Batman, Adult Swim and Star Wars invade Comic-Con

Star Wars Day at Comic-Con will be Friday, July 25.

Here’s the entire lineup of Star Wars-related events for the day:

10:00-10:50 Star Wars: Designing the Clone Wars Universe— Meet the original in-house team that designed the unique look of the Clone Wars series. They will discuss how they worked with supervising director Dave Filoni to come up with the graphic, painterly style of imagery that gives Clone Wars its distinct look. Drawing on the last three years of production, they will share how the characters and environments have evolved using much of the rich classic Star Wars imagery as reference for designing the show’s overall look. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet. Room 7AB

10:50-11:35 Star Wars: The Clone Wars 3D Modeling— What gives The Clone Wars series its live action cinematic sensibility? The process is called 3D Story at Lucasfilm Animation. Learn how this innovative team of panelists worked together to redefine traditional storyboarding so that the majority of storytelling is now done in the computer. This panel will give you firsthand insights into the challenges the crew faced as they embarked on defining this new process, both technically and creatively, while training traditional and CG artists to combine skill sets and create a new process for television animation. Moderated by Catherine Winder, producer, The Clone Wars. Room 7AB

12:25-1:15 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: New Books Based on the Movie and TV Series— The Star Wars Saga continues with a wide variety of tie-in books for the groundbreaking new series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including novels, nonfiction, comics, and children’s books. Please join Carol Roeder and Frank Parisi from Lucas Books, along with Karen Traviss (author of The Clone Wars novel from Del Rey), Henry Gilroy (author of The Clone Wars comic from Dark Horse), Jason Fry (author of The Clone Wars Visual Guide from DK Publishing), and Erin Dempsey (marketing director, Penguin Young Readers) for questions and answers—and a sneak peak at these must-have books! Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo. Room 7AB

12:30-1:30 Spectacular Spider-Man— Spend some time with the cast and creators of the renowned webslinger’s newest animated adventures, The Spectacular Spider-Man, a Culver Entertainment Production. Ask your burning questions about the first 13 episodes of Season 1, learn about what’s in store for the next 13 and catch an exclusive sneak peek at Season 2! Michael Vogel from Sony Pictures Television Animation moderates a panel that includes supervising producer Greg Weisman (Gargoyles); supervising producer/supervising director Vic Cook (Hellboy: Blood and Iron);—character designer Sean “Cheeks” Galloway (Hellboy animated films); voice director Jamie Thomason (2007’s TMNT, Spirited Away);—the voice of Spider-Man, Josh Keaton (The Young & The Restless); the voice of Mary Jane Watson, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars: Jedi Knights II); the voice of Eddie Brock and Venom,—Ben Diskin (Codename: Kids Next Door), and the voice of Adrian Toomes and Vulture, Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Room 6CDEF

1:15-2:00 Hasbro: Star Wars and Indiana Jones— Derryl DePriest and Justin Kreter (Hasbro marketing), are joined by Brian Parrish, Mark Boudreaux, Dwight Stall, and Brian Wilk (Hasbro design) to talk about what the Hasbro design and marketing teams have in store for the remainder of 2008 in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones lines. Plus a special sneak peek into some 2009 secrets and a Q&A session! Room 7AB

4:00-5:00 The Saga Continues: Star Wars 2008— For Star Wars fans it’s a stellar year, with the new Clone Wars movie on its way next month and great new Star Wars games from LucasArts to follow shortly. Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet will welcome Dave Filoni (director), Catherine Winder (producer), Henry Gilroy (co-writer), and Jason Tucker (editor) to talk about George Lucas’ ground-breaking new, fully animated movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in theaters August 15. There’s news for video game fans too, on The Force Unleashed and The Clone Wars. Prepare for exciting, exclusive previews of the movie and the games too! Hall H

6:00-7:00 Star Wars Trivia— Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of great Star Wars trivia game shows at Comic-Con International, are planning another trivia challenge for all fans who think they know their stuff about the galaxy far, far away. Show off your Star Wars knowledge, and maybe win a Star Wars prize or two! Room 7AB

6:15-7:00 [adult swim]’s Robot Chicken— Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (co-creators), Tom Root and Doug Goldstein (head writers/co-producers), Breckin Meyer (writer/actor), and Kevin Shinick (writer) speak about [adult swim]’s original series, Robot Chicken. In its third season, the network’s Emmy-winning stop-motion and animation show known for its pop culture commentary just released the episode Robot Chicken Star Wars on DVD. Room 6B

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host a number of panels and special events, such as signings, during Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2008. All times, dates and locations subject to change.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
Friday, July 25, 10 – 11a.m.
Location: 6B

From Warner Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise. Our caped crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. The panelists include:
 
