Almodóvar, Banderas triumph with “Pain and Glory” at Goyas

MADRID (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” swept the top prizes at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards, including best picture, best director and a best actor victory for Antonio Banderas. ...

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___ Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to keep growing at...

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, c...

Sample a bit of Jenny Slate's imagination in 'Little Weirds'

"Little Weirds" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Jenny Slate Jenny Slate is an artist in the broadest sense of the word. You may know her as a comedian, an actress, or a co-creator of sho...

International animation festival opens in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 200 animated films from around the world are showing at a theater in Taichung until Oct. 20, as part of the fifth edition of the Taichung International Animation Fe...

Director Yasuhiro Takemoto died in Kyoto Animation arson attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese film director and animator Yasuhiro Takemoto (武本康弘) was confirmed to have died in the Kyoto Animation arson attack on Friday (July 26), Nikkei reports. Takemot...

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion...

Study says women are underrepresented in top animation jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership rol...

Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism

MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living batteries. ...

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native ...

Taiwan's animated film "On Happines Road" is submitted for the Oscar nomination list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) just announced 25 animated features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academ...

Taiwan's NPM Southern Branch helps Chiayi scale new tourism heights

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum is the most significant recent addition to Taiwan’s cultural landscape. Opening its doors in December 2015 following mo...

Taiwan film 'On Happiness Road' wins grand prize at Tokyo Anime Award Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese animated film "On Happiness Road" (幸福路上) yesterday (March 13) won the Grand Prize in the feature film category at the 2018 Tokyo Anime Award Festival. ...

'On Happiness Road', the last Taiwanese animated film?

Animation, and Taiwan. Two words that seemingly do not mesh automatically in the same sentence in most people’s minds. And most people would be wrong! Taiwan has actually got quite a l...

Inaugural Taichung Comic Arts Festival gets underway

The inaugural Taichung Comic Arts Festival kicked off Aug. 11 in central Taiwan, featuring a collection of the latest and greatest animated films and comic artworks produced by talents from home and a...