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Thursday, July 19
 

10:00am

KidsVO Cartoon Voices
KidsVo Productions assembles the next generation of voiceover kids! Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Laya Hayes (Doc McStuffins), Justin Felbinger (Miles from Tomorrowland, Amphibia), Sean-Ryan Petersen (Victor & Valentino), and Haley Tju (Big Hero 6) show off their skills by reading a script by Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked), moderated by Tony Gonzales (top kids VO coach), followed by a brief Q&A.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

We're Not from 'Round Here: Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Big City Greens
The creators and stars of Disney's Star vs. the Forces of Evil and the new series Big City Greens bring you never-before-seen clips, answer your questions, and even perform a live table read. Panelists include Daron Nefcy (executive producer), Eden Sher (The Middle, Veronica Mars), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Adventures of Puss in Boots), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones, The Magicians, Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Shane Houghton (executive producer), Chris Houghton (executive producer), and Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother, Good Luck Charlie).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

11:00am

Spotlight on Larry Houston
Comic-Con guest Larry F. Houston is the Emmy Award-nominated producer/director of The X-Men animated show, the phenomenally successful '90s series that was part of the foundation that helped launch Marvel's multi-billion-dollar franchises. Hired by Filmation Studios as the first African American Saturday morning cartoon storyboard artist, he storyboarded and directed some of the most popular '80s and '90s classic shows, including Thundarr, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, G.I. JOE, Jonny Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Planet, Fantastic Four, Mighty Orbots, and Bionic Six. Hear all the inside info on his career in this spotlight.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:45am

Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Executive producer Dave Filoni and panelists look back on 10 years of the Emmy Award-winning series that expanded the Star Wars universe and introduced countless fan-favorite characters to a galaxy far, far away.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

1:45pm

TMNT Reboot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in Nickelodeon's brand-new mutation of New York's half-shell heroes. Featuring Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, Brandon Smith (You're the Worst) as Mikey, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April, and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012) as Splinter. Joining the cast are co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. Panel highlights to include never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series. Moderated by Buzzfeed's Keely Flaherty.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

How to Make Cartoons When You Can't Draw (a.k.a. How to Write for Animation)
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 02:33PM
Do you love cartoons but have always been frustrated by your inability to even draw a turtle? Moderator Brendan Hay (Harvey Street Kids) talks to Jessica Gao (Rick & Morty), Tom Sheppard (Robot Chicken), A. C. Bradley (Trollhunters), Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb), Kevin Sullivan (The Loud House), and Mehar Sethi (BoJack Horseman) about how they broke in, what the differences are compared to writing for live action, how to think visually, and why animation writing allows you to become a cartoon character yourself.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:30pm

Meet the Newest Cultural Ambassadors: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Animation
As comics, film, and popular arts increase in global appeal, so do the State Department's initiatives designed to build mutual understanding around the world. Learn about an anti-bullying film project between U.S. and Mexican students, comic book-based learning in countries around the world, and how diplomatic engagement using popular arts highlights shared values. U.S. diplomats and citizen cultural ambassadors will showcase innovative programs that promote solutions to challenging global issues and advance U.S. foreign policy. Panelists include Preeti Shah (foreign service officer, U.S Consulate Tijuana, U.S Department of State), David Andrade (filmmaker/graphic artist, Theory Studios, ECA Alumni), Alex (Alexandra) Wesser (teacher/program implementer, Media Arts Center), Rachel Gandin Mark (program director, American Film Showcase), and director/producer/writer Jorge Gutierrez (Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Son of Jaguar).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm

H. P. Lovecraft Animated Trilogy, Steam Engines of Oz, and Go Fish!: Arcana's Animation Slate Continues
Arcana's animation slate continues! The third movie of the Howard Lovecraft trilogy, Howard Lovecraft & The Kingdom of Madness features the voices of Doug Bradley, Jeffrey Combs, Christopher Plummer, Mark Hamill, and Finn Wolfhard. Steam Engines of Oz (released on June 5) stars Ron Perlman, Julianne Hough, and William Shatner. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the first ever Cthulhu to make it to the big screen: At long last this 420-foot Great Old One will be shown in his full glory, along with a sneak peek at Go Fish! Free toys, books, shirts, and DVDs for those asking questions and participating. You'll have a R'lyeh good time!

