Cartoon Network USA will be hosting a special screening during the SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest) media event in Austin, Texas on Monday 13th March at 8pm at the Long Center for Performing Arts. The screening will feature never before seen episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go! and apparently there’s a big surprise too. No SXSW badge will be required for access to the screening.
SXSW is a major annual media event and is an amalgamation of film, interactive media and music festivals. At last year’s SXSW event, Cartoon Network USA hosted the world premiere of The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot as well as a pre-premiere party. Last year, Cartoon Network also hosted a creativity panel with Ian Jones-Quartey (creator of OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes and former supervising director for Steven Universe), Julia Pott (Creator of Summer Camp Island), Kyle Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Pete Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome) and Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network). Cartoon Network also hosted a joint panel with Lego about their on-going content collaboration with shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and Nexo Knights.
The Powerpuff Girls reboot pre-premiere party and screening weren’t the only events Cartoon Network arranged at SXSW (South By Southwest Festival) this week, on Thursday 17th March, Cartoon Network hosted a panel at the Austin Convention Center called “Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post-Its and Pencils”, featuring Ian Jones-Quartey (Animator/Supervising Director for Steven Universe, creator of the Lakewood Plaza Turbo animated short), Julia Pott (Creator of Summer Camp), Kyle Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Pete Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa) and Rob Sorcher (Global Content Officer for Cartoon Network). The panel humorously explained that the use of pencils and Post-it notes to draw ideas helps with creativity and is influencing the future of storytelling. Cartoon Network is known for its Emmy and Peabody Award-winning formula by putting creators first, encouraging digital collaborations, and having a high level of flexibility in creativity.
On Monday 12th March, Cartoon Network and Lego hosted a joint panel, this is to reflect on the current collaboration and partnership between Cartoon Network and Lego, with shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Mixels and Lego: Nexo Knights. Jill Wilfert (Vice President of Licensing and Entertainment at Lego), Michael Moynihan (Vice President of Marketing at Lego), Michael Ouweleen (Cartoon Network’s Chief Marketing Officer) and Tramm Wigzell (Vice President of Multi Platform Development for Cartoon Network Studios) were present at the panel.
Between 9th July and 12th July, the Comic-Con San Diego 2015 convention will be held, the most important event in the United States in regards of Animation and Comic Books. As usual this year, Cartoon Network will be there for show panels, signings and exclusive screenings.
Cartoon Network’s schedule at Comic-Con San Diego is as follows:
Comic-Con San Diego 2015: Cartoon Network Schedule – From the Cartoon Network USA Press Release:
Cartoon Network delivers the ultimate fan experience! San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be among the first to check out We Bare Bears, Cartoon Network’s latest animated series first introduced this year at Annecy, with premiere screenings, an immersive booth experience, signings, giveaways and more. We Bare Bears will premiere Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back Fandemonium Panel Extravaganza featuring Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa followed by Adventure Time & Steven Universe. Both panels are hosted by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) the voice of Panda on We Bare Bears. Get an inside look at the hottest animated shows on TV with exclusive clips, special musical performances and Q&A sessions with series creators, producers and voice talent. Throughout both panels fans will be treated to never-before-seen content and behind-the-scenes footage from We Bare Bears presented by series creator, Daniel Chong.
Come to the Cartoon Network Booth #3735 and get a first look at Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear – the stars of We Bare Bears! At the booth, fans can immerse themselves in the world of We Bare Bears, with six different one-of-a-kind photo experiences and exclusive daily collectible button giveaways.
The party doesn’t stop when the convention floor closes! Cartoon Network will once again present special nighttime screenings exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. The second annual Adventure Time Royal Ball and a Clarence & Friends Pajama Party will offer fans an insider look at some of their favorite shows, premiere screenings of We Bear Bears and sneak-peeks at some of Cartoon Network Studios upcoming animated shorts.
Other Cartoon Network series featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Teen Titans Go!, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Below is a list of Cartoon Network series panels, fan events, screenings and signings at 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12, 2015. Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change.
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Friday 10th July
Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back Fandemonium Panel Extravaganza featuring Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa followed by Adventure Time & Steven Universe. Both panels are hosted by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) the voice of Panda on Cartoon Network’s upcoming animated series We Bare Bears.
You love us! You really love us! But guess what….we love you too!!! Cartoon Network has the best fans in the world, which is why we’re hosting the most FAN-tastic, FAN-centric, FAN…uhhh…MAZING panels SDCC has ever seen! Join cast and crew of hit shows Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa as we celebrate YOU with major announcements, first looks, contests, and special appearances. The panel features Regular Show superstars JG Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (Voice of Rigby), Sean Szeles (Supervising Producer), and Sam Marin (Voice of Benson, Pops, Muscle Man), alongside Uncle Grandpa mega-talents Pete Browngardt (Creator, Voice of Uncle Grandpa), Eric Bauza (Voice of Bellybag), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Voice of Mr. Gus).
Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time & Steven Universe 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom
Comic Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating YOU in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration! We’ve got BIG NEWS you’ll want to hear first, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time and Steven Universe! The panel features Adventure Time legends of Ooo Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline), and Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (Supervising Director).
Cartoon Network Screenings
Thursday 9th July
Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time Royal Ball 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Room 7AB
It’s the 2nd annual Adventure Time Royal Ball! Last year Cartoon Network filled a ballroom with the most righteous of warriors and the fairest in all the Land of Ooo, and this year we are returning with more fan-favorites, another first-look Adventure Time episode, and a very special world premiere screening of the newest Cartoon Network hit series We Bare Bears! Don’t forget to dress up in your most inspired outfit for the royal procession and your chance to win righteous prizes! Now come one, come all (until we reach capacity!) for a night of mathematical magic!
Clarence throws the best parties and you’re invited! We ran out of pizza poppers, but we’re making up for it with Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story and Voice of Clarence), awesome episodes of your favorite Cartoon Network shows and super cool pwizes! But hey, hey, guess what, there’s more! Clarence invited his new friends Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear, and they’re going to show an episode of their brand new show, We Bare Bears, for everyone to see for the very first time! HOW COOL IS THAT?! So put on your favorite pajamas and maaayyyybe you’ll get a swing at our myyystewy piñata!