Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network’s event schedule for the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International convention has been released. The convention is the largest of its kind in North America for film, television and comics and is possibly also the largest animation convention in the United States. San Diego Comic Con 2016 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between Thursday 21st July and Sunday 24th July. As usual, this year’s convention will be a crystal gem fusion of fun events and panels, both of which are full of sugar, spice and everything nice.

The convention will also be a time for the general public to find out more about the development and talent behind Cartoon Network’s animated shows. During the convention, there will be voice actor and show producer/writer/artist/creator panels for Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and there will be even an Adventure Time Card Wars tournament to promote the new Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom game.

The panel for Steven Universe will be a unique experience compared to an ordinary panel as it will be formatted as a musical performance, where members of the voice actor cast will sing and composers of the show will play many of the songs specially written for the show. There will also be world premiere exclusive sneak peek screenings for the new Ben 10 series, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls as well as a costume ball/costume contest judged by a panel of Cartoon Network show creators – Kyle A. Carozza (Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story for Clarence and voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).

Cartoon Network’s San Diego Comic Con International 2016 Schedule

Thursday 21st July

Cartoon Network Screening And Costume Ball
8.00pm – 9.30pm Hilton Bayfront – Room 7AB

Throw on your Finn hats, crystal gems and totally realistic flying tigers, and bearstack your way to the Cartoon Network Costume Ball & Screening extravaganza! We’ll be showcasing brand new episodes and clips of your favorite CN shows and making some big announcements for stuff nobody has ever seen before, including a world premiere look at animation for the upcoming Ben 10 series. On top of it all, we invite you to come dressed up as your favorite CN character for a chance to impress your friends and win awesome prizes. It wouldn’t be a ball without special guests! Joining us as totally objective and impartial judges for the costume contest are Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story, Clarence and Voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).

Friday 22nd July

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe
10.15am – 11.45am Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically-acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear: Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Jeff Liu (Writer and Storyboard Artist), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Voice of Pearl), Ben Levin (Writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema. Moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.

Saturday 23rd July

Cartoon Network Presents: We Bare Bears
10am – 11am Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Join the cast and crew of We Bare Bears as they make their Comic-Con debut, discussing the hilarious new series, celebrating the fans, previewing exclusive clips and taking your questions. Hang in until the end to catch a sneak peek at the upcoming series Mighty Magiswords. Panelists include Daniel Chong (Series Creator), Eric Edelstein (Voice of Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (Voice of Panda), Demetri Martin (Voice of Ice Bear), and Lauren Sassen (Storyboard Artist), moderated by Mikey Heller (Series Writer).

Cartoon Network Presents: The Powerpuff Girls
11am – 12pm Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Soar into San Diego with The Powerpuff Girls! Join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup for their first Comic-Con appearance as cast and crew discuss the new series, premiere exclusive clips and take your questions. Panelists include Kristen Li (Voice of Bubbles), Amanda Leighton (Voice of Blossom), Natalie Palamides (Voice of Buttercup), Tom Kenny (Voice of the Mayor and The Narrator), Nick Jennings (Executive Producer), Bob Boyle (Co-Executive Producer), Haley Mancini (Writer, Voice of Princess Morbucks) and Jake Goldman (Writer). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by We Bare Bears at 10am.

Cartoon Network Presents: The Adventure Time Card Wars Tournament!
10am – 8pm (Winner takes all begins at 3pm) San Diego Convention Center – Room 16A

The game you know and love has just doubled down on the fun with two all-new ways to play, and we’re bringing the action to the gaming floor of Comic-Con! Grab a partner and battle against another team in the new Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game. Think you’re the Cool Guy? Challenge other peeps in one-on-one PvP battles in the new mobile game Card Wars Kingdom! Free play alongside other Adventure Time fans all day long, with a special winner-takes-all Tournament starting at 3pm. for all the Card Wars glory (and amazing prizes, which sometimes is even cooler than glory)!!! Did we mention John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake the Dog) will be there to commentate the tournament?! It’s a not-to-be-missed event!

Autograph Signing Events

Steven Universe: Friday 22nd July 3pm – 5.30pm
We Bare Bears: Saturday 23rd July 1pm – 2.30pm
The Powerpuff Girls: Saturday 23rd July 3.30pm – 5pm

Cartoon Network’s First Ever Animation Jam

Cartoon Network's First Ever Animation Jam

Cartoon Network’s First Ever Animation Jam

Cartoon Network USA will be hosting their first ever “Animation Jam” at Cartoon Network’s studios in Burbank, California, USA, which will take place on 9th-11th July. The Animation Jam is a get together of university undergraduate and interns from across the United States, these university students will have the opportunity to produce a 15-second animation short based upon Ian Jones-Quartey’s creation “O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes”.

The animation jam will give students an opportunity to work as a full-time artist, Cartoon Network Studios will give students and interns production tools and a team of animation mentors to help them with Ian Jones-Quartey himself offering guidance and assistance.

The animation jam follows the successful Game Jam Cartoon Network hosted back in February this year in Portland, Oregon, where 200 independent game developers produced games based on Lakewood Plaza Turbo.

Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network made this statement regarding the new animation jam initiative:

“Building on our ‘Game Jam’s’ creative energy, we are expanding into new forums for storytelling with the launch of the first animation jam. We want to give students an opportunity to experience the world-building process that is unique to O.K. KO!”

Students and interns will be selected from the following universities: University of Southern California; School of Visual Arts; California State University, Fullerton; Laguna College of Art and Design; California Institute of the Arts; San Jose State University; Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Savannah College of Art and Design; and Exceptional Minds, the first American computer animation studio and non-profit digital arts school for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe In Too Deep Special Ends Hiatus

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe In Too Deep Special Ends Hiatus

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe In Too Deep Special Ends Hiatus

Cartoon Network USA has ended the Steven Universe hiatus and will start airing new episodes next month. Steven Universe has a very enthusiastic fanbase which has been waiting in anticipation for new episodes, the end of such a wait is a relief to fans everywhere. The new episodes will be presented in a four week special event called “In Too Deep”, starting off with a two-part special on Thursday 12th May at 7pm ET/PT and a new episode airing on Thursdays at 7pm ET/PT for the following three weeks.

According to the trailer, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl) will fuse together as Alexandrite and do battle against Malachite (the powerful fusion of Jasper and Lapis Lazuli) after escaping from her prison in the bottom of the sea. Meanwhile, Steven and Peridot travel deep underground as “The Cluster” currently incubating in the Earth’s mantle remains to be a threat and more unwelcome gems visit Earth as Peridot contacted Yellow Diamond.

These new episodes will be the last episodes by Ian Jones-Quartey as executive producer, he will remain on the Steven Universe production team as a show writer.