2001
Jungle Cubs1 September 5, 1998
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh1 September 7, 2002
Hercules: The Animated Series September 12, 1998 April 24, 1999
Mickey Mouse Works May 1, 1999 January 6, 2001
The Weekenders 2 February 26, 2000 January 12, 2002
Teacher's Pet2 September 9, 2000 September 7, 2002
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command October 14, 2000 September 8, 2001
House of Mouse 2 January 13, 2001 August 31, 2002
Lloyd in Space2 February 3, 2001 September 7, 2002
Teamo Supremo2 January 19, 2002 September 13, 2003
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Fillmore!2 September 14, 2002 February 19, 2005

Acquired programming

Original Source Title Premiere date End date
Disney's One Saturday Morning
Non-Disney TV

Produced series

Schoolhouse Rock! September 13, 1997 September 2, 2000
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show
Science Court / Squigglevision
Sabrina: The Animated Series September 11, 1999 October 13, 2001
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! October 20, 2001 August 3, 2002
NBA Inside Stuff September 7, 2002 August 28, 2004
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Disney Channel

Original series

Lizzie McGuire September 15, 2001 September 10, 2005
Even Stevens September 7, 2002
February 26, 2005 September 10, 2005
The Proud Family August 31, 2002 September 2, 2006
Kim Possible September 14, 2002
Lilo & Stitch: The Series September 20, 2003
That's So Raven August 27, 2011
Phil of the Future September 25, 2004 September 2, 2006
The Buzz on Maggie September 17, 2005 January 21, 2006
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody August 27, 2011
The Emperor's New School January 28, 2006
The Replacements September 9, 2006
Hannah Montana
Jetix series
Power Rangers Wild Force September 14, 2002 February 8, 2003
Power Rangers Ninja Storm February 15, 2003 February 14, 2004
Power Rangers Dino Thunder February 21, 2004 February 12, 2005
W.I.T.C.H. January 15, 2005 March 26, 2005
Power Rangers S.P.D. February 26, 2005 March 4, 2006
Power Rangers Mystic Force March 11, 2006 February 24, 2007
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive March 3, 2007 March 22, 2008
Power Rangers Jungle Fury March 22, 2008 February 28, 2009
Power Rangers RPM March 7, 2009 December 26, 2009
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010 re-version) January 2, 2010 August 28, 2010
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