Monthly Archives: July 2011

CN’s “Adventure Time” comes to San Diego Comic-Con

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Car­toon Network

Car­toon Net­work will trans­port fans attend­ing San Diego Comic-Con Inter­na­tional to the unpre­dictable and excit­ing world of Adven­ture Time.

The Land of Ooo comes to Comic Con and to the streets of San Diego with an Adven­ture Time–themed booth, pizze­ria and the first-ever Adven­ture Time Parade.

Based on the hit show, Car­toon Network’s booth will fea­ture a mas­sive one-of-a-kind inflat­able of series star Jake, with Finn and Lady Raini­corn along for the ride. Fans will be able to take pho­tos set in the Land of Ooo with Adven­ture Time char­ac­ters, col­lect five exclu­sive Adven­ture Time but­tons, par­tic­i­pate in an open cast­ing call to audi­tion as their favorite Adven­ture Time char­ac­ter, and attend a star-studded panel filled with live read­ings, give­aways and more.

Car­toon Net­work once again goes beyond the San Diego Con­ven­tion Cen­ter with an even big­ger pres­ence, this time based around Adven­ture Time.

Visit the Car­toon Net­work Pizze­ria (Ciro’s Pizze­ria, 536 Mar­ket Street, between 5th and 6th in the Gaslamp Quar­ter) from Wednes­day, July 20 and Sun­day, July 24 for a unique, fully immer­sive takeover. The restau­rant brings you into the world of Adven­ture Time with floor-to-ceiling decor, episodes and clips, and a cus­tom Jake plush free with pur­chase through­out the entire con­ven­tion (while sup­plies last). Also, brand ambas­sadors through­out the Gaslamp Dis­trict will dis­trib­ute coupons for spe­cial Happy Hour free food and drink each day.

Every day dur­ing the con­ven­tion, an Adven­ture Time parade fea­tur­ing Finn, Jake, Ice King, Princess Bub­blegum, Lumpy Space Princess, and Lady Raini­corn will wind its way through the Gaslamp District.

Other Car­toon Net­work series will be show­cased at San Diego Comic-Con Inter­na­tional, with tal­ent and give­aways at con­ven­tion pan­els includ­ing the action of Ben 10, Gen­er­a­tor Rex, Young Jus­tice, Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series, Thun­der­Cats and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the antics of com­edy hits like Reg­u­lar Show, The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball, The Prob­lem Solverz and The Looney Tunes Show.

Fans can also tune into Car­toon Net­work for “Car­toon Network’s Big Fan Week­end,” fea­tur­ing Andrew W.K. (host, Destroy Build Destroy) inter­view­ing pop­u­lar Car­toon Net­work show cre­ators and tal­ent live from the con­ven­tion floor. All week­end long view­ers, tun­ing in to CN will get first looks at upcom­ing new movies and series, as well as exclu­sives and sneak peeks of their favorite return­ing series.

Below is a sched­ule of Car­toon Net­work series pan­els, fan events and sign­ings at 2011 Comic-Con Inter­na­tional. All times, dates and loca­tions are sub­ject to change.

Thurs­day, July 21

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Lucas Panel: The Clone Wars Sea­son Four Pre­view
Room 6BCF
The epic con­flict of Star Wars: The Clone Wars inten­si­fies in the upcom­ing sea­son as new bat­tle lines are drawn, new threats arise and old ene­mies resur­face. Take an unpar­al­leled first look into this fall’s action, drama and adven­ture as the cre­ators of hit series from Lucas­film pre­view some of what will astound Star Wars fans in Sea­son Four. Fea­tur­ing super­vis­ing direc­tor Dave Filoni, CG light­ing and FX super­vi­sor Joel Aron, and other tal­ents from behind the scenes at Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo.

