Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Nickelodeon To Host "Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood To The Jungle!" Panel At New York Comic Con 2017 (Updated 10/3)

Hillwood is coming to New York, and even Stoop Kid is invited. Den of Geek has revealed that Nickelodeon is bringing Hey Arnold! to New York Comic Con for a panel on Friday, October 6th at 12:15 p.m.!

Update (10/3): Added details of five more Nickelodeon-themed NYCC panels! (See below for details)

The panel will be held at Hammerstein Ballroom, which is about a 15 minute walk from the Javits Center, the site of NYCC 2017.

The iconic cartoon is returning to Nickelodeon on Thursday, November 23rd for an all-new feature length film titled Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie. To celebrate, Nick is hosting a panel titled “Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!” featuring creator Craig Bartlett and voice actors from the original series including Lane Toran (Arnold), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), Anndi McAfee (Phoebe) and Olivia Hack (Rhonda). The panel will be moderated by Keely Flaherty from BuzzFeed.

The official info for the panel says it will “explore the popularity of the animated series and what to expect when Arnold, Helga, Gerald and all of the Hillwood neighbors return to the TV screen in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, including an exclusive sneak peek at the TV movie.” Below is the full panel listing:

"Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!
October 06, 2017, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 W 34th St

Arnold and the gang are back! Fans will rejoice when stars from Nickelodeon’s beloved series Hey Arnold! gather in New York. Original show creator Craig Bartlett and the series’ classic voice actors-- Lane Toran (Arnold), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), Anndi McAfee (Phoebe) and Olivia Hack (Rhonda)--will explore the popularity of the animated series and what to expect when Arnold, Helga, Gerald and all of the Hillwood neighbors return to the TV screen in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, including an exclusive sneak peek at the TV movie. The panel will be moderated by Keely Flaherty (BuzzFeed)."

A similar panel took place in July at San Diego Comic-Con where they screened a sneak peek video with the first footage from the movie (above). Bartlett gave the inside scoop on the history of the long-awaited Jungle Movie in an super interview earlier this year.

UPDATE (9/30): Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator or Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, has announced that he will be doing a signing with Irene Koh, the artist for The Legend of Korra comics, and Janet Varney, the voice actor who plays Korra, at the Dark Horse Comics booth, #1636 on Saturday 7th October 2017 from 10:30–11:30 AM! Dark Horse will be giving away posters of Irene’s above artwork, and they’ll have copies of “Turf Wars: Part One” for sale, along with Avatar comics and our various art books.

Bryan will also be doing a separate signing on Friday, October 6th, from 10:30–11:30 AM at the First Second Books booth, #2239. They'll be giving away free copies of this 11x17″ poster for Bryan's upcoming graphic novel series Threadworlds during the signing. If you want to bring Avatar/Korra stuff, he'll be happy to sign that too.

Additionally, Nickelodeon and Dark Horse will be treating fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself at NYCC 2017! Fans can join the creative team behind The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars comic series and other special guests for a further exploration of the Avatar world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes! The "The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra" panel will take place on Saturday, 7th October between 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in room 1A21.

BOOM! Studios will also be hosting a "Go Go Power Rangers Comics!" panel at NYCC 2017 on Thursday, 5th October between 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. in room 1A24.

BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers comics have changed everything fans thought they knew about the original five teenagers with attitude! Join writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), alongside legendary Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actors David Yost (“Billy”), Walter Jones (“Zack”) and more guests! This 25th Anniversary celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers will be moderated by James Viscardi (ComicBook.com), with your first look at breaking news on the historic revelations in store for the Power Rangers you know and love…along with all new Rangers you’ve never met before!

Also at NYCC will be '90s Nickelodeon icon Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch), who, along with her mother Paula Hart (Melissa & Joey), will be talking about their new movie, an reimagination the '80s cult classic, The Watcher in the Woods for Lifetime.

UPDATE (10/3): NYCC has unveiled details of five more Nickelodeon-themed panels!:

'The Orange Years: The Birth and Life of Nickelodeon'
October 06, 2017, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
NYCC Live Stage - Booth 174

Welcome to "The Orange Years," a documentary that goes behind the scenes to chronicle the success of Nickelodeon, straight from those who brought the classic shows to us as children. The movie contains interviews with the actors, writers, animators, and creators from your favorite golden age Nick shows, from their early programming, to the SNICK years. Join us for a discussion on why these shows have stayed in the hearts of so many people.

The Power of Narrative: Iconic Characters and How They Reflect a Dynamic Culture
October 05, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room 1A05

Storytelling may have changed, but the power of narrative and its role in human cultures has remained constant throughout history. This panel looks at the ways storytelling and narrative in the contemporary world reflects and reinforces cultural changes from gender to interaction and identification. What property owners, licesnsees and, most importantly, storytellers, should know to make the most of the current environment. Discussion lead by Zuri Rice, Vice President of Production and Development at Nickelodeon.

Creating a Career in Animation
October 05, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join some of the industry's best-known creatives as they discuss navigating the business. Rebecca Sugar (Creator, Steven Universe), Mike Roth (Co-executive producer, Cartoon Network), and Phil Rynda (VP, Artist Development, Nickelodeon) will speak. As each panelist is an SVA alumnus, they will address studying in New York City and then moving to LA. Moderator: Angie Wojak, SVA Career Development Director.

Saban's 'Power Rangers Ninja Steel' Cast Interview
October 06, 2017, 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
NYCC Live Stage - Booth 174

The cast of Saban's "Power Rangers Ninja Steel" drops by the Twitch stage for an exclusive chat about the current season on Nickelodeon and what’s to come for the 25th season, "Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel."

Jason David Frank Interview
October 06, 2017, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
NYCC Live Stage - Booth 174
The erstwhile Power Ranger discusses his career and his starring role on the iconic television series.

Post originally published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017.

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