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I Don’t Mind the Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons
4 years ago

I Don’t Mind the Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons

By  •  Blog

You’ve read by now that this last weekend was the first weekend in America in over 50 years without the traditional Saturday Morning Cartoons. Tears were had all over Facebook, and everyone declared that the terrorists won.

And while everyone went bananas, my son and I watched cartoons. On Saturday morning, even.

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Superhero Fatherhood: ‘Son of Batman’ Animated Movie Coming This Spring
4 years ago

Superhero Fatherhood: ‘Son of Batman’ Animated Movie Coming This Spring

By  •  News

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Thought you’d be interested in this bit of info: This Spring, an animated movie will round out the story of Batman and his son, Damian. Oh, did you not know that Batman is a father? Damian never showed up in the theatrical Batman franchise, so we don’t blame you.

Titled Son of Batman, it is a Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe Animated Original Movie (quote-unquote) starring Jason O’Mara as Batman. O’Mara also voices the Dark Knight in another animated movie out now-ish, Justice League: War.

Son of Batman follows the story of Damian Wayne, inspired by the 2006 story arc from the graphic novel Batman and Son. And if you thought Batman had family issues before…get ready for something different.

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The Ugly Truths Behind Caillou, Curious George and Max & Ruby
5 years ago

The Ugly Truths Behind Caillou, Curious George and Max & Ruby

Cartoon Truths

Oh sure, the cartoons that your child watches seem okay. They seem educational. They teach our little ones about emotions by showing them a funny character in all sorts of mayhem. But did you know that some of your child’s favorite shows are harboring big secrets?

It’s true! The networks would never come right out and say this, but I have it on good authority that the cartoons our kids watch – such as Caillou, Curious George and Max & Ruby – have very grim beginnings and ultimately, ends. Murders, wars, kids living in squalor – those are just some of the situations you’re not being told about when your child watches these cartoons.

But I, dear readers, will give you the scoop. The truth wants to be free.

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The Unpretty Portrayal Of Dads In The Disney Princess Movies, Part 2
6 years ago

The Unpretty Portrayal Of Dads In The Disney Princess Movies, Part 2

By  •  Originals

The Unpretty Portrayal Of Dads In The Disney Princess Movies, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part epic about how dads are portrayed in the Disney Princess movies. Check out part one here!

Recap: As a service to the dads out there struggling with kids who might have a similar affinity for the Disney Princess Industrial Complex, I decided to breakdown how fathers are portrayed in all ten of the major Disney Princess films, if only to point out exactly how low Disney sets the bar when it comes to showing fathers in a positive light onscreen. Disney Princess fathers are largely absent, oblivious, easily manipulated, loathe to accept responsibility, and generally not the sharpest tools in the shed. Their daughters normally succeed in life DESPITE them, not because of them. And, speaking as a dad, I think that kind of stinks. Take a look at ten of the least impressive fathers in film history and decide for yourself if they’re as potentially damaging to a kid as the old-fashioned damsel in distress. Part two after the jump! Read More