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Niko and the Sword of Light: From Sketch to Screen
Concept co-creators Kei Acedera, Bobby Chiu, Adam Jeffcoat, and Jim Bryson are joined by series director Sung Jin Ahn and executive producer Rob Hoegee to tell the inspiring story of how a collaboration between four art school friends went from a successful Kickstarter campaign to a blockbuster motion comic and now an Emmy-winning animated series. Plus exclusive art, clips, Q&A, and a surprise or two.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Snoopy Space Traveler: The History and Future of Snoopy and NASA
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 12:04PM
Discover how cartoonist Charles M. Schulz partnered with NASA to bring everyone's favorite beagle Snoopy to the moon in this retrospective panel about the history and future of Snoopy in space. The panel will feature talking heads from the Schulz Museum, Schulz Studio, NASA, and beyond! Moderated by Damian Holbrook and and featuring panelists Stephanie Betts (SVP of development and current series DHX), Aimee Crane (NASA consultant), Lex Fajardo (Charles M. Schulz creative associates), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum archivist), Ginger Kerrick (NASA flight director), and Robert Pearlman (editor of CollectSPACE).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:15pm

Marvel Animation: Marvel Rising
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 15, 03:06PM
Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. This is your chance to be among the first to see a sneak peek of this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. Join our Ghost-Spider Dove Cameron (Descendants, Liv & Maddie), our Quake Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville) our Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley), our Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (Big Little Lies, Marvel’s Avengers), our Patriot Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover, Grown Ups 2), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), Mairghread Scott (Writer, Marvel Rising) and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) for an action-packed panel that will showcase the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

4:00pm

Captain Actions: Adventures in Space and 2018 Collectors Customization Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, celebrates collecting, customization, and entrepreneurial passion with a behind-the-scenes-look at the 2018 line development (including the new 1/6th scale line), upcoming publishing efforts, and the all-ages animation. The annual customizer panel will again celebrate fan creations, judging and awarding the grand prize during the panel. Panelists include Greg Goldstein (IDW), Joe Jusko (Marvel Masterpieces), Harold Sipe (Little Monsters Cards) Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider). Moderated by Professor Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
Presenting retrospective of classics as well as new titles. Spike is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, Brad Bird (Family Dog), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit), etc. Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person. Recommended ages 10 and up.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

We Wrote Your Childhood
If you're a millennial, chances are these panelists wrote the cartoons you watched as a kid. Paul Germain (Rugrats, Recess), Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Sue Rose (Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda), Holly Huckins (Recess, Angela Anaconda), Peter Gaffney (Rugrats, Ah! Real Monsters!), Rachel Lipman (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!), Matt Negrete (Pepper Ann), and Joe Ansolabehere (Hey Arnold!, Rece ss) talk about these iconic '90s cartoons. Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:30pm

Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation with Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar and Friends
Calling all Crystal Gems! The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Cartoon Network's Steven Universe have partnered to educate young people on body confidence through the Emmy-nominated hit series' celebrated themes of inclusion and empowerment. Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and experts from the Dove Self-Esteem Project hold a conversation on the importance of body positivity in both the real and animated world. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

8:00pm

Innovation in Animation with VRV
Technology has changed everything! Listen as your favorite creators talk about how they push the envelope creatively, how they challenge themselves and each other, how they integrate technology into their animation pipelines and creative process, and how they try to stay ahead of the curve to keep their work innovative. Attendees will get a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a special gift from VRV.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:00am

The Genius of Animation: Problem Solving in Character and Story
Did you know The Flintstones started out as a show about hillbillies? Frozen's Anna and Elsa didn't start out as sisters? So many of the cartoon characters and storylines you love went through lots of changes to become the versions you know. Panelists will examine some of your favorite movies and cartoon shorts with the artists responsible for creating/developing them, learn about fascinating bumps in the road, and how they got past them. Featuring Floyd Norman (Disney legend, animator and story artist, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book), Jane Baer (animator, Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Nik Ranieri (character animator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast), Ricardo Delgado (production designer, Atlantis; visual development artist, The Incredibles, Wall-E), Kathy Zielinski (lead animator, The Little Mermaid, Frozen), Aliki Theofilopoulos (supervising producer: Harvey Street Kids, storyboard artist/writer: Phineas and Ferb), Randy Haycock (character animator, The Lion King, Moana), Shadi Petosky (co-creator Danger & Eggs, executive producer: Twelve Forever), and Mindy Johnson (animation historian, author, Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (CinemaSiren.com, ASIFA: Hollywood).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&A
It's time for a first look at one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, super-villains, and super-secrets. This time, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on metahuman trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Producers and members of the voice cast give you an inside look at what it means to be an outsider. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Young Justice: Outsiders is coming soon to the DC Universe digital streaming service.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Adventure Time
Cartoon Network invites you to come along with them to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! Without spoiling too many of the surprises, they can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special panelists and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don't miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:15am

Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender: A Netflix Original Series
Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor Klaus, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton show a first look at the seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

Hasbro My Little Pony
The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share behind-the-scenes details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get to experience exclusive footage from both series, followed by a Q&A with the creatives and stars Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, and Andrea Libman, as well as a super-secret special panelist!

