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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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Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Aug. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

“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...

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

Jul. 31, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation uses the signatures on test files, which were mistakenly printed on the real checks and sent...

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Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love

Jul. 28, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE “The Mandalorian” — maybe thanks to Baby Yoda — snagged a surprising 15 nominations, mostly technical nods for things like production design,...

Customers come back to Miami's oldest comic book store

Jul. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In May, the future seemed bleak for A&M Comics and Books, the oldest comic book store in Florida. No new comics had been published since March 25 — the first such stoppage of the industry since World War II. Sales at the store had plunged 80 percent. And even though the shop...

Evy Thomas, dressed as Mystique, poses for a portrait on day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

Missing Comic-Con? Check out awesome costumes over the years

Jul. 20, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Of all the events canceled because of the coronavirus, few are as lively and vibrant as Comic-Con. Every year, tens of thousands of people – many in elaborate costumes – convene in San Diego for a pop culture extravaganza. Hollywood studios peddle their upcoming...

In this June 7, 2020 photo provided by the Executive Office of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, John Lewis looks over a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington.  The Washington Monument and the White House are visible in the distance.  Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80.  (Khalid Naji-Allah/Executive Office of the Mayor via AP)

How the Black Lives Matter generation remembers John Lewis

Jul. 19, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

Of all the ways that John Lewis influenced American life and politics, his indelible impact on young people may be among the most enduring. From student activist to elder statesman, Lewis continually encouraged the nation's youth to start “good trouble” — and modeled just how to do that. He...

Cartoonist Darrin Bell has deal to write 2 graphic memoirs

Jul. 16, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Darrin Bell, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist acclaimed for his sharp takes on race, gender and President Donald Trump, has a two-book deal. Henry Holt & Company announced Thursday that Bell will publish two graphic memoirs that explore racism and his personal...

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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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DC's plan for 'Watchmen' sequel 'Rorschach' met with unease

Jul. 15, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DC is releasing a new “Watchmen” spin off based on the Rorschach character, but the unveiling of the limited comic series has been met with mixed reactions. Some critics online questioned whether the masked vigilante should be the primary focus after DC announced the sequel...