Emmy Award Winning Show Attends the Nation's Largest Anime/Manga Convention
Anaheim, California (April 18, 2008) —The Emmy Award winning and popular
stop-motion animation sketch comedy show, Robot Chicken, which airs onCartoon Network
's Adult Swim
is slated to appear at this year's Anime Expo®
2008 held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los
Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org .
Attending Anime Expo® 2008 via an official Robot Chicken panel will be cast
and crew members:
Cameron was born during a heat wave in Richardson, Texas. He has been
drawing and writing ever since he figured out how his hands work. At eight
years old he wrote and illustrated his first story about a confused wombat.
Cameron attended the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas where he co-produced
a half-witted cable access show called Fabrication Avenue. He won accolades
for his early art including First Place in Painting at the 1996 Visual Arts
Guild Exhibit in Dallas.
His obsessions with art and story collided when he discovered animation at
Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He finished his
animation degree at CalArts and with a couple films under his belt, he has
screened at festivals around the world and won several awards including Best
in Animation at the Angelciti Film Festival and Vuze Audience Favorites at
Cinequest. Cameron has worked creatively in film and animation for the past
nine years on a wide array of projects such as Spongebob Squarepants,
Willard, Team America, and Robot Chicken. Cameron will sleep when he is
Mike Fasolo is a Writer, Voice Actor and Co-Creative Director on Adult
Swim's Robot Chicken where he's been since its inception in 2004. He began
his illustrious writing career as a staff writer at Wizard Magazine back in
1994. He enjoys dog sledding, curling and Revolutionary War reenactments
where he always plays Benedict Arnold.
Picking up a Super-8 camera at age 10, Chris McKay has been making movies
with toys for most of his life. In addition to his co-producing, directing
and editing duties on Adult Swim's Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken, he is
also a writer, director and co-executive producer on Adult Swim's Moral
Orel. Robot Chicken is currently in production on its fourth season.
McKay studied Film at the "Harvard of the Midwest": Columbia College. He was
once beaten up for wearing Luke Skywalker's Tatooine outfit to school.
Jeanette Moffat has contributed to Robot Chicken from the first season as a
Puppet Fabricator, creating many memorable characters including "The Nerd &
Unicorn," "Composite Santa" and "Twinkie the Kid & Celery," to name few.
More recently she has been working as the Costume Designer and Supervisor
for Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. Her talents in the visual arts became
apparent at an early age when she began designing clothes for her Barbie
dolls, which makes her current position a childhood dream come true. A
CalArts alumni, she combines her fine art background with her love of
puppets to create costumes for stop-motion and live-action puppets. Besides
shows featured on Adult Swim, her puppet costumes have been seen on the My
Name Is Earl episode, "Robbed A Stoner Blind" and in Norwegian band Maika's
music video for their song, "Desert Gold." She currently resides in Los
Angeles with her husband and two rabbits that eat their furniture.
Tom Root is co-head writer and co-producer of Adult Swim's Emmy
Award-winning Robot Chicken, as well as a frequent director and recurring
voice talent. Robot Chicken is currently in production on its fourth
Root was also writer and associate producer on Robot Chicken's predecessor,
Sweet J Presents, a series of 12 animated episodes which ran from 2001-2002
on Sony Entertainment's Screenblast.com.
From 1997-2001, Root was a staff writer at Wizard Entertainment Group, where
he wrote for publications including Wizard: The Comics Magazine, ToyFare:
The Toy Magazine, InQuest Gamer, Anime Insider and Toy Wishes. ToyFare's
“Twisted ToyFare Theatre” comic strip, which Root co-wrote for 90 issues,
has been collected into several trade paperbacks available worldwide.
As a freelance writer, Root has also authored PPV: Pay-Per-View, a
three-issue comic book mini-series for Antarctic Press. His first book,
Writers on Comics Scriptwriting 2, a collection of interviews with comic
creators he co-wrote with Andrew Kardon, was published by Titan Books in
Root holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Central Michigan
In addition, exclusive anime/manga related Robot Chicken skits will be
played along side other original Anime Expo® programming during the I-Show
at the convention and at official Anime Expo® 2008 convention hotels on the
official AX Dark Channels.
Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add
on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online
Registration Area at www.anime-expo.org .
Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular
non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services
during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in
the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local
traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle
service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both
are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org
About Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and is created and
executive produced by Green and Senreich under their own Stoopid Monkey
Productions, in conjunction with ShadowMachine Films. The series uses
stop-motion animation to spoof both retro and current pop-culture icons and
events in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. Past parody
targets have included Lance Armstrong, Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, an
array of superheroes and most recently, George Lucas' Star Wars. Rated
TV-MA. On July 22nd, the show's “Robot Chicken: Star Wars” special will be
released on DVD. The special earned Seth Green this year's Annie Award for
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