AMC’s The Walking Dead Becomes First Television Series Featured at Both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Experiences

Guests Experience The Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Horror of AMC’s The Walking Dead At Nation’s Best Halloween Events

Caught in the middle of a high-intensity struggle for survival, you fight off hordes of flesh-hungry, growling “walkers,” or zombies. No place is safe as you make your way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland with horror at every turn. Will you survive?

This fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are joining forces with AMC’s The Walking Dead for their Halloween Horror Nights events. Visitors to both theme parks will be able to experience the horror of AMC’s blockbuster original series, The Walking Dead, in elaborately themed, haunted mazes. It marks the first-time Universal Studios has featured a television series at Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts.

The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, series The Walking Dead is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead is the number-one drama series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Universal Studios’ Halloween creative teams are working with AMC and The Walking Dead, to create an authentic experience that is true to the Emmy Award-winning hit series. The haunted mazes on both coasts feature eerily authentic, elaborately designed, movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to “life” the vicious, hungry, zombies from the show.

“We want people to experience the same terror of the walker-filled reality our characters faced in seasons one and two – and will continue to face in our third season,” said Greg Nicotero, Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Artist for the series. “Our collaboration with Universal Studios’ creative teams is exciting as we work to truly capture the essence of the show.”

“The collaboration with Universal Studios’ creative teams is a fantastic cross-promotional opportunity and a great way to capture the spirit of the series, which makes its season three debut on AMC this October,” said Linda Schupack, AMC’s Executive Vice President of Marketing.

The Walking Dead puts real people in incredibly horrific situations where they experience true, raw fear, and guests at Halloween Horror Nights experience the same thing,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort. “We can’t wait to merge the two powerful concepts together.”

“With The Walking Dead, we want to make fans of the series feel like they are literally walking in the footsteps of the show’s characters, experiencing all of the horrific events from the series just as they experienced them,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood. “The goal is to make guests of Halloween Horror Nights feel like they are trapped in the world of The Walking Dead, using all of the attention to detail and movie-quality production values that Halloween Horror Nights has become famous for. You’re no longer sitting on a couch, watching a show… you’re living it!”

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights(R) events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from film to nightmares — and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.”

For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Watch The Walking Dead announcement video on both Universal Orlando Resort’s YouTube Channel and on Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.

Universal Orlando Resort
There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.

Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.
Universal Studios Hollywood SM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “The Simpsons RideTM,” “Revenge of the MummySM -The Ride” indoor roller coaster and “Jurassic Park(R) -The Ride,” as well as the critically acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers(TM): The Ride-3D.”

About AMC
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, The Killing and Hell on Wheels. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

via AMC Press Release

Syfy’s DEFIANCE Commences Series Production in Toronto July 24th

Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Defiance will commence series production in Toronto, ON starting July 24, having completed shooting on the pilot episode this past spring (for a total of 12 episodes/13 hours). The series stars Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Graham Greene (Rafe McCawley), Mia Kirshner (Kenya) and Fionnula Flanagan (Nicky).

An unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, Defiance is the first-ever convergence of television and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming, featuring an interconnected world and storylines that will co-exist throughout a scripted drama series and a multiplatform MMO shooter. Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.

The series is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica; Hellcats) & Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) directed the pilot; Michael Nankin will serve as director/producer on the series. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The game was named “Best MMORPG” from GameSpy at the recent E3 conference in June 2012 (among other accolades).

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal,” “In Plain Sight,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy; and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift(TM) and the highly-anticipated End of Nations(TM) and Defiance(TM). Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.

via Syfy Press Release

Winners of TEEN CHOICE 2012 Announced

The following were honored today at TEEN CHOICE 2012, which aired live on FOX from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. This year, teens logged on to www.teenchoiceawards.com and cast more than 134 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports and fashion.

Hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale, the special also honored Kristen Stewart with the Ultimate Choice Awardas well as awards for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female and Choice Movie Actress: Romance.

