SAN DIEGO COMIC - CON 2014!!
SDCC 2014: NICKELODEON BRINGING THE LEGEND OF KORRA, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND MORE!Nickelodeon today announced their plans for San Diego Comic-Con '14, which includes panels for The Legend of Korra(Friday, July 25), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Saturday, July 26) and Sanjay & Craig (Sunday, July 27).
Meanwhile, TMNT's showcase will include appearances from the voice cast -- Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Seth Green (thenew Leonardo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Kelly Hu(Karai) -- as well as executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman.
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Finally, Sanjay & Craig will perform an episode live, accompanied by clips and storyboard panels from the series. Scheduled to perform are Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Nika Futterman and other special guests. Fans will also get a quick look at an upcoming episode.
In addition to the panels, for the first time, Nickelodeon will also be holding an open call during the convention for original animated project ideas. The network's animation development team will be on-site from Thursday, July 24 to Saturday, July 26, with the goal of greenlighting a pitch for its global Animated Shorts Program, designed to develop original comedy-driven content for kids. (Participants must register in advance here.)
The full panel schedule follows below:
FRIDAY, JULY 25
11:15-12:15 - Legend of Korra: Book Three - Join executive producer and creator team Mike Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they give a behind-the-scenes peek at how they create one of animation's most stunning television productions. Special guests include voice actors: Janet Varney (Korra); David Faustino (Mako); Seychelle Gabriel (Asami); Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick). The panel includes an exclusive sneak peek screening of a new Book 3, Change episode. Moderated by Megan Casey (VP of Current Series for Nickelodeon). Room: Ballroom 20.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
11:15-12:15 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza and kick Kraang butt! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman pull back the curtain to give an in-depth look at the creation of the current series and talk with the amazing voice talent behind NYC's most dangerous teenagers: Sean Astin (Raphael); Rob Paulsen (Donatello); Greg Cipes (Michelangelo); Seth Green (Leonardo); Mae Whitman (April O'Neil); Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Kelly Hu (Karai). Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon). Room: 6A.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
10-11 - New Animated Comedies: Bringing you Buds, Baps & Bad Seeds! - Be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of Nickelodeon's all new LOL-inducing animated comedies! You’ll also get an insider's look at the creative process behind these funny, warped, endearing and booty-shaking shows. The panel features Breadwinners creators Steve Borst and Gary "Doodles" Di Raffaele; Bad Seeds (working title) creator C.H. Greenblatt; Pig Goat Banana Cricket creators JRyan and Dave Cooper; and executive producer David Sacks. Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon). Room 7AB.
1:00-2:00 - Sanjay & Craig - For the first time ever at Comic-Con, the rad-awesome stars of Sanjay & Craig will perform an episode live, accompanied by clips and storyboard panels from the series. Co-creators Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger will operate a sound board and pepper the performance with noiice SFX. Scheduled to perform are Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist); Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock); Tony Hale (Arrested Development); Matt Jones (Breaking Bad); John DiMaggio (Futurama); Nika Futterman and other special guests. Following the performance will be an exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming episode and audience Q&A with cast and creators. All children, doom babies, chicken-wing-eaters and talking snakes are welcome! Moderated by Claudia Spinelli (VP of Current Series for Nickelodeon) Room: 6A.