Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cartoon Network Takes On NY Comic Con

There is one thing we learned this year. It takes a lot more than calling a show Comic Con for it to be worthy of the name! This weekend's event in New York City may not be as ridiculously huge at its west coast sister yet, but it sure isn't for lack of trying! Cartoon network just sent over the rundown of shenanigans they'll be involved in at our little big show.


DC Comics: MAD
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Room 1A06-7
Talent: John Ficarra (MAD Magazine editor), Sam Viviano (MAD Art Director), Mort Drucker (MAD artist), Mark Marek (MAD (television) Producer)

MAD Magazine has established itself as the original, most imitated and influential satirical publication across generations. Recently, MAD made a triumphant return to TV on Cartoon Network with an all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation to corrupt the minds of the next generation! Come join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, MAD art director Sam Viviano, legendary MAD artist Mort Drucker and MAD television program producer Mark Marek, plus a few surprise guests for a light-hearted look at the past, present and future of an American institution.

ADULT SWIM: Childrens Hospital
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1A06
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll (additional guests TBA)

Check out the Childrens Hospital panel and hear from the show’s creative team led by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Jon Stern (producer of The Ten and Scotland, PA). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Rob Huebel (I Love You Man, Human Giant), Nick Kroll (The League, The Life and Times of Tim), Lake Bell (How to Make It in America, What Happens in Vegas)and Erinn Hayes (Parenthood, Worst Week). Childrens Hospital is a live-action comedy that explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. Childrens Hospital airs Sundays at midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich

Adult Swim panel featuring Robot Chicken show creators, Seth Green and Matt Senreich. They will discuss their original series, answer questions and give a sneak peek from the next season of Robot Chicken and the upcoming one-hour special, Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode III, which premieres December 19.
ADULT SWIM: The Venture Bros.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer

Come see Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer talk about all things Venture, show some clips and take audience praise and questions. Season 4.5 of The Venture Bros. premiered Sunday, September 12 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. The Venture Bros. first premiered on Adult Swim in August 2004 and has been a fan favorite every since.


WB Panel: Green Lantern: The Animated Series Presentation and Q&A
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1A14
Talent: Bruce Timm (executive producer), Giancarlo Volpe (producer), Jim Krieg (producer/story editor)

Saturday will be NYCC's “brightest day” as Warner Bros. Animation proudly unveils this new series coming soon to Cartoon Network and based upon characters from DC Comics. Join series executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) as these creative forces reveal their plans for one of the most highly anticipated new animated series.

WB Panel: Young Justice Video Presentation and Q&A
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Room 1A14
Talent: Brandon Vietti (producer), Greg Weisman (producer)

Join the league! Fans were given their first glimpse of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis this past July at Comic-Con International: San Diego. But this panel will offer far more than just a glimpse as producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) answer questions from fans and show footage from this highly anticipated series. A one-hour special event of Young Justice will premiere November 2010 on Cartoon Network and the series beings in 2011. Young Justice is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is based upon characters from DC Comics.

ADULT SWIM: Delocated!
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1A14
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus, John Lee, Zoe Lister-Jones (additional guests TBA)

Adult Swim panel featuring Delocated! show creator/executive producer and star Jon Glaser. After testifying against the Russian Mafia, “Jon” and his family are uprooted and start living undercover through the witness protection program. After existing quietly in an anonymous suburb, “Jon” accepts an offer for the family to participate in a reality show based on their lives. In order to protect their identity with television audiences—and more importantly, the Russian mob family the Mirminsky’s—they wear ski masks and have their voices disguised. As part of the deal, the family is relocated to a sweet loft in New York City, where the series will be filmed.

Jon Glaser (“Jon”) will discuss the series and answer questions. Now expanded to 30 minutes, season two of Delocated! airs Thursdays at midnight on Adult Swim. Jon will be joined by Steve Cirbus (Sergei), Jerry Minor (Mighty Joe Jon, the Black Blond), Zoe Lister-Jones (Kim), Kevin Dorff (Mike), and John Lee (Executive Producer).


CARTOON NETWORK: Firebreather Exclusive Screening and Panel
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
jgLocation: 1A08
Talent: Phil Hester (co-executive producer), Andy Kuhn (co-executive producer), Peter Chung (writer/director)

Fans will get the first look at Cartoon Network’s original CGI movie, Firebreather, with an exclusive screening! Be the first to see the film, then stay for an in-depth panel discussion featuring creator and co-executive producer Phil Hester (The Wretch), co-executive producer Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring) and writer/director Peter Chung (Aeon Flux). Firebreather is based on the popular comic book series and will premiere on Cartoon Network in November.

CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10 10.10.10 Celebration
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: 1A06
Talent: Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Cipes, Ashley Johnson

Come celebrate Ben 10 on 10.10.10 with the cast of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien! Fans will be treated to a never-before-seen episode of the series with voiceover dialogue performed LIVE by Yuri Lowenthal (Ben), Greg Cipes (Kevin) and Ashley Johnson (Gwen)! Other panel highlights include a sneak peak at the new season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, cast Q&A, and a chance to win lots of Ben 10 Prizes!


Friday, October 8

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - Robot Chicken Signing
Location: Room 1C02
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich

4:30–5:30 p.m. - MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. - Childrens Hospital Signing
Location: Show Floor - Autograph Alley
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll (additional guests TBA)
Saturday, October 9

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. - Venture Bros Signing
Location: Room 1C01
Talent: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick

2:00–3:00 p.m. - Young Justice Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243

3:45 -- 4:45 p.m. - Delocated! Signing
Location: Show Floor - Autograph Alley
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus, John Lee, Zoe Lister-Jones (additional guests TBA)

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