The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is will induct Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 2016. Iger was selected by members of TIA in recognition of his significant contributions to the industry and the impact his work has had on the lives of children worldwide. According to the announcement, Iger is ‘the steward of the world’s largest media company and some of the most respected and adored brands around the globe. He has grown Disney’s portfolio of beloved brands with the acquisition of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012), three of the entertainment industry’s greatest storytelling companies. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms.’
ABC Family recently detailed its plans for its booth at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, featuring meet and greets with casts, photo-ops and more.
MEET AND GREETS
- ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Friday, October 9 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm with actors Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse
- ‘Stitchers’ on Friday, October 9 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm with actors Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub
- ‘Shadowhunters’ on Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm with actors Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa and The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare
As it completes its debut run at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Discovery Times Square in New York City has quietly announced it will play host to the ‘Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume,’ exhibition, a display of 60 costumes from the iconic Star Wars anthology of films. Discovery Times Square will be the second of twelve museums to host to the touring exhibit.
ABC Family has announced that cast from its hit series ‘Pretty Little Liar’ and ‘Stitchers,’ and highly anticipated saga series ‘Shadowhunters’ will appear at New York Comic Con on October 9-10.
All three series will present fans with the opportunity to see exclusive footage from the upcoming season, as well as experience a Q&A with the series’ casts and creators. The ABC Family booth will feature talent appearances, giveaways, and other activities and activations. Talent scheduled to appear include the full cast of ‘Stitchers’ and ‘Shadowhunters’ and all five ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
In preparation for the world-wide roll-out of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens products at midnight on September 4, 2015, Toys ‘R’ Us has announced its plans to commemorate the event including an entire day of Star Wars related events the day before at its global flagship store in Times Square.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in association with The School of Visual Arts have announced that on May 29, 2015, they will be offering a special advanced screening of Pixar Animation Studio’s Inside Out (June 19, 2015) to be followed by a Q&A with co-writer/co-director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera. The event serves as the finale of a series of presentations focused on the history of animation titled ‘An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI.’ Docter and Rivera are promised to ‘share behind-the-scenes details about the movie, its inspiration and what it took to bring it to the big screen.’
New York Comic-Con and ABC Studios have just announced that a special screening and panel will be offered on Friday, October 10, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the Empire Stage. The panel’s official description is as follows:
Via the official app, New York Comic-Con has released the full panel schedule for the upcoming 2014 New York Comic-Con. Below, we have compiled information on all of the official panels covering the Disney universes of Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and ABC television. Please note that all information below was hand-typed and may contain typographical errors, so be sure to compare with the schedule for exact information. Also, it should go without saying that the schedule is subject to change and may not in fact be complete. On that note, it’s only fair to point out that the one ABC series that is on the schedule, ‘Forever,’ is being done so courtesy of co-producers Warner Bros. Television. We will attempt to update this article as much as possible.
Warner Brothers Television today announced that it will be holding a ‘special video presentation’ and cast and crew Q&A session for the upcoming ABC drama, ‘Forever,’ which will enjoy a two-night premiere on ABC on September 22 and 23.
What if you could live forever? Would you find it a blessing or a curse? Meet Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner who has an unusual secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases — he is trying to solve a mystery that has eluded him for over 200 years: his own inexplicable immortality.
Short on details, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed its plans to present at the 2014 New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s Frozen, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli and special guests. We already know that Scott Adsit, voice of Baymax, will be attending the Comic-Con for other purposes, so it’s likely he too will join the presentation.