This year, ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell has over 30 interviews planned at SDCC and each day we’ll review the panels and interviews we’ve covered that day.
It was well written by Kevin Shinick, who kept the personalities of all characters, including the members of KISS, intact. I just want to find out what “cough syryp” he was taking when he wrote some of these scenes.
After the interviews, we were given a screening of the full movie, followed by a panel with these same people, where they answered questions from the audience. The movie was great! They keep getting better and better with every movie, and the jokes and easter eggs hit you at every turn. The joke about Area 52 is priceless!
Eat my shorts and leave room for dessert, because a surprise guest showed up to introduce the opening show sequence for his Treehouse of Horror episode. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Guillermo del Toro. What a treat for the fans! Getting to see Nancy Cartwright’s first visit to SDCC was an added treat, and she did not disappoint!
These are always fun interviews, because these people know how to have fun. You would have fun too if you had the number 1 rated cartoon for kids. When I interviewed Scott Menville, I gave him a picture I drew of his character, and he loved it so much, he wanted me to sign it for him. Totally cool!
One of the highlights from the panel was when Matt Senreich admitted that he finds violence in animation is very funny. Upon which, Seth Green joked, “OK Matt, we’ll post that on Twitter, #ViolenceIsFunny”, which brought a roar of laughter from the crowd.