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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Media Guests Tara Strong and Greg Cipes

Don’t miss the 20th anniversary of the Baltimore Comic-Con on October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the addition of media guests Tara Strong and Greg Cipes to the 2019 event. Tickets to see Tara are now on sale.

Canadian born voice-over actress Tara Strong has lent her talent to roles in many live action, animated, and video game projects since her professional acting debut at the tender age of 13. Many of her major voice roles include animated series, such as RugratsThe Powerpuff GirlsThe Fairly OddParentsTeen Titans and the spin-off series Teen Titans Go!, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as video games such as Mortal Kombat XFinal Fantasy X-2, and the Batman: Arkham series. Her portrayals have garnered nominations in the Annie Awards and Daytime Emmys, and an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Tara’s first professional role was Gracie in Limelight Theater’s production of The Music Man at age 13. Following additional theatrical roles, she starred in the short-lived CBC Television sitcom Mosquito Lake. She took improv classes at The Second City in Toronto and continued acting in both animated and live-action shows and films, before moving to Los Angeles in January 1994.

Following her move to Los Angeles, Strong made appearances in live action television shows such as Party of Five3rd Rock from the SunTouched by an Angel, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. While her live action work brought her much notoriety, Strong began delving into the world of voice over acting, which resulted in helping bring to life many beloved characters.

Strong is the voice of numerous animated creations, including main roles in Fillmore! as Ingrid Third; The Fairly OddParents as Timmy Turner and Poof; Rugrats and All Grown Up! as Dil Pickles; The Powerpuff Girls as Bubbles; Ben 10 as Ben Tennyson, Upgrade, Blitzwolfer, and Buzzshock; Teen Titans and the second version of this show called Teen Titans Go! as Raven; Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends as Terrence; the singing voice of Meg Griffin and additional voices on Family Guy; and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as Twilight Sparkle.

In addition to film and television, Strong has also lent her voice to English-language localizations of Japanese anime such as Spirited Away and Princess Monoke, as well as several video games, including her work as Elisa and Ursula in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops; Paz Ortega Andrade in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; Rikku in Final Fantasy X, its sequel Final Fantasy X-2, and Kingdom Hearts II; Talwyn Apogee in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and its sequel, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty; Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham City, replacing Arleen Sorkin from the franchise; and Juliet Starling, the main character of Lollipop Chainsaw.

An avid user of social media, Strong won the Shorty Award for “Best #Actress” in 2013 thanks to a strong showing by her fans. The Behind the Voice Actors website selected her for a BTVA Voice Acting Award for Voice Actress of the Year for 2013, and nominated her for the 2011 and 2012 years.

Recently, Tara Strong can be heard in the films Animal CrackersInjustice 2 as Harley Quinn, Charming, and the highly anticipated The My Little Pony Movie, reprising her role as Twilight Sparkle.

Greg Cipes

Born and raised in Florida, Greg Cipes began as performer starring in over 30 national television commercials, Broadway musicals, movies, and television shows. All this before the age of 15, he also self-produced his first album. At the same time, Greg managed to place third in the USA as a Jr. Pro. surfer. Greg then moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20 in order to pursue and grow his entertainment career.

Over the past 17 years, he’s garnered a massive audience, has starred in blockbuster films and TV shows, put out multiple albums, has produced his own TV shows and movies, and has become one of the most recognized voice actors in the world. He currently is creating and producing his own television shows series.

Fans will recognize him as Beast Boy on Teen Titans GO!Young JusticeDC Super Hero GirlsNew Teen Titans, and Teen Titans; Michaelangelo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dwight in Fast and Furious, Kevin Levin in Ben 10, and Iron Fist from Ultimate Spider-Man, among many other roles.

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matter Clip: Red Hood’s Classic Villain Monologue

Check out an all-new clip that features Red Hood (voiced by Jason Spisak of “Young Justice” fame) delivering the classic villain monologue to the Bat-family, including Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Arkham Origins) as the voice of Batman, Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) as Batgirl, Scott Menville (Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Robin, Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible) as Nightwing, Nolan North (Young Justice) as Alfred, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Batwoman.

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters is available TODAY (8/20/19) on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital!

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters Clip – The Bat Family in Action!

LEGO DC: Batman - Family Matters

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital starting — Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The clip features the entire Bat-family in action, including Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Arkham Origins) as the voice of Batman, Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) as Batgirl, Scott Menville (Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Robin, Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible) as Nightwing, Nolan North (Young Justice) as Alfred, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Batwoman.