Fri­day, July 22

10 to 11 a.m.
WB Panel: MAD Screen­ing and Q&A
Room 25ABC
Often imi­tated but never dupli­cated, MAD is more than just the country’s best-selling humor mag­a­zine — it’s also the inspi­ra­tion for the out­ra­geous ani­mated series from Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion. Fea­tur­ing short ani­mated par­o­dies, crazy com­mer­cials, pre­tend pro­mos and clas­sic gags inspired by the iconic mag­a­zine, MAD is cur­rently one of the highest-rated series on Car­toon Net­work… and back at Comic-Con to share more laughs and explore the world of MAD. Join MAD Mag­a­zine edi­tor John Ficarra, art direc­tor Sam Viviano and “Spy vs. Spy” artist Peter Kuper, along with MAD series pro­duc­ers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, for a siz­zle reel of laughs from sea­son one, a sneak peek at sea­son two and a wise-cracking Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD. MAD airs at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT Mon­days on Car­toon Network.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Car­toon Net­work: Reg­u­lar Show/The Prob­lem Solverz + More!
Room 6A
Johnny Test! The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball! Adven­ture Time! Reg­u­lar Show! MAD! The Prob­lem Solverz! Car­toon Net­work is dom­i­nat­ing Mon­day nights with the fun­ni­est night on tele­vi­sion, and it’s bring­ing the inside scoop to Comic Con! Join cre­ators and tal­ent from Reg­u­lar Show and The Prob­lem Solverz as they talk about how these two com­edy hits came to life, per­form unique live read­ings, and show exclu­sive clips from upcom­ing episodes! The panel fea­tures Reg­u­lar Show cre­ator J.G. Quin­tel (Morde­cai), Bill Saly­ers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Pops, Ben­son, Mus­cle Man), Janie Hadad (Mar­garet) and Mike Roth (cre­ative direc­tor). The Prob­lem Solverz tal­ent includes acclaimed artist and show cre­ator Ben Jones (Alfe and Roba) and Kyle Kaplan (Horace).

2 to 3 p.m.
WB Panel: Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series Video Pre­sen­ta­tion and Q&A
Room 6BCF
Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion brings the Green Lantern to tele­vi­sion in an all-new CG ani­mated action series for Car­toon Net­work from world-renowned pro­ducer, artist and ani­ma­tor Bruce Timm (Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series). Based upon the DC Comics super hero, Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series cen­ters on Hal Jor­dan and his part­ner Kilo­wog, who find them­selves alone on the edge of the Guardian Fron­tier fight­ing off an inva­sion by the deadly Red Lantern Corps. Timm will head­line a panel — mod­er­ated by Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Reg­is­ter (Teen Titans) — which will also fea­ture pro­ducer Gian­carlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story edi­tor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). In addi­tion to the Q&A, fans in atten­dance will be treated to footage of this highly antic­i­pated new series pre­pared exclu­sively for Comic-Con.

3 to 4 p.m.
Lucas Panel: Ren­der­ing the Galaxy Far, Far Away — The Dig­i­tal Art and Light of The Clone Wars
Room 7AB
What does it take to being The Clone Wars to the screen? How is the fea­ture film-quality ani­ma­tion pro­duced on a weekly tele­vi­sion sched­ule? These secrets are kept by the artists at Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion, and they are here to peer behind-the-scenes of the hit ani­mated series, offer­ing insight into the cre­ative and tech­ni­cal process of con­tin­u­ing the epic sweep and visual grandeur of the Star Wars saga. Fea­tur­ing super­vis­ing direc­tor Dave Filoni, CG light­ing & FX super­vi­sor Joel Aron, and other tal­ents from behind-the-scenes at Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WB Panel: Thun­der­Cats Pre­miere Episode Screen­ing and Q&A
Room 6A
Comic-Con, Ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call — now, the wait is finally over as Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion is proud to bring the fans at Comic-Con the world pre­miere of this all-new reimag­in­ing of the beloved ‘80s fran­chise. Lion-O, Tygra, Pan­thro, Chee­tara, Wily Kit, Wily Kat and Snarf are back! After the screen­ing, pro­duc­ers Michael Jelenic (Bat­man: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spauld­ing (Avatar: The Last Air­ben­der), art direc­tor Dan Nor­ton (G.I. Joe: Res­olute) and mem­bers of the voice cast will dis­cuss what view­ers can expect in the first sea­son of this new series. Thun­der­Cats pre­mieres in a spe­cial one-hour episode on Fri­day, July 29 at 8/7c on Car­toon Net­work. Become a fan of Thun­der­Cats on Face­book at

Sat­ur­day, July 23

3 to 4 p.m.
Car­toon Net­work: Adven­ture Time
Room 6A
What time is it?! It’s Adven­ture Time… Comic-Con style! See what’s in store for Finn, Jake and all their friends from the mys­ti­cal Land of Ooo as Car­toon Network’s break-out hit comes to you live with a star-studded panel of tal­ent, includ­ing show cre­ator Pendle­ton Ward, Jeremy Shada (Finn), Hyn­den Walch (Princess Bub­blegum), Olivia Olson (Marce­line the Vam­pire Queen) and Kent Osborne (sto­ry­board artist). If you want to see sneak peaks of upcom­ing episodes, and be the first to learn about upcom­ing spe­cial events (don’t deny it!) and want to get your hands on some alge­braic Adven­ture Time gear (Ham­ma­cow!), then you do not want to miss this totally out-of-this-world panel!

