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Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's adventures...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mar. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney...

Della Duck, intrepid space explorer and amputee, comes to TV

Mar. 9, 2019 8:43 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Duck is a brave and resourceful fowl, the sort that refuses to be defeated by a solo crash landing on the moon — even when it costs her a leg. Della, an elusive and lesser-known member of the Donald Duck family, took center stage in Saturday's episode and quickly proved to...

'Simpsons' producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode

Mar. 8, 2019 2:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson after HBO aired a documentary in which two men claim they were sexually abused by the singer when they were younger. "It feels like the only choice to make," executive producer James...