Animation and comics

Stephen Colbert, executive producer of the Showtime animated series "Our Cartoon President," takes part in a panel discussion on the show at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2018 - 8:25 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Trump fatigue? No such thing in comic Stephen Colbert's world. "He is president of the United States," Colbert said Saturday. "There is no escaping it. It's like having oxygen fatigue." Colbert and his CBS "Late Show" vaulted to the top of the late-night comedy heap with his...
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Ryan Murphy participates in the "9-1-1" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Pasadena,Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Fox broadcasting network, home to "The Simpsons" and "The Orville," will continue to air scripted entertainment after the Fox TV studio's sale to Disney, Fox executives said Thursday. The pending deal that will separate the Fox network and 20th Century Fox studio won't...
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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. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:03 pm
There's a Black Panther party going on all around the country. Superhero fans, movie fans and especially connoisseurs of black culture — American and African — are eagerly awaiting the debut of Marvel's "Black Panther" movie starring comic books' first black superhero with an enthusiasm not often...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 28, 2017 - 2:15 am
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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This undated frame the video shows video game play footage of a mass shooting simulation. The game designers listened to real dispatch tapes to understand the dynamics of such situations, as part a $5.6 U.S. million government-funded program known as the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment. (Cole Engineering services, Inc., via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 1:49 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with...
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December 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animator who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd has died. Bob Givens was 99 years old. Daughter Mariana Givens says her father died Dec. 14 in Burbank, California from acute respiratory failure. Bob Givens started working for Walt Disney Studios right out of high school...
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FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Disney Marvel via AP, File)
December 16, 2017 - 1:41 am
MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel...
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FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Disney Marvel via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:35 pm
MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards in New York. Blige was nominated for two Golden Globe awards on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, including one for best original song for "Mighty River," featured in "Mudbound." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige is dancing into the Golden Globe Awards as a double nominee — for her acting and songwriting — while Mariah Carey, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Nick Jonas are some of the other popular musicians also nominated. Blige earned nominations Monday for her work in the Dee...
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FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, Jessica Nowan, left and Caitlin Grandstaff, right, stand in line for the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City. There is a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over rights to use the phrase "comic con." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 08, 2017 - 9:21 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury on Friday sided with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over rights to use the phrase "comic con." The panel decided that Salt Lake Comic Con used the trademarked phrase without permission, though they didn't do so willfully...
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