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Craig Of The Creek Uses Pokémon As A Perfect Metaphor For Growing Up

In “The Evolution of Craig” episode of Cartoon Network’s refreshingly pure animated series Craig of the Creek, our young hero struggles with the idea of growing up and the fear of transforming into a different, older person. With a tadpole taking the place of a pocket monster, Craig learns a Pokémon-inspired lesson…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Looking Back on Dragon Ball Z’s Best Filler Episode

When the Dragon Ball Z anime premiered in April of 1989, it was a mere six months behind its Dragon Ball manga source material. For a show that aired every single weekday without fail, this wasn’t much of a gap to fill. It was important to the Dragon Ball Z showrunners that the anime storyline […]

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7 Classic Cartoons That Deserve A TV Special

With a wide variety of animated movies and TV series accessible around the clock, it’s easy for viewers to fall into the bottomless pit of nostalgia that is streaming classic cartoons.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Your Kid Can Learn From BBC’s ‘Sarah & Duck’

In the British cartoon Sarah & Duck, Sarah is a girl who lives with her best friend, a mallard named Duck. Their home is devoid of adults except the omnipresent narrator/possible dad. Each short episode follows the pair through both mundane activities (like making a cake) and fantastical scenarios (like the cake…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Look Behind TV’s Most Relatable Gaming Story In Ages

Writing an episode of a TV show that revolves around video games can be a tricky endeavor. It’s all too easy for showrunners to gravitate towards common tropes such as being sucked into a digital world or becoming overly obsessed with a flashy new game. Stories like these have been overused in the decades since […]

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Looney Tunes Characters, Ranked

Who would do this? And why? Drew Magary would, was the thing, and was gonna, and I’d rather die than let his rankings speak for the site and wind up with history recording that the place where I work said “R&B/Soul” was the second-best Looney Tunes character of all time. So we turned it into […]

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How to Draw Faces

New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein already taught you how to do “gesture drawing,” one of the most basic artistic techniques. In the new video above, he focuses on faces, showing how the principle of “draw what you see” helps you capture someone’s identifying features.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Now’s Your Chance to Write a Simpsons Episode

In the fallout of comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem With Apu, and the weirdly defensive response from The Simpsons, producer Adi Shankar wants to make a woke Simpsons episode about Apu. To get the script, he’s running a screenwriting contest. If you agree with Shankar and Kondabolu that Apu is a gross…Read more… Continue […]

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Craig of the Creek Is Refreshingly Real

For the past decade there have been various animated hits that have brought viewers into sprawling fantasy and sci-fi worlds, introducing them to overly absurd characters and storylines. Craig of the Creek bucks this trend with some heartfelt, down-to-earth adventures.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Twelve More Of The Best Gaming Episodes In Cartoons

Cartoons and video games are a match made in heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Twelve More Of The Best Gaming Episodes In Cartoons

Cartoons and video games are a match made in heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Kids Learn When All the Cartoon Bad Guys Have Foreign Accents   

It was confirmed last year, after much internet confusion, that Scar and Mufasa of The Lion King are indeed brothers. I am glad that’s settled. Now the only remaining head-scratcher is: Why the heck does Scar have a British accent when no other lion around has one? Was he educated at some British lion boarding […]

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Anime Streaming Is Now Included With Your Amazon Prime Membership

Anime Strike, Amazon Video’s anime add-on channel that cost $5 a month, has been shut down. But don’t be sad! Rejoice! It just means you can watch a bunch of great anime with your Amazon Prime membership now, no additional subscription required.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sense of “Rick and Morty” With This Character Timeline Chart

After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty is complicated enough that you might need to consult this character timeline chart. It tracks every significant or named character from the series so far, marking their appearances and deaths.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Your Kids From Disturbing, Fake Peppa Pig Videos On YouTube 

I’m cool with Peppa Pig. Peppa is a charmingly imperfect pig-child, and Daddy Pig, despite falling into the cliché befuddled father type, makes me giggle. And who can resist George’s one-track obsession with Mr. Dinosaur? I don’t protest much when my four-year-old daughter asks to watch the British preschool cartoon,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The New DuckTales Is a Perfect Example of How Today’s Cartoons Are the Best They’ve Ever Been

Disney XD’s revitalized and rebooted DuckTales is a testament to the staying power of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It’s also a grand showing of how far animation in general has come since 1987.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Rick And Morty Visits A Nihilistic Mad Max Wasteland

Last night’s Rick and Morty wasn’t the premiere, as the first episode of season 3 ran on April 1st. This is the start of the season proper, and while it wasn’t as inventive as classic episodes like “Total Rickall” or “Interdimensional Cable,” the confidence of the writing lets the show’s characters grow without…Read more… Continue […]

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