Animation and comics

This cover image released by Random House Children’s Books shows "Dinosaurs Before Dark" the first release of Mary Pope Osborne's "Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel" series, scheduled for release on May 4. (Random House Children’s Books via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. She is teaming with playwright Jenny Laird and the illustrators-sisters Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release will be an adaptation...
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This image released by Profiles in History shows a Rudolph reindeer puppet used in the filming of the 1964 Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction.Auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday that a 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa used to animate the 1964 TV special are being sold together in the auction that starts Nov. 13 and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. (Profiles in History via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 1:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2014 file photo, Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as "Quino," gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lavado passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, according to his editor Daniel Divinsky who announced it on social media. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia, File)
September 30, 2020 - 3:29 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Joaquín Salvador Lavado, an Argentine cartoonist better known as “Quino″ whose satirical comic strip about a socially conscious girl named Mafalda with a loathing for soup found fans across Latin America, Europe and beyond, died Wednesday. He was 88. Quino’s “Mafalda...
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This album cover image released by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings shows "The Rarities" by Mariah Carey. (Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings via AP)
September 28, 2020 - 11:35 am
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic with verve and flair. The...
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The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco...
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Pro-democracy students raise a three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance, during a protest rally in front of Education Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Again on this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, students will gather to protest outside the Education Ministry demanding reform to what they say is an oppressive and ineffective school system. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 04, 2020 - 12:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — She‘s 15, writes love stories and likes indie music and anime cartoons. So far so normal. But two weeks ago Benjamaporn Nivas upended traditional notions of Thai schoolkids’ behavior by leading hundreds of youngsters in a protest outside the Education Ministry in Bangkok. On Saturday...
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September 01, 2020 - 4:38 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida DJ and music producer Erick Morillo was found dead at his home Tuesday morning, weeks after being charged with sexual battery, authorities said. Miami Beach police officers found the 49-year-old Morillo's body after responding to a 911 call, police spokesman...
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This Aug. 19, 2020, image shows Aaron Cuffee of Red Planet Books & Comics in Albuquerque, N.M., as he discusses the potential that could come from Marvel Comics' effort to assemble a gallery of Native artists and scribes for "Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices #1." The anthology will revisit some of Marvel's Native characters. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
August 29, 2020 - 10:12 am
Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist — mystical powers, an ability to talk to animals and a costume of either a headdress or a loincloth. “Poor research was done. They were just going off of TV and film,” said artist Jeffrey...
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This image released by Fox shows Marge Simpson, a character on the animated television series "The Simpsons." In the clip, posted by the animated series, matriarch Marge chided a Trump campaign attorney over a tweet comparing her and Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden's pick for his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.. (FOX via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 3:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marge Simpson has advice for a lawyer with the Trump campaign: Do not name call. In a clip posted Friday by Fox’s animated series “The Simpsons," matriarch Marge chided the attorney over a tweet comparing her voice to that of the Democratic vice presidential contender, Sen...
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This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan." The film is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent “Mulan.” (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)
August 04, 2020 - 4:41 pm
“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of...
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