After shattering dreams and breaking the hearts of millions of fans with the bombshell that there would never be a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion, Will Smith is fuelling rumors of a reboot in the cartoon world. The 49-year-old star, who catapulted to fame in the 90s sitcom, sent his Instagram fans into a frenzy after sharing a cartoonist's animated interpretation of the show with his 6.1 million followers. In Howard Russell's picture, Philip Banks, played by the late James Avery, Carlton Banks (Alfonso Ribeiro) Ashley (Tatyana Ali), Hilary Banks (Karyn Parsons), Vivien Banks (Daphne Reid) and Geoffrey the butler (Joseph Marcell) are instantly recognisable in their fluorescent fashions. "Now THIS is what's up! I had to post this hot piece by @thesketchlab. Never thought about FP in terms of animation," he captioned the post. Immediately, scores of followers flocked to the comment section to give their seal of approval and urge him to make it happen. " PLEASEEEEEEE PRETTTYYYYY … [Read more...] about Fresh Prince of Bel Air reboot: Will Smith fuels rumours of animated version of 90s sitcom
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WHETHER you like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner - which means kids are already making their wish lists.John Lewis has released its top ten toys list for 2017, with the Luvabella doll tipped to be a must-have.The hyper-lifelike doll will remind parents of a certain age of Tiny Tears, just one of many toys which were big news during the 1980s.From Lego sets to Transformers, here are some of the other big sellers during the 80s and 90s according to Christmas Connections, which looked at data from around the world. So how many do you remember?The Rubik's Cube is the best-selling puzzle game of all time, selling 350 million cubes worldwide by January 2009.Although it reached its ultimate mainstream popularity in 1980 (when it cost £1), the confusing handheld puzzle still keeps fans occupied today.As of 2003, The World Cube Association was set up to organise worldwide competitions and beat official world records.By the end of 1980 Rubik's Cube won a German … [Read more...] about These are the best-selling Christmas toys from the 80s and 90s… so how many do YOU remember?
A FURIOUS mum has warned other parents to check what their kids are watching on TV after claiming to find a rude drawing in a cartoon.Chey Robinson took to Facebook where she shared a clip of the Netflix show Maya the Bee, which she says features a phallic image.The scene in question comes from the 35th episode in the first series of the TV programme and shows the lead character hiding under a log trying to escape from bad guys.But the background appears to show a certain part of the male anatomy, which she says is inappropriate for children.After taking a screenshot of the clip, she wrote on Facebook: "Smh. Please be mindful of what your kids are watching!!"I did NOT edit any images whatsoever, this is Maya & The Bee, Season 1, Episode 35."Since posting the warning last week, it has been shared more almost 13,000 times and has over 3,000 comments.And many parents were shocked by Chey's discovery and said it was disgusting.One mum wrote: "Ridiculous. Regardless of whether the child … [Read more...] about Mum says Netflix kids’ TV show features a hidden rude drawing… so can YOU spot it?
IF YOU’RE a child of the nineties, you will fondly remember these iconic TV shows.But can you get 100 per cent on this tricky trivia quiz?From Rugrats to Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Recess to the Powerpuff Girls – how well do YOU know these cartoons and TV shows?If your parents were always yelling at you about getting square eyes, you might think it’ll be a doddle – but it’s harder than you realise.Take the Playbuzz quiz below, where you’re challenged to get at least 11/13, and then see if your mates can do better.In related news, these are the actors who voiced the cast of Rugrats. While there was a huge plot error in iconic cartoon Arthur, so did you spot it?And you won’t believe what Harvey from Sabrina The Teenage Witch looks like now. … [Read more...] about Calling all 90s kids! Can YOU get 100% in this tricky TV show quiz?
IF you were a child of the 90s, SM:tv Live was almost certainly a staple of your weekends.The good news? Earlier this month, Ant and Dec confirmed the ITV show would return for a one-off special next year - to celebrate its 20th anniversary.The hit show ran from 1998 until 2003, successfully setting the Geordie presenting duo up for future presenting roles on Britain's Got Talent, Saturday Night Takeaway, Pop Idol and I'm A Celebrity.The show broadcast kids' cartoons such as Pokemon, as well as Ant and Dec's own hilarious sketches - including Friends parody Chums, F'art Attack and Eat My Goal.If you consider yourself a superfan, test yourself with this Playbuzz quiz. And while we're at it, can you get full marks in these Friends, Disney and Richard Curtis movie superfan quizzes? … [Read more...] about How well do you remember Ant and Dec’s Saturday morning show SM:tv Live ahead of the 20th anniversary reunion?
