Official Press Release
THE HUB TV NETWORK UNVEILS 2011 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON SCHEDULE, INCLUDING THREE PANELS AND AQUABATS CONCERT
Behind-the-Scenes Look at Popular Series “Transformers Prime”;
Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar to Appear
In 45th Anniversary Tribute To Live-Action TV Series “Batman”;
Sneak Peek at Fall Original Series “The Aquabats Super Show!”
Aquabats To Rock Out For Kids and Parents with Special Concert At House of Blues on Saturday, July 23
LOS ANGELES –The Hub television network, a destination for kids and their families, returns to San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 in unprecedented fashion with the ultimate fan experience — a lineup of events that includes panel sessions featuring a 45th anniversary tribute to the classic live-action “Batman” series, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “Transformers Prime” and a sneak-peek at the eagerly anticipated upcoming fall live-action and animated series “The Aquabats Super Show!”
Additionally, The Aquabats will showcase their extraordinarily unique musical talents in a concert at the House of Blues on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. PT, blending live-action comedy with animation segments sprinkled throughout in what promises to be a ridiculously fun concert for kids of all ages. Tickets can be purchased in advance directly through the House of Blues at: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=68470
Photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Comic-Con 2011 will be posted to The Hub’s Facebook page throughout the duration of the convention at http://www.facebook.com/#!/hubtvnetwork while live coverage of the panels and concert can be followed on Twitter at Twitter.com/hubtvnetwork.
Below is the complete schedule for The Hub’s San Diego Comic-Con 2011 panels:
Thursday, July 21 “The Making of ‘Transformers Prime’” (3:30 p.m., Room 24ABC)
Executive Producer Roberto Orci, whose credits include the films Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek, and the TV series “Fringe,” and “Hawaii Five-O,” will join Executive Producer Jeff Kline and the show’s Dave Hartman, Duane Capizzi, Jose Lopez, Therese Trujillo, Vinton Heuck and Mike Vogel (Hasbro Studios) to discuss the creative process behind the show nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards (including two EmmyAward wins). Featuring a first-season highlights clip and a sneak peek at exciting footage from an upcoming episode, the panel will discuss all aspects of the show, including character and set development, design, and the Emmy-nominated writing of this epic series that have made this show a fan-favorite. Following the discussion, fans will engage in a Q&A with the panelists.
Produced by Hasbro Studios, “Transformers Prime” (Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET on The Hub) continues the legendary battle between arch rivals Optimus Prime and Megatron who once again face-off in their epic rivalry for control of the Earth. The half-hour animated series features iconic characters of the franchise as well as introduces new human characters to the action series that has helped to redefine Transformers for a whole new generation of fans.
Friday, July 22 “45th Anniversary of the Original Batman Series” (6:00 p.m., Room 23ABC)
Holy Comic-Con panel, Batman! The three stars of the iconic 1960s TV series “Batman” are coming to the San Diego Comic-Con for the very first time. Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) reunite to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the landmark television series presented on The Hub TV network Mondays-Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. ET. The cast will share memories from the show that made camp cool, as well as introduce and discuss their favorite scenes followed by an audience Q & A.
When it premiered on ABC television in January 1966, Batman became something of a phenomenon. Rarely had a television series vaulted to the top of the ratings as quickly, or established an audience so broadly based and intensely loyal. Today the adventures of the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder are more popular than ever allowing new generations to discover the classic series.
Friday, July 22 “The Aquabats Super Show!” (8:30 p.m., Room 5AB)
The Aquabats continue their never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all as they invade their first-ever Comic-Con panel! The greatest crime-fighting force ever assembled — MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Jimmy the Robot, Ricky Fitness and Eagle Bones Falconhawk — will share with their legions of fans information about their long awaited new series from the creator of “Yo Gabba Gabba” coming this fall to The Hub TV network. Following a Q&A with the audience, panel attendees will have a chance to win tickets to the special Aquabats concert at the House of Blues on Saturday night.
Produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Magic Store, “The Aquabats Super Show!” will feature a hybrid of concert footage, live-action skits and animation, as The Aquabats battle evil with music and superhero powers unlike any seen before.
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence, www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 62 million US households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.