Comic-Con Feature Film Highlights
2:30-4:00 pm: Spotlight on Ray Harryhausen (and all things King Kong) Legendary visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen discusses his career with Mark Cotta Vaz, author of the upcoming Merian C. Cooper biography, LIVING DANGEROUSLY: THE ADVENTURES OF MERIAN C. COOPER; Joe DeVito, creator/illustrator of KONG: KING OF SKULL ISLAND and co-author with Brad Strickland of MERIAN C. COOPERS KING KONG; and Brad Strickland, SF/fantasy. Moderated by writer-producer-director Arnold Kunert, whose DVD, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: THE EARLY YEARS COLLECTION, is now availabl efrom Sparkhill Prods. Room 6CDEF.
3:00-4:30 Disney Coming Attractions: CHICKEN LITTLE, SKY HIGH, and Pixars TOY STORY 10th Anniversary and CARS Moderated by animation expert and author Jerry Beck, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios celebrate the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking release of TOY STORY with a special panel featuring Pixar veterans Pete Docter, Joe Ranft and Academy Awardwinner Gary Rydstrom. The presentation showcases discussion of the film along with a preview of clips from the upcoming specialedition DVD release. Added bonus: a Comic-Con exclusive peek at the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, CARS, directed by Academy Awardwinner John Lasseter (TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE), releasing June 9, 2006. Disney Feature Animation presents an exclusive look at its first in-house computer-animated feature, CHICKEN LITTLE, with director Mark Dindal (THE EMPERORS NEW GROOVE) and producer Randy Fullmer on hand to discuss it. Also, from Disneys live-action adventure comedy SKY HIGH, meet star Bruce Campell, director Mike Mitchell, and screenwriter Paul Hernandez. Hall H.
4:30-5:30 pm: Lions Gate Films: The Past, Present, and Future of Horror Lions Gate Films has solidified itself in the pantheon of horror with recent classics such as THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, OPEN WATER and SAW. Join Lions Gate and the producers of SAW for a special look at upcoming classics, including exclusive footage from the first WWE horror movie starring Kane and an exclusive premiere of the theatrical teaser trailer for SAW 2. Room 6A.
4:45-6:15 pm: Lucasfilm Presents: STAR WARS Spectacular It just wouldnt be Comic-Con International without hearing the latest on Lucasfilm and STAR WARS from Steve Sansweet, the companys head of Fan Relations. Sansweet will cap STAR WARS Day with peeks and previews into whats on the horizon. Theres a lot more STAR WARS on the way, and the record-breaking release of REVENGE OF THE SITH is just the start of a new chapter for the worlds favorite space saga. Sansweet will show that Lucasfilm means it when it says, STAR WARS is Forever. Hall H.
5:30-6:30 pm: Fox Presents: THE INSIDE THE INSIDE explores the dark intricacies of FBI investigative work, as well as the personal sacrifices required of Rebecca Locke (Rachel Nichols, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, DUMB AND DUMBERER) and her Violent Crimes Unit teammates as they move from one gruesome serial crime to the next. Rounding out the team are Danny Love (Adam Baldwin, SERENITY, FIREFLY), Paul Ryan (Jay Harrington, SUMMERLAND), Melody Sim (Katie Finneran, WONDERFALLS), Carter Howard (Nelsan Ellis), and Virgil Web Webster (Peter Coyote, THE 4400, E.T.) as head of this rogue FBI division. The cast is joined by creator/writer/director Tim Minear (WONDERFALLS, FIREFLY, X-FILES), Howard Gordon (24), Jane Espenson (TRUCALLING, BUFFY), David Fury (LOST, ANGEL, BUFFY), and Craig Silverstein (THE DEAD ZONE) for a Q&A session. Room 6A.
6:00-7:00 pm: DISASTER! Coming soon to a theatre near you: DISASTER!, a stop-motion animated spoof of Hollywood blockbuster movies. Director Roy T. Wood (CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH), writing team Paul Benson (X-MEN UNLIMITED) and Matt Sullivan (THE GOD AND DEVIL SHOW), character fabricator Morgan Hay, and producer Yitzhak Ginsberg (100 GIRLS, MONSTER MAN) of Dream Ent. Inc will give you an insiders look into how an independent, self-financed stop-motion movie has been made against all odds and why the famed Motley Crüe are taking part in it. Moderated by Ryan Ball, ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Room 3.