Comic-Con 2008 News

     July 8, 2008

As I said yesterday, this is the week we find out what all the movie studios are doing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. While I still don’t have all the info yet, I seem to be getting emails everyday, so I’d imagine we’ll know everything by Friday.

Anyway, I just got emails from Focus Features and Walt Disney, so here’s what they have planned.

Focus Features is pushing “Hamlet 2” at the Con, and they have things planned so you can’t miss at least part of the promotion. Allweekend you can ride in a “Hamlet 2” Pedicab, and while riding you should be on the lookout for the Rockin’ Sexy Jesuses in the Gaslamp Quarter for a chance to receive prizes including Rock Me Sexy Jesus t-shirts, wristbands, air fresheners and much more.

Also planned is a screening of “Hamlet 2” on Saturday night – which may or may not be just for press. Finally, on Sunday they’ll be doing a panel in Ballroom 20 with Steve Coogan, writer Pam Brady and writer/director Andrew Fleming. I’d imagine they’ll show clips and do some Q&A.

I’ve seen “Hamlet 2” and it’s very funny and definitely worth checking out. Steve is great as a high school teacher that’s trying to inspire his students…and it also has one of the best lines I’ve heard in a movie this year.

The other company I got info from is Walt Disney. They plan to push “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Bolt,” and Disney•Pixar’s “Up.” All of their panels will be conducted in HALL H and they take place on Thursday, July 24th, from 3:00–4:00 PM [Race to Witch Mountain] and Saturday, July 26th from 2:30-3:30 PM [Bolt and Disney•Pixar’s Up].

Here’s a bit more info. Look for a lot more news on Comic-Con as I get it.


WHEN: Thursday, July 24th, 2008; 3:00 – 4:00 PM


What secrets does Witch Mountain hold? JoinstarsDwayne JohnsonandCarla Gugino,and director Andy Fickman,as they take the stage in Hall H on Thursday, July 24th at 3:00 PM to talk about the mysterious and paranormal activity around Witch Mountain. Dwayne, Carla and Andy will present the very first look at the movie and answer audience questions as they talk about the thrilling action-adventure that is set to hit theatres in March 2009!

WHAT: BOLT and Disney•Pixar’s UP Comic-Con Film Panels

WHEN: Saturday, July 26th, 2008; 2:30 – 3:30 PM


For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. Be the first to see exclusive animation as directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard present the new 3-D comedy-adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios in Hall H on Saturday, July 26th from 2:30 – 3:00 PM.

From the inventive storytellers that have taken you into the worlds of space, toys and superheroes, comes theextraordinaryadventure that will take you to a lost world where anything can happen, and everything will. Meet director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) as he presents the first-ever look at Disney•Pixar’s new animated 3-D adventure comedy, UP in Hall H on Saturday, July 26th 3:00 – 3:30 PM.

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