Cartoon Network And Adult Swim At New York Comic Con 2018

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim At New York Comic Con 2018

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim At New York Comic Con 2018

Tomorrow (4th October), is the opening day of New York Comic Con 2018, which will mostly be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City between Thursday 4th and Sunday 7th October. Below is a list of events and panels relating to Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, plus other animation event relating to Warner Bros. Animation/DC Comics productions. Anime fans who watch Toonami can find every event relating to Anime on the link below, including events organised by WarnerMedia’s CrunchyRoll, Funimation, Viz Media and many more.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Explore/Panels/View-All/#search=rpp%3D12%26d%3D104397%7C152_383604

Cartoon Network fans attending New York Comic Con 2018 may want to take part in the Cartoon Network Costume Ball competition on Saturday 6th October, special guest judges include Michaela Dietz, voice of Amethyst from Steven Universe, Deedee Magno Hall, voice of Pearl from Steven Universe and Greg Cipes, voice of Stinkfly from Ben 10 and Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go!. There will be a prize giveaway for people wearing the best Cartoon Network character costumes. Adult Swim fans may want to check out the [adult swim] presents: The Venture Bros panel on Friday 5th October, show creator Jackson Publick and show writer Doc Hammer will be at the panel.

Lego DC Super-Villains’ Video Game Interview

October 04, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174 – Javits Center

Join Lego DC Super-Villains Executive Producer Phil Ring, actors Dee Bradley Baker (Clock King/Desaad), Grey Griffin (Catwoman/Lashina), Nyambi (Green Lantern), and Ames Kirshen (VP of Interactive & Animation at DC Entertainment) for a discussion of the film.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/67312/Lego-DC-Super-Villains-Video-Game-Interview

LEGO® DC Super-Villains: An Inside Look at the Villain-Centric Adventure Game

October 04, 2018, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by Verizon – Javits Center

Join the team behind the LEGO DC Super-Villains videogame, including Phil Ring (Executive Producer, TT Games), Ames Kirshen (Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Nyambi Nyambi (voice of Green Lantern), Grey Griffin (voice of Catwoman & Lashina) and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clock King & Desaad) for an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe. Moderated by Victor Lucas (founder and host of EPN.tv), this celebration of villainy will provide fans with a look at the story, customization options and character reveals. Players have the ability to create and play as a Super-Villain throughout LEGO DC Super-Villains, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The LEGO Group will release LEGO DC Super-Villains on October 16, 2018.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66891/LEGO-DC-Super-Villains-An-Inside-Look-at-the-Villain-Centric-Adventure-Game

Patrick Rothfuss Talks Rick & Morty/D&D Crossover

October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174 – Javits Center

The acclaimed author is merging two worlds we never thought would meet: Rick and Morty and Dungeons & Dragons.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/67355/Patrick-Rothfuss-Talks-Rick-MortyDD-Crossover

DC Universe Digital Service

October 04, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Room 1A24 – Javits Center

DC fans – this is your Universe! Get an in-depth look at the brand new and ground breaking digital subscription service designed just for fans – DC UNIVERSE. Plus, get the latest updates on DC Universe original live-action and animated series like Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders, and a deep dive on the incredible line-up of legendary DC films and series, epic animated movies, comic books, exclusive merchandise and much more.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66632/DC-Universe-Digital-Service

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

October 05, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by Verizon – Javits Center

As the most acclaimed super hero animated television series in history, Batman: The Animated Series has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices and landmark approach to characters and stories. In late 2018, fans will finally be able to enjoy a remastered Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration of the series, an extended look at the newly-remastered footage, and additional details about this monumental Blu-ray box set. Join many of the key individuals behind the creation of this beloved series – including Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman; Tara Strong, voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl; Loren Lester, voice of Robin; Diane Pershing, voice of Poison Ivy; and producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski – for a revealing panel discussion … and maybe a few unique prizes. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 30, 2018.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66892/Batman-The-Complete-Animated-Series-Deluxe-Limited-Edition-Blu-ray-Box-Set

Batman: The Animated Series Interview

October 05, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174 – Javits Center

Hiya, Batsy! Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne), Loren Lester (Robin), Diane Pershing (Poison Ivy), and Producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski pop out of the shadows to talk the series’ impact 25 years later.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/67344/Batman-The-Animated-Series-Interview

Phil LaMarr on the Art of Voice Acting

October 05, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Shop Studios, Level 3 – 528 W 39th St

Lend an ear to the man who has lent his voice to memorable characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Futurama, Justice League, Samurai Jack and dozens of other animated television programs and films. Phil LaMarr is one of the most acclaimed voice actors in the entertainment industry, and now he brings his years of expertise to the 2018 NYCC Master Class series to teach you how to hone your own voice acting abilities. Join LaMarr as he provides tips, tricks, techniques, and valuable insights that have made him one of the most influential and beloved voice actors in the world.

