Latest Animation and comics News

Once doomed to cult status, the animated satire 'Clone High' finds a new life on Max

Feb. 29, 2024 10:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the weirdest high schools in history, Cleopatra is dating class president Frida Kahlo and John F. Kennedy's best friend is Abraham Lincoln. This is “Clone High,” a cult animated show that's enjoying a new life on the streamer Max some two decades after...

Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

Feb. 28, 2024 21:46 PM EST

David Bowie’s Major Tom, sitting in his tin can. Elton John’s Rocket Man, missing Earth and his wife. Matt Damon in “The Martian,” left behind to starve. Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar,” weeping as he watches his kids age without him. Much art has been made of the...

We may be living in the golden age of older filmmakers. This year's Oscars are evidence

Feb. 28, 2024 15:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hayao Miyazaki was contemplating whether he would come out of retirement in 2016, he put together a curiously self-critical proposal. “There’s nothing more pathetic than telling the world you’ll retire because of your age, then making yet another...

What to stream this week: Adam Sandler is in space, 'Elsbeth' sleuths and Japan shines in 'Shogun'

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Adam Sandler playing an astronaut on a solo mission to the edge of the solar system in the sci-fi drama “Spaceman,” and Disney+'s animated coming-of-age story “Iwájú” set in the future in Lagos, Nigeria, are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you....

Richonne rises in 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira

Feb. 25, 2024 01:46 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Danai Gurira remembers a moment filming “ The Walking Dead ” which she now believes contributed to the future pairing of her character Michonne with Andrew Lincoln's Rick. It was during season three, Gurira's first season on the show. The scene featured...

A beloved fantasy franchise is revived with Netflix's live-action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Feb. 23, 2024 12:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new entry in the “Avatar” franchise is about to soar and James Cameron has no part in it. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a completely different fictional world from Cameron's Pandora but the two similarly named dueling sci-fi fantasy properties have kept...

Police called to investigate alleged LGBTQ+ propaganda at Russian 'My Little Pony' convention

Feb. 18, 2024 12:15 PM EST

Police in Moscow were called to investigate alleged LGBTQ+ propaganda at a fan event dedicated to the cartoon series “My Little Pony,” organizers said Sunday. The Mi Amore convention was closed by organizers early Saturday after officers arrived at the venue in the Russian...

Franklin from 'Peanuts' gets to shine in the spotlight of a new animated Apple TV+ special

Feb. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mild-mannered Franklin — the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip — gets to shine in his own animated Apple TV+ special this month in a story about friendship. Franklin is a newcomer who bonds with Charlie Brown and is welcomed to the...

Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling join fellow Oscar nominees for annual celebratory luncheon

Feb. 13, 2024 06:39 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The casts of “ Barbie ” and “ Oppenheimer ” gathered Monday at the annual Academy Award nominees luncheon alongside dozens of less famous and first-time Oscar hopefuls for handshakes, hugs, a huge group picture and instructions on nailing an acceptance speech....

Coming in 2026: The Oscars will add Academy Award for casting directors

Feb. 08, 2024 13:47 PM EST

Casting directors are some of the most important creatives in entertainment but have never been celebrated as such on Hollywood’s biggest night. Starting next year, however, that all changes. The Oscars will add a new award to recognize achievement in casting for films released in...