Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule

The internationally renowned San Diego Comic-Con will be mostly held at the San Diego Convention Center next week (Wednesday 19th July to Sunday 23rd July) and as with previous years, Cartoon Network will be hosting a series of panels featuring voice actors and show creators, autograph sessions and other special events. Thursday will mostly feature events for productions by Warner Bros. Animation that air on Cartoon Network, Friday is Cartoon Network’s main day at the convention with events for two productions by Cartoon Network Studios.

Starting off the Cartoon Network events at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, is a panel for Cartoon Network USA’s most popular show as of late – Teen Titans Go!, this will be a chance for fans to ask the show’s producers and voice actors their questions. Also at the panel, there will be an exclusive screening of an upcoming one-hour long Teen Titans Go! special!, could it be The Night Begins To Shine (aka The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though It Was the Day) by any chance?

Following the Teen Titans Go! panel and screening, is a panel for a show that has yet to premiere on Cartoon Network called Unikitty!, which features the lovable (but at times, extremely angry) character from The Lego Movie. At the panel there will be a Q&A session and a special episode screening.

For those who prefer superheroes and action-animation, there will be a Justice League Action panel featuring a Q&A with the voice actors from the show and the with the show’s production team members, plus a screening of an all-new episode.

On Thursday evening at the convention, is the Cartoon Network Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest, an opportunity for Cartoon Network fans to see some exclusive premieres, also prizes are up for grabs those who take part in the Cartoon Network cartoon character costume contest. Kids aged 12 and under wearing a costume will receive a special prize. Guest judges include Ian Jones-Quartey (creator and voice of Rad for OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly in Ben 10 and voice of Beast Boy in Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (voice of Steven in Steven Universe), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl in Steven Universe), and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst in Steven Universe) and the talented voice actor who connects all four shows together – Eric Bauza!

Kicking off Friday at 10am on the convention is the OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes panel, fans will get to see exclusive content and experience the superpowered and action-packed world of Lakewood Plaza Turbo. Ian-Jones Quartey, the show’s creator and voice of Rad, Toby Jones (the show’s co-executive producer), Courtenay Taylor (voice of K.O.), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol), and Dan Vader (lead writer/designer, for the brand new OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes game at Capybara Games) will all be there. The panel will be moderated by Alanah Pearce from IGN.

Immediately after the OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes panel is the Steven Universe panel, which will include never-before-seen footage, exciting announcement and a Q&A for fans to ask questions about Cartoon Network’s cult hit. The panel will feature the show’s creator – Rebecca Sugar, Deedee Magno-Hall (the voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Estelle (voice of Garnet), and A.J. Michalka (voice of Stevonnie) with half-Gem/half-human Steven Universe Zach Callison as half-guest/half-moderator!

Last but not least on Saturday, there’s a panel for Cartoon Network’s newly revived show – Ben 10, panelists include Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly), John DiMaggio (voice of Four Arms), Montse Hernandez (voice of Gwen), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Diamondhead), Tara Strong (voice of Ben Tennyson), John Fang (executive producer), Joe Casey (writer/creator, Man of Action Entertainment), and moderator Eric Bauza. There will be games and giveaways too, it will be so incredible that it will be out of this world!

At the last of San Diego Comic Con 2017 (Sunday 23rd July), there will be another panel for Steven Universe but with a more relaxed and conversational tone, the panel is for the new art book – Steven Universe: Art and Origins, Rebecca Sugar will be joining with Ian Jones-Quartey and the writer of the book – Chris McDonnell, during the session they will talking about what influenced the concept of the show, the development and design of the characters and the music. There will also be a fan Q&A.

Interested to find out what else is happening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con?, check out the schedule on the official San Diego Comic-Con website:

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

Cartoon Network’s San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule

Teen Titans Go!

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 10am – 11am
Room 6A

New episode! New episode! New episode! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. Producers and members of the voice cast will answer your questions and premiere a Titan-sized special one-hour episode. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 11:15am – 12.15pm
Room 6A

Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism-she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Room 6A

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics superheroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun, and action in Justice League Action. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. Producers and members of the voice cast will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 8pm – 9pm
Room 7AB

Tell your cousin, sister, papa, and your mom that new episodes are a go at the con! Cartoon Network is new all summer and they’re ready to go with exclusive sneak peeks of your favorites, along with peeks at their newest shows. Dress as your favorite CN character and walk the runway for a chance to win incredible loot! Psst – kids 12 and under who show up in costume will receive a special prize. Guest judges include Ian Jones-Quartey (creator and voice of Rad for OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly for Ben 10 and voice of Beast Boy for Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (voice of Steven for Steven Universe), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl for Steven Universe), and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst for Steven Universe), led by the guy who has a voice in all of their shows, Eric Bauza. And that’s how summertime goes!

