Monday, July 02, 2012

Nickelodeon's San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 Line-Up Announced; To Include "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Legend of Korra", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", And "The Fairly OddParents" Nickelodeon Panels!

As previously reported, Nickelodeon has announced plans to hold exclusive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Legend of Korra", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", and "The Fairly OddParents" panels at this years San Diego Comic-Con International event, San Diego Comic-Con International 2012.

The official San Diego Comic-Con International website,, has now released the full program schedule and line-up for San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, which also features the full details of what each Nickelodeon Comic-Con 2012 panel will feature and who'll be attending each panel.

According to, Nickelodeon will also be unveiling a few exclusives to lucky attendees to San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, including sneak peeks at two of Nickelodeon's upcoming Christmas specials - Nickelodeon's brand new live action "Fairly OddParents" movie "A Fairly Odd Christmas" and Nickelodeon's brand new stop-motion animated "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas special "It's A SpongeBob Christmas" - and never-before-seen footage from Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series! Attendees will also be able to meet and ask questions to the executives and voice casts of Nickelodeon's animated series', including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Legend of Korra", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", and "The Fairly OddParents".

Below are the full details of each of the panels Nickelodeon will be holding at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012:

Thursday 12th July 2012

11:00-12:00 Nickelodeon: Butt Biting & Magical Mischief!

Meet series creator/executive producer Butch Hartman along with the casts from both The Fairly OddParents and T.U.F.F. Puppy, including Nickelodeon talent Jerry Trainor (iCarly) as Dudley Puppy. This year's panel is totally interactive, with the fans interviewing the cast directly, plus a sneak peek from the Nickelodeon live-action movie A Fairly Odd Christmas, along with a chance to win prizes. On hand: Jerry Trainor (voice of Dudley), Tara Strong (voice of Timmy and Poof), Grey DeLisle (voice of Kitty and Vicky), Daran Norris (voice of Chief, Cosmo and Dad), Matt Taylor (voice of Snaptrap), Susanne Blakeslee (voice of Wanda and Mom), and Carlos Alazraqui (voice of Crocker). Moderated by Dana Cluverius, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 7AB

Tags: Animation | Kids | Television

2:00-3:00 Power Rangers: 20 Years and Beyond

Saban Brands and Shout! Factory officially kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Power Rangers with a discussion featuring Elie Dekel (president, Saban Brands), Paul Schrier ("Bulk"), and other on-screen talent and members of the creative team. Moderated by Brian Ward (DVD producer of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series), the panel will dive into the origin and evolution of the Power Rangers franchise, including the long-awaited debut of the series on DVD and the show's resurgence on Nickelodeon with Power Rangers Super Samurai and much more! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Tags: Action/Adventure | Anniversaries | Kids | Television

Friday 13th July 2012

10:15-11:15 Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team - Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Experience Nickelodeon's very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Comic-Con panel, as executive producer Ciro Nieli (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!) sets up the new series and unveils never-before-seen footage. Meet the incredible Ninja cast: Jason Biggs (voice of Leonardo), Sean Astin (voice of Raphael), Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Kevin Michael Richardson (voice of Shredder), Hoon Lee (voice of Splinter), and Mae Whitman (voice of April O'Neil). Hear and see the radical undertaking of this 25-year-old property and some of the creative insights that have taken it to new and reinvigorating heights. Prepare to be shell-shocked! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon. Room 6BCF

Tags: Action/Adventure | Animation | Kids | Television

11:15-12:15 Join the Revolution! Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra

The cast and crew of Legend of Korra offer an in-depth discussion of Nickelodeon's hottest new series. Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are joined by co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they discuss the creative process that brought the first book in the Korra series to life. You'll also get to hear from your favorite characters as talented voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) will be featured on the panel and renowned voice director Andrea Romano (Avatar: The Last Airbender) will direct the actors in a live performance from the series. And if you're extra nice, Mike and Bryan may even drop a hint or two about Book 2. So don't miss out! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon. Ballroom 20

Tags: Action/Adventure | Animation | Kids | Television

Sunday 15th July 2012

2:15-3:15 It's Christmas in July! Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants

Dust off your knitted sweater, fill your mug with nog and come along for some good ol' fashioned Christmas cheer as panelists take you through a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming SpongeBob stop-motion special. Creative director Vince Waller and screen novelties directors Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero present a sneak peek at the Christmas special. The panel will also include a sing-along and Q&A with the voice cast, including Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (voice of Patrick), and Mr. Lawrence (writer and voice of Plankton). Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6A

Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television
As well as Nickelodeon's official San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 panels and events, they're are also a other Comic-Con 2012 panels which may be of interest to Nickelodeon fans:

