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A good man: Exhibits honor 'Peanuts' creator Schulz on 100th

May. 27, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.” In one episode that week, a frustrated...

Baltimore-area animators have shot at Cartoon Network show

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rebecca Stern gets anxious in loud spaces and struggles to communicate and socialize. The 26-year-old, who has autism, said she hopes to create characters who look and sound like her. Marina Khatin, 29, said there’s a shortage of Black female cartoon animators....

Review: ‘Chip ‘n Dale’ evoke Roger Rabbit in meta reboot

May. 17, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

If you must reboot an over 30-year-old Disney Channel cartoon like “ Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” you could do much worse than looking to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” for inspiration. But it is a high bar and though “Chip ‘n Dale” might not reach the heights of that Robert Zemeckis...

Hamlin respects NASCAR punishment for crass anti-Asian meme

Apr. 30, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said someone sent him a crass anti-Asian meme that poked fun at Kyle Larson's driving and out it went without a care — from his mobile phone to Twitter. “I thought it was hilarious," Hamlin said. “Also, it's insensitive. I understand.” ...

Oscars live: Coming-of-age film ‘CODA’ wins best picture

Mar. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

“CODA” has won best picture at the Oscars. The small, coming-of-age film about the only hearing member in a family of deaf adults written and directed by Siân Heder took the top prize over bigger-budget contenders at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. The win...

Anime event returns to Jackson after hiatus due to COVID-19

Mar. 14, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A large anime convention has returned to Jackson after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. Fans of the genre were back at the Jackson Convention Complex over the weekend for the first time ever as a two-day event, WAPT-TV reported. The event was aimed at...