From the floor. Mary Franklin and her minions are hard at work already, setting up the Lucasfilm Pavilion! There’s a peek at a few more of The Clone Wars bounty hunters as well, including two brand-new characters.
See, while StarWars.com and the various bookseller sites are telling me The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars won’t be out until fall, Diamond has it listed for Wednesday (twice: both versions?) under merchandise which means, presumably, coming to a comic store near you (if they ordered it.) Just for Comic-Con? Perhaps…
The Emmy Award Nominations are out and the geeks seem to be doing the same as always. But hey, the folks who do all the technical stuff work hard on it. Let’s congratulate the great crew of our favorite geeky shows on jobs well done. (And there are some major ones in there.)
Robot Chicken - Animation Series, and Voiceover for the Star Wars Episode II episode
The Big Bang Theory – Best Comedic Actor, Art Direction
Lost - Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor, Sound Editing (Series), Writing (Drama)
Heroes – Art Direction, Visual Effects (Series)
Battlestar Galactica – Directing (Drama), Single-Camera Editing (Hour-Long), Sound Editing (Episode), Sound Editing (Series), Visual Effects (Series) and Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Legend of the Seeker – Original Music Composition
Smallville - Sound Editing
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Seth Green and Matt Senreich are launching the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD with a nine-city roller rink tour. They’ll be hitting San Diego (yes, during Comic-Con,) Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York. Time to google some hair-feathering tips!
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II won Annie Awards for Best Animated Television Production, Writing, and Voice Acting for Ahmed Best’s Jar-Jar. But perhaps the biggest shock was the total shut-out of WALL-E – it was beat in nearly every category it was nominated for by Kung Fu Panda. Seriously. Kung Fu Panda. The hell?
Other winners include Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Kevin Kiner was up for Music in an Animated Television Production for the ‘Rising Malevolence’ episode of The Clone Wars, but lost out to Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer & John Powell for Secrets of the Furious Five, a Kung Fu Panda spinoff.
It’s Monday and I got nothing. Granted, I just got here, so don’t give up on us yet. But for now, take a look at The Secret Life of Toys. It has stormtroopers, Indiana Jones, and bloodthirsty Muppets. Score!