In addition, the ACUVUE Inspire Award was presented to Miranda Cosgrove, star of the TV series iCarly, in recognition of her inspiring work with children and teens advocating the importance of higher education. The ACUVUE Inspire Award recognizes an inspirational person who, over the past year, used his or her celebrity stature to make a difference in the life of teens.

TEEN CHOICE 2012 winners include:

Choice Movie: Action
  • Abduction
  • Act of Valor
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Red Tails
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Choice Movie Actor: Action
  • Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Tom Hardy, Warrior
  • Taylor Lautner, Abduction
  • Logan Lerman, The Three Musketeers
Choice Movie Actress: Action
  • Salma Hayek, Puss in Boots
  • Milla Jovovich, The Three Musketeers
  • Paula Patton, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Noomi Rapace, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Zoe Saldana, Colombiana
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • The Avengers
  • The Hunger Games
  • Mirror Mirror
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Wrath of the Titans
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Robert Downey, Jr., The Avengers
  • Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers
  • Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror
  • Vanessa Hudgens, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
  • Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
  • Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie: Drama
  • Drive
  • The Help
  • The Lucky One
  • The Vow
  • We Bought a Zoo
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
  • Matt Damon, We Bought a Zoo
  • Zac Efron, The Lucky One
  • Ryan Gosling, Drive
  • Channing Tatum, The Vow
  • Justin Timberlake, In Time
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
  • Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo
  • Rachel McAdams, The Vow
  • Emma Stone, The Help
Choice Movie: Comedy
  • 21 Jump Street
  • American Reunion
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • The Muppets
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
  • Jason Biggs, American Reunion
  • Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
  • Chris Rock, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
  • Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Alyson Hannigan, American Reunion
  • Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Reese Witherspoon, This Means War
Choice Movie: Romance
  • The Lucky One
  • Think Like A Man
  • This Means War
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • The Vow
Choice Movie Actor: Romance
  • Michael Ealy, Think Like A Man
  • Zac Efron, The Lucky One
  • Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Chris Pine, This Means War
  • Channing Tatum, The Vow
Choice Movie Actress: Romance
  • Miley Cyrus, LOL
  • Meagan Good, Think Like A Man
  • Rachel McAdams, The Vow
  • Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One
  • Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie Voice
  • Zac Efron as Ted, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
  • Jesse McCartney as Theodore, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Chris Rock as Marty, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Taylor Swift as Audrey, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Choice Movie Chemistry
  • Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg, The Hunger Games
  • Will Smith and Josh Brolin, Men In Black 3
  • Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
  • Mark Wahlberg and Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane), Ted
Choice Movie Liplock
  • Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, The Vow
Choice Movie Hissy Fit
  • Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Kevin Hart, Think Like A Man
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Avengers
  • Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
  • Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman
Choice Movie Villain
  • Jemaine Clement, Men In Black 3
  • Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
  • Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
  • Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male
  • Chace Crawford, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Chris Evans, The Avengers
  • Kevin Hart, Think Like A Man
  • Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
  • Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Female
  • Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
  • Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Lea Michele, New Year’s Eve
  • Nikki Reed, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Nicole Scherzinger, Men In Black 3
Choice Movie Breakout
  • Sam Claflin, Snow White & The Huntsman
  • Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages
  • Joe Manganiello, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Noomi Rapace, Prometheus
  • Rihanna, Battleship
Choice Summer Movie: Action
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Avengers
  • Men In Black 3
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White & The Huntsman
Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Rock of Ages
  • Ted
  • That’s My Boy
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
  • Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
  • Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Chris Hemsworth, Snow White & The Huntsman and The Avengers
  • Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy
  • Will Smith, Men In Black 3
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
  • Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