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

11:00am

RetroFans Unite!
Remember when Saturday morning television was your domain, tattoos came from bubble gum packs, Slurpees came in superhero cups, and TV heroes taught people to be nice to each other? Those happy days of your childhood in the '60s, '70s, and '80s are the pop culture era celebrated in RetroFan magazine! Panelists include the crew that cover the crazy cool culture you grew up with: Martin "Pesky" Pasko (TV and comics writer, Daytime Emmy Award winner), Andy Mangels (bestselling sci-fi author, award-winning pop culture historian), and Scott Shaw! (acclaimed cartoonist, Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist). With a special appearance by editor Michael Eury (former DC/Dark Horse Comics editor, editor of Back Issue magazine), and moderated by TwoMorrows Publishing's head honcho John Morrow.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:30am

[adult swim]: FLCL
Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G. and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh, and Adult Swim's senior vice president of on-air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Batman Ninja).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:45am

ZAG Heroez Miraculous
Jeremy Zag (Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir) provides a sneak peek into upcoming seasons of Miraculous and shares new entertainment reveals, including movies and webisodes. He will be joined by Ezra Weisz (voice director) and voice actors from the show Cristina Vee, Mela Lee, Bryce Papenbrook, Max Mittelman, and Keith Silverstein, who will do a script reading from one of the episodes. And there will be giveaways!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:30pm

[adult swim]: Dream Corp, LLC.
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:08AM
Creator Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow), executive producer Stephen Merchant (The Office), along with cast members Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Nick Rutherford (The Unicorn), Mark Proksch (Apollo Gauntlet), and Ahmed Bharoocha (Dead Kevin) invite you for a first look at the new season of Dream Corp, LLC., premiering this fall on Adult Swim. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:30pm

DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The DC Super Hero Girls universe continues to expand with new original graphic novels Out of the Bottle and Search for Atlantis and an all-new animated action-comedy series featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends). The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super-villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. DC Group editor Marie Javins gives attendees a sneak peek at upcoming books, while producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team present a first look at this upcoming series. DC Super Hero Girls is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!
Strap on your tuna-filled jetpack, prepare your bladder for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as your favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon's forthcoming new movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talents Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:30pm

[adult swim]: The Venture Bros.
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 04:13PM
Cult-favorite The Venture Bros. makes its heroic return to San Diego Comic-Con. Co-creator Jackson Publick, along with James Urbaniak (Difficult People), Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Your Name), Hal Lublin (The Venture Bros., Mighty Magiswords), and Ken Plume (The Venture Bros) will take the stage to discuss the upcoming seventh season of their original series and answer fan questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

Games: Pioneers of 1990s Gaming Animation
As advancements in computer animation technology take video game development to ever-more impressive heights, ASIFA-Hollywood looks back at the early days with pioneers and giants of video game animation. They'll go back in time to explore the challenges of creating immersive gaming environments and celebrate the accomplishments of classic video game history on titles such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Duck Tales, and many more.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Encore
Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

2:30pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 11:45AM
Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks! Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken, Franklin and Bash, and upcoming ABC's The Fix), writer/director Tom Sheppard, and actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they'll leave a chair open for a special panelist, or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim and executive producer of 12 oz. Mouse.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:30pm

Final Space: Q&A with the Cast and Creators of the TBS Animated Series
Created by Olan Rogers, the intergalactic space saga Final Space follows Gary and Mooncake's adventures to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," where the universe ends. Olan Rogers, David Sacks, Tika Sumpter, Tom Kenny, and Coty Galloway give a close look at the animated adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:30pm

DuckTales
Solve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel's hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly's Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys' missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It's a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can't-miss panel for fans new and old of the world's most iconic family of ducks!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A

3:30pm

Voices of Mexico
Mexico produces 65% of all dubbing done for Latin America, a market of 450 million consumers, and Mexican fans love their voice actors. Hear the stories from top voice actors from Mexico- Jessica Angeles (Princess Zelda, Katniss Everdeen), Sebastián Llapur (Darth Vader, Severus Snape), and Luis Daniel Ramirez (Peter Parker, Ron Weasley)-about the obstacles they've had to overcome to become successful in this industry and how Mexico is changing the way dubbing for film, animation, and video games is done in Latin America. Moderated by Hugo Castro (Gamacon).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

