70s

'Watership Down' Terrified Us As Kids, But Now It's Back With A Brand New Remake

There are a bunch of movies from our childhood that looking back are kind of messed up. Whether it's kids getting turned into blueberries or aliens coming down from outer space only to phone home, we've had to deal with a lot. But there's one movie that confused a lot of kids, and probably scarred even more for life. Watership Down was an animated movie made in 1978, and while a cartoon about rabbits seems like it'd be a great choice for children, the truth is that it was kind of horrific. I believe that my brain has completely blocked

80s

10 Weebles Playsets From Our Childhoods We Loved To Watch Wobble

There were always toys when you were a kid that seemed to be more important than the rest. There were some that you couldn't go to bed without, there were others that you spent months begging your parents for, and then there were a few that were just staples, readily available where ever you went. No matter which friends house you were at or doctor's office waiting room you were in, there were some that just seemed to be everywhere. Weebles were one of the toys you would be mostly likely to find anywhere that toys were set up for

70s

James Karen, Legendary Actor Known For 'Poltergeist' And So Much More, Dead At 94

You probably don't know his name, but you definitely know James Karen's face. The prolific character actor, best known for his role as the unscrupulous developer Mr. Teague in 1982's Poltergeist, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at the age of 94.MGM/UA Entertainment Co.Over the course of his seven-decade career, Karen racked up over 200 acting credits across movies, television, and even video games. If you watch just about any of the most popular television shows from the 1970s, 80s, or 90s, you're guaranteed to see him pop up sooner or later. Born Jacob

90s

The Hair-Raising History Of How Trolls Became One Of The Longest-Lasting Toy Trends

I think we can all agree that looking back on our childhoods makes us reevaluate some of our obsessions. Did we need all of those Beanie Babies? Probably not. Did we need every POG available? Probably not. Was Tickle Me Elmo really worth the effort our parents put in? I guess not. But those things were just short little trends that passed by in a few short years. There was another toy, one that's even weirder than a game based on cardboard disks that managed to last for decades, and is making its comeback now: Trolls. Troll dolls seemed like

70s

'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' Is Finally Getting A Judy Blume-Approved Movie

Judy Blume is one of those classic authors that creates stories that transcend time. One of her most famous books called Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret was published all the way back in 1970, but it still resonates today. The story follows young Margaret Simon as she makes her way through one of the most difficult time in her life: puberty. We've all been there, we all made it through, but we all remember what it was like to go through all of those changes. Margaret became something of a touchstone for young girls who were dealing with

70s

Chevy Chase Bashes 'SNL' While Opening Up About His Bad Reputation

Chevy Chase is one of those iconic actors who had their hay day in the eighties, but since then, has seen a huge change in the way the public perceives them. While he was beloved for his Saturday Night Live classics and of course his time as the patriarch of the Griswald family, the actor no longer has the same clout that he used to. He had a brief attempt at a comeback, but if anything, he ended up making everything worse. But now he has spoken with The Washington Post about his career and his controversies, and it really

70s

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For The 40th Anniversary Of 'Grease'

Watching Grease as a kid was basically like seeing the epitome of idyllic high school situations. The coolest guy in school falls in love with a girl who teaches him how to be a better person, while teaching her how to loosen up. It really defined high school movies forever, and has remained a classic ever since. It's hard to believe that it has been 40 years since the movie came out, but here we are. When Grease came out in 1978, I don't know that anyone expected it to become the mega-hit that it did. John Travolta is still

70s

John Travolta Re-Enacted His Iconic Dance From 'Grease' And It's Still Electrifyin'

John Travolta is one of those stars that manages to keep on shining after all of these years. His career has been a real roller coaster of amazing highs and almost hilarious lows, but through it all he remains an icon. Travolta has had a pretty busy couple of weeks. He's got a new movie coming out, but because it's also the 40th anniversary of Grease this year, he has been spotted out and about all over the world. Paramount PicturesHe was dancing at a 50 Cent concert, he was commenting on fan theories, and now he has gone onto

70s

Every '80s Kid Had One, But You Probably Don't Know The Story Behind Monchhichis

Toys were simpler when we were young. You didn't need to have something that had built-in Wi-Fi, or a built-in camera, or a giant hard drive, you just needed it to be cute. We had all kinds of stuffed animals to love. There were Care Bears, and Cabbage Patch Kids, and Puppy Surprises, but one toy managed to carry forward from the early 70s and make kids fall in love with it forever. Who else had a Monchhichi when they were young? Probably every single one of you, right? But where did they come from?The BeginningFlickrMonchhichi first came out

70s

7 Cartoon Moments That You Didn't Realize Were Actually Really Messed Up

Cartoons are pretty much a staple for every kid. We all had at least one that we were completely obsessed with, but more often than not, we watched dozens of different shows. The thing is, these cartoons aren't all as innocent as they may have seemed. There were a lot of moments or episodes that actually were a lot more scandalous than what kids our age should have been watching. I mean, technically we didn't notice or understand, but these cartoons found a way to add some really interesting or mature things into these cartoons, sometimes without even mentioning it.