A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/Phil-LamarrQazAOj for information and availability.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66128/Phil-LaMarr-on-the-Art-of-Voice-Acting

Titmouse, Inc. — We Make Cartoons!

October 05, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Room 1B03 – Javits Center

Meet with one of the largest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with directors, creators, producers, and animators. There will be discussions about what shows we make for Adult Swim to Disney to Netflix and how we make them!

Come check out screenings of our animation favorites, grab free merchandise and get your cartoon questions answered! Plus live drawing prizes from real Titmouse artists.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66018/Titmouse-Inc–We-Make-Cartoons

[adult swim] presents: The Venture Bros.

October 05, 2018, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Room 1A06 – Javits Center

Catch up with the cast and crew of The Venture Bros., including Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer as they talk all things Venture!

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/67527/adult-swim-presents-The-Venture-Bros

Cartoon Network Costume Contest

October 06, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St

Cartoon Network is back to host the biggest costume party for families at NYCC! We’ll play games, award prizes, watch sneaks of your favorite shows and then turn the stage over to you to show us your amazing costumes. We’ll award prizes to our favorite ensembles including Best Family, Best Duo & Most Heroic. Finally, the first 500 kids who arrive in costume will receive a special prize! Did we mention prizes? Special guest judges include Michaela Dietz, voice of Amethyst from Steven Universe, Deedee Magno Hall, voice of Pearl from Steven Universe and Greg Cipes, voice of Stinkfly from Ben 10 and Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go!.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66510/Cartoon-Network-Costume-Contest

Man of Action Entertainment Workshop for Kids: Create Your Own Comic Book

October 06, 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Room 1C03 – Javits Center

Man of Action Entertainment’s TV/film/comic book/graphic novel creator/producer/writers Joe Casey, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle debut their workshop on creating a new comic book/comic universe at NYCC. They’ll share how they developed their hit creations (BEN 10, MEGA MAN: FULLY CHARGED, team/characters from BIG HERO 6) & guide everyone in creating their own new comic universe including exercises to help everyone build a brand new comic together over the course of the panel.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66023/Man-of-Action-Entertainment-Workshop-for-Kids-Create-Your-Own-Comic-Book

DC Superman 80th

October 06, 2018, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Room 1A06 – Javits Center

Join legendary creators celebrating the spirit of truth, hope and justice during Superman’s 80th anniversary panel. Don’t miss this insightful conversation between industry giants as they discuss the relevance of Superman 80 years after his creation, how they’re interpreting the Man of Steel in their perspective projects and their favorite Superman moments in comics, television and movies!

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/66639/DC-Superman-80th

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel

Cartoon Network UK's 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel
An article from the UK’s Daily Express (30th August 1993) about the then soon to be launched Cartoon Network Europe. (Click To View The Full Image)

Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel

Tomorrow (17th September), 25 years ago, Cartoon Network Europe commenced broadcasting, it became Europe’s first television channel dedicated to animation, the channel launched only 11 and a half months after its U.S. counterpart and just like the original U.S. version, it aired cartoons from Hanna-Barbera’s animation library, which includes all time classics such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo!, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and many more, plus the Tom and Jerry shorts from MGM.

Cartoon Network Europe’s oldest (publicly known) schedule that can be found on the internet (including TCM’s first night and CN’s first 24-hour schedule) can be found on the link below:

https://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/old-international-cartoon-networks-schedules.5253261/page-3

Cartoon Network Europe was the first version of the channel based outside the United States, a Latin American version did launch in April 1993, although that version was based at Turner’s HQ in Atlanta and to an extent, it’s still based there today. Cartoon Network USA had somewhat of a slow start, initially not every cable service carried the channel (it was available for those with a satellite dish), this wasn’t really Turner’s fault, it was just the reluctance of cable companies making long-term contracts. But when Cartoon Network launched in Europe, it took a different approach, the channel launched as a free-to-air channel available to all cable providers around the UK and Europe and anyone with a satellite dish pointing at Astra’s European satellite service. The first general manager of Cartoon Network Europe was Sue Kroll (now the Head of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Warner Bros.).

