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Friday 15 June 2012
Being the new kid in town proves tough, especially if Eric Cartman decides to take an interest in you.
Saturday 02 June 2012
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.
Thursday 12 April 2012
From Springfield, Ohio, to the city's namesakes in West Virginia, Vermont and Illinois, resounds the exclamation: "Doh!" The creator of The Simpsons has broken his silence and revealed that the real-life inspiration for the animated series is the Springfield in Oregon.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Oregonians delight as Groening finally reveals that of 38 US Springfields, he was thinking of theirs
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Animated star Morph is to make a return to children's TV, 35 years after he made his debut.
Sunday 18 December 2011
A sour, bronchitic rasp opens and closes baritone Thomas Guthrie's staging of Winterreise.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Christmas books of the year
Friday 17 June 2011
A set of drawings by Sir Paul McCartney of a cartoon mouse have been withdrawn from sale after a legal challenge by the former Beatle.
Friday 19 November 2010
Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, was among those who took to Twitter to broadcast the fact that they had cried at the denouement of this animation. And there's no denying that this third instalment of the Toy Story series is as affecting as it is funny, philosophical, suspenseful and, at times, scary.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese legend of handmade animation, recasts the story of The Little Mermaid, as a five-year-old boy discovers a goldfish named Ponyo that metamorphoses into a girl.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Friday 04 December 2009
A contender for the most famous feline on the web, Simon’s Cat is the star of five online films that have been watched by 36 million viewers across the world.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Animal welfare charities have urged the boy band to cut the scenes
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella