Animation and comics

Power Ranger characters strike a pose for Comic-Con attendees during Preview Night of the 2017 Comic-Con International on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 20, 2017 - 12:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Convention Center was packed with people as soon as it opened its doors for Comic-Con. Fans with four-day passes to the annual pop-culture convention were treated to a preview of the showroom floor Wednesday night: 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016 file photo, Dorian Black, left, dressed as Batman and Kyle Blankenfield, dressed as Spider-Man appear outside during Comic-Con International in San Diego. The annual pop-culture celebration kicks off Wednesday night with a preview of the San Diego Convention Center’s showroom floor. Four days of panels, presentations, screenings and autograph signings begin on Thursday. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP, File)
July 19, 2017 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calling all superheroes, sci-fi fans and genre lovers of all kinds: Comic-Con is here. The annual pop-culture celebration kicks off Wednesday night with a preview of the San Diego Convention Center's showroom floor: 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game displays, along...
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This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 1:05 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 1:33 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Friday, July 13, 2017 at the Walt Disney Company's biannual fan convention D23 that "Empire" star Henson would be joining "Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet" as an internet-savvy character named Yesss with three s's. The film hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 14, 2017 - 8:17 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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July 14, 2017 - 6:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some royally familiar voices are coming back to the big screen in the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel. The original voices of some of the most beloved Disney princesses have a very special cameo in the film, including "Beauty and the Beast's" Paige O'Hara, "The Little Mermaid's" Jodi...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's public broadcaster NHK has apologized over a cartoon with Adolph Hitler's face that was printed on a T-shirt worn by a talk show guest. The black T-shirt worn by entrepreneur Takafumi Horie also carried a "No war" message on one side and a peace symbol on a lapel. Horie was a...
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ModelS wear creations part of the DSquared2 men's Spring-Summer 2018 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 18, 2017 - 7:07 pm
MILAN (AP) — A fresh breeze buffeted Italy's fashion capital during the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, both literally, bringing relief from the June heat, and figuratively, as young designers took the spotlight. They brought with them fresh silhouettes with new proportions and...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 1989 file photo, actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom car show in Chicago. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, West’s family said the actor, who portrayed Batman in a 1960s TV series, has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File)
June 11, 2017 - 3:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever. "You get terrible typecast playing a character like that," West told The Associated Press in a 2014 interview. "But in the overall, I'm delighted because my character...
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