13 items from 2011
Announced at the New York Comic Con by Geoff Johns and Robot Chicken executive producer Seth Green, check out this superb and hilarious, preview clip from the upcoming Robot Chicken DC Comics superhero special, featuring Green Lantern and Sinestro ging toe-to-toe in a epic battle. The episode goes by the title of Rc/DC and comes from Geoff Johns and Mad’s Kevin Shinick.
Geoff Johns Twitter - A taste of the Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special Summer '12 on Adult Swim! (Not for kids! This all DC superheroes episode was announced at the New York Comic Con by Geoff Johns and Robot Chicken Executive Producer Seth Green. The episode will be called "Rc/DC" and will be partially written by Geoff Johns and Mad's Kevin Shinick. Johns has contributed to past Robot Chicken episodes, writing skits in 2008 and 2010's Star Wars Episode III special. »
DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns and Seth Green, co-creator of the animated comedy TV series "Robot Chicken", will produce a "Robot Chicken" DC Comics' characters special to air in 2012.
Created and executive produced by Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Douglas Goldstein and Tom Roo, "Robot Chicken" uses stop motion animation of toys, action figures and claymation, focusing on mocking pop culture, referencing toys, movies, television, cartoons and comic books.
Produced by Stoop!d Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street and Sony Pictures Digital, "Robot Chicken' airs in the Us as part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim (Animation) block and in Canada on the Teletoon at Night block.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Robot Chicken"...
- Michael Stevens
DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Seth Green have announced that they're making a Robot Chicken DC special to air sometime in 2012. The parody show based around DC Comics characters was revealed at the New York Comic-Con. The Robot Chicken/DC Comics special - shortened to Rc/DC on a concept reel of previously aired Robot Chicken DC sketches shown at Nycc - will begin production in the next month. It will be scripted by Johns and the Mad Magazine cartoon writer Kevin Shinick....
- Matt Chapman
As I left the Javits Center tonight, I realized that I did not have anything to eat or drink in nearly 10 hours. That just goes to show you how time seems to get away from you at the New York Comic Con. It also explains why I did not get to do nearly as much as I planned for the day.
I arrived at Nycc about 2 hours after it officially opened and I was off to a good start with absolutely no wait for press check-in. I thought I knew what to expect since I attended (and Covered) NY Comic Con in 2009. The first thing I realized walking onto the show floor was just how massive this event has become. It has expanded to take up pretty much the entire Javits Center.
Unfortunately, it seems like the film presence at the festival has not increased much. I was surprised by »
- Jerry Cavallaro
During the second day of New York Comic Con, during the Robot Chicken Panel, it was revealed that the show will being doing a special based off DC characters much like the Star Wars episode. Seth Green will be working on the episode along side DC's Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns. Production on the episode will be starting up in the coming weeks. From IGN: It was revealed at today's Robot Chicken panel at New York Comic-Con that Seth Green and DC Comics' Geoff Johns are making a DC and Robot Chicken special to air sometime in 2012. The Robot Chicken/DC Comics special (or Rc/DC, as their concept reel of previously cut DC skits called it) is gearing up for production in the coming weeks, with Johns and Mad's Kevin Shinick writing it. Production on it is slated to begin in a few weeks and they hope »
 On a regular basis, /Film posts t-shirts, videos and photos the poke fun at the popular culture we love. These things can be cute, seem novel, but parodying pop culture is far from a new practice. Mad Magazine has been giving pop culture the business for almost 60 years and continues to do so today. Its mascot, Alfred E. Newman, is a cultural icon in his own right and many of the stars and properties we know and love consider it a badge of honor for Mad to notice them and make them look stupid. The latest property to get the Mad Magazine badge of dishonor is the hit AMC show The Walking Dead and in advance of Mad's panel on October 16 at New York Comic-Con, we're proud to exclusively premiere the cover of their December 2011 issue featuring that show. Check out the full version after the jump. Here's the »
- Germain Lussier
If past years are any indication, Comic-Con will begin releasing its official 2011 panel schedule later today (Wednesday) with the schedule for Preview Night, Wednesday, July 20. If that happens then we can expect them to follow suit for the rest of the days, so that Thursday will see the release of the Thursday of Con schedule, etc., through Sunday.
Once the official schedules are posted these “TV and Movie Panels and Screenings Updates” will be scaled back to just the date, time, title, and location, since the rest of the information and So Much More (including comics panels, autograph signings, etc.) will be available on the Comic-Con schedule link we’ll provide. Consider this, then, the last of the extremely long posts, and hopefully we’ll be getting that official schedule soon.
- Erin Willard
The second update but absolutely not the last. We have yet to hear from the major networks, Syfy, TNT or USA about their panels. More to the point, we have yet to hear from Comic-Con, at least as to the official schedule.
As you may know, they resold the returned 4-day passes on Friday, and those sold out within a couple of hours. It likely only took that long because only a certain number of people could be purchasing at one time. Returned one day tickets will go on sale shortly; if you’re interested in attempting to be amongst the lucky few who will achieve tickets, you must be following Comic-Con on Twitter for the latest updates
Information added to this update includes Locke & Key, Dexter, Shameless, Homeland, Archer, Wilfred, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Shark Night 3D, Haywire, The Raven, Immortals, Thanks to THR »
- Erin Willard
Once again the countdown begins for the largest comic and entertainment convention in the USA.
The 42nd annual San Diego Comic-Con will be held from July 21 to 24 and planning is well under way.
As more than 125,000 fanboys and fangirls prepare to descend on the city for their yearly pilgrimage, publishers and production companies are adding to the growing list of star-studded events.
Warner Bros Television Group, one of the many media outlets participating, has issued a statement to the press with its current list of stars and producers attending panels and screenings. Sixteen series are set to be represented though it should be noted that the cast and crew due to attend may change.
- David Bentley
The clock is ticking, and Comic-Con is right around the corner! By bringing 16 series to Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Television Group (Wbtvg) further strengthens its presence at the world's leading pop culture convention - and will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for fans in the process. The anticipation is building as a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series prepare for a robust schedule of panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings.
For continuing info on the Studio's plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #Wbsdcc, and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon
Please Note: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy wasn't the only piece of hardware handed out this weekend. The 38th annual Annie Awards took place as well with the DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon sweeping many of the regular awards (which was to be expected with Disney/Pixar boycotting the awards  because of judging procedures they feel favor DreamWorks.) The highlight of the night, however, was when director Brad Bird was awarded one of three Windsor McCay Awards for career achievement (The others went to Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening). Bird couldn't be there to accept in person so he video taped an acceptance speech from the Vancouver set of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Most of the video package highlighted Bird's incredibly varied history in animation (including The Simpsons, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and more) but then things take a turn for the worse. Check it out after the jump »
- Germain Lussier
The Annie Awards, Animation's Highest Honor, went all the way for DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon!" The fun, animated film, originally received 15 nominations and won 10 trophies including Best Animated Feature.
Given by the International Animated Film Society, the 38th annual Annie Awards was not without controversy. Apparently, Disney and Pixar announced they would no longer participate in the annual awards because of their concerns over how the event is judged.
The studios claimed the Annie Awards have always been slighted towards DreamWorks Animation. And this year, both DreamWorks film ("How to Train Your Dragon") and TV ("Kung Fu Panda Holiday") topped the Annie Awards.
"Dragon," featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, and Craig Ferguson, beat Annie contenders such as Universal's "Despicable Me," Disney's "Tangled," Sony Pictures Classics' "The Illusionist," and Pixar's "Toy Story 3" for best animated feature. (Check out »
13 items from 2011
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