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Kids Say Food Tastes Better When It's Shaped Like a Cartoon Ogre

Would you eat your veggies if they were shaped like Shrek? Credit: Gabriel Bouys, AFP / Getty Images
Macaroni and cheese -- at least in a kid's world -- rates as a delicacy. Put the pasta in a shape vaguely resembling Shrek, however, and oo...

Kid Movies Adults Love

Being a parent often involves sitting through -- and pretending to enjoy -- some really bad movies. Space Chimps and High School Musical 3 come immediately to mind. But until the kids are old enough to go to the movies alone, we've got no choice...

Smurfs coming to the big screen

Like everything else nostalgia-minded these days, yet another childhood favorite cartoon is making its way to the big screen. Whether the cartoon in question heading to tinsel town is a good thing or not depends on your opinion of smurfology, I...

Next Shrek has 2010 release date

Quick! Hold the phone! Drop what you're doing! There's going to be another Shrek movie... In about three years. While it's generally recognized that the most-recent Shrek offering, while certainly entertaining, wasn't quite the cinematic...

My 3 year-old collects Pez dispensers

One of the great things about really young children is that it just doesn't take much to make them happy. A 14 year-old wants, and often demands, items carrying a three figure price tag. But a preschooler? A cardboard box can make them happy, and if...

Your favorite cartoons...in real-life places

I think if my daughter ever saw Shrek of Fiona in real life, she'd explode with toddler delight. In fact, as much as I'd like to think that she's most excited by digging through the mud for bugs, or swimming all afternoon at our local pool, there's...

ParentDish Size Six: Why I will never again take my kids shopping

When I think of shopping with my children I often have an image of the three of them and myself cavorting through stores as we carefully inspect each item and then gently place it in the shopping cart. In my altered reality, the children ask how they...

Shrek 3, not quite what I thought it would be

Over the weekend I packed up my 10 year-old daughter and 2 /12 year-old son into the car and took them to see Shrek the Third. This has been a long anticipated event in our home. Devon, the wee one in our house, has seen both Shrek I and II more...

Shrek is not a healthy role model for kids?

Quick! Try to pair a children's cartoon character with a campaign promoting children's exercise and health. Chances are that Shrek doesn't come immediately to mind. Sure, he's a lovable ogre with a winning personality who has lots of experience...

Shrek III is coming (I'm so pumped!)

The Shrek series is by far my favorite set of kids' movies. I love the characters, I love the message, and I love that I still laugh out loud every time I watch either of the first two films. (Ok, I'm not a huge fan of the violence, but I can look...

They're making a Shrek Christmas special

As further proof that Santa really does exist, DreamWorks Animation SKG will be premiering Shrek the Halls, a new Shrek-themed Christmas special, on ABC in December 2007. Popular dad blogger, Zero Boss, (who gave us the heads up on the news) may...

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