Animation and comics

Cars enter and leave Fox Studios, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney has closed its $71 acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on Wednesday, March 20, in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The closure paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
March 19, 2019 - 11:21 pm
Disney is closing its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. By buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men, Disney aims to...
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Kevin Smith arrives at Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2019 - 8:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army bugler played a mournful taps at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn "Amazing Grace" into the air. Standing respectfully around them was another group in its own impeccable uniforms: Lee fans dressed as Black Panther, Wolverine and...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." (Sony Pictures Animation via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes. The film led a host of newcomers that debuted to...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 11:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise's death-defying "Mission: Impossible" stunts continue to pay off at the box office. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures...
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July 21, 2018 - 8:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Reynolds has made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the release of a "Deadpool 2" extended cut. Speaking to a packed Hall H audience, Reynolds said that the first "Deadpool" was made because of the people in the room. The enthusiasm around footage...
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Gal Gadot speaks at the Warner Bros. Theatrical panel for "Wonder Woman 1984" on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 21, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Wonder Woman 1984" is only three and a half weeks into production, but that didn't stop star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins from bringing some footage to Comic-Con. Audiences in the comic book convention's Hall H on Saturday got an early look at a scene where Diana Prince...
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Gal Gadot speaks at the Warner Bros. Theatrical panel for "Wonder Woman 1984" on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 21, 2018 - 3:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, director M. Night Shyamalan poses during a photo call for the movie "Split" in Milan, Italy, Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for “Glass” in front of the summer’s biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday, July 20, 2018, at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H audience should be the first to see it. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
July 20, 2018 - 8:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for "Glass" in front of the summer's biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H...
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