Animation and comics

This image released by Disney-Pixar shows characters Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez in a scene from the animated film, "Coco." (Disney-Pixar via AP)
November 26, 2017 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar's "Coco" sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.' "Justice League." "Coco" rode strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences to the top spot at the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Pixar co-founder John Lasseter that have led him to take a leave of absence (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Rashida Jones is denying a report that she quit working on "Toy Story 4" because of unwanted advances by Pixar co-founder John Lasseter...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:25 pm
___ FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally. Pai's attempt...
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This image released by Disney-Pixar shows a scene from the animated film, "Coco." (Disney•Pixar via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 9:32 am
At first, Disney-Pixar's latest, "Coco ," sounds a lot like the 2014 Fox film "The Book of Life." Both are animated features steeped in the aesthetics and customs of Day of the Dead: the Mexican tradition of creating elaborate altars, painted skulls and paths of marigolds to welcome the spirits of...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ezra Miller, from left, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in a scene from "Justice League." (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 2:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that's the situation Warner Bros. and DC's "Justice League" find themselves in. The big budget superhero mashup came in well under expectations, which...
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This image released by Profiles in History shows a June 1938 Action Comics #1 issue, one of many Superman items up for auction on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles. (Profiles in History via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 10:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block. Profiles in History announced Friday that it will sell a copy of Action Comics #1 at a Dec. 19 auction in Los Angeles. The comic, which features Superman hoisting a car...
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This image released by truTV shows Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who stars in the documentary, "The Problem with Apu," airing on truTV on Nov. 19. (truTV via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched "The Simpsons" and he adored "The Simpsons." There was just one thing that bothered him about it. Amid the fictional Springfield barflies, incompetent doctors, clowns and crazy...
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CORRECTS North Korea flag with stars on the left of the cellphones; AP illustration by Peter Hamlin shows flag of North Korea. SOURCE: AP Illustration. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Central Florida center Tacko Fall (24) is introduced before an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, in Orlando, Fla. The tallest player in college basketball strolls the campus at UCF _ not your traditional basketball power. But anybody in the NBA or college hoops who doesn't know 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall should get up to speed on the 21-year-old from Senegal. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
November 08, 2017 - 2:18 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall can never hide. The tallest man in college basketball was walking from the University of Central Florida student union to his dormitory one recent morning, waiting for the light to change at an intersection when a driver — perhaps under the illusion that there's more...
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