4:15pm

Bob's Burgers
Wear your best Belcher family costume and get in line early because fans of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob's Burgers won't want to miss this panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and David Herman will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:45pm

Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: the Official Disney Fan Club
From Steamboat Willie to today, Mickey's career has taken him on an epic journey that has endeared him to fans around the world. D23's Justin Arthur hosts a panel including Bret Iwan (voice actor), Becky Cline (director, the Walt Disney Archives), and Mark Henn (master Disney animator), who look at Mickey's legendary roles in animated films and television shows, the Magic Kingdoms, and beyond.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6A

5:00pm

The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars
For the 12th year in a row, ASIFA-Hollywood brings together some of the greats in animation to discuss the animation industry, where it's headed, and anecdotes on how they broke into the industry. Moderator Brooke Keesling (animation talent recruiter at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Disney, and director of communications and culture at The Animation Guild) leads a lively discussion with animation giants Dave Thomas (Wander Over Yonder, Mickey Mouse shorts, Fairly Odd Parents, El Tigre), Katie Rice (the new Animaniacs, Mighty B!, Pinky Malinky, El Tigre), Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, Son of Jaguar, El Tigre), and Ashley Long (Paradise P.D., Brickleberry, American Dad!).

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:15pm

Archer: Discussion and Q&A
Archer is FXX's Emmy Award-winning, animated comedy that recently wrapped its ninth season, Danger Island, and has been renewed for a tenth! This season centered on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. During a quest for an ancient native idol, Sterling and "friends" survived quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, and even each other. The voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, co-executive producer Casey Willis and art director Chad Hurd discuss bringing this action-packed series to life.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm

Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation -get started in Animation!
These talented designers and animators share how they turned their talents into inspiring careers and how you can too! Emily Williams (The Weather Girls), Lynne Mitchell (Rabbit Hole Productions), Jennifer Chiu (Motion Sickness) Ashley Postlewaite (Renegade Animation), Kt Weber (PXL agency, Netflix, Disney XD), and Victoria Nece (Adobe) discuss what's new in the art, science, and business of animation, with a particular focus on character design and how new technology, like Adobe Character Animator, and old technology, like After Effects, is making it easier than ever, no matter what your background, to get started animating! Session will be moderated by Erica Schisler (Adobe).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

6:00pm

Mega Man: Fully Charged TV Series Premiere
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 07:22PM
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura's Wrath), Man of Action Entertainment (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), Vincent Tong (voice of Mega Man on the new TV series), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to11. Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Simpsons Collector Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the Simpsons Collectors website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:15pm

Sony Pictures Panel
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 10:42AM
Sony Pictures will present two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. Venom filmmakers and talent will preview what's in store as the lethal protector finally gets his own movie, and the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will give the audience an inside look at the groundbreaking animated movie.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Hall H

7:00pm

World Premiere of The Death of Superman
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:25AM
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film's world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O'Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O'Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark), and lead character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom 20

7:00pm

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Screening
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 03:25PM
Take a trip back to Halloween Town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Hot Topic and Disney will give attendees a fun experience with film trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the beloved film with special guest host A. J. McLean. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

8:15pm

Worst Cartoons Ever! Hosted by Jerry Beck
For the 16th year in a row, esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck (CartoonResearch.com) will once again foist upon the Con a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. All for real, all from TV's glorious Golden Age! Cartoons will include Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in a form-fitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Super President (making America great again by donning spandex and going nuclear)! Jerry promises his 16th anniversary screening will be one for the history books. You've been officially warned!

Friday July 20, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6BCF

8:30pm

The Art Heroines: Positive Impact
Moderator Robyn Simms (Tumble Leaf) leads this discussion highlighting artist workplace dynamics across the entertainment industry. Panelists reveal productive vs. counterproductive habits, employer best practices, and tips for creatives to build better relationships. Featuring Danelle Vierkant (The Orville), Ivonne Escoto (Hellboy), Denise Chavez (Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh), Kristin Donner (Bunnicula), Haley Mancini (The Powerpuff Girls), Nora Hewitt (Face Off winner), and Chelsea Pickens (Yamasong: March of the Hollows).

