17 Aug 2011

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Wayne Rooney’s son loves Toy Story fancy dress

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Coleen Rooney has posted a picture of her one-and-a-half year old son Kai on Twitter in Toy Story fancy dress.

The young lad is pictured sporting a Woody costume and the caption posted with the image simply reads: "My little Woody."

Kai was dressed as the cartoon character, who was played by Tom Hanks in the hit Hollywood movie, for a christening.

He was snapped in a big, brown cowboy hat, the trademark red and yellow checked shirt and a fake cowhide waistcoat.

As well as getting his good looks from his

11 Aug 2011

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Happy Birthday, Mr Men!

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They may not look it, but the Mr Men and Little Miss characters have now turned 40.

Mr Tickle was the first of the cartoons created by Roger Hargreaves in 1971 in response to a question from his son Adam.

As they sat around the breakfast table, the then six-year-old asked his father what a tickle looks like.

Suddenly inspired, Roger went off and drew a little orange creature with strangely long arms and wrote a little story to go with him.

Mr Tickle was

10 Aug 2011

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Sesame Street to welcome scores of celebs for 42nd season

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It has been announced that the 42nd season of Sesame Street is to feature a guest list of celebs that would put a Hollywood awards night to shame.

A press release from the producers states that Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Amy Adams, Seth Rogan, Sofia Vergara, Naomi Watts and Mila Kunis are all to go along and take part in sketches with the programme's equally famous characters.

There will also be plenty more sports stars and musicians popping up

03 Aug 2011

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Plans underway to turn house into Peter Pan-themed children’s centre

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Plans are afoot to turn what was once a stately home into a centre for children's literature based on the Peter Pan story.

JM Barrie's childhood pal Stuart Gordon lived at Mont Brae in Dumfries and the author regularly went there after school to play with his friends, something he wrote about later in life.

It is thought the garden and their games of pirate battles inspired the story about a little boy who never grew up.

The house fell into disrepair, but the

01 Aug 2011

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Police smash car window to rescue doll

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Police in Nottinghamshire were left red-faced recently, after smashing a car window to rescue a baby – only to find it was actually a doll.

Chanel Cristofis, five, had received the Reborn toy for her birthday and would leave it in her dad's car while she went to school and he went to work at a local chippy.

However, one particularly hot day, a passerby noticed the incredibly lifelike doll in the back of the Vauxhall and panicked, thinking it was a real child that could

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