South by Southwest: Turner and Warner Bros. Edition
On Monday, the Cartoon Network took over the Long Center for Performing Arts for a celebration with more than 3,000 fans of all ages. Greg Cipes aka Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go! emceed the event, which featured costumed characters, a dance party, trivia and of course, screenings. Fans were treated to new episodes of We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, Ben 10 and a sneak peek of new series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, coming later this summer. Check out the title sequence for that one here .
Cartoon Network’s President and General Manager Christina Miller spoke about the importance of integrating art into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives during the panel "Creativity and Coding: Inspiring Future Innovators."
For the adults, TNT turned a corner of downtown Austin into Cody Beach with a wave-riding pool, surf lounge and beer garden, all to promote the new season of Animal Kingdom. See it to believe it in this clip from AdWeek. Animal Kingdom returns to TNT May 30.
Elsewhere in Austin, truTV hosted a live showcase for new series Talk Show the Game Show. The mashup comedy series hosted by Guy Branum features celebrity contestants like Margaret Cho, Moby and Wanda Sykes. Watch the trailer below and tune into the series premiere April 5.
Would you want a digital version of yourself to live on after your demise? CNN’s Mostly Human with Laurie Segall investigates that very question. Segall, CNN’s senior technology correspondent, hosted a watch party for the new series, which is now streaming on CNNgo.
Speaking of the undead, horror film junkies got a first look at exclusive footage from New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures’ Annabelle 2 and It during the “Face Your Fears” panel discussion. Filmmakers David Sandberg and Andres Mushcietti sat down with Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes to discuss their (creepy) inspirations and influences. Watch the teaser for Annabelle 2 here.