Animation and comics

In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape. The Magic Kingdom will launch a new streaming service in 2019 that will exclusively offer animated and live-action Disney...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching a streaming service for animated and live-action movies in 2019 as it navigates a changing media landscape. It will also launch an ESPN sports app in early 2018. The Disney app will be the exclusive source for streaming animated and live-action Disney and Pixar...
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This image released by Crackle shows a scene from "SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween," a holiday special streaming on Crackle starting Oct. 5. (Crackle via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 4:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stop-action animated series "SuperMansion" is getting spooky this Halloween. Streaming service Crackle said Monday that a new special, "SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween," will debut Oct. 5. Lake Bell and Phil LaMarr will guest star. Bell and LaMarr will add their voices to...
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This Monday, July 17, 2017, photo shows the Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix says it made its first acquisition Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, buying the comic book publisher Millarworld. Millarworld’s graphic novels “Kick-Ass,” “Wanted” and “Kingsman” were all turned into movies, and Netflix plans to create more films and shows featuring Millarworld characters for its video streaming service. Netflix did not say how much it paid for Millarworld. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 07, 2017 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Millarworld's graphic novels "Kick-Ass," ''Wanted" and "Kingsman" have already been turned into movies by major...
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This Monday, July 17, 2017, photo shows the Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix says it made its first acquisition Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, buying the comic book publisher Millarworld. Millarworld’s graphic novels “Kick-Ass,” “Wanted” and “Kingsman” were all turned into movies, and Netflix plans to create more films and shows featuring Millarworld characters for its video streaming service. Netflix did not say how much it paid for Millarworld. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 07, 2017 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Millarworld's graphic novels "Kick-Ass," ''Wanted" and "Kingsman" have already been turned into movies by major...
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This image released by Ringling College of Art and Design shows a scene from the animated short, "In a Heartbeat," by filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo. David and Bravo released the film online Monday where it quickly began trending on Twitter. (Ringling College of Art and Design via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animated short film about an adolescent gay couple has gone viral, roughly 8 million views on YouTube in just two days. "In a Heartbeat" follows an elementary school boy addressing his sexuality after falling in love with a male classmate. Filmmakers Beth David and Esteban...
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This image released by Ringling College of Art and Design shows a scene from the animated short, "In a Heartbeat," by filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo. David and Bravo released the film online Monday where it quickly began trending on Twitter. (Ringling College of Art and Design via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animated short film about an adolescent gay couple has gone viral, garnering over 6 million views on YouTube in just two days. "In a Heartbeat " follows a boy addressing his sexuality after falling in love with a male classmate in elementary school. The short was created by...
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Harrison Ford waves to the audience as he walks on stage at the Warner Bros. "Blade Runner" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite. As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations,...
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Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Michael B. Jordan attend the "Marvel" panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 22, 2017 - 11:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Black Panther" stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, "Infinity War." Fans went wild for the exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming superhero pic, featuring star Chadwick Boseman T...
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Charlize Theron speaks at the "Women Who Kick Ass" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 22, 2017 - 7:06 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charlize Theron has a message to audiences: See female-driven movies, and studios will make more. "I always say to studios, 'Make more female-driven movies,' " Theron said. "They said, 'We would if people go and see them.' So go see those movies!" Theron gave a wide-ranging talk at...
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