San Diego Comic Con 2017 Ninjago Movie And TBS Animation Panels

San Diego Comic Con 2017 Ninjago Movie And TBS Animation Panels

San Diego Comic Con 2017 Ninjago Movie And TBS Animation Panels

Later today (20/07/2017) at San Diego Comic Con 2017, there will be an hour long event from 6.45pm for the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie, based on Cartoon Network’s hit series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and the Lego toy range of the same name. In the new animated comedy-action movie, a young Master Builder ninja named Lloyd must team up with his fellow ninja, who are skilled in the martial art of Spinjitzu to save Ninjago City from the evil Lord Garmadon – Lloyd’s father. There will be another Ninjago event at the convention on Sunday afternoon at 3pm (23/07/2017), but this time it’s a panel for the animated TV series, joining the panel are the show’s writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonica. The panel will include sneak peeks for upcoming episodes and a voice talent guest appearance.

At 7pm today, Cartoon Network’s sister general entertainment channel – TBS will be hosting a panel for their current, brand new and upcoming animated shows, joining the panel will be executive producers, creators and writers from each show. The panel will start off with American Dad co-creator – Matt Weitzman, followed by an introduction to TBS’s new animated dark comedy – Tarantula – created by Carson Mell. Final Space will also be introduced at the event, the show is a serialised animated series set in Space, the show follows Gary – an astronaut and his adorable planet-destroying alien friend – Mooncake. J.G. Quintel, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show will be introducing his brand new animated series – Close Enough, which follows a married couple transitioning into their 30’s, the show has Regular Show’s surreal humour and art style, and just like Regular Show, its produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

While at the convention, also make sure to stop by at Cartoon Network’s booth (#3735) to grab some OK K.O. goodies!

Lego Ninjago and TBS Animation San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 6.45pm – 7.45pm
Room 6A

In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

TBS Gets Animated

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 7pm – 8pm
Room 7AB

Executive producers, creators, and writers from upcoming TBS animated original comedy series present exclusive clips and sneak peeks of each show. First up will be Matt Weitzman of TBS’s American Dad! followed by an introduction to the eccentric residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel in Tarantula by creator Carson Mell. Coming in early 2018, Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable planet-destroying friend Mooncake, from indie film producers Olan Rogers and David Sacks (The Tick and The Simpsons). The program will also feature a surreal animated series about a family growing up without getting old from J.G. Quintel, the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Regular Show.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Sunday 23rd July 2017 at 3pm – 4pm
Room 7AB

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonica go under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule

Cartoon Network UK Ninjago Masters Of Spinjitzu Ninja Skills Competition

Cartoon Network UK Ninjago Masters Of Spinjitzu Ninja Skills Competition

Cartoon Network UK Ninjago Masters Of Spinjitzu Ninja Skills Competition

Cartoon Network UK is running a competition for viewers to win Lego Ninjago model sets as featured in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu’s latest season – The Hands of Time. To enter the competition, you must upload a recording of yourself on the Lego Ninjago competition page on the Cartoon Network UK website, in the recording, you will need to show off your ninja skills in a favourite hobby, whether it’s playing a musical instrument, baking, sports, drawing or even making models out of Lego.

If you impress Master Wu and win first place, you will not only win Lego Ninjago’s entire 2017 toy range, but you will also win a special VIP trip to the Legoland Windsor theme park for up to four people and your video will be shown on the Cartoon Network UK TV channel. All runner-ups will feature in Master Wu’s Hall of Ninjas on the Cartoon Network UK website.

