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Facebook Users Changing Profile Pictures To Cartoons To Battle Child Abuse

December 3rd, 2010 3:11pm EST
Facebook users are unifying against child abuse by switching their profile pictures to popular cartoon characters - with a hope that there are "more cartoon faces than human ones" by December 6th.

Indeed, images from Scooby Doo, Flintstones, The Simpsons, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Thundercats, Tom and Jerry, Care Bears, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes, Spongebob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and more are cropping up all over the social network.

This post is being repeated all over the site: "Change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friend...

'Tom And Jerry' Set For Big Screen Return

January 22nd, 2009 2:40pm EST
Tom And Jerry
Classic cartoon characters Tom And Jerry are aiming to replicate the success of the Scooby-Doo film franchise by starring in a live-action movie remake.

The cat and mouse comedy duo became family favorites when they made their small screen debut in the 1940s, and an animated feature-length version, Tom and Jerry: The Movie was released in 1992. And now they're going one step further, with a live-action remake set to hit theater screens.

Bosses are hoping the film will achieve similar success to the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie and the 2004 sequel, Monsters Unleashed, which grossed $457...

Give It Up For The Cartoon Network!

March 27th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Family Guy
On the Cartoon Network, there are so many programs that appeal to just about every type of animation connoisseur. Late nights you can catch re-runs of "Family Guy" or get thugged out and righteous by watching Riley and Huey on "The Boondocks."

Under the umbrella of the Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network is definitely one of the more colorful stations established by media giant Ted Turner. It was created in 1992 and was drawn up as an outlet for classic animations from the Turner Broadcastings film vault such as "Tom & Jerry" and "The Flintstones."

You may be wondering how...

Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...

'Scooby-Doo,' 'Flintstones' Creator Joseph Barbera Dies at 95

December 19th, 2006 8:54am EST
The Flintstones
Animation legend Joseph Barbera has died at his home in Studio City, California. He was 95. The co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Studios, Barbera was born in New York in 1911 and began his career as a banker before teaming up with William Hanna in the late 1930s to create beloved cartoon characters like Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons and The Flintstones during their 60-year partnership.

The pair's first collaboration was entitled "Puss Gets The Boot," which became the pilot for Tom & Jerry. Hanna and Barbera picked up seven Oscars for their "Tom & Jerry" cartoons. The acclaimed animators then cr...

UK Cuts Smoking Scenes From 'Tom & Jerry'

August 22nd, 2006 8:54am EDT
Tom & Jerry
Scenes in vintage Tom And Jerry cartoons showing the cat and mouse smoking are to be censored by a U.K. children's TV channel following a complaint they are unsuitable for children. One viewer wrote to British broadcast watchdog OfCom, arguing the animated show makes tobacco appear glamorous to children.

OfCom then recommended children's channel Boomerang cut smoking scenes, although the organization admits the cartoons were made at a time "when smoking was more generally accepted".

Boomerang has promised to only cut "Tom And Jerry" episodes where smoking is "condoned, acceptabl...

British Parents Vote 'The Simpsons' As Best Cartoon

July 3rd, 2006 10:30am EDT
The Simpsons
The Simpsons has been voted the top cartoon by parents, beating out competition from Shrek and Wacky Races. A BBC poll discovered mothers and fathers enjoy the hit animated TV show's humor and hidden meanings for adults. Movie favorite Shrek came in second place, followed by Wacky Races in third place.

In fourth place is vintage cartoon Tom & Jerry.

The top ten cartoons are:

1. The Simpsons

2. Shrek

3. Wacky Races

4. Tom & Jerry

5. Toy Story

6. Danger Mouse

7. Scooby Doo

8. Monsters Inc.

9. Will O The Wisp

10. The Flintstones

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