YouTube Says It Will Crack Down on All Those Creepy Videos Targeted at or Featuring Kids

Google, along with fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter has drawn increasing scrutiny this year over concerns that its “concentrated authority resembles the divine right of kings,” as the New York Times put it. In recent months, it’s faced stumbling blocks when it returned misinformation and conspiracy theories during crises like mass shootings and became embroiled in the ever-expanding Russian electoral interference scandal. But one particularly disturbing note concerned Google subsidiary YouTube and its YouTube Kids section, which everyone seems to have recently realised was promoting weird-ass, creepy content to children via algorithmically suggested videos and a seeming lack of moderation. Read More >>

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Butch Hartman Draws Up Some Cool Ideas for Pixar TV Spinoffs

Someone get Pixar President Edwin Catmull on the phone. Fairly Oddparentscreator Butch Hartman’s got some awesome ideas on how to bring some of Disney Pixar’s most popular movies to television. Read More >>

Remembering Leo Baxendale, Creator of Minnie The Minx & The Bash St Kids

A part of our childhoods has died with the news that Leo Baxendale, creator of the Bash St Kids and Minnie The Minx, has completed the last panel of his life. Read More >>

This Guy’s Tattoos Come to Life When He Spins Around

If you’re going to endure all the pain of getting a tattoo, you probably want to ensure that whatever’s being permanently etched on your body is unique and original. So instead of a heart with a dagger through it, why not get a series of animated figures that turn you into a living zoetrope? Read More >>

It Took Four Months to Recreate the TMNT Cartoon’s Intro Using Super Nintendo’s Mario Paint

The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of us spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint instead. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series using only the SNES’ beloved animation game. Read More >>

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This Is the Guy Who Sang the Original Pokémon Theme Song

Even if you’ve been obsessed with playing Pokémon Go the past few weeks, you probably have no idea who Jason Paige is. But if you grew up watching the animated series, you definitely know his voice. He sang the epic theme song for the English-language version of the Pokémon cartoon. Think the resurgence in popularity is doing Paige favours? Think again. Read More >>

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Why Batman: The Animated Series is the Best Batman Ever

What’s your favourite version of Batman? Tim Burton’s? Christopher Nolan’s? Maybe your answer should be that Batman: The Animated Series actually has the best Batman. Hear me out. Read More >>

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The Evolution of Wolverine in Movies and TV

Wait, there was a Wolverine on screen before Hugh Jackman? No one is really sure. Hugh Jackman’s dominance of the character makes this video from Burger Fiction seem like a look into how well he’s aged, plus how buff he’s become.But we also get to see the cartoon character we all loved as a kid, along with parodies of Jackman’s Wolverine. Read More >>

The Beano’s Numskulls Respond to Pixar’s Inside Out

The latest Disney Pixar blockbuster hit cinemas this week. Inside Out tells the tale of what goes on inside the head of a young girl, with each of her emotions represented by different characters. Read More >>

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Celebrate Bugs Bunny’s 75th Birthday With This 1944 Short About the Year 2000

Unofficially, Bugs Bunny turned 75 this week. It’s unofficial because Warner Bros doesn’t recognise birthdays of fictional characters. But that’s no reason we can’t celebrate! And what better way than looking at Bugs Bunny predictions for the year 2000? Read More >>

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Why Chuck Jones, the Creator of Looney Tunes, Was Such a Great Artist

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting does his always wonderful deep dive thing on Chuck Jones, the creator of Looney Tunes, and examines how he evolved as an artist. It goes beyond his technical skill, jokes, characters, and discipline to tell how Jones used the real world to inspire his work in his world. Read More >>

Dads Plan to Teach Kids the Importance of Being Danger Mouse

Research from streaming site Netflix says the UK's dad population is quite protective of its TV legacy, with 85 per cent of the country's male parents hoping to introduce their children to the cartoons they enjoyed as a child. Nostalgia, it seems, drives parental TV bonding now, more so even than what the little'uns actually enjoy watching. Read More >>

Disney’s Developing Robots That Walk Like its Cartoon Characters

In an attempt to make its theme parks even more magical, Disney’s Research division is working to develop bi-pedal robots and animatronic characters that walk and move like the lively cartoon characters in its animated films and TV shows. Read More >>

These Google Doodles That Never Ran are Perfect 

If you happened to type into your browser yesterday you saw a wintery doodle by one Eleanor Davis, a illustrator who created four seasonal doodles for the search giant this year. These were all fantastic doodles, but her sketches that Google didn't run are pure gold. Read More >>