The Secret of Kells Panel and Signing at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

To commemorate the DVD and digital release this week of his critically-acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated animated feature film, THE SECRET OF KELLS, director Tomm Moore will be participating in distributor New Video’s panel at the 2010 New York Comic Convention, the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. With the film’s creative director, Ross Stewart, Moore will share the creative process behind the visually-stunning animation of the film.

Also released this week is a new The Secret of Kells graphic novel for iPod and iPad available on the “Comics” by comiXology platform for iPod and iPad ($4.99 download). An accompanying free 22-page preview app features “Prequel 1: Brendan,” telling the origins of the main character, Brendan, and his rescue from barbarian attacks as a young child. In addition to the prequel story, the free preview app features additional sample pages from the full graphic novel, a link to download the film on iTunes, and four extended video clips from the movie.

THE SECRET OF KELLS is being released on DVD and Blu-ray October 5 by New Video’s Flatiron Film Company and will also be distributed day-and-date on video-on-demand (VOD) and on digital platforms via New Video’s partners.

WHEN:
Booth appearance and signing: Saturday, October 9, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Panel: Sunday, October 10, from 2:45 to 3:45 pm

WHERE:
The Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, New Video Booth #1665.

About THE SECRET OF KELLS
Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes, in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Young Brendan (Evan McGuire) lives under the care of his uncle Abbot Cellach (Brendan Gleeson), in a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a celebrated master illuminator (Mick Lally) arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest, where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling (Christen Mooney), a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? The motion picture is a France/Belgium/Ireland co-production of Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon and France 2 Cinema.

Warner Bros. Showcases Television Stars at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

Stars and Producers from Nikita, V, The Vampire Diaries, Young Justice, MAD, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series to Appear October 8–10 at New York Comic Con 2010.

Selected stars and producers from these programs will be on-hand for panel sessions, media appearances and autograph signings at the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention from Friday, October 8–Sunday, October 10.

Highlights include:

• Three generations of V queens — series stars Morena Baccarin and Laura Vandervoort, and guest star Jane Badler (Diana on the original V) — discuss their epic power struggle over the future of humanity in the forthcoming season two

• The Vampire Diaries executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec join series stars Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham and Zach Roerig for their first New York Comic Con appearance (Note: Attendees are subject to change.)

• Nikita stars Maggie Q., Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca team up with executive producer Craig Silverstein to give fans a peek a what’s ahead in season one

• Warner Bros. Animation unveils exclusive new footage from the upcoming series Young Justice, and the creative team behind Green Lantern: The Animated Series talks about this new project

• The team behind DC Comics’ MAD Magazine and Warner Bros. Animation’s new MAD animated television series give fans a light-hearted look at the past, present and future of an American institution For continuing information about the Studio’s plans at New York Comic Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom or search for news using the #WBNYCC hashtag.

Here is the complete WBTV and WBA New York Comic Con schedule:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

• 3:15–4:15 p.m. Mad About MAD Presentation/Q&A — MAD Magazine has established itself as the original, most imitated and influential satirical publication across generations. Recently, MAD made a triumphant return to TV on Cartoon Network with an all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation to corrupt the minds of the next generation! Come join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, MAD art director Sam Viviano, legendary MAD artist Mort Drucker and MAD television program producer Mark Marek, plus a few surprise guests for a lighthearted look at the past, present and future of an American institution. Room 1A06-7

• 4:30–5:30 p.m. MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

• 2:00–3:00 p.m. Young Justice Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243

• 2:30–3:30 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Presentation/Q&A — Saturday will be NYCC’s “brightest day” as Warner Bros. Animation proudly unveils this new series coming soon to Cartoon Network and based upon characters from DC Comics. Join series executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) as these creative forces reveal their plans for one of the most highly anticipated new animated series. Room 1A14

• 3:45–4:45 p.m. Young Justice Video Presentation and Q&A — Join the league! Fans were given their first glimpse of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis this past July at Comic-Con International: San Diego. But this panel will offer far more than just a glimpse, as producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) answer questions from fans and show footage from this highly anticipated series. A one-hour special event of Young Justice will premiere in November 2010 on Cartoon Network, and the series begins in 2011. Young Justice is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is based upon characters from DC Comics. Room 1A14

• 4:00–5:00 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Signing at the DC Comics
Booth #2243

• 5:15–6:15 p.m. V Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A — In the first season of V, the Visitors arrived. In the second, coming in November to ABC, three generations of V queens — played by Morena Baccarin (Firefly), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and guest star Jane Badler (Diana on the original V) — will engage in an epic power struggle over the future of humanity. Join them and a V executive producer for a panel that will feature Q&A as well as footage from the new season. V is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/V. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall

• 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. V Signing in Room 1C05

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

• 10:30–11:30 a.m. Nikita Video Presentation and Q&A — Looks do kill! International action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) plays Nikita, the former spy and assassin determined to destroy the secretive and corrupt government agency that trained her. Join Maggie, Shane West (ER), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones) as they answer questions and provide a sneak peek at what fans can expect in upcoming episodes. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nikita. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall

• 1:00–1:45 p.m. Nikita Signing in Room 1C05

• 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Select Cast/Producer Q&A — The Vampire Diaries sinks its teeth into the Big Apple today — a New York Comic Con first! Join series stars Steven R. McQueen (character name: Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Zach Roerig (Matt), and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec for a discussion of all things Mystic Falls! NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries and follow the show on Twitter at ww.twitter.com/CW_VampDiaries. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall

• 2:00–3:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Signing in Room 1C05

Cartoon Network & Adult Swim’s Schedule for NYCC 2010

Press Release:

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim hosts a number of highly-anticipated panels, fan events and autograph signings at 2010 New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Friday, October 8 through Sunday October 10, 2010.  See the full lineup for both networks below; please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.

