2014 Comic-Con Hit List

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If look­ing at the events line-up for Comic-Con In­ter­na­tional in San Diego (July 24-27) is giv­ing you pal­pi­ta­tions, here’s a min­i­mal­ist ap­proach to your Con ex­pe­ri­ence: Warner Bros. Tele­vi­sion Group will once again have a mas­sive pres­ence at the show, in­clud­ing a first-ever, three-hour Satur­day night WBTV/ DC En­ter­tain­ment event fea­tur­ing the world pre­miere of Gotham (and its only CCI screen­ing), The Flash pi­lot and footage from the highly an­tic­i­pated Con­stan­tine and third sea­son of Ar­row. Other live-ac­tion fare on of­fer for screen­ings, pan­els and sign­ings in­clude comic prop­er­ties Ar­row and iZOM­BIE.

An­i­ma­tion must-sees are a first look at Mike Tyson Mys­ter­ies (com­ing to Adult Swim this fall), a com­edy that fol­lows box­ing leg­end Mike Tyson as he takes the fight from the ring to the streets … by solv­ing mys­ter­ies! The panel fea­tures Tyson, Rachel Ram­ras, Jim Rash and pro­ducer Hugh David­son [Fri­day, 2:30, In­digo BR]. And don’t miss a new episode screen­ing and Q&A for Cartoon Net­work’s Teen Ti­tans Go! with pro­duc­ers Michael Je­lenic, Aaron Hor­vath and voice cast stars. Plus, the Ja­panese pop duo re­spon­si­ble for the show’s theme song Puffy AmiYumi will make a spe­cial ap­pear­ance [Sun­day, 11:45, Rm. 6BCF]. Cartoon Net­work will of­fer fans the ul­ti­mate smor­gas­bord of cur­rent, orig­i­nal an­i­mated se­ries from the ac­claimed chan­nel. Ad­ven­ture Time, Reg­u­lar Show, Steven Uni­verse, Un­cle Grandpa and Clarence will all get star-stud­ded pan­els, sign­ings, screen­ings and event-exclusive give­aways, Not to men­tion be­hind-the-scenes looks with new clip, pan­els and Q&As with se­ries cre­ators, pro­duc­ers and voice talent. And be sure to make a bee­line for their booth to pick up what­ever awe­some swag they’re bring­ing this year.

Not for the faint of heart (or at­ten­ders of el­e­men­tary school), Adult Swim is bring­ing lots of ma­ture-au­di­ences fun with it’s first-ever, very own booth as well as sign­ings and pan­els for hit toons Ro­bot Chicken, The Ven­ture Bros., Rick and Morty and Mike Tyson Mys­ter­ies, plus live-ac­tion fare Chil­drens Hospi­tal and Tri­umph the In­sult Comic Dog. The su­per fun Adult Swim Fun House re­turns with new rooms and ac­tiv­i­ties. Plus, check out the brand-new The Meat­wad Full Dome Ex­pe­ri­ence next door — a 360-de­gree an­i­ma­tion ex­pe­ri­ence. The dome also will host pri­vate pan­els on Satur­day for an in­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence with cre­ators and talent from Su­per­jail!, King Star King Mr. Pick­les (tick­ets avail­able through Adult Swim). Nick­elodeon is pulling an­other CCI first: the ac­claimed kids’ chan­nel is bring­ing its An­i­mated Shorts Pro­gram to the event, with an open call for orig­i­nal projects from at­ten­dees. Nick’s an­i­ma­tion de­vel­op­ment team will take live, in-per­son pitches from Thurs­day to Satur­day at its con­ven­tion floor booth to green­light a project for the global pro­gram. The cho­sen pitch will be de­vel­oped into a short with the po­ten­tial to air on Nick­elodeon, ap­pear on nick.com or the Nick App — it may even fol­low other great ideas to be­come a long-for­mat se­ries, like the re­cently picked up The Loud House from first-time cre­ator Chris Savino. Dis­ney TV is warm­ing up their lightsaber-swing­ing arms for events cen­tered on the new CG-an­i­mated Lu­cas­film An­i­ma­tion se­ries Star Wars Rebels, ar­riv­ing on Dis­ney XD and Dis­ney Chan­nel this fall with a one-hour pre­miere spe­cial. The show is cre­ated by X-Men: Days of Fu­ture Past writer Si­mon Kin­berg, who ex­ec­u­tive pro­duces with Dave Filoni ( Avatar: The Last Air­ben­der, Star Wars: The Clone Wars). You may even get a chance to check out the ac­tion-packed up­comer in the com­pany of voice stars Fred­die Prinze Jr., Tay­lor Gray, Tiya Sir­car, Vanessa Mar­shall and Steve Blum dur­ing a panel on Thurs­day from 6-7.

And don’t for­get to tune in to Dis­ney Chan­nel from your ho­tel room Satur­day night at 9 for the TV pre­miere of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, in which Dan Poven­mire and Swampy Marsh’s ad­ven­tur­ous duo (plus platy­pus) en­counter beloved char­ac­ters from the Star Wars uni­verse and do ev­ery­thing in their power to help the Rebel Al­liance de­feat the evil Darthen­sh­mirtz. The episode will be simul­cast on WATCH Dis­ney Chan­nel for ver­i­fied users. The Comic-Con Film Fes­ti­val has eclec­tic pro­gram­ming ses­sions go­ing all through the event, but if you’re af­ter an an­i­ma­tion-cen­tric ex­pe­ri­ence you should plan to pop in on Fri­day. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with the sec­ond ses­sion of the Comic-Con Film School panel be­fore screen­ings be­gin. Check out shorts from five to 30 min­utes; Ar­cane, JFH: Jus­tice-For-Hire, Bill Plymp­ton’s Drunker Than a Skunk, Foxed!, Ed, Cre­ate, MITE, Origami and There’s an Oc­to­pus in Your Head. You can grab a quick lunch af­ter the clos­ing panel The Chair: One Script, Two Vi­sions, One Win­ner.

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