  • Leighton Meester, That’s My Boy
  • Kristen Stewart, Snow White & The Huntsman
  • Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman and Prometheus
Choice TV Show: Drama
  • BONES
  • Gossip Girl
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Revenge
  • TOUCH
Choice TV Actor: Drama
  • Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
  • David Boreanaz, BONES
  • Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
  • Kiefer Sutherland, TOUCH
  • Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl
Choice TV Actress: Drama
  • Emily Deschanel, BONES
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
  • Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
  • Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
  • Emily VanCamp, Revenge
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • FRINGE
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Supernatural
  • True Blood
  • The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
  • Joshua Jackson, FRINGE
  • Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
  • Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
  • Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
  • Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Anna Torv, FRINGE
Choice TV Show: Action
  • Chuck
  • CSI: Miami
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Nikita
Choice TV Actor: Action
  • LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-O
  • Zachary Levi, Chuck
  • Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
  • Shane West, Nikita
Choice TV Actress: Action
  • Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
  • Linda Hunt, NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Grace Park, Hawaii Five-O
  • Maggie Q, Nikita
  • Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Choice TV Show: Comedy
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • GLEE
  • Modern Family
  • NEW GIRL
Choice TV Actor: Comedy
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer, GLEE
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
  • Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
  • Zooey Deschanel, NEW GIRL
  • Lea Michele, GLEE
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Choice TV: Animated Show
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • BOB’S BURGERS
  • FAMILY GUY
  • Robot Chicken
  • THE SIMPSONS
Choice TV: Male Personality
  • Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
  • Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR
  • Cee Lo Green, The Voice
  • Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen
  • Steven Tyler, AMERICAN IDOL
Choice TV: Female Personality
  • Christina Aguilera, The Voice
  • Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model
  • Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing With The Stars
  • Jennifer Lopez, AMERICAN IDOL
  • Jessica Simpson, Fashion Star
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
  • AMERICAN IDOL
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • Survivor: One World
  • The Voice
  • THE X FACTOR
Choice TV: Reality Show
  • Dance Moms
  • Jersey Shore
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  • Punk’d
  • Tia & Tamera
Choice TV: Male Reality Star
  • Paul DJ Pauly D DelVecchio, Jersey Shore and The Pauly D Project
  • Rob Dyrdek, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness
  • William Levy, Dancing With The Stars
  • Scotty McCreery, AMERICAN IDOL
  • Mike The Situation Sorrentino, Jersey Shore
Choice TV: Female Reality Star
  • Lauren Alaina, AMERICAN IDOL
  • Melanie Amaro, THE X FACTOR
  • The Kardashians, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  • Tia & Tamera Mowry, Tia & Tamera
  • Nicole Snooki Polizzi, Jersey Shore
Choice Summer TV Show
  • America’s Got Talent
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
  • Teen Wolf
  • Workaholics
Choice Summer TV Star: Female
  • Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
  • Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
  • Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
  • Ashley Rickards, Awkward
  • Shailene Woodley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Choice Summer TV Star: Male
  • Ken Baumann, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
  • Michael Ealy, Common Law
  • Daren Kagasoff, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Choice TV Villain
  • Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
  • Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
  • Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
  • Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
  • Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
  • Candice Accola, The Vampire Dairies
  • Dianna Agron, GLEE
  • Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
  • Francia Raisa, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Casey Wilson, Happy Endings
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
  • Max Greenfield, NEW GIRL
  • Gabriel Mann, Revenge
  • Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries
  • James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
  • Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings
Choice TV Breakout Show
  • Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
  • NEW GIRL
  • Revenge
  • Smash
  • THE X FACTOR
Choice TV Breakout Star: Female
  • Beth Behrs, 2 Broke Girls
  • Sutton Foster, Bunheads
  • Katharine McPhee, Smash
  • Hannah Simone, NEW GIRL
  • Dreama Walker, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
Choice TV Breakout Star: Male
  • Josh Bowman, Revenge
  • Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time
  • Jake Johnson, NEW GIRL
  • Beau Mirchoff, Awkward