THEIR voices are beamed into millions of homes every day - but would you recognise the real faces behind your favourite cartoons?From the teen schoolgirl who plays Pepper Pig to the hipster who voices Hey Arnold!, here are the people who bring the much-loved characters to life.Harley Bird might be the most famous teenager you’ve never heard of… because she’s the voice of Peppa Pig.The 15-year-old has been playing the cartoon hog since she was five and recently admitted she couldn’t read when she first landed the role.Speaking to the BBC, she said: “All the Peppa guys used to tell me how they wanted me to say the line and I just got used to copying them.“So as well as doing an amazing job they were also teaching me how to read as well.”Harley, who lives in Tring, Herts, with her parents and three siblings, says she’s had to adapt her voice over the years to ensure she still sounds like four-year-old Peppa .She said: “I have to … [Read more...] about Meet the actors who voice your favourite cartoon characters from Peppa Pig and Homer Simpson to Scooby-Doo
2016 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from George Michael and Carrie Fisher to Prince and David Bowie. And the losses have continued into 2017 with the sad news that Bill Paxton had passed away, following the deaths of stars such as Gorden Kaye, John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2017 so far who have inspired generations. NOVEMBER Keith Barron Actor Keith Barron died on November 15 aged 83 after a short illness. Barron was most famous for his role in sitcom Duty Free in the 1980s. He also starred ITV drama Where the Heart Is and in 2007 appeared on Coronation Street as George Trench. Antonio Carluccio Italian chef Antonio Carluccio died on November 8 aged 80, after a fall at home. London-based Antonio's career spanned an epic 50 years, but he was best known for BBC Two's Tow Greedy Italians, which he hosted with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo. He also opened the much … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2017: Famous faces gone too soon from Fats Domino to Hugh Hefner
SHE sang her way from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the world stage.He preferred the quiet life running an asphalt company in Nashville.Yet the unlikely union of Dolly Parton and Carl Dean has endured for 50 years and counting.The ultimate showgirl and the ordinary guy who shuns the spotlight celebrated their Golden Wedding in May by renewing their vows at a private ceremony.The event prompted a typical response from the irrepressible Dolly: “If I had it to do all over, I’d do it all over again, and we did!"I’m dragging him kicking and screaming into the next 50 years. Wish us luck.”While Carl remembered the first time he set eyes on the love of his life in the not-so-romantic setting of Nashville’s Wishe Washe Laundromat.“My first thought was, ‘I’m gonna marry that girl’."My second thought was, ‘Lord, she’s good lookin’.“And that was the day my life began."I wouldn’t trade the last 50 years for … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton reveals inspiration behind her new album and why she would only retire for her husband
Christmas is just around the corner, and with the festive season finally here many high street stores have already revealed their top toys of the year. These toys are set to be the biggest sellers in the lead up to the festive season, and the lists include some nostalgic favourites plus a few eye-watering price tags. Hatchimals are once again gracing the list, with an updated version of the classic toy that ended up selling out last year, leaving parents scrambling to get hold of one in time for Christmas Day. NERF and Star Wars also top the toys list on a number of retailer's lists this year, alongside new editions for 2017 like the popular Luvabella doll (which is getting mixed reception from parents) and tech-focused toys like the LEGO Boost and Fisher Price's ‘Teach n Tag Movi’. So whether you're trying to get the Christmas shopping done early or just want to see what's on offer, here's a round up of what the major retailer's predict will be flying off the shelves … [Read more...] about Top Christmas toys for kids 2017 – Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Hamleys reveal the best gifts for girls and boys
MR Blobby has beaten Justin Bieber to the unwanted title of worst album of all time.Noel Edmonds’ weird sidekick from his 90s TV show Noel’s House Party topped the tuneless Top 50 chart with his 1994 self-titled album.The Cheeky Girls’ ‘Party Time’ was runner-up, followed by another celebratory effort which fell flat, the Vengaboys’ ‘The Party Album’.Justin Bieber had the dubious distinction of being the only artist to feature twice in the top 10 – with ‘Believe’ and ‘Purpose’.Paul Treanor, eCommerce director for online trade-in site Ziffit.com, which commissioned the survey of 2,000 UK adults, said: “Everyone has their own taste in music.“What one person thinks is the best album ever, will be something another believes to be the worst, so it’s interesting to see what the general opinion of the nation is.“Mr Blobby will have been a popular character … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber and Mr Blobby share infamy of being named in worst 50 albums of all time… but who is top?