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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake, right, and Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick in a scene from

'Trolls' went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming.

Apr. 29, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the "Trolls” sequel has caused a storm to course through the movie industry. Just as the pandemic...

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows characters Shaggy, voiced by Will Forte, left, and Scooby-Doo, voiced by Frank Welker, in a scene from the animated film

Warner Bros. sends 'Scoob!' straight to on-demand

Apr. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. “Scoob!” had originally been set...

FILE - In this February 20, 2018 file photo the American director and animated film producer Gene Deitch poses for the photographer with his book of memories 'For the Love of Prague' in Prague, Czech Republic. Deitch, living in Prague with his Czech wife, animator and producer Zdenka Najmanova, has died at the age of 95 years. Deitch directed Czechoslovak-American animated film 'Munro' that won an Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film in 1961. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)

US animator, filmmaker Gene Deitch dies in Prague at 95

Apr. 18, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Gene Deitch, an American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, film director and producer has died. He was 95. His Czech publisher, Petr Himmel, told The Associated Press Deitch died unexpectedly during the night from Thursday to Friday in his apartment in Prague’s Little Quarter...

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New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

Apr. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick”...

In this image released by Disney/Pixar, characters Laurel, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, from left, Ian, voiced by Tom Holland, and Barley, voiced by Chris Pratt, appear in a scene from

New at home this week: 'Onward,' Nina Simone and 'The Talk'

Mar. 30, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

Epic adventures, exotic locales and cocktails mixed to order by bartenders — they may be largely off limits for the moment, but not on a device near you. This week's fresh offerings include a recently-released Pixar animated tale, a marathon of James Bond films and new music from country star Sam Hunt....