Each year, Comic-Con International in San Diego awards a select few recipients with the prestigious Inkpot Award. Recognizing the best and brightest individuals for their contributions to the world of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation and more, the Inkpot Award has been awarded to a number of industry icons since its creation.
Marvel is pleased to congratulate Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, who took home an Inkpot Award in a surprise presentation during his annual Cup O’ Joe panel at this year’s convention. A long-time writer, artist and editor – Quesada was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics in 2000. In his time as Editor-in-Chief, he oversaw some of the biggest events in Marvel history and presided over a creative renaissance for the company. Promoted to Chief Creative Officer in 2010, Joe now lends his considerable talents to more than just publishing as he oversees the creative aspects of Marvel in other media – from movies, to television, to video games and everything in between!
Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other recipients of this year’s Inkpot Award.
SEC Nation, the traveling college football pre-game show featuring Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears alongside Paul Finebaum and host Joe Tessitore, will debut Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, with a customized version of Robert Randolph and The Family Band’s “Take The Party” as its opening theme song.
Robert Randolph and The Family Band gained national recognition for their multicultural American funk and soul sound led by pedal guitarist Robert Randolph – listed on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – accompanied by members of his family. The band has a ground-swell following nationwide, with a particular affinity for the southern states, having delivered marquee performances at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in recent years.
Randolph worked closely with network producers to develop custom lyrics that complement the show’s goal of bringing the sights and sounds of a SEC football tailgate to viewers every Saturday. The show will air on SEC Network, a new national sports network dedicated to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, every Saturday at 10 a.m. from a different campus. The network launches on August 14. The show,SEC Nation, debuts two weeks later from Columbia, S.C. with a special Thursday show at 4 p.m.
The soon to launch network and the band enlisted fans and band members from all 14 SEC schools to shoot the show’s dynamic opening this week in Macon, Georgia.
Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s highly anticipated, epic adventure Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Donna Murphy has joined the cast of ABC’s Resurrection in a recurring role. The Tony-Award winning actress voiced Mother Gothel for Disney’s Tangled. Her role is described as mysterious government agent who will be in charge of monitoring Agent Bellamy and the activities in Arcadia.
Resurrection returns to ABC this Fall for Season 2 Sunday, September 28 at 9/8c
In anticipation of the August 12 home video release of Muppets Most Wanted, Disney has released a clip from the Statler & Waldorf cut of the film.
Muppets Most Wanted is now available for preorder.
ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline, highlighted by a one-hour Baseball Tonight: Trade Deadline Special, on Thursday, July 31, at 3 p.m. ET leading up to the league’s 4 p.m. deadline. Host Jon Sciambi will join analysts John Kruk and Manny Acta and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark and Keith Law.
ESPN.com’s MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. on deadline day. Additional ESPN.com coverage includes:
- Daily Baseball Tonight digital segments throughout the week;
- “Countdown to the Trade Deadline” hub with a countdown to the 4 p.m. deadline;
- ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark’s “Daily Rumble” on hot topics each day;
- Expert trade analysis from ESPN MLB Insiders Jim Bowden and Keith Law;
Baseball Tonight will also provide trade deadline analysis on Wednesday, July 30, at both 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. SportsCenter will also offer around-the-clock, breaking news and trade analysis leading up to and following Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.
Baseball Tonight’s deadline day commentators on Twitter include Sciambi (@BoogSciambi), Kruk (@JohnKruk_ESPN), Acta (@MannyActa14), Olney (@Buster_ESPN), Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN), Stark (@jaysonst), Law (@keithlaw) and Bowden (@JimBowdenESPNxm).
Animal Planet’s America’s Cutest Pets is looking for pets showing their Disney Side for their upcoming Halloween special. Guests can submit videos of their pets to be included. Here are some filming tips:
- Hold your camera or phone horizontally instead of vertically
- Film in the highest resolution possible and please don’t compress
- No music, radio or TV in the background
- Please include the pets face in the clip
To submit a clip of your pet, visit this website.
Enter into the behind-the-scenes world of Walt Disney with the very special museum exhibition, The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection, debuting in the San Diego market at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) on July 26, 2014 and running until September 7, 2014.
Enjoy this unprecedented collection of over 250 original Disney animation cels, concept sketches, painted backgrounds and storyboard drawings featuring beloved Disney characters including Pinocchio, Snow White, Peter Pan and Mickey Mouse.
During exhibitions, the Museum is open Thursdays – Saturdays (10 am – 4 pm), and Sundays (1 pm – 4 pm). Tickets are $8;members and children under 12 get in free. Senior (60+), military and student discounts are available.
For more information, please call (760) 839-4138 or visit: artcenter.org.
Masterpieces from the Golden Age of Animation are shared by local San Diego collector, David Yaruss, whose passion for collecting was first ignited in 1975 at one of the first Comic-Cons, held in the basement of the El Cortez hotel. Yaruss credits that experience with changing his life forever and kick-starting his collection of original Disney animation art, comics, historical items and books.
“It’s been my purpose for a long time to not only hold this collection privately, but to share it with the masses,” says David Yaruss. “The artwork is amazingly beautiful, I’ve always appreciated the creativity that’s gone into these classic features. It’s truly an inspiration for excellence.”
The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an inviting 9,000-square-foot exhibition space boasting three galleries, a sculpture court, secure collections storage, and a museum store. Disney enthusiasts mark your calendars, and don’t miss The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection!
This December, spinning directly out of the pages of the New York Times Bestselling Uncanny X-Men, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with critically-acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino to finally answer one of the burning questions on fan’s minds – what happened to Eva Bell?! Revealed this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the answers you’ve been waiting for are in the oversized UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 – and the accidental adventures of the young, time-travelling X-Man will shock you!
“It is the utmost grandest X-Men tradition to have your mutant power be the coolest thing about you and the scariest thing,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “It was only a matter of time before [Eva] was thrust into a situation that revealed the scary side of time related powers.”
Unable to fully control her powers, Eva Bell, Codename: Tempus had disappeared in the blink of an eye during an X-Men training mission. Though she re-appeared moments later, she had aged many years. Trapped in her own time bubble, Tempus embarked on a journey into the far future of the Marvel Universe. A journey that would change the young X-Man forever! This oversized annual also marks the first ever Marvel project for critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow).
How long was Eva trapped inside her temporal sphere? What horrors did she witness in an uncertain and dangerous future? And more importantly – why would she keep it a secret from her teammates? All will be revealed when Eva Bell takes center stage in Bendis & Sorrentino’s UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 – and she’ll never be the same again!