  • Lamorne Morris, NEW GIRL
Choice Male Artist
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Bruno Mars
  • Pitbull
  • Blake Shelton
Choice Female Artist
  • Adele
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift
Choice Music Group
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Lady Antebellum
  • LMFAO
  • The Wanted
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
  • Beyonce
  • Flo Rida
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull
  • Kanye West
Choice Rock Group
  • The Black Keys
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foster The People
  • fun.
  • Linkin Park
Choice Rock Song
  • Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
  • Paradise, Coldplay
  • Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People
  • We Are Young, fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Somebody I Used To Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
  • DeadMau5
  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Kaskade
  • Skrillex
Choice Single by a Group
  • We Are Young, fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Hit The Lights, Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • Ass Back Home, Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
  • Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Choice Single by a Female Artist
  • Set Fire to the Rain, Adele
  • Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
  • Dance Again, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
  • Part of Me, Katy Perry
  • Eyes Open, Taylor Swift
Choice Single by a Male Artist
  • Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
  • Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
  • Good Feeling, Flo Rida
  • It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
  • Give Me Everything (Tonight), Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer
Choice Male Country Artist
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Blake Shelton
Choice Female Country Artist
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
  • Love on Top, Beyonce
  • Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
  • Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
  • Without You, David Guetta featuring Usher
  • Starships, Nicki Minaj
Choice Country Song
  • Tattoos on This Town, Jason Aldean
  • Crazy Girl, Eli Young Band
  • Storm Warning, Hunter Hayes
  • God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton
  • Sparks Fly, Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group
  • The Band Perry
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Thompson Square
Choice Summer Song
  • All Around the World, Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
  • Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Give Your Heart a Break, Demi Lovato
  • Glad You Came, The Wanted
  • Scream, Usher
Choice Love Song
  • Die In Your Arms, Justin Bieber
  • Give Your Heart a Break, Demi Lovato
  • Home, Phillip Phillips
  • I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
  • What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
Choice Break-Up Song
  • Climax, Usher
  • Payphone, Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  • Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
  • Wide Awake, Katy Perry
Choice Summer Music Star: Female
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Demi Lovato
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
Choice Summer Music Star: Male
  • Justin Bieber
  • Flo Rida
  • David Guetta
  • Pitbull
  • Usher
Choice Summer Music Star: Group
  • Coldplay
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted
Choice Music: Breakout Artist
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Kimbra
  • Phillip Phillips
Choice Music: Breakout Group
  • Eli Young Band
  • fun.
  • Karmin
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted
Choice Fashion Icon: Female
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry
Choice Fashion Icon: Male
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Colfer
  • Cee Lo Green
  • Justin Timberlake
  • will.i.am
Choice Female Hottie
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Selena Gomez
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Kate Upton
Choice Male Hottie
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Ian Somerhalder
Choice Female Athlete
  • Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
  • Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
  • Hope Solo (Soccer)
  • Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
  • Serena Williams (Tennis)
Choice Male Athlete
  • David Beckham (Soccer)
  • Kobe Bryant (Basketball)
  • Albert Pujols (Baseball)
  • Tim Tebow (Football)
  • Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)
Choice Book
  • The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins
  • The Giver, Lois Lowry
  • The Twilight Saga, Stephanie Meyer
  • The Divergent Trilogy, Veronica Roth
  • The Lucky One, Nicolas Sparks
Choice Comedian
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Andy Samberg
  • Daniel Tosh
  • Kristen Wiig
Choice Twit
  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Demi Lovato
  • Ryan Seacrest
Choice Web Star
  • Ryan Beatty
  • Cimorelli
  • Elle and Blair Fowler
  • Sophia Grace and Rosie
  • Karmin
Choice Video Game
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Just Dance 3
  • Mass Effect 3
  • NBA 2K12
  • The Sims 3: Showtime – Katy Perry
Choice Social Network
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
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TEEN CHOICE 2012 is executive-produced by Bob Bain (“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”) and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

