The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner and today they announced the Thursday Schedule of Events for July 9, 2015. There’s a few panels that fall under the Disney umbrella and there’s also a few other goings on that Disney fans will enjoy, too.
Highlights include The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team Panel and Return to Gravity Falls.
There’s a few other goings on that Disney fans might enjoy, including Disney Kingdoms Panel, Voice Over Celebration with Beloved Cartoon, Video Games, and Film VO Actors, and Peanuts 65th Anniversary Panel.
Below are details about some of the events with tangential Disney appeal. As always, all information is subject to change without notice. Find the full San Diego Comic Con schedule here: comiccon2015.sched.org.
10:00-11:00am, Room 7AB
The creators of the popular Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel discuss how these exciting familiar stories take shape. Discover what makes this collaborative relationship so much fun with a look back at previous titles as well as a glance forward at the future.
The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team
11:00-12:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle present a peek behind the curtains at Pixar Animation Studio’s latest short, Sanjay’s Super Team. The filmmakers will discuss the production process as well as the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you’ve never seen them before.
Return to Gravity Falls
12:30-1:30pm. Room 6A
Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan) and other special guests uncover the mysteries of Disney XD’s hit series Gravity Falls. Find out what’s next for the Pines Family after Season 2’s shocking cliffhanger with an exclusive look at the upcoming episodes and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of Pickle and Peanutand Future-Worm!, two new animated shows coming to Disney XD!
Floyd Norman Documentary
9:00-10:30pm, Room 9
Filmmakers Michael Fiore (producer of the upcoming feature Home Invasion) and Erik Sharkey (director of Drew: The Man Behind the Poster) will show clips from their original feature-length documentary and reunite Floyd Norman (legendary Disney and Hanna Barbera animator and story artist) with many animators and artists that he influenced and worked with over his 60-year career. Panelists will include notables featured in the documentary includingPaul Dini (animation writer/producer), Gary Trousdale (co-director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Scott Shaw! (cartoonist, humorist, historian), Leo Sullivan(animator, producer, publisher), Ken Mitchroney (writer, director, story artist), Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman (illustrator, Disney Publishing), and Tom Sito (animator, professor of animation, USC). The documentary also features interviews with such notables as actress Whoopi Goldberg, cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, Disney music composer Richard Sherman, producer Don Hahn, Maleficent), Ralph Guggenheim (former Pixar VP of animation), and film critic/historian Leonard Maltin. The documentary is supported by a musical score composed by Ryan Shore (composer, Disney’s Penn Zero and WB’s Scooby-Doo!). The filmmakers will moderate a Q&A session and celebrate Mr. Norman’s 80th birthday
Spirited Away Screening
9:00-11:30pm, Horton Grand Theater
Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away has captured the hearts of viewers all over the world. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes and a special screening of the beloved film, hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.
Keep an eye here tomorrow for FRIDAY SDCC announcements!