Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2018

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2018

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2018

The world famous convention for comics, movies, TV shows and animation – San Diego Comic Con will be held between July 19th and July 22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, and as usual, Cartoon Network will be running special events at the convention, with a final goodbye to Cartoon Network’s long-running animated series – Adventure Time, a multi-show Cartoon Network panel featuring special guests and also two special Steven Universe panels. At the Cartoon Network booth during the convention, fans will get to enjoy a unique Steven Universe experience, where they will meet the Crystal Gems above a crystal landscape, giving fans the opportunity to be in a scene with their favourite characters.

The Adventure Time panel will take place on Friday 20th July at Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom, running from 10am to 11.15am, this will include a musical performance featuring some of the most recognisable songs from the series, plus special guests and an exclusive series finale trailer.

On Thursday 19th July, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm there will be a special Steven Universe panel in-partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, the panel is called the “Superheroes of Body Positivity Panel” and it will discuss the importance of body positivity in both the real and the animated world. At the panel, Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar will be present along with the voice of Garnet – Estelle Darlings. On Saturday 21st July, Rebecca Sugar, Estelle, Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl) and Zach Callison (Steven Universe) will gather round at the official Steven Universe panel in the Indigo Ballroom at San Diego’s Hilton Bayfront, the panel will be held from 10am to 11.15am, some “epic announcements” have been promised, and of course, musical performances with a ukulele.

At 2pm on Saturday 21st July in Room 25ABC, Cartoon Network will be having a cross-show panel for its new and current animated productions called “Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing on Inspiration”, featuring show creators Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor and Valentino and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island, the panel will be moderated by the creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey.

On Thursday 19th July at 6pm at the Harbor Ballroom at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is The Her Universe Fashion Show: Cartoon Network Junior Designer Showcase. The Her Universe Fashion Show is now in its 5th year and it’s a design competition where 24 fashion designers compete against each other for the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection from Hot Topic. Cartoon Network has sponsored the junior designer contest, and kids and young people aged between 5 and 17 years old took part in the competition. Four winners have been chosen and they will reveal their winning designs at the Cartoon Network Junior Designer showcase during the Her Universe Fashion Show. The event will be hosted by actress and Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein, the show will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Thursday 19th July, doors open at 5.15pm.

On Sunday 22nd July at the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom is Cartoon Network’s Best Summer Ever Costume Ball which be held between 11.30am and 1pm, as the name suggests, it will be summer themed and it’s also a costume contest with special guest judges from the people behind Cartoon Network’s most popular shows. There will also be games, exclusive sneak peek clips and prizes too, parents are even encouraged to take part in the costume contest with their kids.

Warner Bros Animation Events At San Diego Comic Con

Cartoon Network’s sister animation studio – Warner Bros. Animation are also running a few events themselves including show panels for DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty!

Friday 20th July

DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A

12.30pm to 1.30pm: Room 6DE

DC Super Hero Girls is a brand new show coming soon to Cartoon Network and follows the teenage lives of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and many others attending a high school for teenaged super heroes. They might just be teenagers but they have the responsibility of protecting the city of Metropolis from the some of the most fearsome school-aged villains of the DC Universe. Alongside the new series, there’s two new graphic novels – “Out of the Bottle” and “Search for Atlantis”. DC Group Editor Marie Javins will be at the presentation for a sneak peek at upcoming books, and show producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team for a first look at this upcoming series.

Saturday 21st July

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A

10am to 11am: Room: 6DE

A special panel for Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros. Animation’s Unikitty animated series which follows the character of the same name that originated from The Lego Movie and the upcoming sequel – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, there will be plenty of sparkle matters and happiness as show producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder, animation director Anna Hollingsworth and voice talent – Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, H. Michael Croner, Roger Craig Smith will all be present at the panel, plus a brand-new episode sneak peek and an opportunity for fans to ask questions about the show.

