One of the universe's greatest villians has conquered the Twitter feed of one the world's most recognized automotive brands. Yes, it appears that Skeletor, the nemesis of He-Man (both of '80s Saturday morning cartoon fame), has manned the controls of Honda's Twitter account, coinciding with the brand's newest campaign featuring famous toys promoting the Happy Honda Days sales event. The exchanges are actually pretty hilarious and range from trolling He-Man to sharing his #ManCrushMonday. Take a look: Here's where it all went down: Twittersphere: It is I, Skeletor! Now that I have control of Honda’s account, no one is safe! Muaha! #Skeletakeover pic.twitter.com/7DCH2aw9lh — Honda (@Honda) December 1, 2014
If you missed the excitement and tension of Wednesday's Philae lander completing its 10-year journey to a comet's surface, here's a pretty fantastic way to relive it. Web cartoonist Randall Munroe, creator of the massively popular xkcd, live-cartooned the Philae module's separation from the Rosetta spacecraft and its gradual, often nerve-wracking descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Despite the marketing and media world's obsession with producing real-time content, Munroe truly created something light years beyond what most big-budget brands or news outlets would attempt (or even imagine in the first place).
There's a reason children's shows always seem to have more diversity than anything else on television. It's because kids look to TV as a window that helps make sense of the world, and when they don't see anyone resembling themselves reflected back, they can be left feeling isolated and weird. That can be especially true for children who've lost their hair due to chemotherapy, which motivated a Brazilian cancer charity to create a fun project: Bald Cartoons. The advocacy group Graacc partnered with several popular cartoons—including U.S. hits like Adventure Time and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, along with classics like Peanuts and Garfield—to have characters shave their heads in solidarity with young cancer patients. The resulting clips and posters show these children they're not alone. You can see the results yourself in the incredibly touching video below, subtitled in English. The program is looking for more cartoonists to contribute their work.
Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure.
Getting a paperclip stuck in your eye has got to be a bad thing, but it's not the end of the world. Or is it?
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Comedy is hard; cartoon comedy is even harder. With SpongeBob SquarePants rounding out its 13th year, both kids and buyers are curious to know where the next big animated comedy is going to come from.