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Recent articles by Michael:

The ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer has left us with four important questions

The music — and return of Bo Peep — stir a range of emotions. → Read More

James Gunn is rehired to direct Disney/Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3’

The franchise filmmaker was fired last summer over old, offensive tweets. → Read More

Sen. Patrick Leahy was in 5 Batman movies. Now he’s written the foreword for the superhero’s 80th anniversary.

The lifelong fan of the Caped Crusader "couldn't resist the opportunity." → Read More

‘Captain Marvel’s’ huge opening weekend defies the trolls — and sets the stage for more female-led superhero films

Marvel Studios's first solo female film grosses nearly a half-billion dollars worldwide in its debut. → Read More

‘The Simpsons’ pulls Michael Jackson episode, citing child abuse allegations in HBO documentary

After seeing "Leaving Neverland," the show's executive producer says it was a clear decision to pull the 1991 episode. → Read More

Marvel was slow to let a woman be the star. Can ‘Captain Marvel’ make up for lost time?

Industry projections say the movie, starring Brie Larson, could top the $103 million opening of DC’s smash “Wonder Woman.” → Read More

Emma Thompson releases blunt letter about why she won’t work with ex-Pixar chief John Lasseter

Thompson departed a film project at Skydance Animation because the studio had hired Lasseter, who has been accused of sexual harassment. → Read More

A cartoonist added Jussie Smollett to the list of ‘Famous African-American Storytellers.’ The backlash was swift.

The San Diego Union-Tribune removed the cartoon, which put the "Empire" actor's image alongside Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. → Read More

‘How to Train Your Dragon′ 3 revisits empowering depictions embraced by amputees

"Hidden World" director Dean DeBlois revels in costumed amputees who have embraced Hiccup, the Viking hero who wears a prosthesis. → Read More

Emma Thompson quits movie after studio hires ex-Pixar chief John Lasseter

The Oscar-winning actress was set to perform in Skydance Animation's "Luck," scheduled for release in 2021. → Read More

‘Punisher’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ lose their battle in the war between Netflix and Disney

The last of the canceled Marvel/Netflix superhero series point to this year's rise of the Disney+ streaming service. → Read More

A cartoonist drew a touching tribute to his dying dog. His readers gave him an outpouring of sympathy.

Stephan Pastis's syndicate has announced its most commented-upon comic of 2018: a rare personal tale of mourning in "Pearls Before Swine." → Read More

Cartoonists aren’t buying Trump’s call for unity at the State of the Union

Many pundits heard the familiar strains of partisan divisiveness. → Read More

How cartoonists are portraying Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s fate amid racist photo controversy

"Candorville" creator Darrin Bell depicts the Democratic donkey telling a hooded, Confederacy-labeled Republican elephant to step back. → Read More

The five best Super Bowl trailers for geeks, from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to ‘The Twilight Zone’

Here was the biggest winner to take the field Sunday night. → Read More

Leaving Batman behind is the best thing that could happen to Ben Affleck

The actor just confirmed he's hanging up the cape and cowl. At last, he can rejoin the ranks of our best directors of thrillers. → Read More

Howard Schultz’s big presidential dreams, as lampooned by cartoonists

The Starbucks billionaire's potential presidential race draws fire. → Read More

Being both an adult and a comics fan has long gone hand in hand

Bill Maher’s recent claim — that comics aren’t for adults — comes across as a head-scratcher. → Read More

At 90, Popeye is still going strong

Comics by guest artists and new animated shorts mark the muscle-bound sailor’s birthday. → Read More

Another cartoonist loses his job. This does not bode well for the future of newspaper cartooning.

Decades ago, staff editorial cartoonists numbered in the hundreds. Now, that figure has dwindled to dozens. → Read More