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Saudi clerics urge faithful to shun 'Islamic' superhero series

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's top clerics have declared an Islam-inspired cartoon series, which earned praise from US President Barack Obama, a "work of the devil" that Muslims should not watch.The television version of superhero comic book "The 99" is being aired by...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Review: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ serves delectable seconds Special

In ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’, inventor Flint Lockwood must once again save the world from his infamous machine when it begins to create mutant food beasts.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

50 Cent producing animated series based on his childhood

Hip-Hop mogul 50 Cent will be executive producing his own animated comedy series for Fox. The cartoon will be loosely based on the rapper's childhood.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Israeli PM's cartoon bomb at UN sparks Internet meme

It didn't take much time for the Internet to respond to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bomb cartoon at the United Nations.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 7 comments

Spanish magazine El Jueves publishes satirical Islamic cartoon

Barcelona - The satirical Spanish magazine, El Jueves, has published a magazine cover, showing a line up of men in Islamic outfits as a parody of recent controversial cartoons. The text of the cover reads, "But how do they know which one is Muhammad?"
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Indian cartoonist jailed on sedition charge

Mumbai - Aseem Trivedi, the satirical cartoonist whose works have drawn attention to corruption in India's public life, was jailed today on charges of sedition. The move has ignited controversy in the world's largest democracy.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

Austria Freedom Party criticized for Nazi-like cartoon

Vienna - Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of Austria's Freedom party has stirred up a lot of anger by posting an apparently anti-Semitic cartoon on Facebook, similar to Nazi propaganda during World War II.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

President Zuma disgusted at 'penis cartoon' by Zapiro

Cape Town - Johathan Shapiro, otherwise known as "Zapiro" is a cartoonist. He depicts satire in various government-related cartoons for South Africa's newspapers. Now he is really in trouble.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Danish court convicts four men over Muhammed cartoon terror plot

Copenhagen - A Danish court has convicted four men over a plot to shoot and kill people at a newspaper over the 2005 Kurt Westergaard cartoon that depicted the Prophet Mohammad, which led to mass unrest in the Muslim world.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Angry Birds, first the app now the animated series

Cannes - The popular phone, web and iPad app, Angry Birds, is to become an animated series, the game's creators have announced. The game will be turned into a series of weekly cartoon adventures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Artist Keith Haring rocks Brooklyn

New York - "Keith Haring: 1978-1982" runs at the Brooklyn Museum through July 6th. It is the first large-scale exhibition of the artist's early work.
In the Media by Cate Kustanczy

Review: South Park takes on Tebowing, cat-breading, GOP debates

Tonight's new South Park episode skewered Internet fads, also known as memes, by perfectly satirizing our Web generation's obsession with trends such as "Tebowing". The show had their own version - Faith Hilling and Taylor Swifting.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

H. Jon Benjamin is back as the hilarious secret agent on 'Archer' Special

The hilarious, off-beat, animated half-hour spy comedy 'Archer' is back for a third season of danger and a whole lot of laughs. Archer's alter-ego, vocal star H. Jon Benjamin ('Bob's Burgers') gives up all his secrets on Secret Agent Sterling Archer.
Digital Journal Report by Earl Dittman

Animation movie criticized for ‘poking fun’ at leprosy

A film trailer for animated adventure “The Pirates! Adventures with Scientists” has received complaints due to the film appearing to make a joke about people suffering from leprosy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Anti Royalty: From Ottawa street cartoon to Quebec sky banner Special

Ottawa - The royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada could set up a new stage for debates and polls showing to what extent a British Monarchy is welcomed in Canada.
Digital Journal Report by Helena H. Quartz

Op-Ed: Locked up for reading a poem in Bahrain

An article relating to the arrest of a young woman in Bahrain urging caution in evaluating the situation, and the aversion of double standards.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Lazy Cakes melatonin-laced brownie stirs controversy

Memphis - A popular new relaxation brownie that contains melatonin and other naturally found herbal ingredients has hit store shelves, and is being touted by some as a legal alternative to marijuana brownies.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Op-Ed: How fitting Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his comeback as a cartoon

Former California governor is returning to the spotlight with a comic book and animated show called The Governator, and it's only appropriate for this political caricature to extend himself to kids' programming. Who else would take him seriously?
In the Media by David Silverberg

France: Cartoonist's take on left-wing politician sparks conflict

A spat has begun between an extreme left-wing party leader and the political satirist who drew an irreverent cartoon comparing him to extreme right-wing politician Marine le Pen.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 4 comments

Bombings in Sweden linked to Afghanistan, political cartoons

Police in Sweden confirmed that the Stockholm bombings were the work of terrorists, and that the attacks were linked to Swedish activity in Afghanistan and to the prior controversy over Mohammed caricatures in Swedish newspapers.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Newly released Shrek video tells kids 'Discover the Forest'

West Hollywood - Shrek, Dreamworks and the USDA Forest Service have teamed up to get kids away from the television and out of the house in a series of new PSA's. The loveable Shrek encourages kids to "get outside and explore nature, there are surprises everywhere."
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

SA Muslims angered by Muhammad cartoon, fear World Cup reprisal

Durban - On Thursday evening, 20 March, a Muslim group tried to prevent the weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper from publishing a cartoon of their prophet Muhammad by applying for an urgent interdict in the Johannesburg High Court, in South Africa.
In the Media by Sharon Davis - 2 comments

Family Guy writer Alec Sulkin on Fox, Palin, rumours of film Special

Los Angeles - One of the comedic brains behind the popular animated series Family Guy gives a peek behind the curtain to unveil the truth behind Fox's censors, his thoughts on Sarah Palin's criticism of the show and rumours of a Family Guy film.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Notre Dame Student Paper Apologizes for Anti-Gay Cartoon

An anti-gay cartoon that appeared in an editorial in the Notre Dame student newspaper has made the school president try to answer why it was published.
In the Media by William Rubin - 1 comment

A cartoonist earns $55,000 giving away her film for free

New York artist Nina Paley made a huge profit publishing her movie 'Sita Sings the Blues' under the Creative Commons licence.
In the Media by Maciej Lewandowski

Study Finds The Simpsons Sets Bad Example

An Australian study of the popular The Simpsons cartoon has revealed a large number of smoking references in the show and concluded that watching "The Simpsons characters smoking may prompt children to consider smoking at an early age."
In the Media by Mark Kersten - 10 comments

Murdoch apologizes for NY Post cartoon

New York Post Chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a statement that he is sorry for the cartoon that compared a chimp shot dead by police to President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 9 comments

Op-Ed: GOP Chairman Steele Reinforces GOP's Racial Blind Spot

Just when we thought the Republican Party had made a turn in the right direction with the selection of Michael Steele as their new chair, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland is missing in action.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 1 comment

Op-Ed: News Media Ownership Matters

Hundreds of people gathered yesterday afternoon in New York City outside the headquarters of the News Corporation to protest a racially insensitive cartoon in the New York Post, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Monkey Business at the New York Post

The New York Post, is holding true to its reputation as a right-wing, racist rag. In its February 17 edition, it ran a cartoon that depicts the shooting of a monkey with a not so subtle inferrence that the animal was the President of the United States.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 4 comments
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