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Ren, Stimpy to make TV comeback in new Comedy Central show

Aug. 5, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brazen humor of “The Ren & Stimpy Show” will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series. The original program that was a hit for Nickelodeon will be reimagined in partnership with Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Comedy Central said Wednesday....

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'Magic School Bus' author Joanna Cole dies at age 75

Jul. 15, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Joanna Cole, whose “Magic School Bus” books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75. Scholastic announced that Cole, a resident of Sioux City, Iowa, died Sunday. The cause was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis....

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Peacock enters streaming fray with paid, free subscriptions

Jul. 13, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs. Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt forced by the coronavirus, Peacock subscribers have to wait for a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica,” the...

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Right time to 'get stupid again': Beavis, Butt-Head comeback

Jul. 1, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers. “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” Mike Judge, the creator and voice of both characters, said in a statement. “Beavis and...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo, actor and show co-creator Mike Henry appears with signage for his animated series

Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy'

Jun. 26, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the show’s main African American character because “persons of color should play...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Banks will play the manic science teacher Ms. Frizzle in a live-action film

Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens

Jun. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Magic School Bus” has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere new: the big screen. Scholastic Entertainment said Thursday that it will make “a feature-length, live-action hybrid film” based on the animated TV show...

Japan TV station apologizes for US video seen as offensive

Jun. 9, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese public broadcaster NHK apologized Tuesday for an animated video it produced trying to explain the ongoing protests in the United States that instead sparked outrage that its depiction of black Americans was offensive. The animated clip featured a black man with large muscles wearing...