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Runaway Train (2001) – Johnny Bravo Episode Guide

Runaway Train

Runaway Train

#CotD: Created by Van Partible, Johnny Bravo took the “Runaway Train” on an unexpected trip around the world.

Runaway Train (2001) – Johnny Bravo Episode Guide

Johnny thinks he’s getting on the 5:40 commuter train to visit his annoying aunt, but he mistakenly boards the Blue Goose 9000, a supersonic train prototype. When Johnny triggers the ignition, he sends the train soaring around the globe. Only the savvy employment of Mama’s super-dense bundt cake can save the day.

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Cartoon Network To Cross Canadian Bounds

Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network Studios

If you thought it was about time Cartoon Network and [Adult Swim] should hit the airwaves north of the border, your wait is over. Teletoon and Turner have announced that they would be bringing the Cartoon Network to Canadians beginning July 4th.

To whet the appetites of viewers, Teletoon will begin broadcasting a weekly Cartoon Network programming block, starting this Saturday. The website CartoonNetwork.ca has already launched.

Before the final launch, Teletoon will air a two-hour preview block every Saturday in May and June featuring four Cartoon Network series. Adventure Time has already been airing on Teletoon will will kick of the new CN block on Saturday’s at 11:00 am. The Amazing World of Gumball will follow at 11:30am. At noon Canadians will see Regular Show followed by the Cartoon Cartoon classic, Dexter’s Laboratory at 12:30pm. The two hour premiere block will begin this weekend.

Cartoon Network Canada will also be featuring the [adult swim] programming block.

Meanwhile, Cartoon Network characters will come to life this summer at the Atlantis on the Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. Infused with family-fun, the summer festivities will run May 25 – Sept. 3, 2012 promising even more Cartoon Network entertainment than last year. Guests can anticipate branded elements from the network’s top-rated and award-winning animated series Adventure Time including an Adventure Time themed poolside dive-in theater and a Cartoon Network, multi-brand character takeover of one of Atlantis’ most popular dining destinations, Seagrapes restaurant.

Boomerang To Celebrate Earth Day with Captain Planet

Captain Planet And The Planeteers

Captain Planet And The Planeteers

In observance of Earth Day, Boomerang called upon the Captain Planet Foundation — dedicated to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live — to hand-pick 28 episodes to be presented in a 14-hour Captain Planet marathon Sunday, April 22.

The Earth Day celebration will begin at 6 a.m. (ET), showcasing favorite episodes from each season of the series throughout the day, including the pilot episode, “A Hero for Earth,” at 8 a.m. Additionally, should viewers wish to enjoy more of the original 72 half-hour episodes created for the series, Captain Planet And The Planeteers airs at 6 a.m. each day of the week on Boomerang.

Captain Planet is an exciting, adventure-filled series that communicates to kids how important our planet is and that we need to take care of it,” says Stacy Isenhower, senior vice-president of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. “Presenting a full-day marathon of Captain Planet And The Planeteers to celebrate Earth Day is our way of supporting this worthy cause.”

In an effort to inform younger viewers about serious environmental issues, legendary cable entrepreneur Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the world’s first animated environmental series, Captain Planet And The Planeteers. The half-hour series was about a group of young people (The Planeteers) who combine their special individual powers (given to them by Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth) to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world’s worst eco-villains.

Captain Planet follows the adventures of five young Planeteers from five different continents as they fight to save our planet from a variety of polluting perpetrators. Using magic rings given to them by Gaia, the spirit of the earth, these five teenagers (Kwami, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Ma-Ti) each possess supernatural powers — Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart — which, when combined, summon Captain Planet to prevent environmental disasters and save the world.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers originally aired domestically and internationally in syndication and on cable networks TBS and TNT. Six full seasons of the series were produced in the original run of the series, featuring the voice talents of multiple guest celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner (Hoggish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm). Winning multiple Environmental Media Awards across its production, Captain Planet and the Planeteers also scored several Daytime Emmy nominations.