Sun­day, July 24

10 to 11 a.m.
WB Panel: Young Jus­tice Screen­ing and Q&A
Room 7AB
Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Mar­t­ian, Red Arrow and Super­boy — these aren’t your aver­age side­kicks, and this isn’t your aver­age car­toon. In a short amount of time, and with just a small num­ber of episodes, fans have embraced this new action-adventure series as Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion has brought some of its favorite DC heroes to life. Fol­low­ing a spe­cial screen­ing, pro­duc­ers Bran­don Vietti (Bat­man: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weis­man (Gar­goyles), lead char­ac­ter designer Phil Bourassa (Jus­tice League: Cri­sis on Two Earths) and addi­tional mem­bers of the cre­ative team will be on hand to answer your burn­ing ques­tions on what the future holds for “the team.” Young Jus­tice Sea­son 1, Part 1 is avail­able on DVD now.

1 to 2 p.m.
WB Panel: Scooby-Doo! Mys­tery Incor­po­rated Screen­ing and Q&A
Room 6A
The gang from Crys­tal Cove is pack­ing up its best traps and bring­ing them to San Diego, and it’s no mys­tery as to why fans have embraced this most recent take on Scooby-Doo from Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion. Join super­vis­ing pro­duc­ers Spike Brandt and Tony Cer­vone (both Duck Dodgers) and pro­ducer Mitch Wat­son (Ben 10: Race Against Time) for a spe­cial screen­ing of the first sea­son finale and a lively panel on the adven­tures that await Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma in sea­son two. Scooby-Doo! Mys­tery Incor­po­rated airs Tues­days at 7:30/6:30c on Car­toon Net­work, and the orig­i­nal movie Scooby-Doo! Leg­end of the Phan­tosaur will be released on DVD Sep­tem­ber 13. Become a fan of Scooby-Doo on Face­book at

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
WB Panel: The Looney Tunes Show Screen­ing and Q&A
Room 6A
Comic-Con can be a crazy place, but it’s about to get Looney. After an extended break from the lime­light, animation’s favorite mis­matched duo Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (along with all your other favorite Looney Tunes char­ac­ters) return in The Looney Tunes Show, an all-new ani­mated half-hour com­edy series from Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion. Fol­low­ing a spe­cial screen­ing, the laughs con­tinue when super­vis­ing pro­duc­ers Spike Brandt and Tony Cer­vone (both Duck Dodgers), story edi­tor Hugh David­son, writer Rachel Ram­ras and other mem­bers of the cre­ative team will take the stage to answer your ques­tions. Just don’t ask them, “Eh, what’s up, Doc?” From Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion, The Looney Tunes Show airs Tues­days at 8/7c on Car­toon Net­work. Become a fan of The Looney Tunes Show on Face­book at

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Car­toon Net­work Action: Ben 10/Generator Rex
Room 6BCF
Two of action animation’s biggest stars col­lide in one explo­sive panel! Join the voice tal­ent and cre­ators behind Ben 10 and Gen­er­a­tor Rex as they give fans a sneak peak into the future of these two series, includ­ing an exclu­sive first look at the upcom­ing Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United Crossover Spe­cial Event! Yuri Lowen­thal (Ben) is on hand for some fun sur­prises, as well as series cre­ators and writ­ers for the inside scoop on two of Car­toon Network’s biggest Fri­day Night Action hits! Plus: Ben 10 Fans won’t want to miss the exclu­sive world pre­miere unveil­ing of footage from the new Ben 10 CGI movie!

Car­toon Net­work Signings

Fri­day, July 22
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Reg­u­lar Show/The Prob­lem Solverz + More!
Loca­tion: AA8

Sat­ur­day, July 23
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Adven­ture Time
Loca­tion: AA8

Sun­day, July 24
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Ben 10/Generator Rex
Loca­tion: AA2

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008) — Feature Length Theatrical

CotD: A lot of choices avail­able today, but we shall go with “Gake No Ue No Ponyo” (Ponyo On The Cliff)- Miyazaki’s last fea­ture film ~

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008) — Fea­ture Length The­atri­cal Ani­mated Film

A small town by the sea. Five-year-old Sosuke lives high on a cliff over­look­ing the Inland Sea. One morn­ing, while play­ing on the rocky beach below his house, he dis­cov­ers a gold­fish named Ponyo with her head stuck fast in a jam jar. Sosuke res­cues her and keeps her in a green plas­tic pail.

