Animation and comics

February 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there's at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children's television show may help autistic kids. The post on the newsely site,...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:41 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University (THE CONVERSATION) In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope has reemerged:...
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From left: Chema Prado, Cecile de France, Tom Tykwer, Adele Romanski, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Stephanie Zacharek, the members of the jury of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, pose after a news conference in Berlin, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 15, 2018 - 7:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The curtain went up Thursday at the annual Berlin International Film Festival with the world premiere of Wes Anderson's new animated film, "Isle of Dogs." The first of the major European film festivals this year is overshadowed by the sexual abuse scandal that has hit the film...
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An Oscar statue appears in the ballroom during the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2018 - 1:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Engineers and inventors who create innovations for the movie business have their own Academy Awards. Presented since 1931, the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards recognize engineering and design achievements that have had a lasting influence on the art of filmmaking,...
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Kobe Bryant arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan. So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman...
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Laurie Metcalf, left, and Saoirse Ronan, right, interact at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:11 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom. With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday's gathering was a chance for...
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In this image released by Disney-Pixar, character Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, left, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, appear in a scene from the animated film, "Coco." Pixar's "Coco" swept the 45th Annie Awards, winning 11 awards at the annual ceremony honoring the year's best in animation. (Disney-Pixar via AP)
February 04, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pixar's "Coco" swept the 45th Annie Awards, winning 11 trophies at the annual ceremony honoring the year's best in animation. As expected, the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tale was dominant at the Annies, held Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. In...
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This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther," in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As people gear up for the "Black Panther" movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel's Black Panther comic book, where he's booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda. The award-winning author and journalist, in an interview...
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January 30, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew A. Cherry, a filmmaker and former NFL player, is working on a picture book. Cherry and illustrator Vashti Harrison will collaborate on "Hair Love," Dial Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Hair Love" will tell of an African-American father and his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Mort Walker, the artist and author of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, stands in his studio in Stamford, Conn. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, a family member said the comic strip artist has died. He was 94. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 27, 2018 - 11:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday. He was 94. Walker died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, said Greg Walker, his eldest...
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