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Cartoon Network Autograph Signings

Friday 20th July

Adventure Time

3pm to 4pm (AA02)

Insight Editions Steven Universe Deluxe Hardcover Blank Sketchbook: Rebecca Sugar Edition Signing With Rebecca Sugar

12pm to 1pm (Insight Edition Booth #3721)

Saturday 21st July

Steven Universe

12.50pm to 1.50pm (AA06)

Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing On Inspiration

5pm to 6pm (AA06)

Exclusive Products

The convention, there will be some Steven Universe and Adventure Time themed merchandise exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con including a Steven Universe Sketchbook (Insight Editions, Booth #3721), a Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plushies (UCC Distributing, Inc., Booth #5610), a Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt (For Fans By Fans, Booth #1316), Adventure Time 7” Vinyl (Mondo, Booth #435), Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 comic book (BOOM! Studios, Booth #2229), Adventure Time Coloring Book (Dark Horse, Booth #2615) and The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack (Titan, Booth #5537).

Steven Universe Sketchbook: Features a foreword and drawings by show creator Rebecca Sugar along with the show’s other artists, and plenty of blank pages to bring out your inner artist.

Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plushies: Plushies include Lars (of the Stars), Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, Sparkle Cookie Cat, Peridot, Night Lion and (Sitting) Pink Lion.

Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt: A special Cookie Cat in charcoal t-shirt by Steven Universe fan and illustrator Shelby Chin.

Adventure Time 7” Vinyl An exclusive vinyl record featuring tracks “Friends Don’t Fight” (both with vocals and instrumental) and “Manlorette Party” with art work created by artist JJ Harrison.

Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 Comic Book: A comic book featuring an original storyline: Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making and Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time, confronts him. Finn and Jake go on a journey to save Finn before he is erased from every reality.

Adventure Time Coloring Book: Featuring 45 original Adventure Time drawings by various artists. At the Dark Horse Comics booth there will be an Adventure Time and Steven Universe colouring wall.

The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack: Exclusive glow-in-the-dark Powerpuff Girls figurines, featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Goes Big at San Diego Comic-Con: Fans Can Celebrate Steven Universe, Adventure Time and More with Panels, Signings, and Products Exclusive to the Con

Cartoon Network is bringing an out-of-this world fan experience at Comic-Con (July 19-22) with an overall immersive Steven Universe experience, an homage to Adventure Time, along with additional signings, panels and exclusive product offerings.

Inspired by the illustrious mythology of Steven Universe, this year’s booth (#3735) will greet fans with large, iconic figures of the Crystal Gems above a crystal landscape. A screen embedded in the crystal will show what’s waiting inside – the chance to be in an epic parallax scene with their favorite characters!

Kicking off Thursday, July 19, Grammy winner and voice of Steven Universe’s Garnet, Estelle, joins show creator Rebecca Sugar and her friends from the Dove Self-Esteem Project for a conversation about the importance of inclusion and body positivity that the series has been so celebrated for.

Adventure Time fans can grab their friends and gear up for the Ultimate Adventure Friday, July 20 as the cast and crew comes together in the Indigo Ballroom for its final panel. Come along and celebrate Cartoon Network’s longest running series with live music, special guests and a few mathematical surprises.

On Saturday, July 21, meet back in the Indigo Ballroom for Cartoon Network’s official Steven Universe panel, complete with musical performances, never-before-seen clips and appearances from your favorite Gems! Cartoon Network is also bringing together its hottest new creators for its inaugural Drawing on Inspiration panel, featuring creators from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Craig of the Creek, We Bare Bears, Summer Camp Island and Victor and Valentino. Exclusive signing posters will be available at each panel’s respective signings. Capping off the weekend is the return of Cartoon Network’s annual Best Summer Ever Costume Ball where kids of all ages will have a chance to dress up as their favorite show character. Other series featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Unikitty! and DC Super Hero Girls.

Cartoon Network has partnered with key licensees to offer attendees official SDCC-exclusive consumer products featuring characters from beloved franchises Steven Universe, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls.

Below is a list of all panels, fan events, screenings, signings and exclusive product offered Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22. Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change.

