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These Middle Schoolers' Remake of the Original 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Proves That the Future Is Not Hopeless

A group of middle school film students at Massachusetts' Raw Art Works art school made a shot-for-shot Ghostbusters trailer remake that was recently posted to Vimeo, and the result is an impressive and adorable indicator of what tomorrow's comedy creators might bring to the table. While the remake trailer cheats by using some original film footage here and there, these kids' vision of a gender-swapped Ghostbusters world where the main stars are tween girls and Sigourney Weaver's part is played by a beanie-wearing dude is nothing short of genius.

Stephen Colbert's I Am a Pole (and So Can You!) to Become the Most Important Children's Book Ever

Move over, Goodnight Moon. Hey, fuck off Oh, the Places You'll Go! There's a new king of children's literature in town, and his name is Stephen Colbert. His children's book I Am a Pole (and So Can You!), which you may remember him working on with Maurice Sendak, is officially coming out on May 8th. And you can preorder it right now! Do it for the children.

Paul Rudd Was Unable to Charm Iris Apatow Into Liking Him

Here's Paul Rudd on playing dad to Judd Apatow's kids, and how he really fucked up his relationship with Iris from the get-go: "In the beginning they felt a little weird about it. I met them when they were very little, around Anchorman. And there was a scene we did for 40-Year-Old Virgin that was cut from the movie where Judd was carrying Iris, who was probably two or three at the time. In the electronics store where we worked there was a robot, and I was improvising and started yelling at her, “Don’t! You cannot touch this robot!” She started crying, and ever since then I’ve been the [...]

Modern Family Is Recasting the Baby That Plays Lily

Say goodbye to the adorably stoic Lily from Modern Family: Mitch and Cam's daughter is being recast for the upcoming season. They're currently looking for a 3-4 year old to play her, hopefully one equally unfazed by all the madness going on around her.

This Adorable Little Girl Is the Spirit Animal of the Neurotic Comedian

This poor girl has the soul of a depressed, self-loathing 32-year-old comedian and the body of an adorable five-year-old girl. Slow down, kid! You are way too young to be having an existential crisis! If you're starting off life this neurotic, I can't imagine what you're going to be like once you're actually an adult trying to be a comedian. It'll either be a total disaster or you'll be the best comedian ever.

Our Son, The Asshole, by Noell Wolfgram Evans

My wife’s hand found its way to mine; in the corner of the overly lit room our five-year old son was blissfully unaware of cruel trick the fates had played upon him. We were in shock. Tears welled in my eyes as I looked at him enjoying perhaps his last happy moments, ripping the head off of one of the dolls in the bucket of toys that so many doctor’s offices place in the corner of their exam rooms as a way to offer “comprehensive” medical care.

I looked back at the doctor. I could see that her lips were moving but I could hardly discern the words that [...]

Grinning From Eyeball to Ear: The Psychic Timebomb of Steampipe Alley

The "classic" kids show of the days of early television have a curious amount of nostalgic pull, considering they did not flourish for long. I blame Baby Boomers, who consider all of their cultural touchstones vastly superior to what followed. Whatever the reason, the children's programming of the 1950s — Howdy Doody, Bozo the Clown, Captain Video, and the like — is still what many people think of when they think "kids show." A puppeteered or costumed ringleader, a series of corny recurring characters, a few cartoons, and a studio audience of cheering preteens. Think Krusty the Klown without the Percodan-addicted host.

In the late 1980s, decades after most [...]

Eddie Murphy To Voice Hong Kong Phooey

In a casting move you can probably already hear in your head, Eddie Murphy will voice Hong Kong Phooey for a film based on the Hanna-Barbera animated series from the '70s. Having voiced a donkey, a cranky super and a tiny dragon of some sort, portraying a crime-fighting kung-fu master dog seems like the next logical step, career-wise.

It's Funny Because It's Awwww: The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Behind Fast Five

In a video conceived by Chris Kelly, the kindergartner who wrote Fast Five chats with The Onion's Today Now! about his new action-packed film. Though he may not be old enough to not pee his pants when he's asleep, Chris Morgan knows what American audiences want: cars that go boom, Vin Diesel's big muscles and trains with holes in them. I can only assume he wrote the previous four The Fast And The Furious movies as well. Missing teeth, taking off his shoes on-camera and falling asleep mid-sentence seems par for the course for most screenwriters, but somehow Morgan manages to make it work. I look forward [...]

Kids Reenact Kanye's Tweets

Here is an adorable new series of videos from Babelgum: Kids Reenact Kanye's Tweets. It is pretty self-explanatory! There are seven of 'em in all. One is above, another is below, and you can find the rest right here.

Although I will say one thing: these companies that put 30 second preroll ads before 21 second videos make me want to get stabby. My time is valuable, Babelgum! Or at least I like to think it is! Give me a break with this insane advertisements:content ratio. Be reasonable.

World's Best Person Builds Functioning Wall-E for World's Best Reason

I know it's summer but it still might be nice to have your heart warmed before the weekend. What a guy this guy is, right guys? I've never even watched Wall-E with a kid and this guy spent thousands of hours building one for a whole bunch of sick kids he's not even related to. How do you even build a robot? Are sprockets involved? Anyway, let's give this dude the Noble Prize for Engineering and Good Dude Being. [Via]

Charlyne Yi and Fred Armisen Follow Some Sort of Time Compass To Yo Gabba Gabba Land

I hope they got to keep those outfits. What am I saying? Charlyne probably came with that outfit. Charlyne Yi and Fred Armisen guest on Yo Gabba Gabba in an upcoming episode, stopping by as Edith and Larry, two new friends who happen to be, I don't know, some kind of interstellar time elves? The size of Charlyne's hat makes me think she's Fred's commanding officer. I, for one, can't wait for this show raise my kids for me.

Brian Posehn Readies His Toddler For The Apocalypse

As if weathering the End Times in 2012 as a three-year-old wasn't hard enough, imaging having Brian Posehn as your father at the same time. "He won't even be able to say Apocalypse," Posehn gleefully tells Conan about his toddler son. "He'll be like, 'Daddy the Acopopypse is here,' and I'll be like, 'That's adorable.' Woosh! Skeletons." Other parenting tip Brian is doling out: tricking your child into knowing only the Weird Al versions of songs, and punching them until they slip into to a relaxing three-week nap.

New Shel Silverstein Book Drops In September: Save A Few Copies For The Kids

Do your best to not knock any tiny children aside as you sprint through Barnes & Noble this September to get the new Shel Silverstein book Everything On It. Silverstein, the reason any of us have a sense of wonder or imagination, passed away in 1999, but left behind a host of never-before-seen poems and illustrations which will be included in the new collection. Prior to his death, Shel's most recent works had been Falling Up (1996) and Draw A Skinny Elephant (1998); Runny Babbit, a book published posthumously, came out in 2005. HarperCollins Children's Book released the photo of the book's cover today, which as you can [...]