Animation and comics

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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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Jon Stewart, accompanied by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N,Y., and New York City first responders speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. HBO says it's scrapping a Web-delivered venture it was developing with Stewart. In a statement Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the network said the short-form digital animated project had proved too technically difficult for a quick turnaround. The animated series would have allowed Stewart to comment on daily breaking news in real time. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
May 24, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. "HBO and Jon Stewart have...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, actors Brad Pitt, from left, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn arrive for the screening of their film, "The Tree of Life," by filmmaker Terrence Malick, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. The film, which won the Palme d'Or award, was booed by critics at the film screening. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
May 18, 2017 - 3:50 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival has its own version of the Roman gladiator thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and its judgments can be just as harsh. Nowhere are audience and critical reactions to films more closely measured, in standing ovation length or volubility of booing. Cannes can make...
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This undated image provided by Marvel and Feld Entertainment shows the Marvel comic book superheroes. Fans of the Marvel comic superheroes can see their favorite superheroes in one place in a new live show debuting this summer and touring the U.S. and Canada through 2019. (Marvel and Feld Entertainment via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 2:57 pm
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There's a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Indonesia's Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speaks in Washington. Pudjiastuti, a high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading an Indonesian government crackdown of illegal fishing that has winning plaudits from conservationists despite its explosive methods. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 13, 2017 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading Indonesia's crackdown on illegal fishing, winning plaudits from conservationists and awards as far away as Washington despite her explosive methods. A favorite tactic is seizing foreign fishing vessels and then blowing...
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