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With success and offers, Sterling K. Brown learns to say no

Nov. 13, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a hit TV series, awards, plus film and TV opportunities, Sterling K. Brown admits he’s experienced “a lot of pinch me moments” in recent years. But, with all those possibilities and offers, the 43-year-old has also learned a very important lesson— how to say...

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

Nov. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on Tuesday. Disney has...

Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray

Nov. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series. There's a lot riding on the...

What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

Nov. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts. Subscribers will initially get more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. That's expected to grow to 620 movies and 10,000 episodes in five...

'Abominable' to skip Malaysia theaters over disputed sea map

Oct. 21, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The animated movie "Abominable" will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. Vietnam already pulled the U.S.-Chinese production from theaters over a fleeting image of...

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

Oct. 18, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills. Not only that: They're all...

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

Oct. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service. Films such as "Princess Mononoke," ''My Neighbor Totoro" and Oscar-winner "Spirited Away" will be among the titles available to stream when HBO Max launches in spring 2020....

Vietnam bans animated 'Abominable' over South China Sea map

Oct. 16, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

Sep. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans." "It took nights and...