Friday July 20, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

9:30pm

Encore Screening: The Death of Superman
Missed the premiere? Aching to see it again? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Comic-Con International have you covered with an encore presentation of The Death of Superman, the all-new DC Universe movie coming to digital on July 24 and Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 7.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom 20

9:30pm

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
Not for the faint of heart! This program theatrically premiered The Spirit of Christmas (Matt Stone, Trey Parker), Frog Baseball (Mike Judge), Happy Tree Friends (Kenn Navarro), and Dr. Tran (Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson). Bear witness to the outrageous hilarity of everything possible and impossible in Sick and Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Highlights this year include the deranged Daisey and Big Fat Dumb Stupid Baby, not to mention a celebration of 40 years of animation with some great classics like Happy Tree Friends and Home, Honey I'm High. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6BCF
 
Saturday, July 21
 

10:00am

Steven Universe
Did you hear that Cartoon Network is bringing Steven Universe back to Comic-Con? You'd better believe it! Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and the true diamond authority series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show and make epic announcements. Even more exciting: Rebecca is bringing her ukulele!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend and Legacy
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 03:46PM
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but it continues in graphic novels and through the fans. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases fan talent and conversations with a panel of professionals from the series. This year cosplayer Victor Sgroi (the cabbage merchant), Sarah Henzler (fan artist), Giancarlo Volpe (director, ATLA; producer, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), and Dee Bradley Baker (Appa, Momo) will share stories and marvel with the fandom. They will also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Cosplayers must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Comics in Animation
How do you adapt a comic book series into animation? Are the approaches to the characters different from one company to the next? What about independent comics? Can they even get into the game? Writers and studio executives including Stan Berkowitz (Avengers Assemble, Batman Beyond), Mike Carlin (creative director, animation, DC Entertainment), Cort Lane (senior VP of animation & family entertainment, Marvel), Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Marv Wolfman (Transformers, Pocket Dragon Adventures), and Amy Wolfram (Teen Titans, DC Superhero Girls) talk about how they differ, what makes them the same, and how cool it is to work on characters you grew up loving.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoon Jam with IDW
From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more, IDW publishes some of the hottest properties in children's comics on the market today. Come meet the people who make it happen and learn the comic-making process so you can make a comic of your own! There will be interactive activities, announcements, and a special gift for everyone who attends!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A
Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie, Unikitty, is bringing her joyous kingdom to Comic-Con! Make sure to bring plenty of sparkle matter, positive vibes, and all your questions; producers and members of the voice cast will be on hand to share a new episode and answer your questions.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:30am

Warner Archive's Toonstock: The Outrageous Edition
NEW: Wed, Jul 11, 11:16AM
An all-new "outrageous" rendition of the popular Toonstock, this time putting the spotlight on all-star voice actor John DiMaggio and his take on Aquaman and so many other memorable characters. Maybe Big John will even be game to sing-along with his "Aquaman's Rousing Song of Heroism." As always, the second half of the festivities will feature you in the beloved Batman: The Brave and the Bold "Mayhem of the Music Meister" singalong! See Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a melodious salute surrounded by surprise guests, interactive performances, and oh-so-cool Warner Archive prizes.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

11:00am

Avatar's Head Writer Reveals New Series
From Aaron Ehasz (head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender) comes an all-new original animated series, The Dragon Prince. Aaron, along with co-creator Justin Richmond (Uncharted game director) and executive producer Giancarlo Volpe (ATLA director), will give a sneak peek and an inside look into this new epic fantasy tale, coming as a Netflix original series in September. Audience Q&A session will follow.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:15am

My Hero Academia Panel, Featuring Creator Kohei Horikoshi
Meet Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the world's most popular superhero manga. Horikoshi Sensei will be talking about his megahit manga and doing a live drawing of one of the characters. But he won't be alone-he'll have some voice actor sidekicks, Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might). This is the can't-miss panel of the show!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:30am

This Is Your Life, Jonny Quest
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:18AM
Warner Archive Collection (WAC) shines a spotlight on everyone's favorite boy adventurer, Jonny Quest! WAC podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti will be joined will be joined by fascinating animation authorities to look at Team Quest through all its incarnations, from the original swinging 60s spy-fi through its totally awesome 80s adventures and 90s TV movie, as well its more recent crossover with Tom and Jerry. Gary Miereanu will moderate and give away some sweet Hanna-Barbera goodies. Come for the action! The adventure! And the generous prizes!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

12:00pm

The Simpsons
The Simpsons' team looks ahead to their 30th(!) season with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, legendary director David Silverman, actress Tress MacNeille, and moderator Johnathan Fernandez. Warning: There will be prizes!