via FOX Press Release

Take an Afternoon Scooby Snack Break with New Episodes of SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED

Viewers can catch three full weeks of new episodes with Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and the loveable Scooby Monday through Friday starting on July 30 at 2 p.m. (ET/PT).

Scooby-Doo, the world’s favorite cowardly Great Dane returns with his four mystery-solving friends – Fred, Daphne, Velma & Shaggy – for further spooky adventures in the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated from Warner Bros. Animation. Having gone their separate ways at the end of Season One, the Mystery Inc. gang will reunite once more to face their fears, unmask the bad guys, and get to the bottom of the secret curse and treasure of Crystal Cove. Along the way, they’ll face new mysteries and villains – like Hebediah Grimm, the Scarebear and a herd of mutated skull cattle – as well as its old foes: Professor Pericles the calculating parrot mascot and the previous generation’s corrupt Mystery Incorporated, as they all scramble to find the final missing pieces of the Planispheric Disc. But once the disc is completed, will it unleash an even greater mystery? One that could destroy Crystal Cove and everyone in it?

Viewers can catch three full weeks of new episodes with Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and the loveable Scooby Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. (ET/ PT) starting on July 30. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10) and features the voices of Frank Welker (Futurama), Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life), Grey DeLisle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Matthew Lillard (The Descendents). Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone (The Looney Tunes Show) serve as supervising producers.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy(R)-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice: Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content – including animated shorts – for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

via Cartoon Network Press Release

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Shooting in Aurora, Colorado

Last night, a gunman killed 12 (confirmed) people at a Colorado opening of The Dark Knight Rises. He wore a gas mask and released an unknown gas into the crowd and opened fire upon them. Several people were killed and 50 were injured. Due to this, the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises scheduled for Friday in Paris has been canceled as well. The gunman is James Holmes, a student who dropped out of the University of Colorado Medical School last month! A total of 71 persons were shot by the suspect.

Let’s remember the following people in this tragedy…

  • John Blunk, 26
  • AJ Boik, 18
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse E. Childress, 29
  • Gordon W. Cowden, 51
  • Jessica Ghawi, 24
  • John Larimer USN, 27
  • Matt McQuinn, 27
  • Micayla Medek, 23
  • Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
  • Alex Sullivan, 27
  • Alexander Teves, 24
  • Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32

I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families of the shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Colorado. (Gunman kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado) (images from ABC)

Warner Bros. Studios Official Statement
“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

A blog post from @JessicaRedfield‘s brother on the #theatershooting. http://bit.ly/LC560s

The following is a statement by director Christopher Nolan about the tragic events that happened in Aurora, Colorado.

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.

I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.

The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.

Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

President Obama has issued a proclamation that orders flags to fly at half-staff from now until sunset on Wednesday.

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

#theatershooting

Anne Hathaway
Just woke up to hear the news of 14 people dead and 50+ injured at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado. Praying for the families of all involved. I’m shocked.

Jim Lee
Just shocked & saddened today-my thoughts & prayers go out to the victims’ families & friends & everyone affected by this terrible tragedy

Michael Moore
Too sad at the moment to comment.

Leonard Nimoy
Colorado. So much pain. So much suffering. Sorrow without end.

Nickleback
We are sickened and saddened at the senseless tragedy in Aurora, CO. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible event.

Eva Longoria
My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…

Steve Niles
What happened in Colorado is just terrible. Condolences to the victims and families.

ILM Visual Effects
This morning our thoughts go out to all touched by the tragic shootings in Colorado.

LeBron James
So u telling me I can’t even feel safe at the movies now!!? SMH. My prayers goes out to all the families involved in Aurora, Colorado.
Its just not fair that innocent people have to lose their lives over someone’s selfish stupidity acts! My stomach is hurting over this

Bruce Boxleitner
Good morning Tweethearts and Twittermen, our thoughts are with the people of Colorado today.

Alyssa Milano
No. Colorado shooting. My heart aches. Prayers for the victims and families.

Rep. Diana DeGette
Our CO community has been shaken by a horrific act of violence. My family joins nation in praying for the victims. #theatershooting

John Stamos
what devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora #theatershooting. what the world needs now is…

People’s Choice Awards
Our hearts go out to all in Colorado today #TheaterShooting

Gaslamp Quarter
Distance does not diminish the tragedy. Deepest condolences to the victims, families & loved ones in the Aurora, CO #theatershooting.

VH1
Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of the Colorado #theatershooting http://on.vh1.com/PfQ658

John Leguizamo
My heart goes 2 all the victims families in colorado. No one should have to go thru that. When r we gonna get guns removed in this country?!

Jessica Simpson
Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless…

Cedric (the Entertainer) Kyles
There is a dark evil, that lurks in the Hearts of men.! My prayers go out to the victims of the Colorado Theatre Killings… #God Loves

Chris Daughtry
Woke up to the AWFUL news of the shooting in Auroro, Colorado and it sickens me to my core! My prayers go out to the victims families.

