Latest Animated television News

The Latest: Europeans send out another social media winner

Sep. 23, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 2:20 p.m. Hand the Europeans another win in the Ryder Cup social media battles. ...

Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

Sep. 22, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The video streaming giant said Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the...

TV's Cartoonito aim: to help tots be 'best humans' possible

Sep. 11, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a good time to be a preschooler with TV privileges. You can watch classics including “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” always worth your attention. And you're the target audience for shows that take a new approach to helping you grow up while...

Fall TV season serves up what viewers want: sci-fi, fantasy

Sep. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fickleness is paying off for the young. Because Generation Z and a slice of millennials are more likely to drop and add streaming services in pursuit of tempting new shows, media companies are striving to give those restless customers what they want...

A mixed box office weekend as ‘Free Guy’ tops again

Aug. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

Four new films with major stars from Hugh Jackman to Michael Keaton opened in North American movie theaters this weekend and only the one with animated puppies fared well. But it wasn’t enough to beat out Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy “Free Guy,” which topped the charts for the second...

'South Park' creators buying quirky Colorado restaurant

Aug. 13, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The creators of the irreverent animated television series “South Park” are buying Casa Bonita, a quirky restaurant in suburban Denver that was featured on the show. Matt Stone and Trey Parker said in an interview with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis...

New this week: 'CODA,' Chance the Rapper film and 'Heels'

Aug. 09, 2021 13:42 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 — One of the year’s most winning and crowd-pleasing films, “CODA” will...

'Arthur' to end on PBS Kids after 25-season stint

Jul. 28, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. ...

Young W.Va. filmmaker finds her place in the Disney kingdom

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Say you wanted to carve a career track that would take you from a nice, suburban neighborhood in Scott Depot to the magical Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, where you would land a dream job working on such famous projects as “Frozen II” and “Raya and the...

Meghan, Prince Harry to develop new Netflix animated series

Jul. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan and Prince Harry’s second Netflix project will focus on a 12-year-old girl’s adventures in an animated series. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Wednesday that the working title “Pearl” will be developed...