Highlights of the Captain Planet marathon include:

Trouble on the Half Shell” — 6 a.m.: Hoggish Greedly and Verminous Skumm are shipwrecked on one of the Galapagos Islands, where some of Skumm’s mutated rats start stealing eggs from an endangered tortoise nest. The eggs soon also are contaminated by pollutants, and hatch a new breed of aggressive mutant tortoises, which threaten to wipe out the ecosystem. With the help of JASON, a robot remote-controlled by a kid at a New York museum, the Planeteers and Captain Planet must put an end to the destruction.

Plunder Dam” — 7 a.m.: Looten Plunder dams off an African village’s river and offers the people electricity to improve services the river once provided, and some luxuries. The Planeteers realize that this means severe loss of fish-life and animals becoming wild with thirst, especially since Plunder has blocked the water he didn’t dam up. The villagers cannot survive long without the river, so Captain Planet is summoned to help save the ecosystem there.

A Hero for Earth” — 8 a.m.: The Spirit of Earth, Gaia, is woken from a century-long sleep to discover that Earth is dying because of humans’ carelessness in deforestation, pollution and over-hunting. She sends a quintet of rings out to five youths around the world as newly-appointed Planeteers. When they combine their new individual powers they are able to summon Captain Planet.

Skumm Lord” — 8:30 a.m.: Verminous Skumm creates a substance that, when placed in water, will mutate its drinker into a rat-resembling character who willingly serves him. The Planeteers go to stop him, but Wheeler falls into a vat of it, and Linka and Gi are splashed, so the others must hurry to recover an endangered plant Ma-Ti’s friend the Shaman believes may cure them. Meanwhile, Skumm plans to place the liquid in Ma-Ti’s village water supply, then the Amazon to infect the country and perhaps even the world.

Mission to Save Earth” — 10 to 11 a.m.: In this one-hour special, villains Looten Plunder, Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem and Sly Sludge team up to defeat the Planeteers by getting powers similar to the ones they steal from their rings. Armed only with their brains and technology to substitute for their powers, the Planeteers must recover their stolen rings, summon Captain Planet, and defeat the team of polluters from destroying the world.

Fare Thee Whale” — 1 p.m.: Looten Plunder leads a whaling operation with Dr. Blight aboard attempting to concoct the perfect poison, and the Planeteers are enraged to see that it is legal for him to kill whales with calves simply because he claims that he is “experimenting with a new whale-repellent.”

Jail House Flock” — 6 p.m.: After Hoggish Greedly sneakily obtains a permit to build houses near wetlands, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are framed and thrown in jail.

Teers in the Hood” — 7 p.m.: The Planeteers try to put an end to a cycle of violence and bring a message of peace after Gi’s friend is almost killed in a gang war.

Cartoon Network marks its 20th with new shows

Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network Studios

Having its best first quarter with kids in prime in five years (up 28% vs. 2011) and showing the most gains compared to the competition in the kids space, the network’s afternoon Upfront presentation held at New York’s Roseland Ballroom paid tribute to the past and present with a full orchestra playing classic Cartoon Network TV theme songs and live performances from the creative talent behind the hit animated comedy series Adventure Time and Regular Show.

Announcements included the world premiere of DreamWorks Dragons: The Series, based on critically-acclaimed feature film How to Train Your Dragon; an original series based on Web sensation Annoying Orange; a brand-new animated series from global franchise powerhouse Ben 10: Omniverse; and a new CG-animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, Beware The Batman.

Also, on the heels of the hugely successful Ninjago launch in 2011 — currently the #1 show across the first quarter of 2012 with all boys — a new partnership with Lego for a second series was announced by the network as it continues to build on its slate of diverse content.

“We are executing a brand vision and content strategy that is fueling tremendous results for Cartoon Network,” said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media. “Today, with a reinvented and thriving prime time, along with overall double-digit growth in total day, we are building the kind of momentum that is making this a great 20th anniversary.”