CARTOON NETWORK & ADULT SWIM PANELS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

ADULT SWIM: Childrens Hospital
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1A06
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes (additional guests TBA)

Check out the Childrens Hospital panel and hear from the show’s creative team led by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Jon Stern (producer of The Ten and Scotland, PA). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Rob Huebel (I Love You Man, Human Giant) and Erinn Hayes (Parenthood, Worst Week).  Childrens Hospital is a live-action comedy that explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.  Childrens Hospital airs Sundays at midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich

Adult Swim panel featuring Robot Chicken show creators, Seth Green and Matt Senreich.  They will discuss their original series, answer questions and give a sneak peek from the next season of Robot Chicken and the upcoming one-hour special, Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode III, which premieres December 19.

ADULT SWIM: The Venture Bros.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer

Come see Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer talk about all things Venture, show some clips and take audience praise and questions.  Season 4.5 of The Venture Bros. premiered Sunday, September 12 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.  The Venture Bros. first premiered on Adult Swim in August 2004 and has been a fan favorite every since.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

ADULT SWIM: Delocated!
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Room 1A14
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus, John Lee (additional guests TBA)

Adult Swim panel featuring Delocated! show creator/executive producer and star Jon Glaser.  After testifying against the Russian Mafia, “Jon” and his family are uprooted and start living undercover through the witness protection program.  After existing quietly in an anonymous suburb, “Jon” accepts an offer for the family to participate in a reality show based on their lives.  In order to protect their identity with television audiences—and more importantly, the Russian mob family the Mirminsky’s—they wear ski masks and have their voices disguised.  As part of the deal, the family is relocated to a sweet loft in New York City, where the series will be filmed.

Jon Glaser (“Jon”) and series co-stars), Kevin Dorff (Mike), Jerry Minor (Mighty Joe Jon, the Black Blond), Steve Cirbus (Sergei), and series executive producer John Lee will discuss the series and answer questions. Now expanded to 30 minutes, season two of Delocated! airs Thursdays at midnight and Sundays at 10:00 p.m. on Adult Swim.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

CARTOON NETWORK: Firebreather Exclusive Screening and Panel
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 1A08
Talent: Phil Hester (co-executive producer), Andy Kuhn (co-executive producer), Peter Chung (writer/director)

Fans will get the first look at Cartoon Network’s original CGI movie, Firebreather, with an exclusive screening! Be the first to see the film, then stay for an in-depth panel discussion featuring creator and co-executive producer Phil Hester (The Wretch), co-executive producer Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring) and writer/director Peter Chung (Aeon Flux). Firebreather is based on the popular comic book series and will premiere on Cartoon Network in November.

CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10 10.10.10 Celebration
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Location: 1A06
Talent: Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Cipes, Ashley Johnson

Come celebrate Ben 10 on 10.10.10 with the cast of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien!  Fans will be treated to a never-before-seen episode of the series with voiceover dialogue performed LIVE by Yuri Lowenthal (Ben), Greg Cipes (Kevin) and Ashley Johnson (Gwen)! Other panel highlights include a sneak peak at the new season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, cast Q&A, and a chance to win lots of Ben 10 Prizes!

ADULT SWIM AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Friday, October 8

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.                                  Robot Chicken Signing
Location: Room 1C02
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.                                  Childrens Hospital Signing
Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes (additional guests TBA)

Saturday, October 9

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                             Venture Bros Signing
Location: Room 1C01
Talent: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick

3:45 — 4:45 p.m.                                  Delocated! Signing
Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus (additional guests TBA)

ADULT SWIM – BUS INFORMATION
Adult Swim will be offering complimentary shuttle buses from several hotel locations around Manhattan for drop off at the Jacob Javits Center between the hours of 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and hotel returns from 4:30 PM through 8:30 PM (Friday and Saturday) and 2:30 PM through 6:30 PM (Sunday).

Please check the website for more details on the shuttle buses.

For more information on the Adult Swim booth, panels and signings please go to www.AdultSwimPresents.com.

CARTOON NETWORK – LOUNGE INFORMATION

Cartoon Network and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien will take over the registration lobby of the Jacob Javitz Center at New York Comic Con from October 8 – 10, with the CARTOON NETWORK ULTIMATE ACTION LOUNGE. The CARTOON NETWORK ULTIMATE ACTION LOUNGE will feature plasma televisions with Cartoon Network shows, exclusive giveaways, video games (Ben 10 Cosmic Destruction), photo-ops for fans with a custom Ben 10 go-kart by Bandai and digital sampling stations.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.