Cartoon Network: OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Friday 21st July 2017 at 10am – 11am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Get ready to witness the power of a true hero in training. Cartoon Network is excited to bring you their newest series, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes ! Be the first to see exclusive content, dive into the superpowered world of Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and get to know the ever-enthusiastic K.O.! Get all your hero tips from Ian-Jones Quartey (creator and voice of Rad), Toby Jones (co-executive producer), Courtenay Taylor (voice of K.O.), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol), and Dan Vader (lead writer/designer, Capybara Games). Moderated by Alanah Pearce (IGN).

Cartoon Network: Steven Universe

Friday 21st July 2017 at 11am – 12pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hang out with Rebecca Sugar, Steven, and the Gems and be the first to hear the latest updates from Beach City. That’s right, CN is bringing your favorite Steven Universe characters back to the ballroom! They’ve got never-before-seen footage, exciting announcements, and answers to all your burning questions! Okay . . . maybe not all of them. Join Rebecca Sugar (creator), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Estelle (voice of Garnet), and A.J. Michalka (voice of Stevonnie) with half-Gem/half-human Steven Universe – Zach Callison serving as half-guest/half-moderator.

Cartoon Network: Ben 10

Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 10.50am – 11.50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Rustbucket has traveled far and wide to deliver Ben and his trusty alien heroes to sunny San Diego! CN has so much to share about what’s new, new, new, new with the show, the app, and the toys. They’ll have a lot of fun along the way with games and giveaways, so set your Omnitrix to hero time! Panelists include Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly), John DiMaggio (voice of Four Arms), Montse Hernandez (voice of Gwen), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Diamondhead), Tara Strong (voice of Ben Tennyson), John Fang (executive producer), Joe Casey (writer/creator, Man of Action Entertainment), and moderator Eric Bauza.

Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Sunday 23rd July 2017 at 10am – 11am
Room 29AB

Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar for her first San Diego Comic-Con intimate conversation as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, for the Emmy Award-nominated TV series. Accompanied by Ian Jones-Quartey and the book’s author, Chris McDonnell, she will lead a conversation covering a wide range of topics, including influences; the process in developing the characters, design, and music for Steven Universe; and art from the new book, plus a fan Q&A.

Special Report The Amazing World Of Gumball Screening In London

Special Report The Amazing World Of Gumball Screening In London

Special Report The Amazing World Of Gumball Screening In London

Ahead of the premiere of new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network UK for its month-long programming event – The A-May-zing Month of Gumball, Cartoon Network hosted a special screening and question and answer session at BAFTA Piccadilly in London on Saturday 29th April. At the screening, three upcoming episodes were shown: The Copycats, The Potato and The Sorcerer. The question and answer session featured the show’s creator – Ben Bocquelet, series director – Mic Graves and Executive Producer – Sarah Fell, the session was hosted by TV presenter Nigel Clarke. Since its world premiere on Cartoon Network UK in 2011, the show has aired on Cartoon Network on all four corners of the Earth, achieved international critical acclaim and has won a total of eight Childrens’ BAFTAs.

In “The Copycats”, Gumball and Darwin encounter Chi Chi and Ribbit, two brothers that copy everything they do and say. Eventually, they find out that Chi Chi, Ribbit and their copycat family are actually television stars in China and are making money online by imitating the Watterson family under the title of “The Incredible World of Chi Chi”. The Wattersons do their best to get rid of the annoying copycat family, but unfortunately for the copycats, they don’t have an equivalent to Anais, the smartest and youngest member of the Watterson family. Anais outsmarts the copycats, leading them to their demise.

In “The Potato”, Darwin quits eating potatoes after being told by Gumball that it’s upsetting their potato school friend – Idaho. After realising that eating potatoes is upsetting one of his friends, Darwin tries to kick his potato addiction, which is a lot harder than it seems. Later, it turns out that Idaho is actually a “different kind” of potato and he was only upset because he was called a “brotato”, a nickname he hates.