Rex Williams
Sending prayers to the victims and their families in the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, CO.

Reshma Shetty
What can one say. My deepest thoughts and prayers to every person affected by the unnecessary and disgusting act of violence in Aurora CO.

Kaley Cuoco
Colorado omg.. Praying for the families…this is sick

David Boreanaz
Senseless act of violence results in the tragic death of innocent people. Prayers go out to the families of Aurora, Colorado.

Major League Baseball (MLB)
Our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy in Colorado last night. Words cannot fully express the sorrow.

Paula Deen
My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning.

William Shatner
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the horrific shooting in Colorado. My best, Bill

David Hasselhoff
My heart goes out to all the parents and friends of the lovely people in Colorado please stop close your eyes and say a prayer for them!

Robert Liefield
This shooter is a sick pig and I honestly hope he burns in hell for all eternity. Shooting innocent children and patrons. Horrific.

Paul and Storm
Our thoughts are with you, Colorado.

Sara Bareilles
I am so overwhelmed by the horrific events in Colorado. So sad for the victims and their families. Sending love and prayers.

Matchbox Twenty
Horrible to wake up to the news from Colorado. So tragic. Our thoughts are with those injured and the families of those who were killed.

Moby
why? what is wrong with us? too tragic and heartbreaking. Gunman kills 12 in Colorado movie theater cnn.com/2012/07/20/us/…

Gail Simone
If you can’t donate blood, you can still donate cash to the Red Cross. If you love Gotham City, please consider helping. Thank you.

Ron Marz
Anybody whining about their Second Amendment rights this morning needs to shut the fuck up. Now is not the time.

Dan Slott
Prayers and thoughts go out to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families and friends.

Long Beach Comic Con
Really sad. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families. fb.me/29lzRYcV5

Mel Caylo
Deeply sad for the victims. Especially tragic for @JessicaRedfield, who escaped a shooting in Toronto, only to fall victim in Aurora. 😦

Archaia
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Aurora tragedy and their families. @Janet_K_Lee has a good idea: Give blood today.

THE NERDIST: COMIC-CON and THE NERDIST: TRIBUTE TO TOYS AND GAMES Premiere Saturday, July 28 on BBC America

All-new specials, The Nerdist: Comic-Con and The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games

Every year, thousands of nerds converge in beautiful San Diego, where they shun the sunny skies and head indoors for the biggest comic book convention in the world: Comic-Con. In The Nerdist: Comic-Con, Chris Hardwick and his crack team of nerd experts do their best to piece together what happened at this year’s event. From cosplayers to blockbuster films, new TV shows and video games, this episode has it all. Even comic books. The special features interviews with Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill at Comic-Con, with in-studio guest appearances from Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) and John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who). The Nerdist: Comic-Con premieres Saturday, July 28, 9:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games comes new in the box. Chris and co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about the nerdiest toys, collectibles, and games. Brooke Leigh Lawson and Gregory Crafts make in-studio guest appearances, while Chris and Aisha Tyler travel across time and space… playing the game, “Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.” The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games premieres Saturday, July 28, 10:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist Specials Premiering August

  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Science – Saturday, August 4 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls – Saturday, August 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel – Saturday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT

via BBC America Press Release

The Legend of Korra Renewed for Season Two!

The Legend of Korra has been picked up for a second season of 26 episodes. Season One Book 1 concluded a few weeks ago and is now ready for Book 2. Book 2 is being called “Spirit” and takes place 6 months after Book 1. Season Two should also be split up as Book 3 and 4 as was confirmed by the creator, Bryan Konietzko.

The Legend of Korra stars the voices of Janet Varney who plays Korra, J.K. Simmons (The Closer), P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses), David Faustino (Married… with Children), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) and Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies). The show will resume in 2013 on Nickelodeon. The Legend of Korra is written and produced by Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

via EW

Syfy’s Hit Series WAREHOUSE 13 and ALPHAS Return to Powerful Mondays!

