Cartoon Network on Saturday presented a back-to-back panel extravaganza featuring two of its popular toons: We Bare Bears and the new The Powerpuff Girls, both making their San Diego Comic-Con debuts with their first proper panels. Audiences in the Indigo Ballroom were treated to never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes insights from cast and crew.
Representing We Bare Bears were Annie Award winner and series creator Daniel Chong, storyboard artist Lauren Sassen, series writer Mikey Heller, director Manny Hernandez, and voice actors Eric Edelstein (Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (Panda) and Demetri Martin (Ice Bear). Sassen did a live illustration, and fans got a sneak peek at “Icy Nights” — the episode premieres later this year and sees Ice Bear ride his custom vacuum into the city, where a gang of techies steal his ride.
The back-to-back Powerpuff Girls panel features executive producer Nick Jennings, co-executive producer Bob Boyle, write Haley Mancini (also the voice of Princess Morbucks), writer Jake Goldman, and voice actors Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles), Natalie Palamides (Buttercup) and Tom Kenny (The Mayor, The Narrator). Fans got a peek at upcoming episode “The Big Sleep,” in which the superhero sisters have to stop the Professor’s latest invention from wreaking havoc in the house.