The creators of adult cartoon South Park have made the controversial decision to include the subject of the Iraq war in an upcoming episode.

In the animated feature, fourth-graders STAN, BUTTERS, KYLE and CARTMAN join an anti-war demonstration - so they can skip school.

This sends their pro-war teacher MR GARRISON into a rage, and he responds by giving them a project to do about America's founding fathers.

Cartman subsequently travels back in time to 1776 to wreak havoc during the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

South Park makers Trey Parker and Matt Stone have recently inked a deal to keep the cartoon running until 2005.