Cartoon Network at Comic-Con

Jun 23rd 2005
Cartoon Network Panels and Events Lineup for Comic-Con International

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's sister network of animated series for grown-ups, will host a number of panels and special events, including signings, during Comic-Con International, to be held in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17. All times, dates and locations subject to change.

Panels

ADULT SWIM SHOW PITCH PANEL
Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7 p.m. (PT)
Location: 6CDEF

Nick Weidenfeld, Adult Swim's manager of development, hosts a discussion on what makes a successful pitch and what does not. This panel will include a lengthy question and answer session with creators from some of Adult Swim's upcoming pilots and series. The panelists include:
Kim Manning, production coordinator, Adult Swim
• Loren Bouchard creator of Lucy: Daughter of the Devil. This pilot, now in development and set to launch in October 2005, tells the story of Lucy, a young girl who just moved to San Francisco. Her father, who happens to be Satan, becomes concerned after she starts dating a guy named Jesus (pronounced in the Spanish manner). Louren Bouchard is also the producer of Home Movies and Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist.
• Adam de la Pena, Peter Girardi, Todd James, co creators of Minori-Team. The pilot of Minori-Team will air in October 2005 and follows a team of superheroes, composed exclusively of members of minority groups, joining forces to fight against discrimination.
• Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral Orel. Important lessons are learned in this new Adult Swim stop-motion series from a Dino Stamatopolous, a former writer on Mr. Show and TV Funhouse among other shows. The pilot will air during Adult Swim in October 2005.


BOONDOCKS PANEL and SCREENING
Friday, July 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (PT)
Location:TBD

Mike Lazzo, senior vice president, Adult Swim leads a discussion on Adult Swim's next original series, The Boondocks, based on the award-winning comic strip by series executive producer Aaron McGruder. The Boondocks will premiere on Adult Swim, October 2, 2005, at 11 p.m. The panelists include:
• Aaron McGruder, creator and executive producer of The Boondocks;
• Gary Anthony Anderson, voice of Uncle Ruckus in The Boondocks;
• Regina King, voice of Huey and Riley in The Boondocks;
Jill Talley; voice of Sarah in The Boondocks;
• John Witherspoon, voice of Granddad in The Boondocks; and
• Cedric Yarbough, voice of Tom in The Boondocks.





ADULT SWIM ORIGINALS PANEL
Friday, July 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (PT)
Location: 6CDEF

Keith Crofford, vice president, Cartoon Network Productions, hosts a panel about Adult Swim's original comedy series. The creators of Robot Chicken, Tom Goes to the Mayor, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force will be on hand to discuss their series, show clips, and answer questions. The panelists include:
• Seth Green and Matt Senreich, co-creators & executive producers of Robot Chicken;
• Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, co-creators & executive producers, Tom Goes to the Mayor; and
• Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, co-creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


TOONAMI/IGPX PANEL
Saturday, July 16, 6-7 p.m. (PT)
Location: 6CDEF

Jay Bastian, director original series of Cartoon Network, hosts a panel to discuss the first original Toonami show, IGPX. The new series will premiere during Toonami on Cartoon Network, Saturday, November 5. IGPX follows a team on their way to the championship race in the world of the “Immortal Grand Prix” Cartoon Network partnered with Production I.G, the famed Japanese animation studio responsible for Ghost in the Shell and animation sequences in Kill Bill.
Sean Akins, creative director, Toonami, Cartoon Network;
Jason DeMarco, writer and producer, Toonami, Cartoon N etwork;
Mitsuru Hongo, IGPX director, Production I.G;
Maki Terashima-Furuta, International Operations Manager for Production I.G; and
Michelle Rodriguez, voice of Liz Ricarro in IGPX;


CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS ORIGINALS PANEL
Sunday, July 17, 1-2:30 p.m. (PT)
Locations: 6CDEF

Brian Miller, senior vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network Studios, hosts a panel on four of Cartoon Network's original series, all of which are produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif. The creators of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Life & Times of Juniper Lee, and My Gym Partner's a Monkey will be on hand to discuss their series, show clips, and answer questions. The panelists include:
• Julie McNally Cahill and Tim Cahill, co-creators of My Gym Partner's a Monkey. In this new series, set for 2006, going to school almost literally becomes a trip to the jungle. Through an administrative mix-up (a typo changing “Lyon” to “Lion”), 12-year-old Adam Lyon becomes the only human student at Charles Darwin Middle School, where the animal inhabitants of the local zoo and aquarium send their kids.
• Judd Winick, creator of The Life & Times of Juniper Lee. This series which premiered on Cartoon Network in May 2005, tells the story about a normal 11-year-old girl who happens to be carrying on a family tradition: she is the Te-zuan-ze, the Protector. In addition to her everyday pre-teen escapades, she is charged with protecting the world from the forces of mischief and chaos that hide everywhere.
Craig McCracken, creator of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Cartoon Network's top series for 2004 returned for a second season in May 2005, continuing the adventures of Mac, a normal 8-year-old, and Blooregard Q. Kazoo, his Imaginary Friend. Creator Craig McCracken also created The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network.
• Adam Burton, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. New episodes of this returning series will begin in October featuring the macabre and humorous series about a boy, a girl and their best friend, the Grim Reaper.


INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH MODERATORS AND PANELISTS UPON REQUEST.

TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE ALL INTERVIEW REQUESTS PLEASE SCHEDULE PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT COMIC-CON. CONTACT INFORMATION LISTED BELOW.





Appearance & Signings:

Friday, July 15:
• 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Adult Swim Booth #5467

Saturday, July 16:
• TBA

Sunday, July 17:
• TBA

ADULT SWIM BOOTH INFORMATION
Booth#5467
Wed. July 13, 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Thur. July 14, 9:45am to 7:00pm
Fri. July 15, 9:45am to 7:00pm
Sat. 9:00am to 7:00pm
Sun. 9:45am to 5:00pm

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in 88.2 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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