ASIFA-Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

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ASIFA-Hollywood is going to be at San Diego Comic-Con this July and we want to see you there!
Be sure to visit our booth at space 1534 and say hello to us!
Sign up for an ASIFA-Hollywood membership at San Diego Comic-Con and receive cool swag! If you\’re not a member, visit our booth for details on how to become a member, or just to chat!
We\’ve got exciting panels that we\’ll be presenting and we want you to be there!

Animation Legends Speak: Animators Celebrate Disney Anniversaries

It’s SDCC’s 50th, but anniversaries abound at Disney, too! Released in 1959, It’s Sleeping Beauty’s 60th, 1989’s The Little Mermaid’s 30th, and 1994’s The Lion King’s 25th, as well as Tarzan’s 20th and The Princess and the Frog’s 10th! We gather together talented artists integral to creating these animated classics old and new to talk about their experience, memories, and the influence and importance these feature have in the history and future of film. Scheduled to appear: Floyd Norman (animator: Sleeping Beauty, Disney Legend) Jane Baer (animator: Sleeping Beauty, Founder: Baer Animation) Kathy Zielinksi (animator: The Little Mermaid) Nik Ranieri (animator: The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog) and Dave Bossert (visual effects animator: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid). moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA-Hollywood,

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

Monetizing Digital Comics

Doug Lefler (Inventor of digital comics format Scrollon and creator of Story Attic) and Tom Akel (CCO Graphite) will discuss what has and hasn’t worked in the past, and what looks promising for the future. Joined by Nick Urbom (Founder/CEO of the Infinity Festival) and Michael Son (Tapas web-comics Editor in Chief) they will review paid downloads, subscription models, merchandising, the potential for selling your comic for film or TV and value of giving comics away for free. Digital comics distribution is the most cost effective way to get your material in front of a worldwide audience. Someone will create a way to exploit this market and change the comics industry forever. Our free discussion of ideas and Q&A session moderated by David Derks (ASIFA-Hollywood) and Dane Allan Smith (VP, The Third Floor Visualization Studio) is intended to increase the chances of that person being someone on our panel, or in our audience! Room 8

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 8

Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster

ASIFA-Hollywood and famed illustrators who have worked on entertainment art for the last 50 years will discuss their craft and what inspired them to pick up the baton and follow in the footsteps of their mentors. Join moderator Stephen Kramer Glickman (Actor, Big Time Rush, The Night Time Show), and panelists Steve Chorney (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Quigley Down Under), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers 2), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Book of Henry), Matthew Joseph Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street films), William Stout (Life of Brian, Wizards), Paul Shipper (Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Akiko Stehrenberger (Kiss of the Damned, The One I Love), Rory Kurtz (Baby Driver, I Tonya) and Jason Edmiston (Evil Dead 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

The Genius of Animation: Building Character and Story in Classic and Contemporary Cartoons

Some of the best and most creative minds who have made or are making history in animation come together to talk about developing characters and stories, and how advancements, changes in technology, and taste have influenced their work. Join them for a great time sure to thrill fans and cartoon aficionados of all ages. Floyd Norman (Jungle Book, Monsters Inc) Willie Ito (What’s Opera Doc?, The Flintstones) Jane Baer (Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) Bill Morrison (Futurama, The Simpsons) Brendon Hay (Star Wars: Detours, Harvey Girls Forever) Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb, Harvey Girls Forever) Tony Benedict (The Atom Ant Show, The Jetsons) and Mindy Johnson (Ink and Paint: The Women of Disney Animation, Tinker Bell: An Evolution) moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA-Hollywood,

Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars!

For the 13th year in a row, ASIFA-Hollywood will bring together some of the greats in animation to discuss the animation industry, where it\’s headed, and anecdotes on how they broke into the industry. Brooke Keesling (Animation Guild, ASIFA-Hollywood VP and longtime Animation Recruiter for Cartoon Network & Disney) will lead a lively discussion with animation giants Dave Thomas (Director & Producer: Wander Over Yonder, Mickey Mouse shorts, Fairly Odd Parents, El Tigre), Jeanette Moreno King (Storyboard Artist & Director: Alien News Desk, Disenchantment, Futurama), Matt Braily (Editor & Writer: Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Loud House, Owl House), Hannah Nance Parlow (Color Designer: Tig ‘N’ Seek, Harley Quinn, Mike Tyson Mysteries), and David Shair (Storyboard Artist & Writer: Looney Tunes Cartoons, Wander Over Yonder, Fish Hooks)

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 28DE

Worst Cartoons Ever! Hosted by Jerry Beck

For the 17th year in a row, esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck ( and ASIFA-Hollywood will once again foist upon the Con a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. All for real, all drawn from TV\’s ancient golden age, all hilariously awful! Rarely seen – and you\’ll soon understand why. Cartoons include Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in a form fitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero (worst. anime. ever.). This year\’s presentation will be one for the history books. You\’ve been officially warned!

Friday July 19, 2019 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Room 6BCF


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