Cartoons

Cartooning doesn't get proper credit for being the versatile medium it is. Often derided as kids' stuff, sometimes cartoons can handle big issues or misunderstood characters better than movies. If you're going to try to relive the Saturday mornings of your youth, get ready to see animated heartbreak in Hey, Arnold and mass slaughter in Gargoyles. If you like your nostalgia disappointment tinged with creepiness, let us remind you how the internet freaked when Lola Bunny got top surgery. And don't you ever, ever forget that one day, when you're old and gray and the world has passed you by, they will turn Peppa Pig into a bacon sandwich

We kid, of course. Cartoons are awesome, and we bet Peppa would taste somehow whiny. How about some quick fun cartoon bits? Here's Chuck Jones' rules for making a Road Runner cartoon. Here's a reminder that Brad Pitt appeared in 1992's Cool World that you won't regret reading. And just in case you're not hungry, crave some cartoon food with us. 

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5 Horrifying Details Hidden in Classic Children's Cartoons

Children's franchises like to put up a front that's all lollipops and rainbows, but scratch the surface and you find that those lollipops are produced by child slave labor, while all those rainbows are the offal resulting from a mass unicorn slaughter.

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The 4 Craziest Holiday Episodes of '80s Cartoons

While most Christmas things are presents for the kids, cartoon Christmas episodes are presents for the parents: They're the only sure way to get the kids to just sit down for a bit, sweetie, Mommy and Daddy are very tired. Which may be why parents in the 1980s didn't notice that their kids were watching solid crazy.

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