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

12:30pm

Big Hero 6 The Series: Heroes Return
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 09:41AM
Come see the executive producers and cast of Disney Channel's animated superhero comedy series discuss Big Hero 6 The Series. Executive producers Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley, and Nick Filippi (Kim Possible, Penguins of Madagascar) will be joined by the original actors from the feature film who have joined the show, including Scott Adsit (Veep, 30 Rock), Ryan Potter (Titans, Big Hero 6), Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Gotham, The Hangover 2, Suckerpunch), Genesis Rodriguez (Run All Night, Identity Theft, Man on a Ledge, Tusk, Casa de Mi Padre), as well as new cast members Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central's The Half Hour) and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Teen Titans Go!, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Young Justice). Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Marc Snetiker, panelists will discuss bringing the feature film to life for TV, introduce you to exciting new characters, and play never-before-seen footage from the series.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

American Dad!
It's a Smith Family Funday with "Francine" (Wendy Schaal), "Steve" (Scott Grimes), "Klaus" (Dee Bradley Baker) "Snot" (Curtis Armstrong), "Barry" (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Toshi (Daisuke Suzuki) and executive producer Matt Weitzman, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS. You won't want to miss it!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

Cartoon Voices I
Once more, moderator Mark Evanier brings six top cartoon voice actors together to talk about their work, demonstrate their craft, and perform a script with insufficient prep time. This time out, the lineup includes J. P. Karliak (The Boss Baby: Back in Business, The New Looney Tunes), Julie Nathanson (Skylanders, Avengers Assemble), John Mariano (Animaniacs, Hey Arnold!), Kari Wahlgren (Bunnicula, Bunsen Is a Beast), Roger L. Jackson (The Powerpuff Girls, Ghostface), Matthew Mercer (Thundercats, Marvel's Spider-Man), and maybe a surprise or two.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
See an exceptional array of inspiring animated shorts from around the world. Producer and curator Ron Diamond will present the program and answer questions following the showing. The Hollywood Reporter's John LeFore wrote, "An exceptional program that starts off strong and only gets better as it goes, the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows overflows with charm while containing more provocative observations about the nature of existence than most prestige feature films do."

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

1:45pm

Family Guy
Cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) from FOX's hit animated comedy Family Guy look back at their favorite family memories and offer a sneak peek featuring hilarity and hi-jinx from the upcoming season!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:00pm

Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing on Inspiration
Meet the creators of Cartoon Network's most beloved and exciting new shows as they share why they were inspired to get into animation, highlights of their paths to becoming show runners, and insights on what it takes to bring stories to life. They'll also reveal some exciting news about . . . well, you'll have to come to find out! Featuring Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor & Valentino, and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island. Moderated by Ian Jones-Quartey from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Turn Comic Illustrations into Animation
A traditional comic book illustrator, Pat Moriarity (Fantagraphics, The Comics Journal, winner of the Golden Toonie) partners with animator Seth Zeichner (The Realm Beyond Reason)to show how to transform hand-drawn illustrations into a fantastic animated film. Plus, watch the screening of their short film! Moderated by Erica Schisler (Adobe) and partnered with Dan Ramirez (Adobe), who will show you how to create walking and talking characters that can be easily animated with a webcam and a mic using Adobe Character Animator plus preview new technology, Project Puppetron, that will help you quickly animate your own characters!

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

Board Games Based on Comics and Animation
Learn how a board game goes from concept to your table from Mike Gonzales (Activision, Weta Workshop), Matt Hyra (Cryptozoic Entertainment), Ross Thompson (IDW), Jason Brenner (PlayFusion, Upper Deck), Matt Fantastic (killjoy), and Andrew Wolf (USAopoly). A Q&A session about design processes and more will be moderated by Adam Sblendorio (VP, Creative Cryptozoic Entertainment).

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:15pm

Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray™
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:21AM
As the most acclaimed superhero animated television series in history, Batman: The Animated Series has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices, and landmark approach to characters and stories. In late 2018, fans will finally be able to enjoy a remastered Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration of the series and the first announcement of details of the upcoming Blu-ray box set. Panelists include producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay), and Eric Radomski (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm); eight-time Emmy Award-winning voice director Andrea Romano; actors Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman, Tara Strong (Batman and Harley Quinn), voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Loren Lester (Rock 'n' Roll High School), voice of Robin; and some other beloved Bat-surprises.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

5:00pm

Talking TMNT with Kevin Eastman
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has been drawing and writing Turtles since 1984, but he's also the creator of several other projects, is publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, spearheads a wildly popular fan club, and in 2017 completed a successful Kickstarter for his newest publication, Drawing Blood, featuring Shane Bookman. Kevin and panelists will offer a look back at 34 years of Turtles and more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Talk for a Living: Voiceover 101
Master storyteller and audiobook narrator Scott Brick (Dune, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park) and legendary voiceover artist Townsend Coleman (voice of The Tick, and Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) put volunteers from the audience through their paces to see if they-and you-have what it takes to make it in the competitive world of voiceover.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