At launch, Cartoon Network Europe broadcasted between 5am and 7pm, it launched alongside and timeshared with another new channel from Turner – TNT Classic Movies, this was the precursor of TCM (Turner Classic Movies), which launched in the U.S. the following year. At launch, Cartoon Network already had rivals in the UK multichannel market, its biggest U.S. rival – Nickelodeon made it to UK shores 16 days earlier, Nickelodeon had the support of British satellite TV provider – Sky who still owns a stake in the channel today, Nickelodeon was already quite established in the U.S. and already had some original content, however, Nickelodeon had a slower but more localised approach to Cartoon Network and didn’t expand into other parts of Europe until later in the 1990’s, also Nickelodeon required a subscription to Sky’s newly launched Multichannels package.

CN’s other rival was UK-based TCC (The Children’s Channel) which was also available in the Benelux and Nordic parts of Europe and in France, it faced competition against children’s channel Canal J. It seems it was no co-incidence that Cartoon Network launched with a partial soundtrack service in French, Norwegian and Swedish, also a localised version of CN launched in the Netherlands four years later. Even though, CN was available in Europe, although it had quite a heavy UK focus as all shows were in English and mostly had UK focused advertising. In December 1996, Cartoon Network Europe became a 24-hour service, however most cable operators (as well as Sky’s analogue satellite service) continued carrying the Cartoon Network/TNT timeshare service.

Immediately after the channel’s initial launch, CN Europe was met with controversy on Continental Europe as the governments of France and Belgium prohibited cable companies from carrying Cartoon Network, as it was seen as an “invasion of American culture”, the ban was lifted. Turner’s news channel – CNN International has been broadcasting from London since 1985, so Turner already had an established base in the UK. On 26th November 1993, Cartoon Network Europe took part in “The Great International Toon-In”, where Cartoon Network USA and all six Turner-owned entertainment networks in the United States (that existed at the time), Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Europe shared a marathon schedule presented by 3D-CGI character Moxy the Dog.

After a successful launch in Europe, Cartoon Network launched in the Asia-Pacific region the following year, which means, after two years, the channel already had near global coverage. The next stage in Cartoon Network’s journey will be one that will change the course of the channel forever. Over in the United States, the now Turner-owned Hanna-Barbera animation studio set up a new studio brand – Cartoon Network Studios and started to experiment with new ideas for the channel in a brand new animation shorts programme called “World Premiere Cartoons” (later became “What A Cartoon”), What A Cartoon spawned Cartoon Network’s original Cartoon Cartoons such as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Cow and Chicken, Mike, Lu and Og, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Johnny Bravo. As years went by, Cartoon Network started to become less dependent on its classic animation archive and started to focus on more original programming, also the merger with Time Warner in the mid-1990’s further supplemented the channel with animated productions from Warner Bros. Animation, this included Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Taz-Mania, Animaniacs and the all-important post-1948 Looney Tunes shorts.

By the late 90’s, countries and regions started to have their own versions of Cartoon Network, where as the UK version (i.e. the original pan-European version) still functioned as the pan-European version of the channel up until 15th October 1999, a separate pan-European version was launched that summer which copied CN UK’s schedule (with some shows excluded and replaced), however after a couple of years, things started to differ. Also as a whole, Cartoon Network Europe started to diverge from its American counterpart in terms of presentation, by using an altered version of CN USA’s Powerhouse rebrand. All the movies from TNT were moved to a new channel – a UK version of TCM, TNT became a short-lived UK and analogue only entertainment channel.