Ponyo is fas­ci­nated by Sosuke and Sosuke feels the same about Ponyo. He tells her: “Don’t worry, I’ll pro­tect you and take care of you.” But Ponyo’s father Fuji­moto– once human, now a sor­cerer who lives deep under the sea– forces her to return with him into the ocean depths. “I want to be human!”, Ponyo declares.

Deter­mined to become a lit­tle girl and make her way back to Sosuke, Ponyo escapes. But before she does it, she emp­ties the Water of Life, Fujimoto’s pre­cious store of mag­i­cal elixir, into the ocean. The sea waters rise.

Ponyo’s sis­ters are trans­formed into enor­mous fish-shaped tidal waves that climb as high as Sosuke’s house on the cliff. The chaos of the ocean world envelops Sosuke’s lit­tle town, mak­ing it sink beneath the waves.

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Looking for “Pooh”? Find it way down in 6th place

Winnie The Pooh

Win­nie The Pooh

Oh bother! “Pot­ter” pos­i­tively pul­ver­ized “Pooh” at the box office over the week­end, with Disney’s lat­est incar­na­tion of the “hunny”-loving bear open­ing in sixth place.

Win­nie The Pooh made only $8 mil­lion in North Amer­ica. Even though it’s a month old, Cars 2 was a rung higher at No. 5. The Pixar-Disney sequel col­lected $8.3 mil­lion — $12.4 mil­lion internationally.

A fam­ily film, Win­nie the Pooh marked a return to the hand-drawn ani­ma­tion that accom­pa­nied ear­lier adap­ta­tions of A.A. Milne’s sto­ry­book characters.

The over­whelm­ing win­ner at the box office was Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hal­lows: Part 2, esti­mated by Warner Bros. to have col­lected $168.6 mil­lion domes­ti­cally between Fri­day and Sun­day. Set­ting a record both domes­ti­cally and inter­na­tion­ally for a movie open­ing, the Harry Pot­ter finale beat the $158.4 mil­lion made by the 2008 Bat­man tale The Dark Knight — also a Warner Bros. picture.

With $15.5 mil­lion, Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hal­lows: Part 2 set a record for best domes­tic open­ing in huge-screen IMAX the­aters, over­tak­ing the $12.2 mil­lion for last year’s Dis­ney motion-capture film Alice In Won­der­land.

Accord­ing to box-office tracker, domes­tic rev­enue for the week­end added up to $263 mil­lion. Ticket sales for Fri­day through Sun­day at United States and Cana­dian the­aters were released by Final domes­tic fig­ures are sched­uled for release Monday.

I Love To Singa (1936) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical

CotD: Another of the most pop­u­lar car­toons at BCDB, “I Love To Singa” is a great Tex Avery shoe… watch it again today! ~

I Love To Singa

I Love To Singa

I Love To Singa (1936) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Owls are happy with their three clas­si­cally musi­cal kids but dis­mayed at their fourth one, who won’t stop singing jazz. So they kick him out. He goes on Jack Bunny’s radio show (billing him­self as Owl Jol­son), and the fam­ily is reunited.

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Petete Y Trapito (1975) — Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

CotD: Here’s one form off the beaten path! “Petete Y Trapito” was a big hit in Argentina– give it a look! ~

Petete Y Trapito (1975)

Petete Y Trapito (1975)

Petete Y Trapito (1975) — Fea­ture Length The­atri­cal Ani­mated Film

Trapito (Lit­tle Cloth) is a scare­crow with life itself, and a sin­gu­lar emo­tional sad­ness. One stormy night, he saves the life of a cute spar­row, Salapín. Appar­ently, the sad­ness of Trapito is because he was miss­ing some­thing. Finally, Salapín leads him to the house of the Patri­arch of the Birds, an old bird who knows a lot about life in the for­est and its inhabitants.

Thus, after weigh Trapito in the bal­ance of life, he dis­cov­ers that the rea­son for his sad­ness was due to lack­ing of illu­sions. From there, the Patri­arch of the Birds entrusted to Salapín with the mis­sion of being the guardian of the illu­sions of Trapito. That is how begins an insep­a­ra­ble friend­ship and they liv­ing a story filled with dan­ger, adven­ture, laugh­ter, but also very emo­tional moments with many friends as Larguiru­cho (Lanky) and Espumita (Lit­tle Foam), the Brave Sea­horse but also evil ene­mies as the Pirate Mala Pata (Bad luck / Bad leg) and the Cruel Octopus.