Ranking #1 in early evening prime time (7 to 9 p.m.) among boys 6 to 11 throughout the first quarter of this year, Cartoon Network also announced new upcoming seasons of its original hit animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, MAD and The Looney Tunes Show. A fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars also was announced.

New seasons for more than a dozen additional series also will premiere across the 2012-13 programming time frame.

“For 20 years, Cartoon Network has cultivated truly original voices from a diverse array of artists and producers, making us the great alternative to everything else out there,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “Cartoon Network Studios has grown to become the most supportive and creative environment for a new generation of creators.”

Cartoon Network also announced its ongoing commitment to its shorts program with 10 original seven-minute shorts to be produced this year with a wholly dedicated production unit at Cartoon Network Studios. With production already underway on many of these projects, this continuing investment in diverse and unique talent has resulted in many of the network’s hit animated series.

Further details of Cartoon Network’s programming announcements include the following:

Cartoon Network New Series

 

DreamWorks Dragons: The Series

DreamWorks Dragons: The Series

DreamWorks Dragons: The Series: Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film How to Train Your Dragon left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own!

Through their training, the kids are finding out the cool things dragons can do. Not only will they learn more about their dragons, they’ll also discover new ones and battle against enemies as they explore worlds they never dreamed existed. In addition, the talented cast from the feature film — Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mitz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut) — will lend their voices to the series, which is produced by DreamWorks Animation and premieres this fall.

New Lego Project: Following the instant ratings success of the CG-animated Ninjago, Lego and Cartoon Network plan to expand their partnership with an all-new series from Lego for 2013.

 

Ben 10: Omniverse

Ben 10: Omniverse

Ben 10: Omniverse: In the brand-new animated series Ben 10: Omniverse, Ben will have a new character design that pays homage to his past, and he’ll have a whole new batch of aliens to battle. Beating the bad guys is just part of the superhero gig. With a little help from his new, by-the-book rookie partner, Ben explores the quirkier side of things in the alien underground and discovers enemies from his past looking for a rematch, all while a mysterious hunter is hot on his trail! With 10 new aliens at his disposal and a brand new lease on life, Ben 10 is back and more fun than ever! Matt Youngberg is supervising producer for the series, which will premiere on Cartoon Network this fall.

Ben 10 is Cartoon Network’s most successful original global franchise. Since the premiere of the original Ben 10 series, created by Man of Action Studios, in 2006, the franchise has spawned four animated series, one animated movie, two live-action movies, a CG movie, a feature film currently in development, and a widely-popular consumer products line, and has captured the imaginations of viewers on a worldwide scale.

 

Beware the Batman

Beware the Batman

Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond‘s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated‘s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!

 

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island: It’s back to the island where Total Drama began with an all-new cast! Since the series’ host Chris took the show worldwide, Camp Wawanakwa has been abandoned and turned into a toxic nuclear waste dump — the perfect place for new and painful, cringe-inducing challenges! Fighting for the million-dollar prize are 13 wild new players. Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is produced by Fresh TV and will premiere on Cartoon Network this summer.

 

Returning Series

Adventure Time
Regular Show
MAD
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Looney Tunes Show
Ninjago
Level Up
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Young Justice
Johnny Test
Pokémon
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Almost Naked Animals
Casper’s Scare School
Hero 108
Scaredy Squirrel
Sidekick

Thailand to house first Cartoon Network waterpark

Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network Studios

The world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark will be constructed on Thailand’s east coast in Bang Saray, near Pattaya, Turner Broadcasting System, Asia Pacific announced Tuesday.

Cartoon Network Amazone, expected to open in 2013, will use an Amazon Rainforest theme while “infusing” the park with the company’s most popular cartoons and characters, such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amazing World of Gumball.