Cartoon Network Panels

THURSDAY, JULY 19

SUPERHEROES OF BODY POSITIVITY: A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN UNIVERSE’S REBECCA SUGAR AND FRIENDS

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Horton Grand Theatre

Calling all Crystal Gems! The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe have partnered to educate young people on body confidence through the Emmy(R)-nominated hit series’ celebrated themes of inclusion and empowerment. Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and experts from the Dove Self-Esteem Project for a conversation on the importance of body positivity in both the real and animated world.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

ADVENTURE TIME

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom

Cartoon Network invites you to come along with us to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! We don’t want to spoil too many of the surprises but, we can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special guests and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don’t miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

STEVEN UNIVERSE

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom

Did you hear that Cartoon Network is bringing Steven Universe back to Comic-Con? You’d better believe it! Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and the true Diamond Authority, series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show, epic announcements and we’re pretty sure Rebecca is bringing her ukulele. Our future-vision tells us this is a panel you won’t want to miss!

CARTOON NETWORK CREATORS: DRAWING ON INSPIRATION

2pm – 3pm | Room 25ABC

Meet the creators of Cartoon Network’s most beloved and exciting new shows! This talented group of creative leaders will share why they were inspired to get into animation, highlights of their paths to becoming show runners and insights on what it takes to bring stories to life. They’ll also reveal some exciting news about… well, you’ll have to come to find out! Join Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor & Valentino and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island, moderated by Ian Jones-Quartey from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

Cartoon Network Screenings and Special Events

THURSDAY, JULY 19

THE HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW: CARTOON NETWORK JUNIOR DESIGNER SHOWCASE

6 p.m. | Manchester Grand Hyatt – Harbor Ballroom

The 5th annual Her Universe Fashion Show is a design competition where 24 designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs for the chance to win the ultimate prize – the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. Cartoon Network has sponsored the junior designer contest, where youth ages 5-17 had the opportunity to submit designs inspired by The Powerpuff Girls in celebration of the 20th Anniversary. Four winners were chosen and they will reveal their designs during the Cartoon Network Junior Designer showcase during the Her Universe Fashion Show. Hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, the show will once again be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Thursday, July 19th. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

CARTOON NETWORK BEST SUMMER EVER COSTUME BALL

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom

Kids, get ready for the Best Costume Ball Ever! Cartoon Network is throwing the hottest party of the season and we want you to join us. Kick off your flip flops, ditch the bathing suit and show off your chillest, most creative costumes. Oh and did we mention guest judges from some of your favorite Cartoon Network shows? We’ll play games, share exclusive never-before-seen clips and hand out some sizzling prizes. Parents, turn up the heat by getting in on the action with a family costume. Make your Best Summer Ever complete with a party you’ll remember all year long!

Exclusive Products

Steven Universe Sketchbook (Insight Editions, Booth #3721)

Let the colorful characters of Steven Universe inspire your creativity with this gorgeous sketchbook. Available as a limited-release early preview at SDCC, the sketchbook features an exclusive foreword from show creator Rebecca Sugar along with whimsical drawings from her and the show’s other artists. This sketchbook invites Steven Universe fans to bring out their inner artist within its blank pages.

Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plush (UCC Distributing, Inc., Booth #5610)

Zagwear is premiering Steven Universe exclusive plushies featuring Lars of the Stars, Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, Sparkle Cookie Cat, Peridot, Night Lion and Sitting Pink Lion.

Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt (For Fans By Fans, Booth #1316)

The adorable Cookie Cat Steven T-Shirt in charcoal by Steven Universe fan and illustrator Shelby Chin is a San Diego Comic Con exclusive available only at For Fans By Fans Booth # 1316. ForFansByFans.com is a community that bridges the gap between fans, artists, and the worlds that inspire them.

Adventure Time 7″ Vinyl (Mondo, Booth #435)

Mondo is debuting a SDCC 2018 Adventure Time exclusive vinyl featuring tracks “Friends Don’t Fight” (both with vocals and instrumental) and “Manlorette Party.” The vinyl cover art work is custom created by artist JJ Harrison and they will be sold at the Mondo booth for $12 +tax. Supply is limited, so make sure to get them before they’re gone!

Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 (BOOM! Studios, Booth #2229)

When Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making, Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time, confronts him. Journey with Finn and Jake as they work to save Finn before he is erased from every reality! Honoring the series finale of Cartoon Network’s longest-running series, Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 will be sold exclusively at the BOOM! Studios Booth.

