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Voice of Judy Jetson Dies at Age 96

Janet Waldo was also the pipes behind Josie in 'Josie and the Pussycats'

(Newser) - You won't hear Elroy's big sister laughing in the halls of Orbit High anymore. Janet Waldo, who voiced futuristic teenager Judy Jetson on the cartoon series The Jetsons, has died at the age of 96, ABC News reports. Waldo's daughter confirmed she passed away Sunday morning and... More »

Egyptian Official Blames Spread of Violence on Tom and Jerry

Kids think it's normal to 'beat and blow up with explosives'

(Newser) - An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated Tom and Jerry series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence, the AP reports. The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affiliated with the presidency, came at a forum held in Cairo this week. Abdel-Sadek told academics,... More »

New York Times Editor Calls Critic 'A--hole' on Facebook

Over decision not to run Hebdo cartoons

(Newser) - As editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet surely takes a lot of grief from a lot of people, but this one clearly struck a nerve. As noted by , it began when a journalism professor at USC Annenberg blasted the newspaper's decision not to run cartoons... More »

Iranian Cartoonist Draws Politician, Gets 25 Lashes

Mahmoud Shokraiyeh will be whipped for poking fun at legislator

(Newser) - An Iranian cartoonist has been sentenced to 25 lashings for drawing a member of parliament wearing a soccer jersey, reports MSNBC's Cartoon Blog . Mahmoud Shokraiyeh illustrated a caricature of the politician as part of a news story involving the relocation of a soccer team to a different city. It... More »

Lost Disney Rabbit Back After 80 Years

Oswald to appear in Epic Mickey video game

(Newser) - For eight decades, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit hasn't been so lucky: The early Disney character has long been relegated to cartoon history. Now, he's finally making a return appearance, starring alongside his world-famous big-eared buddy Mickey in a video game, reports Wired . Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of ... More »

Cartoon on the Box? Your Kid Will Like the Cereal

Children preferred the taste when there was a penguin on the package

(Newser) - Want to get your kids eating brussels sprouts? Try putting them in a box with a cartoon character on the front. A new study found that children thought cereal tasted better when it came out of a box with penguins from Happy Feet on the front, USA Today reports. The... More »

NSA: Hey Kids! Spy on Your Family!

Agency's CryptoKids cartoons touts fun projects like computer surveillance

(Newser) - New CryptoKids cartoons created by the National Security Agency urge wanna-be baby spies to make and break codes, pick up languages for easy eavesdropping, and oh, hey, monitor family computers so they know exactly what everyone in the house is doing. The character Decipher Dog discusses his "favorite project"... More »

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