We’ve seen female characters and superheroes do masculine things for ages, but can you think of a single narrative in pop culture where it’s the other way around? Finally, we have one, and I’m really hoping this cartoon sticks around. It’s a kid’s show on The Hub called “SheZow,” featuring a boy who dresses like a girl and kicks ass. More
Topic: cartoon characters
This week, we’ve learned that educational television is an acceptable form of laziness and escape for stressed out parents everywhere. While society stills tells overworked moms and dads that screen time will turn our kids into “Supersize Me” slobs, we were at least relieved to hear that some TV programs might not make children horrible, misbehaving brats. The only problem is that these educational shows also have a tendency to be mind-numbingly obnoxious. Thankfully, we found a few that aren’t. More
So now we know, educational television programs are important. Or at least, they won’t mess up your children as much as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles marathon. As parents, we need to skip the overly aggressive cartoons and stick with something that has a little learning thrown in. Of course, the problem is that plenty of educational television shows are also intensely obnoxious. More
Sure, it would be great if our young children never spent any time zoned out on the couch, mindlessly consuming Nickelodeon and Disney shows by the hour. But let’s be realistic. Modern kids are going to watch a little television. So wouldn’t you like to know how to make that experience do the littlest damage? Of course you would. And we’re going to tell you. More
It has not bee a good year for beloved children’s characters. In the newest scandal, the son of Barney creator, Sheryl Leach is accused of attempted murder. Cue the mocking of her “Happy Family” theme song. More
He’s one of the most simple and innocent childhood characters out there. Thomas the Tank Engine, with his primary colors and calm, thought demeanor, is seen as the epitome of classic children’s entertainment. While Mickey and Minnie were marketed to death, and Mister Rogers received a cartoon update, Thomas the Tank Engine has always been a consistent brand. Now, it’s been bought by Mattel and parents have some justifiable concerns. More
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is making it’s way through the streets of New York City. Hello Kitty, Papa Smurf, and Spongebob are floating in the air for the world to admire. Dora the Explorer is hiding somewhere in there, yelling at everyone to say, “Map.”
As I watch the parade of children’s characters that have earned “Parade Balloon Status,” I have to admit that I’m a little underwhelmed. I mean, Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Really? More
86 years ago today, the world was introduced to one of its most beloved children’s characters. It was October 14, 1926 when A.A. Milne‘s book Winnie the Pooh was published in England. Today is officially Pooh’s birthday More
6 Ways To Burn More Calories When Having Sex
Source: The Frisky
An Open Letter To The Parents Of The Girl Who Gave My Kid Lice
Source: The Stir
How To Increase The Unconditional Love For Yourself
What Will Candace Cameron NEVER Do Onscreen?
Mom Accused Of Selling Her Newborn - For The SECOND Time!
Source: The Stir
I’m waiting on pins and needles for Pixar’s first female protagonist. When I showed my daughter the trailer, she said, “Ehhh…” More
When I think about cartoons for girls, it’s easy to imagine lots of princesses and fairies. The traditional examples of girlhood on television normally involve little ponies or supportive sidekicks. When it comes to strong and intelligent cartoon characters, I often find my daughter asking, “Mom, are there any girls in this show?” But that isn’t the case with these new cartoons, which all feature strong and assertive female role models. More
Remember back in the good ol’ days, when Mickey Mouse was just a guy who wanted to hang out with pals and steal a kiss from a girl with a polka-dot bow? Back in Mickey’s innocent heyday, he whistled and helped his friends get out of trouble. That Mickey, he was a stand-up guy.
The Mickey Mouse of today looks a little different. And with catch phrases like, “I’m the mouse that’s gonna rock the house,” Mickey sounds a little different too. Apparently, Mickey got an update. More