Justice League Action To Feature Over 150 Characters
Justice League Action producers Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett and Jim Krieg spoke with comic book news website Comic Book Resources (and other members of the press) in a round-table interview at San Diego Comic Con 2016 two weeks ago. In the interview, Lukic, Burnett and Jim Krieg spoke about the upcoming DC Comics animated show, they mentioned that in the first season there will be a total of 152 characters (sixty superheroes, forty villians and the rest are supporting characters) and each episode will feature at least one of the main superheroes in the DC Comics franchise, either Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman.
The new show will be an action show combined with elements of comedy and will have an appeal to kids, mostly boys. Some of the episodes will be based upon existing comic book storylines, including a potential original Apokalips/Darkseid storyline which was mentioned in the interview, some of episodes will be based upon the producers’ favourite DC comic book issues.
Justice League Action will premiere on Cartoon Network USA sometime this autumn.
The interview with the producers of the upcoming series can be seen on the link below:
In the last four days (21/07/2016 – 24/07/2016), a lot has happened at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 convention, so here’s a summary of the rest of the Cartoon Network events.
John DiMaggio (voice of Jake the Dog), plays the Card Wars trading card game with Adventure Time fans, making Make-A-Wish kids’ dreams come true, another Make-A-Wish family met the cast of Steven Universe.
Amanda Leighton (voice actress for Blossom in The Powerpuff Girls reboot series) taken over Cartoon Network’s twitter account. The cast of The Powerpuff Girls appeared at an autograph signing event and Q&A panel and promoted the new toy range, also there was a sneak preview for an upcoming Powerpuff Girls episode.
Lucky fans got to meet the We Bare Bears cast Eric Edelstein (Grizz), Bobby Moynihan (Panda) and Demetri Martin (Ice Bear) in an autograph session, Eric Edelstein also taken over Cartoon Network’s Twitter account.
San Diego Comic Con Ben 10 Mighty Magiswords Sneak Peeks
As promised by Cartoon Network USA, they’ve showcased two sneak peeks at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 convention for two upcoming shows, both the Ben 10 reboot and for Mighty Magiswords. Both clips were previewed at a special screening and cartoon character costume competition evening event at the convention on Thursday 21st July. Ben 10 will make its international debut in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) this year and the Americas (USA, Latin America, Canada) next year. Mighty Magiswords will debut on Cartoon Network USA later this year, making a successful conversion from a micro-formatted show on the Cartoon Network Anything app to a full-length animated show on television.
Sneak Peek of the Ben 10 reboot, in this clip Ben uses his Omnitrix to transform into Diamondhead and uses his crystalisation powers to save people from falling off dangerous rides at the amusement park.
In the Mighty Magiswords sneak peek clip, protagonists Vambre and Prohyas are on a quest to find the Masked Magisword. The Keeper of the Mask sets them a challenge before they can claim their prize: a mask with the facial expression of “mindless bliss” must be produced or the sword stays in the temple.
Costume Ball Competition
As mentioned alongside the exclusive screenings on Thursday evening at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a competition for the best Cartoon Network cartoon character costume, some of entrants were amazing especially on how much effort they’ve put into their costumes. The costume contest was judged by a panel of Cartoon Network’s top animation talents including Kyle A. Carozza (Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story for Clarence and voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe). The winners were given Cartoon Network goodie bags.