The waterpark will feature a number of rides suitable for everyone, from thrill-seekers to the less adventurous. Cartoon Network say these will include signature rides such as a huge wave pool suitable for families, an adventure river, speed slides, raft racing and a large water-play “fortress” for kids, which will be one of the biggest in the world.

“Cartoon Network is all about the fun and energy of the playground, and the addition of Cartoon Network Amazone means that families can literally step into our vibrant world of animation and vacation with their favourite characters like never before,” said Sunny Saha, senior vice-president and managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

“We are very proud to have Thailand as the spectacular backdrop for the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark. Thailand’s reputation as the Land of Smiles and perfect weather will ensure a memorable visit for guests of all ages.”

Cartoon Network Amazone is already into the first phase of its development and is being constructed in collaboration with Amazon Falls Co. Ltd, a leading developer of attractions and resorts in Thailand.

It is thought that, once finished, the waterpark will cover 14 acres of land and will be just 15 minutes from Pattaya Beach City; the attraction is hoping to attract around 800,000 guests per year when it’s fully up and running.

“Thailand has excellent tourism credentials, a vibrant culture with a vast history and also the most welcoming people in the world. The addition of Cartoon Network Amazone marks Thailand’s very first internationally branded water theme park,” said Liakat Dhanji, chairman of Amazon Falls Co. Ltd.

“Cartoon Network is a global household name, and with this strategic alliance, we have no doubt that by welcoming our guests to meet their favorite Cartoon Network heroes, it will be a great draw for our park.”

Atchaka Sribunruang, secretary-general of the Thailand Board of Investment, added, “Apart from offering substantial foreign investment, Cartoon Network Amazone will create numerous training and employment opportunities for Thai people on all professional and skill levels and create many jobs both directly and indirectly for the local economy.

“Our famous tourism market offers some of the most exciting and exotic attractions in the world and we are confident that Cartoon Network Amazone will be a premiere family destination for all ages. The Thailand Board of Investment is very supportive of this project and will offer as much assistance as required.”

Bang Saray, where the waterpark will be located, is a charming fishing port just 16 kilometers from Pattaya. The province attracts more than five million tourists per year and is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand.

Last year, Pattaya was voted “Golf Destination of the Year 2012 for Australasia and Asia” by IAGTO.

Cartoon Network Water Park

Cartoon Network Water Park

DC Nation producers head to Anaheim for WonderCon

DC Nation

DC Nation

Fans can supercharge their Saturday with a special video presentation and panel session for DC Nation — the new one-hour programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment — on March 17 at WonderCon, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California,

Attendees will be treated to exclusive video content filled with plenty of sneak peeks from the DC Nation block. In addition, an all-star panel featuring Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti (Batman Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), Green Lantern: The Animated Series producers Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) and Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and DC animated shorts producers Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Ben Jones (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) will take the stage for a moderated Q&A.

The special video presentation and Q&A will take place in Room 204ABC. At 4 p.m., a DC Nation signing will take place at DC Entertainment Booth #501.

Luke Perry’s Guide To Love (2000) – Johnny Bravo Cartoon Episode Guide

Luke Perry's Guide To Love  (2000) - Johnny Bravo Cartoon Episode Guide

Luke Perry's Guide To Love (2000) - Johnny Bravo Cartoon Episode Guide

CotD: Today we go for the esoteric, the cerebral, the sublime. “Luke Perry’s Guide To Love” is all of that and more- watch it and see! ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/56130-Luke_Perrys_Guide_To_Love.html

Luke Perry’s Guide To Love (2000) – Johnny Bravo Cartoon Episode Guide

Johnny unknowingly saves the life of Luke Perry, who’s in town to perform his one-man show, “Oh, Luke!” To repay the favor, Luke agrees to coach Johnny through one date via a hidden microphone in Johnny’s ear.

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Deal signed for live-action “Captain Planet” movie

Captain Planet

Captain Planet

Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero Captain Planet And The Planeteers, Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, announced Tuesday.

