cartoons
Big Question
Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow?
The color is a favorite choice of animators for a very good reason.... READ ON
TV
The Running Joke in the Background of SpongeBob SquarePants
"My leg!"... READ ON
#tbt
On Smurf Turf: Remembering the Snorks
The sea-dwelling excuses for a toy line bore a strong resemblance to the Smurfs. It was not unintentional.... READ ON
Quizzes
Match the Disney Character to its Movie
Music
The California Raisins: How A Bunch of Dried Grapes Became A Hit Band
The story behind how a bunch of dried grapes, burdened with the reputation of being a mediocre, boring snack, became synonymous with swagger.... READ ON
TV
The Surprising Literary Origins of Wile E. Coyote
Mark Twain provided the perfect character description.... READ ON
TV
14 Blockheaded Facts About A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charles Schulz thought it was a "disaster." CBS hated it. But it's the most beloved Christmas special of all time. Nice work, Charlie Brown.... READ ON
Art
A Nicktoons-Inspired Art Show Is Coming to Austin, Texas
SpongeBob, Rocko, and Ren & Stimpy all make appearances.... READ ON
Food
Cook Your Way Through the Land of Ooo With the Adventure Time Cookbook
Bacon pancakes, making bacon pancakes.... READ ON
TV
10 Literary References in Cartoons You Might Have Missed
Did you know 'Steven Universe' has almost the same plot as 'A Wrinkle in Time'?... READ ON
Art
Fellowship Lets Cartoonists Live in J.D. Salinger's Former Home
The house is located in rural New Hampshire—and it can be yours for one month.... READ ON
TV
16 Treasure-Filled Facts About Blue’s Clues
The beloved children's series debuted 20 years ago today.... READ ON
TV
12 Facts About Arthur For a Wonderful Kind of Day
Arthur Read and his friends have been amusing (and educating) kids via public television for 20 years.... READ ON
TV
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Is Back
By the power of Greyskull, the show's first new episode in nearly 15 years will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con.... READ ON
Fun
Pop Culture Characters Before They've Had Their Morning Coffee
We're all a little grumpy before that first sip.... READ ON
History
13 Ingenious Facts about Rube Goldberg
He wrote a Three Stooges script before they got famous.... READ ON

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