Betty Boop has been as magnetic and iconic a cartoon character as any, but most people are likely blind to her messy origins.
Young people, right? They like young-people shit, like YouTube videos, Instagram selfies and crazy hair. If you hate young people but want to pander to them for some reason—like, if you have loathsome, foul-smelling stepchildren—you can always take them to see Jem and the Holograms.
I first met Kate in 2011, when we both joined Pizza Island, a shared studio space in Brooklyn, and of course I adored her immediately. Kate’s the real deal (as if you could have any doubt). Whenever I move, her books are the ones I put in the “I need these right away” box: they’re funny, educational, and comforting to…
A cartoon by Sara Lautman.
If your kid loves Garfield or Cathy (don’t knock it, there are dozens of us) you may want to keep a careful eye on their eating habits. New research suggests that lovably chubby cartoon characters might be encouraging children to pig out more and worry about health less. And, according to the study, it’s all…
Scrooge McDuck is back! Deadline reports that Disney is relaunching the cartoon Ducktales to air on Disney XD. The rebooted series will obviously include Scrooge's grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, plus Donald Duck, "as they embark on high-flying adventures worldwide."
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…
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.
Nostalgia is resurrecting yet another cartoon from our youth. The popular '80s girl power series Rainbow Brite has earned a reboot, and Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald are on board to voice the main characters. Will we ever grow up? Not likely.
Amazon and Apple placed disclaimers on Tom and Jerry cartoons, warning viewers of racist content.
Tina Belcher is hands down, one of the greatest characters ever in television history. So who better to get her very own sassy, flashy remix.
On Sunday, Fox will air its long-
promised threatened Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode and, because cartoons are edgy, it will feature a joke that involves the word "rape." The comedy police have been dispatched.
Today, in feature films nobody was clamoring for: There's a Betty Boop movie in the works. And Simon Cowell, of all people, is involved.
Attention fans of The Simpons: Your summer just got exponentially better.
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,"…
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?
There are no cats in America and the streets are drawn with diiiiiiiiiiicks!
In an interview with Kevin Smith, writer and television producer Paul Dini complained about a worrying trend he sees in television animation and superhero shows in particular: executives spurning female viewers because they believe girls and women don't buy the shows' toys.
It's an uncomfortable part of being human that every now and then we encounter a cartoon character that we wouldn't mind getting busy with. Here's the list — decided by the Jezebel staff — of the animated people (and anthropomorphized animals) who can get it.
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.…