In “The Sorcerer”, Gumball refuses to accept that he’s the only kid in school without any special abilities, he visits Mrs. Jötunheim (Hector’s mom) so he could become a sorcerer’s apprentice, due to Gumball’s complete disregard to safety and not following instructions, he opens the Door of Forbidden Secrets and Darwin gets dragged in by a troll. As compensation for putting them in danger, Mrs. Jötunheim gives Gumball a “downloadable free trial” version of her magical powers, however, magical powers are useless against a troll, so Gumball defeated the troll using his special ability he had all along and he didn’t even realise it, his special ability is being annoying.

After the screening, there was a question and answer session, this was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to Ben, Mic and Sarah about any questions about The Amazing World of Gumball, during this segment, Ben also did a live drawing of Gumball and Darwin for the audience with a digital pen and touch display.

Video of Ben Bocquelet doing a live drawing of Gumball and Darwin for the audience:

During the question and answer session, various interesting facts about the show were mentioned, during the Q&A, Ben mentioned that he started working on The Amazing World of Gumball in 2009, before then he worked in advertising industry, mainly creating characters for different clients, however he had little to no success, so instead, he compiled all of his character creations into a show bible – a comprehensive report of the show’s premise and its characters. Ben pitched the show to Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, after some tweaks to the premise and character designs, a one minute test episode was developed, then after a few final changes the show was fully approved by Cartoon Network to go into full production. It was mentioned that Darwin was supposed to be a 3D character, but due to time constraints, complexity and character screen time, Darwin became a 2D character just like his brother and friend Gumball. Initially, the production team were concerned that the show wouldn’t be renewed after season one, but the show turned out to be a success.

Towards the start of the show’s development, Mic Graves was hired as the show’s director, Mic has been working in the British animation industry since 1998 and worked on the BAFTA award winning Canterbury Tales as well as working as creative director on Britain’s answer to South Park, BBC Three’s adult animation show – Monkey Dust. As the show’s director, Mic oversees all aspects of production, from writing, storyboarding, background art, composition and 2D/3D animation. Mic voiced Banana Joe and William (a flying eyeball) in the show, he gets involved in the show’s writing and even made a cameo appearance in the show. Sarah Fell works as the show’s executive producer, her responsibility is to make sure the show is on schedule and within budget as well as recruitment, Sarah G. Lato, an ice cream character in the show is named after her. Ben named Nicole after her mum, Richard after his father and Anais after his sister. The character, Tobias Wilson is also named after show writer – Tobi Wilson.

Ben jokingly mentioned that he wanted to be a ninja when he was growing up, but went to art school to study animation instead, he also mentioned that Gumball is loosely based on him and a roommate of his and many of the episode storylines were based on experiences he had while he was a child. Mic liked art and film from a young age, which sparked an interest in animation. Ben also mentioned that he’s still willing to do a Gumball movie, however, Cartoon Network would need to greenlight a possible motion picture. He also offered some advice for future animated show creators, he suggested getting involved in animation film festivals to network with people working in the industry and by booking an interview with Cartoon Network’s acquisitions department, especially as Cartoon Network is always looking for new short-form content. For young children, he suggested Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative so they could get a head start by learning the basics of animation and also to get involved in the competitions.

http://imaginationstudios.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/

From Left To Right: Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell and Nigel Clarke

The humour in The Amazing World of Gumball works on many levels appealing to both children and adults, the show has slapstick humour for young children and jokes on social commentary, everyday modern life and witty humour for adults and older children. The episode “The Copycats” features characters based from the Chinese Gumball ripoff – Miracle Star, which not only features similar character designs but also the similarities in scenes and the whole mixed-media concept of the show. Miracle Star was (not :D) created by Sanyuan Group to promote their powdered goat milk in China. Ironically, when designing Chi Chi and Ribbit, the production team had to consult legal advice to make sure it’s not similar to the two main characters in Miracle Star just to prevent a possible lawsuit.

Ben suggested that he would like to do a crossover episode in which Gumball and Darwin gets a backstage pass from “The Awesome Store” giving them the ability to go into different TV shows, but Gumball and Darwin forget to close the door and as a result, the world gets contaminated (technically making Gumball and Darwin accidental villains), causing a mass show crossover, he suggested Steven Universe (with the Crystal Gems) and Batman could be possible characters in the episode. During the first three seasons of the show, the production team worked weekends and bank holidays to make sure episodes were completed on schedule. Sarah said at the last audit, there’s a total of 980 unique characters in the show. The episode called “The Finale” and an upcoming episode “The Singing” were mentioned as two episodes with the most characters. The episode “The Job” was mentioned among their favourite episodes, Ben’s personal favourite episode from season 3 is “The Money”. It was also mentioned that there will be an episode with puppets and an episode parodying Disney’s hit movie – Frozen.

