Animation and comics

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 10, 2017 - 2:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist said Saturday. West died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family...
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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 10, 2017 - 1:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his family said Saturday on a verified Facebook page. West died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with...
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Pennsylvania State Police Troop P Commanding Officer Jonathan Nederostek gives a statement to the press as the State Police investigate the murder of three people and the suicide of the shooter 24-year-old Randy Robert Stair, of Dallas, Pa., at the Weis Supermarket on the Hunter Highway in Eaton Township, Pa., on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Stair barricaded entrances and exits, one person was able to escape. (Jake Danna Stevens/ The Times-Tribune, Via AP)
June 08, 2017 - 6:40 pm
A man who police say trapped and killed three co-workers inside a closed northeast Pennsylvania grocery store overnight Thursday left an online trail behind that includes praise for the 1999 Columbine High School shooters and expressions of deep frustration about the world around him. Wyoming...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005 file photo, British actor Peter Sallis, who voices the part of Wallace poses with a person dressed as the character 'Wallace' on arrival at the Leicester Square Odeon, London for the premiere of Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons, has died. He was 96. Sallis' agents, Jonathan Altaras Associates, say he died Friday, June 2, 2017 in London. (AP Photo/Paul Ashby, File)
June 05, 2017 - 4:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 96. Sallis' talent agency, Jonathan Altaras Associates, said he died Friday at a retirement home for actors in London...
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June 05, 2017 - 3:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 96. Sallis' talent agency, Jonathan Altaras Associates, said he died Friday at a retirement home for actors in London...
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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Captain Underpants, voiced by Ed Helms, in a scene from "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)
June 01, 2017 - 2:38 pm
With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. What you may not expect is a sweet story that touches on adult loneliness, the importance of arts education and how laughter and friendship are life essentials at any age. Based on the popular children's...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2008, file photo, a person in a Homer Simpson costume throws the first pitch before the start of the baseball game between the Florida Marlins' and Los Angeles Dodgers' at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Still hugely popular 25 years after it first aired, The Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat," featuring the voices of Ken Griffey Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco and a lineup full of luminaries gets a fitting tribute Saturday, May 27, 2017, from the national pastime at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
May 26, 2017 - 9:55 pm
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. "I get asked as much about being on 'The...
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Fans line up to enter Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Comic book and science fiction fans showing up at the Phoenix Comicon festival will have all prop weapons - including swords, sabers and fake guns - confiscated after a man showed up at the event with real guns and caused a security scare. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 26, 2017 - 7:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at Comicon. Comicon imposed drastic security measures...
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Fans line up to enter Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Comic book and science fiction fans showing up at the Phoenix Comicon festival will have all prop weapons - including swords, sabers and fake guns - confiscated after a man showed up at the event with real guns and caused a security scare. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 26, 2017 - 6:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at Comicon. Comicon imposed drastic security measures...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1984 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt tries to take out Los Angeles Dodgers' Steve Sax at second to break up an eighth inning double-play to no avail during their second National League playoff game in Los Angeles. Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. (AP Photo/File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:49 am
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. "I get asked as much about being on 'The...
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