Adventure Time Coloring Book (Dark Horse, Booth #2615)

Dark Horse and Cartoon Network are teaming up for a SDCC 2018 exclusive early preview Adventure Time coloring book! Bring Finn and Jake’s adventures to life in this official coloring book, featuring 45 original images by various artists. They are also adding a little color to the lives of Cartoon Network fans with a 59″x59″ coloring wall featuring illustrations from the network’s longest running series Adventure Time and fan-favorite Steven Universe. Comic con attendees can stop by their booth starting Thursday to color in the gigantic coloring book pages and get a chance to purchase new products.

The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack (Titan, Booth #5537)

Titan Entertainment are bringing their first EXCLUSIVE The Powerpuff Girls Glow-in-The-Dark 3″ TITANS three-pack to SDCC 2018! Celebrating 20 years of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, this set features Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup straight outta Townsville – ready for action with super glow-in-the-dark highlights.

Cartoon Network Signings

FRIDAY, JULY 20

ADVENTURE TIME

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | AA02

INSIGHT EDITIONS STEVEN UNIVERSE DELUXE HARDCOVER BLANK SKETCHBOOK: REBECCA SUGAR EDITION SIGNING WITH REBECCA SUGAR

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Insight Editions Booth #3721

SATURDAY, JULY 21

STEVEN UNIVERSE

12:50 – 1:50 p.m. | AA06

CARTOON NETWORK CREATORS: DRAWING ON INSPIRATION

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | AA06

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Warner Bros. Animation Announces New Looney Tunes Shortform Episodes

Warner Bros. Animation Announces New Looney Tunes Shortform Episodes

Warner Bros. Animation Announces New Looney Tunes Shortform Episodes

During the Annecy Animation Festival this week, Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it will produce new Looney Tunes shortform content called “Looney Tunes Cartoons” which will feature classic cartoons icons such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and more. Each cartoon episode will vary from one to six minutes in length, each featuring the animator’s personality and style, fifty episodes are currently in production. The new Looney Tunes cartoons will be available on multiple platforms and formats including digital, mobile and television and each season will have a total of 1,000 minutes of content which is expected to be released in 2019.

Warner Bros. Animation will emulate the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with episode storytelling driven by each cartoonist. At Annecy Animation Festival’s MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market), Warner Bros. Animation has showcased a sneak peek of the new content with an animated short called “The Curse of the Monkey Bird”, the animated short had a strongly positive response at the festival. The animated short was shown as part of Warner Animation Group’s and Warner Bros. Animation’s Look Ahead event which was held in Annecy yesterday (11/06/2018), which also included sneak peeks of Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, Smallfoot and also The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001500955

The new Looney Tunes cartoons will feature experienced Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza (voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety in the new shorts), Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go! executive producer and creator of Cartoon Network’s HiHi Puffy AmiYumi) and Peter Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome) serve as executive producers.

Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, said: “Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.”

According to Peter Browngardt, he wanted to go back to the late 1930s, early 1940’s Looney Tunes art style, which he refers to as “super irreverent, super bananas and high energy”.

In other Annecy related news, Cartoon Network will host its popular Picnic By the Lake event on Thursday 14th June (12.30pm to 2.30pm), the event will be held in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation to help promote the cinema release of Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.

From The Warner Bros. Animation Press Release: Warner Bros. Animation Launches New Short-Form Content Program Looney Tunes Cartoons

Warner Bros. Animation is announcing its most ambitious Looney Tunes content initiative to date with Looney Tunes Cartoons, a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With multiple artists employing a visual style that will resonate with fans, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.

“The Looney Tunes are one of the most beloved group of animated characters in the world” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.”

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.

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Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast - Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner On A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network has partnered with HowStuffWorks, an educational website about how things work, to produce a special podcast called “Drawn: The Story of Animation”. The new podcast will launch on Tuesday 1st May and will consist of 11 episodes and will be a detailed analysis of animation from the prospective of the production crew, show creators, studio executives and the voice acting cast. Each episode will dive right into the history of animation, a creative form of entertainment that has developed exponentially over the past century. Podcast topics that will be explored include the cultural influence of animation, how cartoons are made, music in animation, consumer products, sound effects and woman in the animation industry.