As it’s the open weekend for BAFTA’s 70th Anniversary, Ben, Mic and Sarah were asked what their earliest and favourite TV or Movie moment, Ben mentioned his experience in seeing E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial at the cinema when he was four years old. Mic mentioned the time when he had a VHS Recorder just to watch Ghostbusters, Sarah mentioned that she watched Star Trek from an early age and later, Star Wars.

After the Q&A, there was an opportunity to get an autograph from Ben and Mic, in the queue, I talked to Jakki Chrysler and Victoria Westwood from Turner UK’s PR team, they said thanks for coming, I mentioned that it’s nearly been three years since I’ve started posting the UK highlights (the website opened on 1st August 2014, but I posted the highlights on Twitter a bit before then), also I met Grant White, a reporter from ToonZone we talked about the ToonZone website, The Amazing World of Gumball and Cartoon Network in general, it was nice to meet him especially as I’m a ToonZone forum member. Eventually, I got to meet Ben and Mic for their autographs, I asked Ben to draw Gumball and asked Mic to draw Banana Joe as he voices him, both of them were incredibly friendly and it was a pleasure to talk to them.

Ben Bocquelet’s signature with drawing of Gumball:

Special Report The Amazing World Of Gumball Screening In London

Mic Graves’ signature with drawing of Banana Joe:

Special Report The Amazing World Of Gumball Screening In London

The Amazing World of Gumball screening was an amazing experience, it definitely won’t be a day I’ll ever forget.

New episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball will air every weekday from tomorrow (Monday 1st May) at 8am and 5.30pm as part of Cartoon Network UK’s The A-May-zing Month of Gumball month-long programming event. Also, don’t forget to visit The Amazing World of Gumball section of the Cartoon Network UK website and take part in The A-May-zing Month of Gumball competition. In order to enter the competition, vote for your favourite character in the show and fill in the online form.

The first prize winner shall win a PlayStation 4 Slim (1 TB) and a Cartoon Network goodie bag. Five runner-ups shall receive a Cartoon Network goodie bag.

The Cartoon Network goodie bag will contain the following items:

A Gumball tote bag, Gumball notepad, pen, key ring, a Gumball t-shirt, a CN cap, a set of badges and one plush toy.

Competition ends Monday 22nd May, terms and conditions can be accessed via the link on the competition submission form.

Promo for The A-May-zing Month of Gumball:

Promo for The Amazing World of Gumball section of the Cartoon Network UK website and The A-May-zing Month of Gumball competition:

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/promotion/gumball

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK is having a competition giveaway for tickets for an exclusive screening of Cartoon Network’s BAFTA award winning show – The Amazing World of Gumball. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with three of the main people behind the production of the show – the show’s creator – Ben Bocquelet, the show’s director – Mic Graves and executive producer Sarah Fell. The screening will be held at BAFTA Piccadilly in London on Saturday 29th April at 11am, each of the three winners will receive four tickets each.

The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of the titular character – Gumball, a blue cat and his adoptive goldfish brother – Darwin, who live in the city of Elmore, a strange but wonderful town inhabited by unusual looking anthromorphic characters ranging from antlered peanuts, ghosts, bananas, clouds, robots, dinosaurs and many more. Both Gumball and Darwin live with their workaholic mother – Nicole, a lazy but loving stay-at-home rabbit dad – Richard, who often gets involved in Gumball’s mishaps and their younger and significantly smarter sister – Anais, who has a knack for problem solving, ideal for when Gumball gets into tricky and hilarious situations. The show is made by Great Marlborough Productions – Cartoon Network’s London-based animation studio and features a mix of 2D and 3D CGI characters and photographic backgrounds.

To enter the competition, just simply follow Cartoon Network UK’s Twitter account and retweet the embedded tweet below:

Competition ends Sunday 23rd April at 6pm. Competition terms and conditions: http://www.mediafire.com/file/1orhcurboj9cwhb/CNUKTweets_GumballScreeningTickets_T%26C%27s.JPG