5:30pm

Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Multi award-nominated animator, writer, director, and comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) discusses his approach to visual storytelling and how to bring the clarity as well as emotional and cinematic impact of film language to the comics page.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Netflix: Matt Groening's Disenchantment
Netflix and Matt Groening give a special sneak peek at the animation legend's newest and much anticipated series, Disenchantment. Get whisked away into the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where Matt tells the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. The cast and creators will be in attendance to show you an exclusive first look and answer all of your burning questions about this much anticipated television series.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

6:30pm

Sketch to Screen: Ready Player One, Rampage, and Beyond
Visionary concept artist Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the Aaron Sims Creative artist team reveal the secrets behind character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of our generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they'll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life from sketch to screen.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the 80s
The 1980s was a truly outrageous decade that saw an unprecedented animation boom that made household names of a host of colorful characters. Author Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) looks back at that totally awesome era with some of the creative personnel behind some of the most popular cartoons of the decade, including producer Franklin Cofod (Voltron), voice actor Townsend Coleman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), director Larry Houston (G.I. Joe), and storyboard artist Jeff Pidgeon (Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures).

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Studio Ghibli My Neighbor Totoro Screening
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro, the classic animation film of childhood adventures and friendship in a magical forest. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful tale. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:30pm

Funimation Favorites
Funimation staff members take a look at some personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What's your Funimation favorite?

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 7AB

7:45pm

25 Years of The Nightmare Before Christmas with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
D23 pulls the curtain back on the classic stop-motion Halloween (and Christmas!) favorite, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Watch a retrospective panel featuring the team that brought the movie to life 25 years ago, including Henry Selick (director), Kelly Asbury (art director), Edie Ichioka (editor), and Anthony Scott (animator).

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Room 6BCF

8:00pm

Bronies in Uniform
LCDR Ted Visser (United States Navy; chair, Pacific PonyCon 2016 and 2017), TSgt Christine Sparks (United States Air Force; admin, Military Bronies on Facebook), Sgt Dylan Main (United States Marine Corps; operations manager, Pacific PonyCon 2017), Cpl Zac Caruthers (United States Marine Corps), and SPC Jan P. Ducos (United States Army) speak about their experience of being a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic while being a service member in the United States Armed Forces, followed by a Q&A session moderated by James Udan (coordinator, San Diego Wikimedians User Group; event planner, SoCal Bronies).

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:30pm

Crunchyroll Industry Panel: The Latest and Hottest in Anime Today!
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB
 
Sunday, July 22
 

10:00am

The Beatles: Yellow Submarine Surfaces in a New Graphic Novel
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics is proud to release the official graphic novel adaptation at SDCC 2018. See the Blue Meanies come to vivid life as The Hollywood Reporter's Graeme McMillan chats with writer/artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons) about the years he's spent working on this deeply personal project.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

World Premiere of Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:17AM
Everyone's favorite Great Dane is back for an all-new, action-packed, culinary mystery adventure with the world premiere of Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost. Featuring the voice talents of internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs Bobby Flay (Beat Bobby Flay), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada in Italy), and Marcus Samuelsson (Chopped), Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost takes your favorite teen sleuths on an unforgettable adventure to New England, where they investigate the haunting of a historic colonial inn that's been turned into a state-of-the-art culinary resort. See the film, then get ready for a fun panel discussion amongst actors and filmmakers. Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker (nearly 50 years as anchor of the Scooby-Doo franchise) as Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls films) as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, Bosch, Good Girls) as Shaggy Rogers, and Kate Micucci (Unikitty!) as Velma Dinkley. The film is executive produced by Sam Register, written by Tim Sheridan (Justice League Action), and directed by Doug Murphy (Young Justice). TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderates. Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost comes to Digital on August 28 and DVD on September 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6BCF

10:30am

LEGO Ninjago
If you think ninja and LEGO are cool, then this is the panel for you! Ninjago veterans Tommy Andreasen (co-creator/producer) and Michael Svane Knap (LEGO senior design manager) are joined by lead writer Bragi Schut, voice talents Brent Miller (voice of Zane), Kelly Metzger (voice of Nya), and Vincent Tong (voice of Kai) to talk about their favorite memories and other reflections on creating LEGO's longest running and most successful show. Bring the kids! Ninjaaaaa-GO! Moderated by the LEGO Group's Brian Bowler.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

