Cartoon Network Panels and Events Lineup for 2006 Comic-Con International
Cartoon Network Sponsors Booth, Panels and Artist Signings
Cartoon Network will host a number of panels, special events, artist signings and for the first year ever will sponsor a Cartoon Network booth, during Comic-Con International, to be held in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23, 2006.
ALL PANEL AND SIGNING INFORMATION IS TENTATIVE AND ALL TIMES, DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
THE LIFE & TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE
Thursday, July 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Cartoon Network�s original series The Life & Times of Juniper Lee surrounds the everyday life of Juniper Lee, an all-American girl trying to get through adolescence just like any other preteen in Orchid Bay City. The only difference between her and her peers is that she is the Te Xuan Ze, responsible for making sure that the magical world, full of creatures and monsters, and the human world don�t intrude with each other. The panelists include:
Judd Winick, creator and executive producer of The Life & Times of Juniper Lee. Judd is an award-winning cartoonist who began cartooning professionally at age 16 in his hometown on Long Island, NY, publishing a single-paneled strip called Nuts & Bolts. He is also the creator of the syndicated comic strip Frumpy The Clown and the limited series The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius. In 2001, Winick began writing a variety of mainstream comic book titles for DC Comics, including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Outsiders and Green Arrow. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Winick was cast as a member of the San Francisco edition of MTV�s The Real World in 1994.
THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY
Friday, July 21, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is set in the average American town of Endsville. Billy and Mandy are normal kids who just happen to be best friends with the Grim Reaper. Billy is goofy and easily-amused. Mandy, on the other hand, is a very opinionated, sometimes cruel, little girl. She never smiles and loves to boss Billy and Grim around. These two end up tricking the Grim Reaper into being their best friend forever, a fate the proud supernatural creature despises. The panelists include:
Maxwell Atoms, creator and executive producer of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Atoms rose quickly through the cartoon ranks, working on shows such as Felix the Cat and I Am Weasel. He was nominated for an Annie Award for his storyboard work on Cartoon Network's original animated series Cow and Chicken. His cartoon The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy premiered on Cartoon Network in August 2001, and became one of the network�s top rated series.
Grey DeLisle voice of Mandy. DeLisle landed her first animation role on The Rugrats and has lent her voice to characters on The Zeta Project and Batman Beyond, as well as The Powerpuff Girls, As Told by Ginger, My Freaky Family, The Fairly OddParents, The Star Command and Johnny Bravo;
Ian Wasseluk, Storyboard Artist;
Mike Diederich, Storyboard Artist;
Carl Greenblatt, Storyboard Artist; and
Alex Almaguer, Storyboard Artist.
FOSTER�S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS
Friday, July 21, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
The Emmy Award-winning series Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends is set in a world in which imaginary friends walk the streets every day, the series tells the story of two best friends and their adventures together. Mac and Blooregard Q. Kazoo were inseparable, until Mac�s mom decided he was too old to have an Imaginary Friend any longer. So Mac took Blooregard to a fantastic place, Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends. Now Blooregard can live there � and Mac can visit his best friend every day. The panelists include:
Craig McCracken, creator, executive producer and director Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends. The series is McCracken�s follow-up to The Powerpuff Girls, Cartoon Network�s Emmy Award-winning animated series about three super-powered little girls;
Khaki Jones, vice president original series Cartoon Network;
Lauren Faust, supervising producer Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends;
Tom Kenny, voice of Eduardo. A man of many voices, Tom Kenny has created countless memorable characters on television. In addition to the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Kenny�s television credits include CatDog, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, Futurama, Dexter�s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken, Johnny Bravo, Rocko�s Modern Life, Dilbert, What�s New Scooby Doo? and Xiolin Showdown;
Eric Pringle, animation director, Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends; and
Keith Ferguson voice of Bloo.
