With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, word is starting to leak out about what movies and TV shows will/won’t be making an appearance. We have a good idea of the film panel slate in Hall H, and now official word regarding TV panels is trickling down. As a quick reference guide, we’ve rounded up the TV panels that have been confirmed thus far in one easy article. Briefly:
- Thursday – MAD, Nikita
- Friday – The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Bones, Childrens Hospital, Cult, 666 Park Avenue, Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers, The Venture Bros, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Black Dynamite
- Saturday – Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Person of Interest, Futurama, The Following
- Sunday – Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, DC Nation, The Cleveland Show
Hit the jump for more details, including which actors will be in attendance and where the panels will take place. Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 11 – July 15.
With the summer movie season in full-swing, it’s time to start looking towards this year’s Comic-Con. We’ve still got a little over a month to go before Geek Fest 2012, but Warner Bros. Television has gotten a head start on the festivities and announced their slate of TV panels. Appearances have been announced for Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, and new series like Arrow, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, Revolution, and Cult. Furthermore, panels for Supernatural, Fringe and The Big Bang Theory will be taking place in the coveted Hall H this year. Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory‘s Hall H panel takes place on Friday when TV has been previously held exclusively on Sunday in Hall H.
Fans will also get a chance to screen the pilot for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, executive producer J.J. Abrams’ Revolution, and more. Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule, which includes confirmed talent appearances for some of the panels as well as times and locations. Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 11 – July 15 in San Diego.
I watched so many episodes of Batman: The Animated Series so many times as a kid. But I lost touch with the cartoon caped crusader around the time Batman Beyond premiered. Now may be a good time to reconnect, since Cartoon Network is introducing the new series Beware the Batman in 2013 to replace Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which signed off the air last year. Beware the Batman will have some fun with the traditional mythology. Robin is more or less replaced by the lady samurai Katana. Alfred will take on a more active role as an ex-secret agent. And they’re going to the deep bench for the villains, like Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, King Kraken, and Magpie.
To get a better sense of what’s in store, hit the jump to watch the new teaser trailer.
WonderCon (Comic-Con’s little brother, if you will) moves from San Francisco to Anaheim this year, and a few of the first panels have now been announced. Warner Bros. Television will be hosting panels for Fox’s Alcatraz and Fringe, as well as the special Cartoon Network programming block DC Nation. Stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne and Parminder Nagra are poised to appear on the Alcatraz panel alongside executive producers Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne, and Jack Bender. From Fringe, John Nobel, Seth Gabel and executive producers J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner will take part in the panel.
The DC Nation panel will include talent from DC Nation: Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Additionally, the studio will host exclusive screenings for The Secret Circle and Person of Interest. I attended my first WonderCon last year and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. It’ll be interesting to see what talent shows up this year, as the convention is being held much closer to the bigger studios. Hit the jump to read the full Warner Bros. Television press release, which includes details on the panels and signings. Expect more WonderCon 2012 info in the coming weeks as more panels are announced. WonderCon will run from March 16 – March 18th.
While you may not be familiar with the name “Aardman Animations,” you’re most certainly familiar with their work. The studio is responsible for films like Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, and Arthur Christmas, as well as the upcoming The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Their films are teeming with their definitive oddball sense of humor, and they’ve translated that goofiness into a fantastic series of shorts for Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block of programming.
A look at what they have in store for some of our favorite superheroes is now online, and it’s hilariously adorable. The studio takes on Superman, Batman, Catwoman, and Joker in this short, but all the claymation characters are voiced by children. British children. Hit the jump for a jolt of happiness.