Syfy‘s potent one-two punch of hit series Warehouse 13 and Alphas will return to Powerful Mondays beginning Monday, July 23, from 9-11PM (ET/PT).

Starting Friday, July 20, Lost Girl will move to its new time slot at 10PM (ET/PT).

Season 4 of Warehouse 13, comprising 10 episodes, will premiere at 9PM (ET/PT). The season opens with the team confronting the horrible reality of the Warehouse’s destruction and the tragic loss of Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) and H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray). With matters so desperate, Pete (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Artie (Saul Rubinek) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) must decide whether to knowingly use a dangerous artifact for their own personal gain – at the risk of deadly consequences.

Among this year’s guest stars will be Sam Huntington (Being Human), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: Next Generation), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse).

During season three, Warehouse 13 averaged 3.3 million total viewers and a series record 1.6 million Adults 18-49, based on Live +7 data. The most watched series in Syfy history, Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

The second half of Warehouse 13’s fourth season (10 episodes) will air in April 2013.

In season 2 of Syfy’s action-packed hit drama series Alphas – returning at 10PM (ET/PT) – a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities, led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) joins the cast this season as Kat, a mysterious young loner, whose Alpha ability is perfect muscle memory, making her a “quick study.” But while her skills may be permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

This season’s guest stars include Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Lauren Holly (NCIS), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica), Noah Reid (Titanic/Miniseries), and Steve Byers (Immortals). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (Brothers and Sisters) as Stanton Parrish, Kathleen Munroe (Haven) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (Treme) as Agent Nathan Cley. In addition, Summer Glau (Last Resort, Dollhouse) will return as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who once again is enlisted to assist the team.

Alphas, which averaged 3 million total viewers, 1.5 million Adults 25-54 and 1.4 million Adults 18-49 (based on Live +7 data), is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television with executive producers Bruce Miller, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein. Zak Penn and co-executive producer Michael Karnow are series creators.

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Alphas, Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release

Ben 10: Omniverse Fan Q&A

Executive producer Matt Youngberg and art director Derrick Wyatt were joined by voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Ben), Tara Strong (Young Ben), David Kaye (Khyber), Paul Eiding (Grandpa Max) to answer fan questions after the Ben 10: Omniverse panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

Will there be any returning villains?
Youngberg: Definitely! You’ll see more than you even expected.

Who are you favorite aliens?
Lowenthal: Rath has always been my favorite.
Youngberg: I have a hard time picking just one. I fall in love with so many of them.
Wyatt: Argit
Kaye: Shocksquatch. I have an uncle that looks just like him.
Strong: Stinkfly always made me laugh. I have a new favorite now, but I’m not going to tell you.
Eiding: I like the chicken because I got to do his voice. My favorite alien of Ben’s is Rath. He rocks.

Can Ben still go ultimate?
Youngberg: We don’t have Ben transforming in this version, but it’s not the last you’ll see of the ultimate aliens.

Will we see Julie in the new series?
Yes! It’s going to be a fun couple of episodes.

Who is the best bad guy?
Youngberg: Vilgax is a classic, but we’re also introducing a lot of new villains that I think you’ll really love.
Eiding: Khyber’s pretty bad. You’ll see that.

Will Vilgax come back?
I will just do this [nodding].

So there you have it. All your burning questions about Omniverse answered by the show team. Watch Ben 10: Omniverse on Cartoon Network!

via Cartoon Network

Yahoo! Unveils an Immersive Digital Experience with Tom Hanks’ New Animated Series ELECTRIC CITY Online Now

The first ten episodes, which are all 4-7 minutes in length, premiere today, with the remaining episodes being released on July 18th and July 19th.

Today, July 17, Yahoo! unveils the first ten episodes of Tom HanksElectric City, a ground-breaking, new 90- minute action-packed sci-fi adventure series. Yahoo! brings Hanks’ vision and storytelling to a global audience through a first-of-its kind 360 degree online interaction of digital, social, mobile and gaming media. Through superior quality, high-end graphic animation designed specifically for the Internet, Electric City features an immersive and interactive online experience featuring a 3-D map of Electric City, behind-the-scenes footage of the cast, games and more.