The agreement gives Murphy and his company the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and advance it towards production.

Murphy and Angry Filmworks are most notably credited for the highly successful action-adventure franchise Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). Murphy and Montford together produced the upcoming Hugh Jackman film Real Steel with executive producer Steven Spielberg.

The company also is responsible for such action-oriented films as Shoot ‘Em Up (2007), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Apt Pupil (1998) and Natural Born Killers (1994).

“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said Snyder. “We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent, but entertaining.”

“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known worldwide, and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”

“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford.

In an effort to inform younger viewers about serious environmental issues, legendary cable entrepreneur Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the world’s first animated environmental series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The series was about a group of young people who combine their special powers (The Planeteers) to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world’s worst eco-villains.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered in fall 1990, airing domestically and internationally in syndication and on cable networks TBS and TNT. Six full seasons (including Hanna-Barbera’s 1993-96 incarnation The New Adventures of Captain Planet) were produced in the original run of the series.

The show featured the voice talents of multiple guest celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner (Hoggish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm). Winning multiple Environmental Media Awards across its production, Captain Planet and the Planeteers also scored several Daytime Emmy nominations.

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

Cartoon Network

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 www.facebook.com/thundercats.

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 www.facebook.com/scoobydoo.

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 www.facebook.com/looneytunes.

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

Cartoon Network develops live-action Ben 10 flick

Ben 10

Ben 10

Cartoon Network has signed an agreement with acclaimed producer Joel Silver and Silver Pictures to develop a live-action motion picture for its globally successful animated action-adventure property, Ben 10, Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, announced Tuesday.

The movie, which will be produced by Silver, along with Dark Castle Entertainment co-presidents Steve Richards and Andrew Rona, gives Silver and his production company exclusive rights to develop and package the property, and to advance it toward a theatrical production.

“I cannot think of anyone better suited than Joel Silver to develop a theatrical action-driven adventure based on our Ben 10 franchise,” said Snyder. “As a producer of mega-hit movie franchises like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and The Matrix to the successes of Sherlock Holmes and The Book of Eli, Joel has both the passion and movie-making know-how to turn Ben 10 into a spectacular theatrical experience for our fans.”

“In Ben 10, Cartoon Network has built a property that is loved across the world,” said Silver. “It has a fun premise with a great leading character that lends itself to the big screen, and I am looking forward to seeing how we can take it to the next level.”

Created by Man of Action (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Steve Seagle), the series — about a boy (Ben Tennyson) who discovers a strange wristwatch that allows him to transforms into 10 different aliens with superpowers — premiered on Cartoon Network in January 2006 and quickly became a global hit, reaching more than 165 countries. With these powers, Ben can play the part of a superhero, righting wrongs, saving the world and getting into some old-fashioned kid-style trouble.

A #1 hit for the network on Saturday mornings, the Ben 10 saga continued to expand as a series, first with Ben 10: Alien Force in April 2008 and then with Ben 10: Ultimate Alien in spring 2010, now airing on Friday nights.

Silver is credited with practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. In 1985, he formed Silver Pictures and continued producing hit action films such as Commando (1985), the Lethal Weapon franchise, the first two films of the Die Hard franchise and The Matrix trilogy. Recent projects include Sherlock Holmes (2009), and the upcoming films Project X and Logan’s Run.

Ben 10 has also spawned a highly successful and award winning global merchandise line, including the recent Toy of the Year at the annual BTHA Awards in London and two live-action movies for television, which set new ratings records for Cartoon Network. Ben 10 is the #1 brand for all of Cartoon Network in electronic sell-through, which includes iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation and Comcast on Demand.

Online, the Ben 10 Alien Force Game Creator lets kids build their own Web games and share them with the world. To date, users have posted more than 790 million gameplays since launch, with more than 6.6 million games created by fans. Game Creator recently won the CableFAX Best of the Web award in the Games category, and has achieved more than a million Facebook page fans/likes.