If you’re wondering why Google is featuring Gumby on its homepage today, look no further. Today would have been the 90th birthday of Gumby creator Art Clokey. The interactive stop motion homepage doodle features the best-known characters from Clokey’s creation, which has lived in pop culture for more than five decades. “Art Clokey was an innovator in the field of animation and also a compassionate, inspiring artist,” said Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino. “We were excited to work with the incredibly talented animator Anthony Scott to produce this doodle, and we hope that it brightens your day!”
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The news that Disney will re-release Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid (along with Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc.) in 3-D over the next two years has me so giddy and excited that I’ve almost yanked out all my sadly not flaming red Disney hair with my dinglehopper in anticipation of what an extra dimension can do for those Disney classics. So I think I’ll TAKE FIVE from the self-torture and present to you…
Five Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid scenes I want to see in 3-D RIGHT NOW: READ FULL STORY
'Hey girl!' Watch this hilarious, super gay reimagining of the opening song from 'Beauty and the Beast'
Like you really need an excuse to watch our beloved Belle adopt a Honey Badger-esque attitude and saunter around her “little town full of queens and homos” this morning. Do yourself a favor and press play on the brilliantly NSFW “Bonjour” spoof below. As soon as Belle encounters that rude bitch who wanted Marie to hurry up with the baguettes, you’ll be glad you did. But probably sooner, girl. READ FULL STORY
Like Charlie Brown, Beaver Cleaver, and even Tom Sawyer before him, the most extraordinary thing about Doug Funnie was the fact that he wasn’t extraordinary at all. During his three years on Nickelodeon (and another three on Disney), Doug never got bitten by a radioactive spider or found an all-powerful amulet. He never stopped a speeding missile or solved a grisly murder — or even managed to grow a full head of hair. He was just a gawky 11-year-old boy growing up in the city of Bluffington (the Bumper Sticker Capital of the World!), playing with his dog Porkchop, eating Honker Burgers with his best pal Skeeter, and pining after the dreamy Patti Mayonnaise. READ FULL STORY
'Captain Planet' to be made into a live-action movie: 'The power is yours' (to remember '90s cartoon catchphrases)!
Earth! Wind! Fire! Heart! No, PopWatchers, I am not just shouting the names of bands from the ’70s (sorry, Water, you didn’t fit in the theme of my joke). Rather, I am calling for all the forces that combined to make the super awesome ’90s animated superhero, the one and only Captain Planet, to team up once again.
That’s because Cartoon Network has signed a deal with producers Susan Montford and Don Murphy (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Real Steel) and their company Angry Filmworks, to make a live-action movie out of the beloved animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, which ran from 1990 to 1996. Said Stuart Snyder, the president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults, and Kids Media division in a statement, “We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life. His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”
Yes, fellow ’90s nostalgia geeks, the series that taught us the importance of saving the Earth (and that if you live a green, albeit crime-fighting, lifestyle, your hair will also be green) is going to be made into a film. READ FULL STORY
Choosing the coolest Smurf is much like a mother being asked to pick their favorite child. It’s tempting to claim you don’t have one, but deep in your heart, you know there’s a standout — one that makes you smile, and, frankly, reminds you a little bit of yourself.
Initially, the idea of picking the “coolest” tiny blue person, well, made me blue. But after extensive research and thought — and weeding out some more obscure Smurfs — I’ve narrowed my personal search for the coolest down to two: Papa and Vanity. Papa, for his ability to bring his community together in the face of adversity to fight evil sorcerers (and rock a cool beard in the process); and Vanity, because I think his little flower is cute. The battle is much more difficult than it sounds, I swear. READ FULL STORY
Tom Hanks says Pixar is working on 'Toy Story 4'; Should Woody and Buzz make sequels to infinity and beyond?
When a movie grosses more than a billion dollars at the global box-office, you better believe there’s going to be a sequel (or two). So I know I shouldn’t have been surprised when Tom Hanks, currently in England promoting Larry Crowne, let slip that the Toy Story gang was not about to be packed away in the Disney/Pixar attic. “Yeah, I think they’re working on it now,” he answered interviewer Tim Muffett when asked whether fans can expect another helping of Woody and Buzz. Disney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about any plans for a Toy Story 4, but after seeing them in the short that played before Cars 2, it’s clear these characters are still very much in play. READ FULL STORY
Ruth Bader Ginsburg may not be a Duke Nukem gamer, but the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the video game industry in an important ruling on Monday that struck down a California law preventing the sale of violent games to children. In a 7-2 ruling in the case, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, No. 08-1448, the Court said the 2005 California law that would have fined stores $1,000 for selling violent video games to customers under the age of 18 violated the First Amendment’s free speech protections.
The video game industry applauded the result, as did the movie industry, which potentially could’ve been effected if the ruling had gone the other way. READ FULL STORY
Whoooooa Jem! She’s truly outrageous! Truly, truly, truly outrageous! But, come on, is she really? Without the rest of her band, the Holograms, Jem would just be some crazy lady in Diablo Cody’s dreams that has multiple personalities and speaks to inanimate objects on her ear, homeskillet. So which Hologram is cooler than the title character? If you ask me, I’d have to go with Jem/Jerrica’s little sister Kimber, but that’s just because I know how it feels to be an under-appreciated younger sibling. But I’d prefer to let you all decide, PopWatchers. Vote after the jump: Who is the coolest member of Jem and the Holograms? READ FULL STORY
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