Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Forbidden Planet is,thrilled to offer the rare opportunity to meet Zach Parrish, Head of Animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios, at our London Megastore on Friday 13th February at 6:00pm.
Animation fans will be able to meet and chat to Zach about his work on the BAFTA and Academy-Award® nominated BIG HERO 6. Zach will be signing copies of ‘The Art of Big Hero 6’ and we’ll have free, signed BIG HERO 6 posters to give away!
Zach Parrish oversaw the artists charged with creating the movement, emotion and physical performance of the characters in BIG HERO 6. His team included five animation supervisors and 85 animators. He joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2010 as a character animator for the hit feature “Tangled” before serving as animation supervisor for 2012’s big-screen comedy “Wreck-It Ralph”.
BIG HERO 6 is in UK cinemas now. The film has received widespread audience and critical acclaim with glowing global reviews following its world premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival and #1 US launch.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
February 6, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Art Show, California, Comic Books, Cosplay, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon Studios are proud to present an official art exhibition paying tribute to The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
On display will be behind-the-scenes production art and tribute art by select illustrators as well as artists from the TV show. We will also be accepting open submissions from the fans!
Learn more about how to submit your artwork to this exhibition and the OPEN CALL for entries HERE (submission closed on FEB. 20)
Cosplay is highly encouraged! Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP needed.
$5 or FREE when you come in costume
OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS
Meet the creators of the TV show: Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino as well as other key creatives from the show on opening night on Saturday March 7, 2015 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.
First 40 people in the door will receive a FREE game download code postcard for the Legend of Korra game!
First 100 people in line to purchase any new exclusive releases will receive a ticket to get their items signed by Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino (limit 1 item per person, wristbands will be given to the first 100 in line) No holding place in line for friends or family. Wristbands will be handed out at random times throughout the day as line forms.
Hourly raffle giveaways at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (Winners need not be present to win. Winning #s will also be announced on our Facebook and twitter)
Original tribute artwork by artists from the TV show and comics will be on display and for sale
The Art of The Legend of Korra book, Seasons 1, 2, and 3 as well as the comic books will be available in our shop. (See below for event exclusives)
RECEPTION SCHEDULE / ARTISTS SIGNING
(5:00 pm – 6:00 pm) press / vip hour
(6:00 pm) doors open
(6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Signing for first 100 people w/ creators Bryan Konietzco and Michael DiMartino
(8:00 pm) raffle prizes (you do not need to be present to win)
(9:00 pm) raffle prizes (you do not need to be present to win)
(10:00 pm) final raffle prizes / reception concludes (you do not need to be present to win)
Other exhibiting and tv show artists will be present (look for people with name tags)
Angela Song Mueller
Joaquim Dos Santos
perry maple dixon
William Nanqing Niu
…more to be announced!
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION RELEASES
Aang Statue $149.95 limited edition of 750 (Released for the first time on opening night, if arrives as scheduled)
Naga Plush $34.95 (Released for the first time on opening night)
The Art of Legend of Korra Book 3 $39.95
More to be announced…
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Mike Mignola, Brian Wood, and Matt Kindt appear at Things From Another World on Friday, February 20, 2015! **due to unforeseen circumstances Eric Powell has had to cancel his appearance**
Join Things From Another World for a very special signing with four of comics’ most visionary creators at our Portland store Friday, February 20, 2015.
This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their ticket at the door for admission to each of the time slots. Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite:
Hellboy and B.P.R.D. creator Mike Mignola will sign from 6:00 – 7:45 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…
Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels), Eric Powell (The Goon, Chimichanga) and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, PastAways) will sign from 8:00 – 9:30 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…
Mark your calendars for February 20 to meet these creators and get your favorite comics signed. We will have comics and graphic novels available for purchase at the event. Limit of two items signed per attendee per creator.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) appears at JHU Comic Books on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at noon for a special signing event of the smash hit comic Kingsman (The Secret Service).
To celebrate the February 13th release of the Fox film, “Kingsman,” JHU Comic Books will be hosting a fantastic signing event! Come meet these two fan-favorite talents and get your books signed!
There will be a limit of 5 items to get signed, per customer, on a first come first serve basis.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
Release: February 13, 2015
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Producers: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
Cast: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Actor/writer Bruce Campbell appears at Things From Another World’s Universal CityWalk store on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
This will be a Valentine’s Day to remember when you visit TFAW to meet Bruce and get your favorite piece of memorabilia signed. This is a ticketed event–to get your free tickets, visit our Eventbrite page listed here. Limit 2 tickets per person.
Bruce Campbell has over 100 acting credits to his name, from starring roles and guest appearances in film and TV to voice acting in video games and cartoons. He is best known for his role as Ash in the Army of Darkness franchise, which has lived on over the years in a fan-favorite comic book series. Campbell is also an accomplished writer, having written several books, comic book series, and films.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bruce Campbell this Valentine’s Day at TFAW’s Universal CityWalk store.
** Limit of two items signed per person **
Things From Another World
1000 Universal Center Drive, Suite 101, Universal City, California 91608
Cary Elwes appears at the Mall of America on Sunday February 15, 2015 at noon for a special screening of The Princess Bride including a Q&A. After the screening, get your copy of New York Times Bestselling As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride signed by Elwes.
Barnes and Noble will be selling copies of As You Wish beginning at 11:00 am outside Theaters at Mall of America. For more information, please click the link…
Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
February 3, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Movies, New York, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Matt Groening appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square to discuss and sign his new book, The Simpsons Family History, on Friday February 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM!
A limited number of wristbands will be distributed with the purchase of the book on the day of the event beginning at 10:00 am. Two book limit per person.
About this Author
Matt Groening, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning series The Simpsons, as well as creator of the cartoon strip “Life in Hell” and the animated FOX television series Futurama, is the man responsible for bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
COMIC-CON ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF GUESTS FOR 2015 SHOW
Additional Guests To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks
SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and popular art, today announced the first wave of special guests for its venerated summer show. The event will again be held in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running though Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.
“Comic-Con is grateful to feature such talented individuals from comics and popular art,” commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization. Indeed 2015 is shaping up to be another spectacular year in terms of talent joining the four-day extravaganza.
The first round of guests include
Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick: Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet.
Artist Carlos Ezquerra: Co-creator, Judge Dredd, Stontium Dog.
Author Lev Grossman: The Magicians.
Writer/director/producer Reginald Hudlin: Django Unchained, Black Panther animated series.
Artist/illustrator William Stout: The Dinosaurs.
For up-to-date information on guests and all aspects of the huge summer show be sure to visit www.comic-con.org and check out Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International.
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes the Anaheim-based WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
February 2, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
It wouldn’t be Friday the 13th without Tommy Jarvis. Shock Pop Comiccon is very pleased to announce Corey Feldman is coming to Shock Pop Comiccon. Corey is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Gremlins with co star Zach Galligan Official. Corey is also known for his roles in Lost Boys, and The Goonies also celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary, Stand By Me, and many more beloved films. In addition to acting, Corey is a musician, and writer. Corey is appearing FRIDAY THE 13TH only, signing autographs and doing photo ops. Pricing will be posted shortly. Tickets are available here http://