Saturday, July 22, 10:30-11:30am
Representatives from VIZ Media and Cartoon Network will preview Toonami Jetstream a new broadband service for anim� and action cartoons. Toonami Jetstream goes live on July 17, with full-length streaming episodes of a number of hit anim� and action series, including acclaimed hit series Naruto and Samurai Jack. In addition, users will also be able to watch full-length episodes of series like Hikaru No Go, M�R and The Prince of Tennis that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable television. The panelists include:
Art Roche, creative director, Cartoon Network New Media; and
Molly Chase, executive producer, Cartoon Network New Media
CARTOON NETWORK ORIGINALS PANEL Saturday, July 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Location: 6A Bob Higgins, senior vice president of programming and production, Cartoon Network will moderate the panel of creators of Cartoon Network�s original series Codename: Kids Next Door, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Camp Lazlo, My Gym Partner�s a Monkey and Squirrel Boy will be on hand to discuss their series, show clips, and answer questions. The panelists include:
Mr. Warburton, creator of Codename: Kids Next Door. The Kids Next Door are tenacious and inventive 10-year-olds fighting for an important cause: freeing children from the tyranny of adults. Each Kid has a unique personality and to accomplish their missions, they often rely on �2 x 4 Technology,� which can turn a broken vacuum cleaner, a cheese grater and some bubble gum into a potent fighting machine.
Danny Antonucci, creator of Ed, Edd n Eddy. Ed, Edd n Eddy, tells the story of three best friends who band together to tackle one of life�s most daunting challenges�puberty. Though they have the same first name and live on the same cul-de-sac in the suburbs, the three boys� personalities are as different as they are ridiculous.
Joe Murray, creator and executive producer of Camp Lazlo. Camp Lazlo is an eccentric animated series that chronicles the odd and happy camping life of a Bean Scout named Lazlo and his bunkmates at Camp Kidney.
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally Cahill, co-creators of My Gym Partner�s a Monkey. Going to school is like a trip to the jungle for Adam Lyon. Due to an administrative mix-up, Adam attends Charles Darwin Middle School for animals-where not getting eaten during class constitutes a good day. Luckily for Adam, he has buddy Jake Spidermonkey to pal around with.
Everett Peck, creator and executive producer of Squirrel Boy. Squirrel Boy is a classic tale of a squirrel and his boy. Andy and his best friend-and-pet Rodney seek adventure in Andy�s backyard and throughout the neighborhood.
Sunday, July 23rd (Kids Day), 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: 6A Ben 10 follows the exciting adventures of 10-year-old Ben Tennyson who discovers a strange alien device resembling a wristwatch called the Omnitrix inside a crashed meteorite. Once �the watch� permanently locks itself on his wrist, Ben soon discovers that he can transform into 10 different fantastic alien beings, each with unique powers and abilities�but only for 10 minutes at a time and all the while retaining his 10-year-old mind and personality. The panelists include:
Sam Register, executive producer of Ben 10;
Alex Soto, supervising producer of Ben 10;
Tramm Wigzell, director of development, original series at Cartoon Network;
Tara Strong, voice of Ben; and
Megan Smith, voice of Gwen.
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 AT CARTOON NETWORK BOOTH
ALL TIMES ARE TBA
Thursday, July 20:
2-2:30 p.m. Everett Peck, Squirrel Boy
4:15-4:46 p.m. Judd Winick, The Life & Times of Juniper Lee
Friday, July 21:
11-11:30 a.m. Joe Murray and Mark O�Hare, Camp Lazlo
12:45-1:15 p.m. Craig McCracken and Lauren Faust, Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends
2:45-3:15 p.m. Grey Delisle, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
4-4:30 p.m. Tim Cahill & Julie McNally Cahill, My Gym Partner�s a Monkey
5-5:30 p.m. Danny Antonucci , Ed, Edd n Eddy
6-6:30 p.m. Grey Delisle, Tom Kenny, Phil Lamarr, Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends
Saturday, July 21:
11-11:30 a.m. Maxwell Atoms, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
2-2:30 p.m. Mr. Warburton, Codename: Kids Next Door
3:15-3:45 p.m. Candi Milo, Keith Ferguson, Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends
5:45-6:45 p.m. Tom Kenny, My Gym Partner�s a Monkey
Sunday, July 23:
11-11:30 a.m. Alex Soto, Tara Strong and Megan Smith, Ben 10
CARTOON NETWORK BOOTH INFORMATION
Location: Cartoon Network Booth #2415
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