Arts and Entertainment From left to right, top row: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, Tiana, Charlotte La Bouff, Esmeralda, Frollo, Quasimodo; second row: Giselle, Jane, Tarzan, Cinderella, Belle, Prince Adam, Gaston, Jafar; third row: Mulan, Alice, Jasmine, Aladdin, Aurora, Prince Philip, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil; fourth row: Meg, Hercules, Pocahontas, Snow White, The Evil Queen, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula

Computer-generated faces show cartoons as they might look if they came to life (click 'i' to find out who's who)

Where does a writer draw the line?

The other day I was musing on the connection between cartooning and writing, saying that many a fine cartoonist has felt the urge to take up his pen and write words, but that it is very rare for a writer ever to start drawing, whether humorously or otherwise.

From Homer to Scooby Doo: our love affair with the cartoon

<preform>Channel 4 last night listed the nation's favourite animations - we prefer satire to slapstick. Jonathan Brown </b></i>delves behind the scenes of our top five</preform>

An American visionary

A former Harvard professor plans to help Oxford University reinvent marketing

Small Talk: Galleon gets animated and ships in big hitters

NETeller on winner; MED develops well; Zenith to clean up; Changes on cards?; Taking AIM

John Rose

Founder of Oxford's 'Daily Information'

Jol: Why I'm the man to revive Spurs

Martin Jol springs from his seat and turns over an A1 flipchart to reveal a cartoon character with a huge grin and messy hair. "Jermain [Defoe] drew that for me," he says. "I wanted him to show how he feels [when he scores]."

John Walsh's Media Diary

The Sunday Telegraph editor, Dominic Lawson, has been hauled over the coals by the Army for running a Trog cartoon showing coffins being loaded on to an aircraft above the caption, "Home by Christmas' - Tony Blair". Lieutenant-Colonel Ed Brown expressed his "disgust" and opined that it would give "enormous offence to all professional soldiers everywhere". It's a blow to think the whole British army is ranged against you - but it might explain the weirdly paranoid articles being published in Mr Lawson's organ. Staff are scratching their heads over last week's feature about self-defence, and how the ordinary bourgeois chap, on discovering an intruder in his home, can be transformed into a commando-style killer. The article explains how a wooden spoon can become a lethal weapon, how house keys can double as a chav knuckle-duster, and how to behave in your living-room: "If the intruder continues to approach, throw your arms around his neck, pull him to you and do what you can with your teeth. Bite hi

Magazines: You too could be the next Boris Johnson

It's Oscars time, and previous winner Tim de Lisle knows what judges like

Cartoons: Rude, crude and 'unpublishable' - that's Modern Toss

A new team are winning fans from Fleet Street to Hollywood

BBC and PC, the risks of Iraq and others

Sir: It is incredibly disappointing to hear that the BBC has decided not to air the cartoon series Popetown (report, 24 September). What is even more disappointing is that the reason for doing so is that it might offend Catholics.

Why we love things in mint condition

Most confections come and go, but one sweet still holds dear in our hearts. Oliver Bennett traces the story of our favourite breath-freshener back to Roman mythology and explains its enduring appeal

Ay Caramba! Lisa Simpson fights for Cornish freedom

For a fledgling independence movement there is only one thing that offers better publicity than a televised party political broadcast and that's a plug on the world's most famous cartoon series, The Simpsons.

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Waxing lyrical

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Make the most of British tomatoes

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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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