Thursday 12th July 2012

11:00-12:00 Bongo Comics/United Plankton Sneak Peek

Bongo Comics and United Plankton Pictures offer a tantalizing preview of upcoming projects featuring The Simpsons, Futurama, SpongeBob SquarePants, and a few other surprises. Bongo's creative director Nathan Kane, managing editor Terry Delegeane, and art director Jason Ho are joined by intern/fan favorite Louis Lane and Simpsons/Futurama-ologist Bill Morrison for a fun and informative free-for-all. Find out what's in the future for Futurama Comics, what to surmise about Simpsons Comics, and what's next for Bongo in the print world and beyond. Also, Chris Duffy, managing editor of United Plankton Pictures, will dish up some Krabby Patty-infused morsels of what's to come in SpongeBob Comics. Room 9

Tags: Animation | Comics | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

3:00-4:00 Comics: Digital Color for Comics

Every month your favorite comic books must be colored before going to press, but just how are they colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (World's Finest) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob SquarePants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session. Room 11AB

Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics

Friday 13th July 2012

10:30-11:30 Special Live Exclusive Table Read of Dan Vs.

Making its debut at Comic-Con is The Hub Television Network's animated series Dan Vs., which follows lovable curmudgeon Dan (Curtis Armstrong, Revenge of the Nerds) on a misguided quest for justice that leads him and his pals, Chris (Dave Foley, Kids in the Hall) and Elise (Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds), into misadventures and catastrophes. Join the cast, co-creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, supervising producer/director Brian Sheesley, and moderator Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) for a live table read of a written-exclusively-for-SDCC script and a behind-the-scenes look at the series. Audience Q&A to follow. Room 6A

Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

1:00-2:00 Bongo: Mylo Xyloto

Every album begins with the germ of an idea, every song tells a story, and now it is finally revealed that there is a secret narrative behind Coldplay's newest hit album and its enigmatic title Mylo Xyloto. Three years ago, frontman Chris Martin teamed up with Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and the upcoming The Little Prince) to develop the epic story that has gone on to inspire such chart-toppers as "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall," "Paradise," and "Princess of China." Join the creative team behind the new comic miniseries Mylo Xyloto -- Alejandro Fuentes, Steve Hamaker, and Dylan Haggerty -- and prepare to experience the sights and sounds of Coldplay in a whole new way. Room 23ABC

Tags: Comics | Music

6:00-7:00 Brickleberry

From creators and executive producers Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after Tosh.0. Voice cast members David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), and Jerry Minor (Anchorman) will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly anticipated premiere episode. Room 6A

Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

Sunday 15th July 2012

11:30-12:45 Cartoon Voices II

It's the second of two panels this weekend featuring folks who supply the voices of your favorite animated characters. Moderator Mark Evanier will interrogate them about how they do what they do, ask them how they came to do what they do, and make them demonstrate what they do. Their ranks this time will include Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, SpongeBob SquarePants), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Audrey Wasilewski (The Garfield Show, My Life as a Teenage Robot), Jim Ward (The Avengers, The Fairly OddParents), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), and Misty Lee (The Garfield Show, Spider-Man). Room 6A

Tags: Animation | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Movies | Television

4:00-5:00 A Cross-Generation Collaboration: The Inside Scoop of a Comic-Con Success Story

In 2009, a nine-year-old San Diego artist and award-winning film critic Perry Chen (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest) met Oscar-nominated animation legend Bill Plympton (Guard Dog) at Comic-Con and drew a "Hot Dog" next to the one Plympton drew for him from his acclaimed animation series. A year later, Perry was hired to work on an animation short, Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, about a young Holocaust survivor (actress Ingrid Pitt's story), under the guidance of Plympton. The rest is history. A panel of the creative team, sponsors, and distributor, including Perry Chen (animator), Kevin Sean Michaels (director), Bill Plympton (storyboard and character design), Zhu Shen (producer), Karina Bessoudo (Toon Boom Animation, vice president of marketing and communications), Douglas Little (Wacom, public relations), and Linda Olszewski (Shorts International co-head of worldwide acquisition), share the amazing behind-the-scenes story: how a first-time child animator's film got sponsorship from leading animation companies, went on to premiere at the 2011 Comic-Con and LA Shorts Fest, won multiple film festival awards, was featured in Animation magazine and on 2011 Animation Show of Shows, qualified for an Academy Award, touched many hearts, and secured worldwide distribution by Shorts International, the distributor of Oscar-nominated shorts and other outstanding short films. This lively panel, moderated by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) will share tips and lessons learned not only about getting started with animation, but also how to identify and secure corporate sponsorships; how get your film produced, marketed, and distributed; and how to select the right film festivals for your film. Room 7AB

Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Fandom | Movies
Also, Tweeted (posted) by the official "Power Rangers" website,, on their official Twitter profile page (@PowerRangerNews):
Make @Comic_Con 2012 SUPER POWERED with exclusive #PowerRangers Super Samurai action figures from @BandaiAmerica! [direct link to Saban's 'Exclusive "Power Rangers Super Samurai" San Diego Comic-Con action figures' on the official "Power Rangers" Facebook page].

Saban's Power Rangers Super Samurai

Limited Edition San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!


All 6 Rangers with metallic paint deco.

Fully Painted accessory.

6 Megazord Cockpit Stands.

Commemorative full packaging.

Only 300 available! While supplies last.

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