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Recent articles by Michael:

This Trump critic’s cartoon went viral on social media. Within hours, he no longer had a contract.

Michael de Adder’s publisher said that the timing of the cancellation of his contract was not related to the immigration cartoon. → Read More

More than a year later, ‘Justice League’ fans are ramping up demands to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut

As Warner Bros. gets a new CEO, fans have taken the opportunity to escalate their campaign for Zack Snyder's rumored version of the disappointing 2017 film. → Read More

The 10 best secrets, surprises and Easter eggs from ‘Toy Story 4’

Characters voiced by Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key once shaped up very differently. → Read More

How a team of women remade the empowered Bo Peep in ‘Toy Story 4’

Taking creative ownership of the newly independent character, Team Bo formed organically from departments across Pixar. → Read More

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth

The Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale says that he was "overwhelmed" by his Pixar experience — much like his new character in the latest "Toy Story" release. → Read More

‘Cinderella’ arrives at the Library of Congress — with a fitting spot on the National Film Registry

Disney library head Mary Walsh illuminates why "Cinderella" still wows audiences at nearly 70. → Read More

How does ‘Toy Story 4’ rate among all Pixar sequels? Here are our rankings.

The new movie aims to measure up against the other "Toy Story" sequels, as well as follow-ups for "The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo" and "Cars." → Read More

Why make ‘Toy Story 4’ after a satisfying trilogy? Here’s how the director found his inspiring answer.

Josh Cooley began to focus on one character whose arc was far from complete. → Read More

Cartoonists draw their fury toward the New York Times: ‘It seems we have touched a nerve here’

Ousted contributor Patrick Chappatte was overwhelmed by the response after the Times decided to cease all political cartoons. → Read More

The New York Times cuts all political cartoons, and cartoonists are not happy

The Times says it will turn to longer-form, graphic-novel-style commentary. Cartoonists see the move as yet another sign that the editorial-cartoon industry is foundering. → Read More

How Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ radically changed the superhero-movie landscape 30 years ago

In June 1989, Michael Keaton’s star turn as “Batman” ushered in the modern era of box-office domination, massive merchandising and the heat of comic-book casting backlash. → Read More

Why Robert Pattinson — yes, the former vampire — is a promising pick to play Batman

Pattinson has built an impressive indie résumé and is plenty ready to take over for Ben Affleck. → Read More

How the biggest new comic-arts festival reflects better representation for women

This weekend's National Cartoonist Society Festival in Southern California embraces fields where female cartoonists are thriving. → Read More

How William Barr is coming under contemptuous fire, according to cartoons

Visual satire points to the growing showdown between the House and the White House. → Read More

The new ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailer has huge spoilers for ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The teaser exploits the interconnectedness of a cinematic Universe like few trailers can. → Read More

At the Herblock Prize ceremony, Jake Tapper says the spirit of political ‘outrage’ is a must

Matt Davies of Newsday and runner-up Clay Jones were saluted at the annual ceremony, which celebrates editorial cartooning. → Read More

Why Robert Downey Jr. deserves an Oscar for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ according to its directors

Despite the praise for Downey Jr.’s work, the actor has not received a single major-award nomination as Iron Man — another sign of the apparent bias against superhero roles. → Read More

‘Avengers: Endgame’ shatters box-office records with a $1.2 billion global debut

The latest Marvel film grossed $350 million domestically, massively blowing past industry projections. → Read More

Who dies in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Here are the four biggest spoilers.

For those of you who don't want to sit in a movie theater for three hours. → Read More

Why Captain America’s farewell is so special to the writers of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have guided Chris Evans's character across five films — to a memorable finish. → Read More