cartoons

Animation

The New Pipeline For Black Women in Animation

In an industry dominated by white men, these creators hope to pave a way for women and non-binary people of color for more nuanced portrayals of Black characters.
Natelegé Whaley
3.18.19
cartoons

My Attempt to List the Ways 'South Park' and 'The Simpsons' Changed Culture

I tried to figure out which adult cartoon of the 90s and 2000s had the biggest impact, from 'Family Guy' to 'Futurama.' Here's what I came up with.
Justin Caffier
3.1.19
obituary

SpongeBob Made the World a Better, More Optimistic Place

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of one of the most beloved characters of all time, passed away after being diagnosed with ALS last year.
Beckett Mufson
11.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Justin Roiland Lose It in This Hilarious 'Rick and Morty' Blooper

"This fucking moment is so fucking good."
Beckett Mufson
10.9.18
tv

Animation Handles Big Feelings Better Than Live-Action

'BoJack Horseman' is one of many cartoons that capture something deeply realistic about depression precisely because their environments are not.
Emma Garland
9.28.18
Broadly

'As Told By Ginger' Was a Feminist Masterpiece About the Trials of Girlhood

Writer and producer Emily Kapnek explains how she created a cartoon that was grounded in the reality of pre-teens everywhere.
Ayoola Solarin
9.20.18
Culture

'Rick and Morty' Creator Exposes the Secrets to Great Voice Acting

There's a dark method to the madness that lets Justin Roiland frenetically voice both Rick and Morty in every episode.
Beckett Mufson
9.5.18
NETFLIX

The Best Netflix Anime Shows to Binge Watch While High

From 'Neo Yokio' to 'Devilman Crybaby,' there's an anime series for every vibe of stoned.
Beckett Mufson
7.18.18
New music

Gorillaz Get Moderately Funky on New Single "Sorcererz"

It's third single from the cartoon band's forthcoming LP 'The Now Now.'
Alex Robert Ross
6.7.18
Anime

'FLCL: Progressive' Airs on Saturday and I’m Stoked for More Extremely Confusing Plot

The show is praised for its zaniness and metaphors, but I’m most excited for its plot.
Beckett Mufson
6.1.18
Noisey

Gorillaz Confirm New Album 'The Now Now,' Share New Song, "Humility"

The band's first new single since last year's 'Humanz' features George Benson, though the album itself will include fewer guest stars than usual.
Alex Robert Ross
5.31.18
Culture

'Pepper Ann' Was the Most Underrated Feminist Cartoon of the 90s

Pepper Ann was the groundbreaking 12-year-old heroine of her eponymous TV show. Creator Sue Rose and writer Nahnatchka Khan explain how Pepper Ann impacted a generation of girls.
Chloe Schildhause
5.29.18
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