Runner-up winners will receive different Lego Ninjago prizes and will win the following Lego sets:

2nd Place: Dragon’s Forge, Samurai VXL
3rd Place: Dawn of Iron Doom, Desert Lightning
4th Place: Samurai VXL, Desert Lightning
5th Place: Dragon’s Forge
6th Place: Dawn of Iron Doom
7th Place: Samurai VXL
8th Place: Vermillion Invader
9th Place: Desert Lightning
10th Place: Vermillion Attack

Competition ends 11.59pm on 30th April 2017, one child per video entry only, the child’s parent must state “I am (insert parent’s name) and I am the (parent/guardian/relationship) to (insert child’s name) and I agree to the terms and conditions” at the start of the video, terms and conditions can be viewed via the submission form on the Lego Ninjago competition section of the Cartoon Network UK website.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/ninjaskills

Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Yesterday (01/04/2017), was the UK premiere screening of the seventh season of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu at BAFTA Piccadilly in London. The first two episodes from season seven (also known as the Hands of Time story arc) were shown at the screening, followed by a Q&A session with Lego Ninjago’s creative director, Simon Lucas, presented by TV presenter Nigel Clarke.

Ninjago is the name of Lego’s successful range of ninja-themed toys of which the animated TV series is based on. Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu follows the adventures of six ninja: Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, Lloyd and Nya. All six ninja are trained in the martial art of Spinjitzu, each having their own special element: Fire (Kai), Lightning (Jay), Ice (Zane), Earth (Cole), Energy (Lloyd) and Water (Nya).

Each season has different story arc (e.g: The Tournament of Elements, Possession and Skybound), season seven focuses on two new (technically old) villians, Acronix and Krux, the original Elemental Masters of Time. Krux has the ability go back in time and pause time, while his younger twin brother, Acronix can go forward in time and slow down time. Forty years ago, both Acronix and Krux were aware of their uniquely powerful abilities and decided to betray the Elemental Alliance and used their powers to control all of Ninjago. Special “Time Blades” had to be forged so Wu and Garmadon can battle the time twins, eventually the blades were used to absorb the twins’ time powers. As a result and knowing that the ability of controling time is very dangerous, both Master Wu and Master Garmadon decided to use the Time Blades to open a vortex, losing the time blades forever. However, both Acronix and Krux decide to go through the vortex themselves, which left the two lost in time, however Krux managed to teleport back to Ninjago and disguised himself for 40 years. In the first two episodes we see the ninja encounter and battle Acronix and the ninja learn more about him and his brother Krux. The Time Twins wish to revert Ninjago back to the past and undo history, will the ninja retrieve the Time Blades and stop them before it’s too late? In later episodes, we will also find out more about Kai and Nya’s backstory and their need to combine their fire and water elements.

After the screening of the first two episodes, there was a Q&A session combined with an on-screen presentation, this was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about Ninjago. During the presentation, Simon Lucas talked about the concept art from the new season as well as the original prototype drawing from 2009 of which the whole show and toy range was based on. Simon also brought along some of the Lego models which were specially developed for the show for everyone at the screening to take a look at.

Lego Ninjago Concept Art
Ninjago In Development Concept Art From 2009
Lego Sets
Lego sets as featured on the show including Dawn of Iron Doom and the Samurai VXL vehicle.

Simon Lucas is based at Lego’s world headquarters in Billund, Denmark where he oversees the Ninjago toy range and the upcoming Ninjago movie coming to cinemas worldwide later this year, he also liaises with the animation studio Wil Film who animates the TV show. Some interesting facts about Lego were mentioned during the Q&A session including the different types of Lego bricks and the type of people who work at Lego, Lego employs model designers, architects and devoted Lego fans and there is to be believed to be a total of 100,000 unique Lego bricks (including every colour and variant). For Lego Ninjago, there are ten set designers and ten model designers, not everything is built in Lego beforehand for the TV series or released as official Lego sets but it’s very possible to recreate near enough everything, however for the upcoming movie, everything was built with Lego. The movie will focus on Lloyd and his evil father, Lord Garmadon, there will also be an epic showdown of ninja action. The movie is made by Cartoon Network’s sister company, Warner Bros. with animation made by Animal Logic, the same studio that animated The Lego Movie.

Season eight of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu is currently in development and The Lego Ninjago Movie will be released in cinemas across the UK in October.

Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie:

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season seven premieres on Cartoon Network UK tomorrow (03/04/2017) with new episodes airing weekdays at 4pm.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/ninjago