HowStuffWorks is also the largest for-profit podcasting network, each episode of “Drawn” will be presented by Holly Frey, the host of HowStuffWorks’ very own “Stuff You Missed In History Class” podcast.

Special guests that will be joining Holly on the podcast include: Eric Bauza (voice actor for Unikitty!, The Looney Tunes Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Seth Green (co-creator for Robot Chicken, voice actor on Family Guy), Doc Hammer and Emmy Award nominee, Christopher McCulloch (better known as Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros.), Doc Hammer (Voice actor and writer for The Venture Bros.), Liz Harvatine (stop-motion animator on Robot Chicken), Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim), Vanessa Marshall (voice actress for Star Wars: Rebels and Regular Show), Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang), Jennifer Pelphrey (Production Manager for Cartoon Network Studios), Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator of OK K.O.!, also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time), Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network Studios), Tara Strong (voice actress for Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Rebecca Sugar (Emmy Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe) and Billy West (voice actor for Futurama and the Wacky Races reboot).

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play.

Ahead of the premiere of the brand new podcast, animation fans can listen to a trailer on Apple Podcasts.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1376092824

The new podcast is produced by HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network and is distributed by Turner’s Podcast Division – Turner Podcast Network, the podcast network encompasses all audio podcast content from Cartoon Network (including the successful Steven Universe Podcast), Adult Swim, CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT and HLN. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks Partner on New Podcast Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network, a global leader in animation, and HowStuffWorks, the largest for-profit podcasting network, have partnered on the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation, launching Tuesday, May 1st. The 11-episode audio podcast will be the definitive exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective. Show creators, voice actors and historians share their unique insights into the rich world of artistry that’s become a huge part of the entertainment landscape. Each episode will time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.

Every week Drawn host, Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) will focus on a core theme in the evolution of animation over the last century including music, consumer products, sound effects, and women in animation alongside general topics covering how cartoons get made, their cultural influence and more.

Guests joining Holly for a lively discussion over the eleven episodes include:

Eric Bauza: (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Seth Green: (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)
Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch: (Venture Bros.)
Liz Harvatine: (Robot Chicken)
Mike Lazzo: (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
Vanessa Marshall: (Star Wars: Rebels, Regular Show)
Michael Ouweleen: (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
Jennifer Pelphrey: (Emmy ® Award Winner Adventure Time, Steven Universe)
Ian Jones-Quartey: (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
Rob Sorcher: (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
Tara Strong: (Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony)
Rebecca Sugar: (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
Billy West: (Futurama)

“As Cartoon Network continues to develop original content for all platforms, partnering with HowStuffWorks to showcase the evolution of animation is exactly the unique experience our fans have come to expect from us.” – Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play. In advance of next week’s premiere episode of Drawn: The Story of Animation, fans can preview the season with a newly released trailer now available on the podcast’s subscribe page here.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Cartoon Network on the new podcast, Drawn. At HowStuffWorks, we are fundamentally driven by creativity and great stories – and as we looked across different mediums, we felt like some of the best work being done today, period, was in animation. The more we dug into the space to tell the story, the more we realized the incredible history of how this medium has developed. Having Cartoon Network as a partner alongside us to tell that story is a perfect match.” – Conal Byrne, President, HowStuffWorks

Drawn is the second podcast in the last year from Cartoon Network, following the successful launch of the Steven Universe Podcast, now in its second season with over 500,000 downloads.

Hosted by HowStuffWorks’ Holly Frey, Drawn: The Story of Animation is produced by HowStuffWorks, executive produced by Cartoon Network and distributed by Turner Podcast Network.

Cartoon Network’s podcasts are part of the Turner Podcast Network alongside other high profile branded podcasts from CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT, HLN and Adult Swim. The Turner Podcast Network was created to implement a portfolio-wide network that centralizes production, distribution and sales for all Turner podcasts in order to develop and launch new branded podcasts across Turner’s news, kids and entertainment brands. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

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