In May 2000, Cartoon Network UK welcomed in the new millennium with a new channel that celebrates animation from the past – Boomerang (which originated from a programming block from the channel’s early days), this means Cartoon Network’s schedule was now freed up for more original shows, Cartoon Network Europe also started to make its own co-productions by partnering with European studios with new shows such as The Cramp Twins and Fat Dog Mendoza. In later years, came Robotboy, Spaced Out, Skatoony and Chop Socky Chooks. Cartoon Network UK started to air Japanese anime starting off with Dragon Ball Z, the popularity of Dragon Ball Z led to the establishment of the Toonami programming block, which led to a new channel called CNX in 2002 which targeted teenagers and young adults and featured productions from Adult Swim, action movies and Japanese anime. Less than a year later, the CNX channel was rebranded as Toonami and became more child friendly. Toonami started to move away from the action animation format and started airing live-action sitcoms, after this change, it closed a year later. In 2006, a companion channel – Cartoon Network Too launched, the channel acted as a overflow to the main CN channel and later focused on action animation, the channel also had a pre-school programming block called Cartoonito which later spawned the Cartoonito pre-school channel which launched in 2007. In 2014, Cartoon Network Too closed and Cartoon Network UK’s one-hour timeshift service – Cartoon Network +1 was reinstated.

The 2000’s decade saw an explosion of brand new animation from Cartoon Network Studios with Sheep in the Big City, Time Squad, Samurai Jack, Grim & Evil (later became The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? and Codename: Kids Next Door. In 2002, Cartoon Network introduced a brand new look called “Casillas” (Spanish for Boxes) as it was developed by design studio – Ink Apache, the rebrand was very creative and made use of existing archive footage of Cartoon Network’s animated shows.

In 2005, Cartoon Network UK (and the rest of Europe) introduced Cartoon Network USA’s “CN City” graphics package on its channel, CN City featured all of Cartoon Network’s cartoon characters living together in one city making it effectively one big crossover. The CN City era remains one of the most memorable eras on Cartoon Network and saw the launch of Foster’s Home of Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Cartoon Network’s most successful action-animation franchise – Ben 10. After CN City era, Cartoon Network UK introduced another rebrand featuring an arrow that heavily featured the logo, this era featured bumpers animated by British animation studio – Pesky. The second stage of the Arrow Era featured CGI bumpers developed by design studio – Stardust. During this time, Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack were airing on the channel.

In 2010, Cartoon Network UK introduced a fresh new graphics package known as “Check It” that helped reboot the channel for the new animation renaissance of the 2010’s, Check It is considered to be a modern adaptation of Cartoon Network’s original Checkerboard graphics package. This era saw the successful Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe first ever show – The Amazing World of Gumball, which had its world premiere on Cartoon Network UK in 2011. A high-definition version of Cartoon Network – Cartoon Network UK HD also launched in 2011. Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Steven Universe later followed with another iteration of “Check It” – Check It 3.0. Before the end of Check It 3.0. The Powerpuff Girls reboot was introduced in 2016, followed by Ben 10 later that year. In 2016, there was a short-lived Check It 4.0. rebrand that only lasted a year. In 2017, the Dimensional graphics package was introduced, which is Cartoon Network UK’s current era, during this era, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Ben 10: Challenge, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Unikitty! and Apple and Onion premiered, and next month, the channel will premiere Craig of the Creek. Coming soon in the near future another CN Studios Europe production will premiere – Elliott From Earth.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/media-american-invaders-are-targeting-your-kids-childrens-rights-and-non-stop-cartoons-will-do-1487639.html

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=229iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3nYNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1307,57411&dq=cartoon+network&hl=en

https://web.archive.org/web/20010826133132/http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/news/frame_findex_exclude.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20080928103809/http://europe.turnerinfo.com:80/CN/UK/timeline/index.jsp

https://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk

Cartoon Network Special Guests At MCM Comic-Con London 25th-27th May 2018

Cartoon Network Special Guests At MCM Comic-Con London 25th-27th May 2018

Cartoon Network Special Guests At MCM Comic-Con London 25th-27th May 2018

MCM Comic-Con London is a bi-annual pop culture convention where fans of TV shows, movies, animation, video games, anime and comics converge, attend panels and meet and greet their favourite stars. The next MCM Comic-Con will be held at the ExCeL Centre in London, UK between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th May 2018.

Special guests include John DiMaggio – the voice of Jake from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, also Jim Cummings – the voice of Lord Boxman from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes along with Steven Ogg – voice of Professor Venomous, Shadowy Figure and Laserblast from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Khary Payton – the voice of Cyborg from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! will also be at the convention. Kevin Conroy – the voice of Batman in many of DC Comics’ animated shows since Batman: The Animated Series and most recently – Justice League Action will also be at MCM Comic-Con.

Photo sessions with special guests can be purchased the MCM Comic-Con website via the link below or at the convention if not already sold-out, autographs can only be purchased at the convention.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/attractions/special-guests/

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/attractions/special-guests/