Electric City features a multi-talented cast that includes the voices of Tom Hanks, Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, Grey Gardens), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Ginnifer Goodwin (Walk the Line, A Single Man, He’s Just Not That Into You), Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown among many others. The series, produced in partnership with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment, was created by Tom Hanks and executive produced by Gary Goetzman and Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman Reliance Entertainment Group.

The first ten episodes, which are all 4-7 minutes in length, premiere today, with the remaining episodes being released on July 18th and July 19th. The Electric City experience can be found on http://electriccity.yahoo.com.

What is Electric City?
The world as we know it has ended and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police, back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the Electric City. Through the lens of a functioning, yet dystopian metropolis, Electric City touches upon relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more. The story unfolds gradually, layering mystery upon mystery, inviting viewers to interact with the content and each other. Metaphors and symbols are woven throughout, creating a perfect environment for puzzle-solving and community interaction. Like all good science fiction, Electric City raises provocative questions about our own way of life and value systems. Short-form connecting storylines combined with vivid animation and a compelling score will keep audiences watching, while metaphors and a range of subject lines will keep them guessing – and reflecting.
The Electric City Experience on Yahoo!

Electric City will be shown as a multi-part series on Yahoo! Screen, and will be supported by a deeply immersive and interactive online experience that
Yahoo!’s interactive and social features will allow viewers to:

  • Navigate non-linearly and learn more about the world of Electric City through a 3-D interactive map
  • Dig deeper into the character’s back-stories
  • Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage
  • Post reactions and commentary directly to Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/tomhanksec and @tomhanks
  • Engage members of their social networks in discussions and debates about societal themes, events and characters
  • Engage in casual games and other content related to the series

Electric City will also live across multiple devices and comes enabled for tablets. The series will be punctuated by special events, such as opportunities to watch exclusive content and to interact with the cast and creators. As a truly global entertainment experience, the series will also be available in numerous languages, including French and Spanish.

As the premier digital media company, Yahoo! sets the bar for best-in-class original video programming with 21 out of the top 25 most-watched online series* and captures more than 57 million unique viewers a month** who come to Yahoo! to watch video.

About Yahoo!
Yahoo! is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).

Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About Playtone
Playtone is Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s film and television production company. Film releases include MAMMA MIA!, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, LARRY CROWNE, CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, THE POLAR EXPRESS, and MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Television credits include the Emmy winning miniseries “The Pacific”, ” John Adams ” and “Band of Brothers”; and Emmy nominated HBO series “Big Love” and “The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert.”

About Reliance Entertainment
Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of India’s Reliance Group, with a significant presence in film entertainment (film production, distribution, and exhibition), broadcasting and new media ventures. In Hollywood, Reliance Entertainment has partnered with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider on the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and has several development deals, including among others, with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, Brian Gazer and Ron Howards’ Imagine Entertainment, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment. Following its acquisition of IM Global, the company now benefits from an international sales team, with an excellent reputation andglobal presence, under the leadership of Stuart Ford. In India, Reliance Entertainment (www.relianceentertainment.net), has built an impressive film production slate in Hindi, English and other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide. Group company, Reliance MediaWorks Ltd., is India’s fastest growing film and entertainment services company. Reliance MediaWorks has a leading presence in Film Services: Motion PictureProcessing and DI; Film Restoration and Image Enhancement; 3D; Digital Mastering: Studios and Equipment rentals; Visual Effects; Animation; and TVPost Production, with a presence across India, the US, UK, Russia and Japan. The Reliance Group is among India’s leading business houses, with total assets touching US$ 30 billion and net worth of over US$ 19.7 billion. Across different companies, the group has a customer base of over 230 million, the largest in India.

*comScore Media Builder Custom Report, US, April 2012 among a set including more than 75 original video programs, as custom-defined by Yahoo!, on the following properties: Yahoo!, AOL, Forbes, Funny or Die, Hulu, IGN, MSN, NY Times, People, PopSugar, SheKnows, Smosh.com, TMZ, and YouTube. **comScore, Video Metrix, US, May 2012

via Yahoo! Press Release