Animated television

FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. The Fox network says "Empire" will be back next year for one last season. Whether Smollett is part of it remains to be seen, Fox executives said in announcing the 2019-20 season. There is an option to have Smollett in the final sixth year but there is no plan to include him at this point, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told a teleconference Monday, May 13, 2019. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky. Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10...
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This June, 2004, photo shows cartoonist Monkey Punch drawing his character Fujiko Mine on whiteboard at a symposium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday, April 17, 2019, that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11.(Kyodo News via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:51 am
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...
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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Michael Jackson waves to crowds gathered to see him at his first ever in-store appearance in New York. The producers of “The Simpsons” are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson. Executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, March 7, 2019, “it feels clearly the only choice to make.” He said fellow executive producers Matt Groening and Al Jean are “of one mind on this.” (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
March 08, 2019 - 11:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson. Executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday "it feels clearly the only choice to make." He says fellow executive producers Matt Groening and...
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Lena Waithe, left, and Halle Berry participate in the "Boomerang" panel during the BET presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 1:31 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ___ 'BOOMERANG' IS BACK Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new...
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Senior Vice President of Content of Hulu Craig Erwich speaks at the executive session during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 2:12 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hulu is teaming with Marvel to make four separate animated series based on comic book characters like Howard the Duck. Director Kevin Smith and comics Chelsea Handler and Patton Oswalt are among the people who have signed deals with the streaming service to help produce the...
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December 11, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people watching them. The Nielsen company said that ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015 file photo, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg attends the world premiere of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" in New York. Hillenburg died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 of ALS. He was 57. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS, the cable network said in a...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2002, file photo, Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," smiles during a photo session in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-...
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October 10, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and WarnerMedia are joining the ever-expanding list of companies offering a streaming video service. They say the service due to launch in late 2019 will include films, TV shows, documentaries, animation and other offerings. No pricing was announced. It's the second product...
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Tiffany Haddish arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 18, 2018 - 12:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 9 p.m. Katt Williams was in awe as he approached the trophy table to pick up his Emmy for guest actor in a comedy series. He circled to the...
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