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Florida teacher emerges as Tik Tok star, eyes Hollywood

Jun. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Plant City, Fla. (AP) — In the jargon of the internet, Casey Hamilton is chaotic good. He is the human embodiment of “dance like no one’s watching,” with a disarming wholesomeness bred in his native Plant City. The 25-year-old dresses like a...

Governor's office: Animation studio expanding in Louisiana

Jun. 03, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-area animation studio will add six permanent jobs in a planned expansion, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Thursday. Swaybox Studios in Jefferson Parish will add six new permanent jobs with an average annual salary of $62,800 plus...

Disney Junior series aims to give a kid's-eye view of race

May. 18, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rise Up, Sing Out,” an animated shorts series presenting the concepts of race, racism and social justice to young viewers, is coming to Disney Junior. Designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their families, the series will include music by Ahmir...

Black elite family drama 'Our Kind of People' set for fall

May. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Affluent and well-connected Black families are the focus of “Our Kind of People,” a new Fox drama series from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. Based on “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class," a 1999 nonfiction book by Lawrence...

New this week: Chrissie Hynde, loads of zombies & M.O.D.O.K

May. 17, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In “The Dry,” Eric Bana returns to his native country for a taut, tense...

US Air Force flight in Mideast uses call sign 'Pickle Rick'

May. 02, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Someone in the U.S. Air Force apparently watches the cartoon “Rick and Morty.” An Air Force KC-10 Extender that flew out of Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday used the call sign “PIKLRICK” on a mission...

PBS Kids celebrates Autism Awareness Month with new friends

Apr. 01, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new child is introduced this month on the animated TV show “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” who is a little different. He's sensitive to loud noises and he likes doing things his way, in his time. Ben is autistic and he helps teach the show's...

Report: Animation company got $49M in excessive tax credits

Mar. 31, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Blue Sky Studios, the company behind “Ice Age” and other animated films, received $49 million more in Connecticut state tax credits than it should have, state auditors said in a report released Wednesday. The Disney-owned company, based in...

Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance

Mar. 24, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday the new series called “Pandemica," which will launch Thursday....

New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'

Mar. 22, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Most of last week's Oscar nominees are already streaming or available...