Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 4:10pm Saturday 4:10pm

​12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For

The '80s were the heyday of children's animation, when weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings were packed full of cartoons. Some were great; some were just okay, and some were unbearably wretched. Here are a dozen '80s cartoons that don't deserve to be remembered at all, let alone fondly. » 11/11/14 2:47pm 11/11/14 2:47pm

The Powerpuff Girls Are Coming Back with Even More Chemical X

Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup — the sisters/science experiments that make up the the superhero, crime fighting trio known as the Powerpuff Girls — will be swooping back into the television lineup in 2016. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X,"… » 6/17/14 2:00pm 6/17/14 2:00pm

This Is Outrageous: The Jem Movie Is Filming In Three Weeks?

We've waited 29 years for a live action Jem movie. But now every piece of news we hear about this project makes us want to rip out our pink hair and weep. The new Jem movie announced last month is now filming in three weeks! How is this possible? What is going on? Where are the women? » 4/04/14 2:39pm 4/04/14 2:39pm

Disney Exec Says Women Are Hard to Animate Because of Emotions

This Thanksgiving, Disney's studios will release Frozen, an infinitely license-able animated family film with a cast of main characters consisting of a reindeer (prediction: bumbling but lovable!), a talking snowman (prediction: sassy in a dumb way!) and four animated humans — two boy cartoons, two girl cartoons. This… » 10/08/13 4:40pm 10/08/13 4:40pm

Everything I Know I learned From Pepper Ann

Though I was barely pushing 10 at the tail end of the epic era of Pepper Ann meets Ashley Spinelli, has a drink with Power Puff Girls and potentially breeds Kim Possible, I seriously think that these years were some of the most formative in the development of my sense of self. As a self-identified feminist, I often… » 8/20/13 3:30pm 8/20/13 3:30pm

Burka-Clad Wonder Woman is Pakistan's Latest Superhero

Malala Yousafzai's story has brought the international spotlight to the state of girl's schools in Pakistan. But despite Malala's ultimate triumph over the Taliban thugs that attempted to murder her for supporting education for girls, the situation for girls seeking schooling in Pakistan is grimmer than ever. Repeated » 7/25/13 2:20pm 7/25/13 2:20pm

Bee and PuppyCat Is an Adorable and Hilarious New Animated Series

From creator Natasha Allegri — the very same woman who sang the theme on the gender-bending episode of Adventure Time! — comes Bee and PuppyCat, a new series of animated shorts following the lives of human Bee and puppycat PuppyCat. In the first episode, recently fired Bee rescues puppycat, who is either a puppy or a… » 7/11/13 9:30pm 7/11/13 9:30pm