Cartoons

'Peppa Pig' - Not Just For Girls

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Laurie Morrissey

So we sit and we watch and you could say I've come to know Peppa Pig quite well without even really meaning to. Obviously her reputation had preceded her. So many parents find her interminably annoying, bold beyond reason and irritating in the extreme.

The Cartoon Conundrum

Tabitha Siklos | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tabitha Siklos

And that it is the beauty of cartoons; the characters don't age. They transport you back to the time when you sat on the orange-patterned rug by the fire and stared up at the square box with the fuzzy picture, they remain on screen as they did in our memories.

Starting The Weekend With Cartoons And Reflecting On Childhood - An Act Of Kindness Or A Self Indulgent Treat?

Dean Nicholls | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Dean Nicholls

I feel most of the time that I'm mentally swatting away the glossy images and fast information of a postcard perfect childhood. These idealised versions of the weekend, these unreachable heights that are dangled in front of me are, well, nonsense.

All Women Can Relate To These 14 Cartoons That Perfectly Depict Adulthood

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Growing up isn’t easy and it never seems to stop. From lessons about dating to how your own whirlpool of anxiety, Mari Andrews perfectly sums up our...

Celebs at Home: 50 Cent

Andy Bush | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time to delve once again behind the public veil of celebrity life. This time I pose the question - does rapper 50 Cent actually put together his own flat pack furniture? If so, does he get really confused and angry like the rest of us?

Top 10 Life Lessons We've Learned From Kids Films

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

When you think back to your childhood, hopefully you're awash with happy memories: ice cream rolling down your chin, imaginary games where you were a ...

What Luke Skywalker Was Really Doing In 'The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Comedy

The final scene of the latest 'Star Wars' film left things fairly open for the next instalment, with most of us wondering what Luke Skywalker was doin...

Five Benefits of Being Middle-Aged

Katy Cox | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

Twenty five minutes into the show, I grabbed the remote control in a frenzy and hit PAUSE. Carrie was straddling her new boyfriend on the armchair and he had his hands up her top and his tongue planted half way down her throat.

The Top Four Toddler Tantrums... And How to Handle Them

Katy Cox | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Cox

Learning to manage our children's insufferable mood swings is essential and I have devised some effective strategies to help us through the lifetime of tormenting tantrums that awaits each and every one of us. Behold the four most common tantrums and how to handle them...

Back to School: The Nine Traumatic Steps

Katy Cox | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Cox

Despite reaching your limits entertaining the kids day in and day out for six straight weeks (and feeling great comfort in knowing that this period is finally coming to an end), you realise that you have no idea whatsoever when school actually starts back. You know that it's sometime in early September... but that's about it.

'Draw the Line Here' Mocks the Men in Masks

Robert Sharp | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Robert Sharp

Perhaps the most pleasing aspect to this book, therefore, is that the contributors have used their own freedom of expression to defend the free speech rights of others. It is a positive and creative response to a moment of destruction, and should give us cause for hope.

Why We Aren't Growing Up

Alan Grant | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Alan Grant

I spend a lot of time on public transport and, as any seasoned commuter will tell you, there is an art to enjoying yourself while getting from A to B;...

We Love You Cambridge Satchels - Nuts for New Peanuts Bags

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Although Snoopy and co. first debuted as a comic strip in the 1950's, the 60's and 70's were the cartoon's heyday. In fact, Woodstock may have first popped up in the 1960s but he didn't actually get a name until 1970.

These Feminist Cartoons Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jacky Fleming has been drawing cartoons for over 30 years, and her work is still as relevant as ever. She was inspired to create the first of her f...

Why I'm Not Charlie Hebdo

Madeleine Fry | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Madeleine Fry

Yet it's probably fair to say that half the people outside of France writing 'Je Suis Charlie' on their twitter feeds had not heard of the magazine before last Wednesday, and I was certainly one of them.

Tom And Jerry Cartoons Now Carry A Racism Warning

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Tom and Jerry cartoons now display warnings they may depict ethnic and racist prejudices. Subscribers on Amazon Prime Instant Video can view the c...

9 Obvious Life Hacks Children's TV Taught Us

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Children’s TV has taught us some important life lessons. Our favourite programmes may not always have been as direct as the Adventures of He-Man,...

What I Might Have Said If I Had Been on Newsnight...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The Muslim community is far from perfect, but our misrepresentation as ‎squabbling men who need reforming through those who have themselves rejected the faith is ‎palpably absurd. Who speaks for Muslims? How about the myriad Muslims doing the hard graft on ‎the ground.‎

Free-Speech Jihadis and Their Defence of Maajid Nawaz

Salman Butt | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Butt

Over the last few weeks I've noticed an uncanny resemblance between the caricature flag-burning, blasphemer-threatening, riotous Muslims in the Middle-East, and some (perhaps equally intelligent) so-called 'liberal' tweeters, commentators and presenters in the UK...

It's Time to Stick Our Necks Out for Maajid Nawaz and Freedom of Speech

Benedict Rogers | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Almost every day, among my friends, on the streets or tubes, or on television, I hear someone take the name of Jesus Christ in vain, turning his name into a swear word. I don't like it. I'd rather they didn't do it. But do I threaten to cut their heads off, or even stage an angry demonstration or organise a petition? Of course not.

Adventure Time Vol. 1 & 2 (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Thanks to illustrators Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Adventure Time is vividly realized. I especially liked the "extras" at the end of the books that show the genesis of the artwork across various editions.

LOOK: Grown-Up Calvin And Hobbes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to our American cousins over the Pond at Huffington Post Comedy for alerting us to this gem which, as they rightly say, may well brin...

Which Other Fictional Characters Could Teach Ed Miliband Life Lessons?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband spoke on Wednesday at Google's 'Big Tent' event and used some rather interesting analogies to get his point across. The excitement of b...

Film Review: Epic

Jack Pelling | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

There's no denying that Epic looks stunning; with beautiful, lush, green landscapes; a multitude of well-rendered animals and insects; and an impressively immersive world comparable to that of Avatar. But, like James Cameron's 3D game changer, Epic relies too heavily on aesthetics and not nearly enough on character.

Anne Damer: Georgian Transvestite, Lesbian, & Sculptress

Adrian Teal | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

One dank Saturday afternoon last year, I snapped up the Georgian portrait you see here in a near-empty Northamptonshire junk shop. I haggled him down to £8. Even so, you might think I was robbed, since it is a fairly unremarkable picture. But the lady shown was one of the more interesting characters of the late 1700s.