11:30am

Cartoon Network Best Summer Ever Costume Ball
Kids, get ready for the best costume ball ever! Cartoon Network is throwing the hottest party of the season and they want to include you. Kick off your flip-flops, ditch the bathing suit, and show off your chillest, most creative costumes. Oh, and there will be guest judges from some of your favorite Cartoon Network shows! They'll play games, share exclusive never-before-seen clips, and hand out some sizzling prizes. Parents, turn up the heat by getting in on the action with a family costume. Make your best summer ever complete with a party you'll remember all year long!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:45am

Cartoon Voices II
Animation voice director Mark Evanier gathers another stageful of the top actors who speak for animated characters to demonstrate their skills. Appearing will be Elle Newlands (Adventure Time, Final Fantasy), Kiff Vandenheuvel (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, World of Warcraft), Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice), André Sogliuzzo (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, World of Warcraft) and Dino Andrade (World of Warcraft, Batman: Arkham Asylum). There will also be a few surprises, and the actors will destroy a much-loved fairy tale with a live, unrehearsed reading.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Room 6A

12:15pm

World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:20AM
The girls of Super Hero High take a deep dive in their latest adventure as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis to Comic-Con International. In this all-new entry to the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, the young super heroes must venture to Atlantis when the powerful Book of Legends is suddenly stolen from Super Hero High. Once there, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee, and the rest of the Super Crew must contend with the formidable Mera and Siren, the ocean-dwelling thieves. In order to recover the stolen tome and return it to its rightful place, the Super Hero Girls must band together and use their collective powers to successfully get back to land . . . and back to class! Grey Griffin (Velma in the Scooby-Doo franchise), voice of Wonder Woman, will give a special introduction to the film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment October 2 on Digital and DVD.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 6BCF

1:30pm

Marvel Animation Presents
Marvel Animation presents an action-packed, news-breaking panel that'll leave you begging for more! This year they are going royal with the Wakandan king himself, T'Challa, as they preview the new season of Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest. Plus, tons of exclusive info on fan-favorite series Marvel's Spider-Man, as well as other exciting projects. Hosted by the calamitous Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), the effervescent Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), andthe horrendous Harrison Wilcox (senior director, development and production), you'll get eyefuls of never-before-seen information and sneak peeks . . . plus surprise panelists and a can't-miss Marvel Team-Up live! Get there!

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 6A

1:45pm

World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:31AM
Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land, and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day in his latest animated adventure, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis. Enjoy the first-ever live showing of the film, then prepare for laughs when the postscreening panel takes the stage. Discussing the fun of making a LEGO movie will be actors Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) as Aquaman, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Batman, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman and Lois Lane, Cristina Milizia (Bunsen Is a Beast) as Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz, Susan Eisenberg (Justice League / Justice League Unlimited) as Mera, and Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as the villainous Lobo. Filmmakers on the panel include Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Gotham City Breakout), screenwriters Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash), and executive producer Brandon Vietti (Young Justice). As usual, expect some additional surprise panelists, plus everyone in the audience will receive an exclusive LEGO mini-figurine of Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 31 on Blu-rayT Combo Pack, DVD, and digital.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

The New Wave of Latino Animation Projects
Ricardo Arnaiz (creator of the Legends saga) and Mike Kunkel (The Land of the Sokmunster) present exclusive footage and images of the new projects that will gather forces and experiences between U.S. talent and MX creativity, making new, fresh, and one-of-a-kind animation series and films. The panel will gather Disney and Nickelodeon legends with up-and-coming talent that will share the great experience and fun of making unique productions between two countries, which hopefully will inspire new creators, animators, and artists to develop more projects for the Latino community.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

X-Men: The Animated Series Celebrates 25 Years
Series showrunner Eric Lewald (author of Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series), series producer/director Larry Houston (SDCC special guest), and series writers Julia Lewald and Len Uhley participate in a spirited discussion with behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the #1 hit.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

The Business of Cartoon Voices
Interested in how one breaks into a career providing voices for animated cartoons? This annual panel seeks to debunk some of the myths and the occasional con jobs that wanna-bes are subjected to and often harmed by. It's a panel with people who actually work in the field and this year, it includes agent Jeff Danis (president of DPN Talent), actors Eliza Jane Schneider and Gregg Berger, and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier. Warning: This panel is not designed for entertainment, but for enlightenment. There are hard facts you need to know about the industry and that's what this panel will try to provide.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Dr. Zhivago's Spotlight on 3D Cartoons and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Zhivago's panel will show how 3D cartoons are transformed from sketches and used in artificial intelligence media programs. Students participating in Dr. Zhivago's Digital Media Arts Program are from Arroyo Vista Charter Middle School (Chula Vista), showcasing their designs from sketch to final 3D rendering. Q&A moderated by Marissa Zhivago. A short cartooning workshop with Dr. Zhivago follows the presentation.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11