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Sorry, Tom & Jerry, Cartoon Violence Doesn't Reel Kids In, Study Finds

Credit: Amazon So, the Road Runner regularly blows up Wile E. Coyote with Acme explosives. And Tom? He's always taking a frying pan to the face from that rascal Jerry. As for the hijinks that go on between Itchy and Scratchy from "The...Hold the avils! Kids don't actually love violent TV shows.

What's Up, Doc? It's Wabbit Season at Warner Bros.

The Wabbit is back. Credit: Apic / Getty Images
Sufferin' Succotash! More kids these days recognize Mickey Mouse than Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Wile E. Coyote?! That's ... that's ... deshpicable! Of course, you know, this...

G.I. Joe Dolls: A Brief History

G.I. Joe's appearance marked the debut of the action figure. Hasbro introduced the military-themed dolls in 1964. The original figures were realistic 12-inch toy soldiers that represented the four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Action Soldier...

Beyoncé Appears On Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Beyoncé Knowles is having a big week. First she fights off a fake tape of her singing horribly off-key. Then her movie, "Obsessed", opens at number one despite the fact that critics seemed to hate it. Oh, and she has a mega-multi-super-uber...

What Happened to Saturday Morning?

I remember waking up on Saturday, pouring myself a bowl of cereal and eagerly devouring a wide range of animated goodness. But like so many things in life -- the ability to stay up past 11 p.m., remembering what you were just about to do, my hair --...

Bolt - Good Dog, Good Movie

When we went to see Bolt on Friday night, we took friends who just found a little lost kitty in a tree in their backyard. My friend was firm in her commitment not to become its new owner, should it's original family not be found. But after meeting...

Mickey Mouse Turns 80!

Mickey Celebrates His 80th Birthday
Disney's most popular character is celebrating a birthday today. No, its not Miley Cyrus. It's Mickey Mouse himself! DJ_Riel on flickr Mickey got his start in life after his creator, Walt...

Catherine Zeta Jones, migraine benefits and misguided crushes - Links we love

Although she considers herself "pretty easygoing," even Catherine Zeta Jones has her limits. Find out how her kids know when they've crossed the line. -- Celebrity Baby Blog Here's one piece of good news for those ladies who suffer from migraines....

Looney Tunes get bloody in art exhibition

Those classic cartoons we loved as children may have been violent, but they could have been much worse. When Bugs Bunny gets shoved off a cliff, he doesn't splatter into bloody pieces. He just gets up and walks away from the bunny-shaped indentation...

Strawberry Shortcake grows up

My kids have -- and frequently play with -- a large plastic strawberry filled with Strawberry Shortcake characters that were mine when I was a kid. They love the way the dolls smell, the interchangeable hats, and the little rubber shoes that don't...

Olivia's headed for TV!

When my daughter had a chance to bring her favorite book to preschool, she didn't hesitate. She grabbed Olivia by Ian Falconer from the hundreds of other books on her shelf. There's something about Olivia that kids really relate to, whether she's...

Saturday morning sugar rush

In our house, we try not to label foods "bad" or "good," but instead try to categorize them as "all the time" foods and "sometimes" foods. Potato chips are ok, we just don't eat them every day (unless we're camping, then it's a requirement). ...

80's cartoons nostalgia

My Mom had the TV in her apartment tuned to a weird channel. We were sitting sifting through toys and books and Nolan stopped to watch the TV. We both stopped what we were doing, actually, to witness a frantic duck possessed by ghosts smash through...

I knew Hello Kitty was hiding something

Just when you thought Hello Kitty was sweet -- so saccharine, in fact, that it bordered on irritating -- the company releases a line of phone charms that show another side of the chirpy-voiced feline. It turns out that, underneath the wholesome...

Simpsons 'scientific,' says teacher

I love the Simpsons. It's one of the few shows on television that still, after all these years, will make me laugh every time I watch it. But I don't think I'd describe the show as educational, exactly. Paul Halpern, on the other hand, begs to...

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