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Little Cheeser (1936) — Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: A minor char­ac­ter from MGM, “Lit­tle Cheeser” was also pretty pop­u­lar; Did you like him? ~

Little Cheeser (1936) - Happy Harmonies

Lit­tle Cheeser (1936) — Happy Harmonies

Lit­tle Cheeser (1936) — Happy Har­monies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Cheeser the mouse doesn’t want to go bed. In a fit­ful sleep, he has good and bad “angels” to help him decide right from wrong. The “good angel” (on one shoul­der) teaches Cheeser to smoke and drink, while the “bad angel” (on the other shoul­der) tries to pre­vent this. Cheeser attempts to smoke a pipe, look at girlie mag­a­zines and do other bad things before real­iz­ing that good over­pow­ers evil.

When the good angel inter­venes, a war of the spir­its ensues. After being chased by a cat, Cheeser is finally exhausted by his jour­ney into the ter­ri­fy­ing world of free will. He runs back to bed, says his prayers, and falls to sleep like a good lit­tle mouse.

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Cool World (1951) — Feature Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: A blend of live action & ani­ma­tion, “Cool World” was Ralph Bakshi’s answer to “Who Framed Roger Rab­bit” ~

Cool World (1951) - Feature Theatrical

Cool World (1951) — Fea­ture Theatrical

Cool World (1951) — Fea­ture The­atri­cal Cartoon

Burnt-out car­toon­ist Jack Dweebs with­draws into his car­toon cre­ations, the Cool World, where sexy “doo­dle” Holli Would uses him to become human. The story fol­lows two humans who encounter Cool World– a par­al­lel uni­verse where car­toons actu­ally exist– and tan­gle with the seduc­tive Holli, an ambi­tious ani­mated bomb­shell deter­mined to escape into three-dimensional reality.

Deebs cre­ated and then is seduced by Holli. Frank Har­ris is the Cool World cop out to make sure that humans don’t have sex with car­toon char­ac­ters, since that act can rup­ture the fab­ric between the two uni­verses. Of course, the rup­tur­ing occurs, and all sorts of free­wheel­ing ani­mated hell breaks loose as car­toon mis­fits of all shapes and sizes invade the city of Las Vegas.

With a thump­ing techno score that includes tracks from Moby and David Bowie and such goofy touches as Holli singing “Let’s Make Love” with Frank Sina­tra Jr., Cool World is def­i­nitely a freaky place to visit.

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8 Ball Bunny (1951) — Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: The lit­tle pen­guin made his sec­ond appear­ance in 1950’s “8 Ball Bunny” Do you remem­ber his first film? ~

8 Ball Bunny (1951) - Looney Tunes

8 Ball Bunny (1951) — Looney Tunes

8 Ball Bunny (1951) — Looney Tunes The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

To take home a way­ward pen­guin, Bugs brings him to New Orleans, Mar­tinique, the Panama Canal and even the South Pole (where there’s an actual red-striped pole with a sign read­ing “South Pole.” The silent pen­guin finally hands the exas­per­ated Bugs a note indi­cat­ing that he’s the only pen­guin born in Hoboken.

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His Mouse Friday (1951) — Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: Tom goes for a trop­i­cal hol­i­day in 1951’s “His Mouse Fri­day” Do you like this Tom & Jerry short? ~

His Mouse Friday (1951) - Tom and Jerry

His Mouse Fri­day (1951) — Tom and Jerry

His Mouse Fri­day (1951) — Tom and Jerry The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Ship­wrecked on a desert island, Tom meets a “Robin­son Cru­soe” mouse who dis­guises him­self as a can­ni­bal, but the real can­ni­bals arrive.

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What’s Opera, Doc? (1957) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: Prob­a­bly one of the high­est regarded ani­mated films of all time, “What’s Opera, Doc?” Do you like this Chuck Jones short? ~

What's Opera, Doc? (1957) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

What’s Opera, Doc? (1957) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Cartoon

What’s Opera, Doc? (1957) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Bugs and Elmer match forces in an epic tale of Wag­ner­ian proportions.

Wow… that is a pretty lame syn­op­sis… Think you can do bet­ter? If you have a bet­ter syn­op­sis for this film, Sub­mit your it here. We will pub­lish the best one, and credit you with writ­ing it.

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