Animation and comics

July 06, 2018 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles. Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in "Rub & Tug," a film about prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, executive producer LeBron James attends a premiere for "The Carter Effect" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre, in Toronto. LeBron James has gone from hot in Cleveland to high on Hollywood. James had movie and TV projects gestating long before he came to California to join the Los Angeles Lakers, and has the star power to now have a shot at a lot more. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
July 03, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Space Jam 2?" A whole new "House Party" franchise? With the leadership of LeBron James, anything is possible. As James comes from Cleveland to Los Angeles looking to take the Lakers to more championships with a blockbuster $154 million contract announced this week, he could also...
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This combination photo shows Jennifer Lee at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2018, left, and Pete Doctor at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Feb. 6, 2010. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday, June 19, 2018, that Lee and Doctor are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations. (AP Photo)
June 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations. Both Oscar-winners and veterans of the...
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This image released by Disney Pixar shows the character Helen/Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter in "Incredibles 2." (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 5:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters — a record opening for animated movies...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2010 file photo, John Lasseter arrives at the world premiere of "Toy Story 3," at The El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behavior with staff members.Disney announced Friday, June 8, 2018 that Lasseter will stay on through the end of 2018 as a consultant. After that he will depart permanently. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
June 08, 2018 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff members. Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the “Superman” film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday, May 13, 2918, at her home there. She was 69. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 8:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was 69. Kidder's manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the animated science fiction comedy series "Rick and Morty" can rest easy. Series co-creator Justin Roiland posted on Instagram on Thursday that 70 more episodes have been approved for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night programming. There were 31 episodes in its...
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May 10, 2018 - 4:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Superman may be the Man of Steel, but he's no Death Dealer. Comic books featuring the debuts of Superman, the Joker and Catwoman fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Chicago auction Thursday, but the star was undoubtedly a painting by science fiction and fantasy artist Frank...
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This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. The MarCOs will be the first CubeSats - a kind of modular, mini-satellite - flown into deep space. They're designed to fly along behind NASA's InSight lander on its cruise to Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 12:36 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. Named after the characters in the 2008 animated movie, the small satellites WALL-E and EVE are hitching a ride on the Atlas V rocket set to...
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