Official Press Release
MARVEL ANIMATION PLANS TO TAKE OVER SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON AGAIN IN 2010!
Following its successful debut of The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Anime and a number of other animated treats at last year’s show, Marvel Animation storms, swings, flies, and smashes its way back to San Diego Comic-Con this year for another weekend full of entertaining panels, exclusive signings, and awesome giveaways!
In addition to featuring all-star celebrity talent and world premiering full episodes of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Marvel Animation will be giving away all kinds of exclusive items in both their panels and at the Marvel booth (#2329)! This weekend will be your chance to get a custom Avengers ID card, win signed Comic-Con exclusives, meet the voices of your favorite characters, and more!
FRIDAY JULY 23, 2010
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Marvel Animation Panel – Hosted by an all-star cast of Marvel Animation talent including Tom Kenny (SpongeBob) and Charlie Adler (Transformers), and featuring a special guest of legendary proportions, this interactive game-show panel will get you more than excited about Marvel’s new and continuing animated series. Here’s your chance to snag some sweet Marvel merchandise! Come be a part of the action, showcasing all new seasons of The Super Hero Squad Show and Iron Man Armored Adventures, as well as new footage from Marvel Knights Animation, Marvel Anime, and other upcoming Marvel Animation properties. Room 6BCF
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Super Hero Squad Cast Signing – All-star talent from The Super Squad Show will be signing items at the Marvel booth, including a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Super Hero Squad The Infinity Gauntlet poster for the all-new video game from THQ releasing November 16th, 2010. On hand for the signing will be Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Charlie Adler (Transformers 1&2), Steve Blum (Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men), and Tara Strong (Teen Titans, Fairly Odd Parents).
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. Iron Man: Anime Screening – Witness the dawn of Marvel Anime as we WORLD PREMIERE the highly anticipated, full-length pilot episode of Iron Man! In addition to the screening, we will be featuring an exclusive first look at upcoming designs produced by the world-renowned Japanese animation studio MADHOUSE, whose notable films include hits such as Ninja Scroll and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (to name a few). Room 6DE
SATURDAY JULY 24, 2010
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Marvel Animation: Avengers Panel – Enter the Avengers Mansion and become a part of the team! JARVIS (Phil LaMarr, MadTV, Futurama) will introduce you to top-secret Avengers files, including never-before-seen footage, imagery, and the WORLD PREMIERE of two full-length episodes from the all-new The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series premiering on Disney XD this fall! The road to the Avengers starts here! Room 6DE
About The Super Hero Squad Show Season 2:
Featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, HULK, WOLVERINE, FALCON, and the SILVER SURFER! Just when the Infinity Sword has been rebuilt, Doctor Doom is behind bars, and Villainville seems to have been totally destroyed – a new threat arises to threaten the universe… the evil space‐conqueror THANOS (played by Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog)! Determined to prove his superiority over his sister, the space‐pirate NEBULA (Jane Lynch, 2010 Emmy Nominated actress for Glee), Thanos sets out to collect the six INFINITY STONES, which gives him absolute supremacy over the universe. The Squaddies have to hurry and stop Thanos from collecting all the Stones in his INFINITY GAUNTLET before it’s too late. Luckily, the Squad has a wild card in their battle against Thanos, as the SCARLET WITCH (Tara Strong, Teen Titans, Fairly Odd Parents) joins the team! Season 2 will also feature an all-star cast of celebrity guest talent including Adam West (Batman), George Takei (Star Trek), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld) and more!
About The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:
Featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and HULK! When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time-traveling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters, or mad robots bent on the total destruction of humanity… When the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero has the power to save the world… When there is no hope left…
…the AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
About Marvel Anime:
Madhouse will produce four all-new series for Marvel Animation: WOLVERINE, IRON MAN, X-MEN, and BLADE, all reimagined by Warren Ellis!
Marvel Anime IRON MAN, follows Tony Stark’s adventures in Japan. Featuring the cutting-edge style of Japanese anime with an eye toward bringing Tony Stark and IRON MAN to a whole new audience, this collaboration is the start of a whole new era for the classic Marvel character.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.