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans Gets an Official Trailer

In Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans features the beloved multi-series cast of the past 17 years: Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. The cast also spotlights Kevin Michael Richardson as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby as Master of Games, Sean Maher as Nightwing, and four-time Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.

The movie is out soon on blu-ray and digital.

NYCC 2018: LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom Swings on to Television Screens in 2019

Marvel Entertainment announced at New York Comic Con, a new animated LEGO special titled LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom, slated to premiere later next year.

The voice cast includes: Robbie Daymond (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Ben Pronsky (“Aldnoah.Zero”) as Venom, Josh Keaton (“Voltron”) as Green Goblin, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider, and Tara Strong (“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”) as Mary Jane.

In the special, tech theft is now at an all-time high thanks to Green Goblin & Venom– can our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man put an end to their mysterious villainous scheme before all of New York City is destroyed?

This special follows the previous collaborations between Marvel & The LEGO Group: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Avengers Reassembled, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda.

Batman: The Killing Joke Gets an R Rating

Batman The Killing JokeIt shouldn’t be a shock to anyone but Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has accepted an “R” rating from the MPAA for their upcoming animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke. I say it shouldn’t be a shock since the original source material graphic novel is what I’d consider an “R” rating as well. This is the first non-PG/PG-13 rated movie in the nine-year and 26-film history of the DC Universe Original Movie franchise.

Batman: The Killing Joke, one of the best-selling graphic novels in history, tells the tale of The Joker’s origin story – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comic, to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. It also contains some of the most controversial material in comics history. The graphic novel won two Eisner Awards and was written by Alan Moore 28  years ago. It is consistently a top selling graphic novel, with this film being greenlit in 2013 and announced in July 2015.

Actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their Batman: The Animated Series roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

Animation visionary Bruce Timm guided the DC Universe Original Movie franchise for its initial 16 films, then returned last summer with his own original story, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. Timm takes the reigns once again for Batman: The Killing Joke, reuniting a trio of actors (Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill & Tara Strong) from the game-changing Batman: The Animated Series cast to add even greater reverence to this heralded tale. Recognizing the fans’ dedication to the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Timm has worked meticulously to accurately maintain the intense adult content of The Killing Joke.

At this time, there are no plans for an edited, PG-13 version of the film according to Warner Bros. announcement.

Batman: The Killing Joke also features the voices of Tara Strong, as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon.

The film’s World Premiere will take place at Comic-Con International this summer, and see a subsequent release in 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Tat relase date will be announced at a later time along with what other content we can expect.

Calgary Expo is bringing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic star Tara Strong to the 2012 convention!

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You don’t have to wait until July for a little Stampede Action
Calgary Expo brings My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic star Tara Strong to 2012 event.

(Calgary, AB) Adults and children alike will be excited to meet one of animations greatest talents, Tara Strong, this spring at the Calgary Expo.

Tara Strong is a Canadian voice actor of legendary proportions whose resume includes over 300 titles. She is best known as the voice of Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls and Tara in Kim Possible.

Her talents have also been used as the English localizations of some of anime’s greatest productions including Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and Sailor Moon. She was the 2004 winner of the Interactive Achievement Award for her role in Final Fantasy X-2 and was the announcer for the Kids Choice Awards in 2000.

“For over 25 years Tara has been a great talent in the voice acting world,” says Kandrix Foong, Event Director of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. “Having her at our convention for the World Wish Day with the Make-A-Wish foundation will be very special for a lot of people.”

Family will be a major focus for The Calgary Expo with adults being able to bring in up to four children 12 and under for free. The convention will be celebrating The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s World Wish Day on April 29, which will feature children’s performers, a costume contest and programming developed specifically for families and children.

The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice actors, musicians, writers and pop culture icons from all over the world. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly having hosted guests from every genre including William Shatner, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, voice actor Vic Mignogna and Bruce Timm an Emmy award winning Batman illustrator. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the 2nd largest convention of its kind in all of Canada.

Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advance tickets are now on sale at http://calgaryexpo.eventbrite.com/

For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com

Marvel Animation Plans To Take Over San Diego Comic-Con Again In 2010!

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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.

Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

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Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

Comic Con International in San Diego is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#2329). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee and a whole host of your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Jeph Loeb, Brian Michael Bendis, and Matt Fraction in person! Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to San Diego and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!

Which superstar creators will be signing? What time will they be there? We’ve got all the answers right here!

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all of Marvel’s breaking news at Comic Con International in San Diego!

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Marvel Signing Schedule