W!LDBRAIN Entertainment Announces Yo Gabba Gabba! Exclusives, The Ricky Gervais Show Branded Apparel and Hello Maggot Unveiling at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011

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W!LDBRAIN Entertainment Announces Yo Gabba Gabba! Exclusives, The Ricky Gervais Show Branded Apparel and Hello Maggot Unveiling at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011


W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, the award-winning entertainment studio and one of the world’s foremost producers of animation (booth #4116), gives fans the ultimate Comic-Con experience at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011 with brand launches, SDCC exclusives, meet and greets, as well as panel and signing firsts.

SDCC 2011 will serve as the premiere platform for W!LDBRAIN Entertainment’s launch of Hello Maggot.  Stop by the booth (#4116) for a sneak peek on preview night, Wednesday, July 20, to be the first to experience the innovative line of collectible one-of-a-kind plush created by Shane Geil. Creepy, wriggly and slimy just got endearing enough to snuggle.  The next generation of cute loves to munch the middle of their favorite person, animal or icon. You can find them inhabiting a pink sequined skull, a furry bunny or dressed as a superhero. The first 25 people to visit the W!LDBRAIN Entertainment booth on preview night, Wednesday, July 20 will receive a Hello Maggot.  You can bring your Hello Maggot anywhere.  Show us where you have been with your Hello Maggot. Upload to facebook.com/hellomaggot and @Hello_Maggot.

Preview night is also the first chance for fans of Yo Gabba Gabba! to get the exclusive Yo Gabba Gabba! SDCC 2011 print and t-shirt.  Check the YoGabbaGabbaWebstore.com on preview night for a chance to purchase the t-shirt.  On Friday, Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, creators of Yo Gabba Gabba!, will be signing exclusive items for the first time ever at Comic-Con- only at the W!LDBRAIN Entertainment booth. For a limited time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, meet Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba!, who also appeared in the popular Kia Motors America “Joyride” commercial that ran during the Super Bowl and can currently be seen skydiving in the new Kia Motors America Sorento spots, which began airing in June.

Fans of The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO), the animated comedy series produced and animated by W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, can purchase The Ricky Gervais Show branded t-shirts at the booth. The series is inspired by the record-breaking podcasts voiced by Ricky Gervais, the award-winning actor, writer, producer and comedian, his long time producer and friend Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, their colleague whose off-beat musings inspire many of the storylines.

On family day, Sunday, July 24, for the first time ever, the multitude of talent behind the music for Yo Gabba Gabba! will congregate in room 6BCF for an interactive “Yo Gabba Gabba! Behind the Music” panel.  Don’t miss it!

PANEL, SIGNING, MEET & GREET HIGHLIGHTS:
W!LDBRAIN Entertainment Booth (#4116)

Friday, July 22
11-3    Meet Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba!
5-7      Autograph session with Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, Yo Gabba Gabba!

Saturday, July 23
2-6      Meet Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Sunday, July 24
1-3      Meet Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Room 6BCF- Sunday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Behind the Music Moderated by DJ Lance Rock Since Yo Gabba Gabba! launched on Nickelodeon in 2007, it quickly became one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults- thanks, in large part, to its musical content. Join Scott Schultz, show creator and cast of music composers, including Lance Robertson (DJ Lance Rock), Steve Berrett, Adam Deibert, Ricky Falomir, Jarond Gibbs, Aaron Watene for an exclusive behind the scenes discussion about what it’s like to compose Yo Gabba Gabba! songs for some of today’s most popular names in music and entertainment, such as Jack Black, The Killers, The Shins, The Roots, Weezer and more.  Be the first to hear music being composed for the highly anticipated season 4 and 2011 live stage show, which kicks off this September, followed by a fan-led Q&A.  Attendees of the panel also will receive exclusive giveaways.

About W!LDBRAIN Entertainment:
Wildbrain Entertainment, a DHX Media Ltd. Company, is an award-winning entertainment studio and one of the world’s foremost producers of animation. The studio develops television, motion pictures, short-form programming, commercial content and consumer products. Their exceptional slate of programming includes the critically acclaimed television series Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) and live touring show, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! There’s A Party in My City; The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO); Higglytown Heroes (Disney); Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr.); The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV), Peanuts (Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown) and Team Smithereen (Disney XD). The studio’s global licensing group oversees a diverse licensing and retail merchandising portfolio on behalf of leading brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba! and hit UK series Rastamouse (CBeebies), among others. Wildbrain has received Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands for leading companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike. Wildbrain Entertainment is based in Los Angeles, CA.