Sam Register, executive producer
James Tucker, producer 
Michael Jelenic, story editor
Brandon Vietti, director
Ben Jones, director
Michael Chang, director
Andrea Romano, voice director
Diedrich Bader, voice of Batman

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS/ FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS
Friday, July 25, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Room 6A

The Powerpuff Girls
Celebrate their 10th Anniversary. The panelists include:
Craig McCracken, creator
Cathy Cavadini, voice of Blossom
Tara Strong, voice of Bubbles
Elizabeth Daily, voice of Buttercup
Tom Kenny, voice of Mayor

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
In Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, the shy Mac has the perfect alter ego in his imaginary friend Blooregard Q. Kazoo. Bloo is an impulsive and brash creature who lives at Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, a haven for wayward imaginary friends like Wilt, Eduardo, Coco and others who have been separated from the kids who invented them. The panelists include:
Craig McCracken, creator
Lauren Faust, writer
Tom Kenny, voice of Eduardo
Keith Ferguson, voice of Bloo

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS / LUCAS PANEL
Friday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hall H
Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars to be a component of the main Star Wars panel.

ADULT SWIM PANEL
Friday, July 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Room 6B
Moderator: Keith Crofford, vice president, Adult Swim

Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken, from actor/producer Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. In Robot Chicken, no pop-culture target is safe. Legions of action figures are used to spoof everything from Quentin Tarantino’s blood-spattered epics to The Real World. The panelists include:
Seth Green, co-creator Robot Chicken
Matt Senreich, co-creator Robot Chicken

The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. is an animated comedy series that follows the adventures of Dean and Hank Venture, the two sons of famous-but-flailing scientist Dr. Thaddeus S. Venture. The panelists include:
Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros.
Mike Sinterniklaas, voice of Dean Venture

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE PANEL (with a sneak peak at Secret Saturdays)
Saturday, July 26, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Location: Room 6A

Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force begins the next chapter in the Ben 10 saga five years later, when 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil DNAliens, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth. Ben will join forces with other young heroes to save the galaxy and his Grandpa Max, while passing along his knowledge to a whole new generation. The panelists include:
Glen Murakami, executive producer
Dwayne McDuffie, story editor
Yuri Lowenthal, voice of Ben
Dee Bradley Baker, voice of Aliens
Ashley Johnson, voice of Gwen
Greg Cipes, voice of Kevin

Secret Saturdays
Doc, Drew and Zak Saturday are a family of world-saving adventure scientists called The Secret Saturdays.  To the Saturdays, ordinary folk-tales aren’t just legends, but real-life mysteries and adventures.  Traveling from the Gobi Desert to the Marianas Trench, they explore ancient temples and bottomless caves and tangle with twisted villains, including the masked madman V.V. Argost and his half-human/half-giant spider. Introducing the series is:
Jay Stephens, creator

TIM AND ERIC AWESOME-CON II
Saturday, July 26 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Embarcadero Marina Park North

Tim and Eric, the comedy duo from the hit Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! host a picnic along with games, giveaways and a karaoke contest. The winner of the day gets an opportunity to ride on jet skis with Tim and Eric. Good Job!

CHOWDER/THE MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK (with a sneak peak at Underfist)
Sunday, July 27, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (PT)
Location: Room 6A (1,000 capacity room)

Chowder
Set in the magical Marzipan City, Chowder is an aspiring young chef in training under the watchful eye of the eccentric and much older Mung Daal. It is Chowder’s job to assist with the usual kitchen duties, like cooking Sing Beans until they warble on key, nursing a bruised Bluenana back to health, or delivering a thousand-pound cake to a man who lives on the head of a giant. The panelists include:
Carl Greenblatt, creator Chowder
Nicky Jones, voice of Chowder
Dwight Schultz, voice of Mung Daal
Tara Strong, voice of Truffles

The Misadventures of Flapjack
Raised by Bubbie the talking whale in the bubbling splendor of the sea, Flapjack’s life was once a world of peace and tranquility. That all ended the day he and Bubbie rescued an old pirate from a shipwreck. Captain K’nuckles’ tall tales tangle up Flapjack’s head, consuming him with a desire for adventure. The panelists include:
Thurop Van Orman, creator of The Misadventures of Flapjack and voice of Flapjack
JG Quintell, creative director
Steve Little, writer and voice talent

Underfist
(Sneak preview of Underfist, from Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy immediately following the Chowder panel)

Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Underfist

CARTOON NETWORK SIGNINGS
Friday, July 25
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Saturday, July 26
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Maxwell Atoms, creator of Underfist and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Ben 10: Alien Force
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Secret Saturdays
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Misadventures of Flapjack

Sunday, July 27
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Chowder

Cartoon Network Booth
Booth: 3645

Adult Swim Booth
Booth: 4151

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