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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A set of drawings by Sir Paul McCartney of a cartoon mouse have been withdrawn from sale after a legal challenge by the former Beatle.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
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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