Long-Running Annie Comic Ends

CHICAGO (AP) - Annie, the lovable red-headed orphan character,
may be indomitable. But Annie, the comic strip, is not.

Tribune Media Services has determined there will be no more
newspaper tomorrows for Annie.

After this Sunday's strip, Annie, her father figure and frequent
rescuer, Daddy Warbucks, and her beloved pooch, Sandy, will
disappear from the funny pages. They will have a future, but for
now, where that will be is unknown. Tribune Media Services says the
possibilities include graphic novels, film, TV and games.

Tribune Media Services made the decision as it faces a shifting
media landscape with the closing or shrinking of newspapers, a
dwindling audience for comic adventures and an explosion of new
forms of entertainment.

The comic strip began in 1924.

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