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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

SAN DIEGO HERE WE COME


Well, we'll be heading to the San Diego Comic-Con International end of this week so the blogging will be on hold and I doubt we'll be doing any floor coverage until its over. Sorry!

The SDCC programming schedule has been posted and there are some sweet looking panels coming up and for those headed down here are a few that we'll be attending!

THURSDAY

2:00-3:00 Art Asylum: Clive Barker—Master author Clive Barker and The Art Asylum's Digger and Adam Unger take you through their new world of the Jump Tribe. You’ll get to see Clive's original paintings on display and be given a visual tour of the future franchise. This event will include a digital slide show and Clive's readings from the first storybook, followed by a Q&A session. Room 6B


3:00-4:00 Spotlight on Lou Scheimer—One of animation's most popular masters makes a rare public appearance. Hear stories from Filmation founder Lou Scheimer about the last five decades of animation, including the creation of such memorable series as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Archies, the Emmy-award–winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, the 1960s incarnations of Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Bravestarr, She-Ra: Princess of Power, the live-action Shazam!, Isis, Space Academy, and many more! Plus, Lou shares secrets about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe while discussing its upcoming DVD launch. Lou will be joined by his wife Jay Scheimer and his daughter Erika Scheimer, both of whom were voice actors throughout Filmation's animation history. Moderated by best-selling novelist and documentary director Andy Mangels, this panel and Lou's appearance are sponsored by BCI Eclipse and Tower Records. Room 6B

5:30-7:00 Constantine: From Comic to Film—Warner Home Video hosts key Constantine film and comics luminaries for a special presentation and discussion. The panel features actress Rachel Weisz (Mummy series), film director Francis Lawrence, VERTIGO editor Karen Berger, comics writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), and artist Tim Bradstreet (Punisher). Moderator Jeff Conner interrogates the participants and raffles off signed movie memorabilia and prerelease DVDs. Room 6B

FRIDAY

11:00-1:00 Warner Bros. Presents—This giant-size presentation includes four great new films coming soon from Warner Bros.: V For Vendetta— Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel, V for Vendetta stars Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, is directed by John McTeigue, and produced by Joel Silver with Larry and Andy Wachowski from their screenplay. Appearing in person at this event will be Natalie Portman, Joel Silver, and original graphic novel co-creator David Lloyd. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire—In the fourth film adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter novel series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Get an exclusive look at this pivotal adventure in Harry Potter's life. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride—Carrying on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton’s classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride is set in a 19th-century European village. This stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (voiced by Helena Bonham-Carter) while his real bride, Victoria (voiced by Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. It’s a tale of optimism, romance, and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style. Appearing in person to show a never-before-seen look at this remarkable film will be producer Allison Abbate and co-director Mike Johnson. The Fountain—Info TBA. All of these programs will held in Hall H

4:00-5:30 WB Animation: The Batman and Justice League Unlimited Superhero Action Panel—Warner Bros. Animation takes fans behind-the-scenes of power-packed productions in a revealing panel and Q&A session, including never-before-seen footage and other special surprises. Justice League Unlimited producers Bruce Timm, Dwayne McDuffie, James Tucker, and Shaun McLaughlin take your questions and unmask the secrets of bringing superheroes to life. The Batman voice talent Rino Romano (The Batman/Bruce Wayne), Tom Kenny (Penguin), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Joker) join producers Jeff Matsuda, Duane Capizzi, and Michael Goguen in a Dark Knight discussion. Don't miss an all-new episode of JLU and world-premiere footage from Warner Home Video's upcoming feature-length thriller The Batman vs. Dracula! Room 6CDEF

SATURDAY

1:00-2:30 Todd McFarlane Tells All—Comics! Video games! Toys! Movies! Animation! Spawn.com! Todd McFarlane’s companies are involved in all aspects of popular culture. Hear the latest about all the ongoing McFarlane projects from Todd himself in a lively 90-minute discussion. Room 8

SUNDAY

2:30-3:30 Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: Screening and Q&A with creator Robert Mandell—In 1986 a doorway to the stars was opened with The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, a revolutionary animated series that blazed new grounds in animation and storytelling in the toy-as-cartoon craze of the mid-80's. Zach, Doc, Niko, and Goose protected Earth across this new frontier and are back again in a new digitally remastered DVD line and a new collectible line. To celebrate, and making his first ever Comic-Con International appearance, is Robert Mandell, creator of the Galaxy Rangers, in a special screening of an episode of the show and Q&A session with Casey Lau of Hyperchild. Room 6CDEF

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