Comic-Con 2015: Nickelodeon to showcase ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Sanjay,’ more – Los Angeles Times

SpongeBob will be leaving his pineapple under the sea to make his way to the San Diego Convention Center in July.

As the countdown to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 begins, here is the first look at Nickelodeon’s booth and scheduled events for the four-day expo.

Nickelodeon will kick-off its SDCC activities with a daylong “Throwback Thursday” celebration, featuring appearances from ’90s favorites such as Kel Mitchell from “Kenan & Kel,” Stick Stickly and “Rugrats” characters Tommy, Chucky and Angelica.

In addition to ongoing booth activities such as signings, character appearances, chances for fans to lend their voices to a scene from an animated show in a recording booth as well as have their motions and expressions mimicked by their favorite animated Nick characters, Nickelodeon has a slate of panels scheduled highlighting their animated series including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Sanjay and Craig.”

Nickelodeon also has a special “Nickelodeon’s Variety Show ft. ‘Breadwinners’ Live!” planned at the Horton Grand Theater on Saturday (free tickets to attend will be available at the autograph area of Comic-Con’s Sails Pavilion).The cartoon celebration will include a table read with the “Breadwinners” cast and the world premiere of “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” and “The Loud House.”

The full details of Nickelodeon’s Comic-Con panels are below.

San Diego Comic-Con will be held from July 9-12.

Friday, July 10: “Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ – Turtle Power!” panel featuring executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman; voice actors Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), Fred Tatasciore (Rocksteady) and moderator Andre Meadows.

Saturday, July 11: “Are you ready kids? Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants'” panel featuring a live table read of the episode “Idiot Box” with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Bikini Bottom citizens). The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and creative director Vincent Waller, with a sneak peek at a brand new episode. The panel will be hosted by Nickelodeon.

Sunday, July 12: “Nickelodeon Animation featuring ‘Sanjay and Craig’ – Noiice!” panel featuring a live table read followed by a Q&A with creators and co-executive producers Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell, and voice actors Chris Hardwick, Maulik Pancholy, Matt Jones and special guests. The panel will be moderated by Claudia Spinelli, Nickelodeon’s VP of current series animation, and will include sneak peeks for “Sanjay and Craig” and “Harvey Beaks,” plus previews of new shows “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” and “The Loud House.”

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