On July 23, 2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil made the San Diego Comic-Con a little more awesome. The panel hosted by the Disney Channel and Disney XD was moderated by Eric Coleman, the Senior Vice President for Original Series at Disney Television Animation. Kick Buttowski series creator Sandro Corsaro along with actors Charlie Schlatter (Kick Buttowski) and Matt L. Jones (Gunther) were on hand to talk about the show and answer any burning questions... like will Kick ever have a girlfriend? NBA All-Star Dwight Howard made a special appearance dressed as his character Rock Callahan.
Disney Television Animation also released sneak previews for two new animated series:
Motorcity (Disney XD)
This animated series is set in a futuristic Detroit owned by evil billionaire Abraham Kane. Having banned personal freedoms including automobile transportation, Kane now faces one last obstacle, a group of hot-rod wielding rebels who call themselves The Burners. Led by Mike Chilton, The Burners rise to stop Kane from conquering Detroit’s last oasis of freedom — an underground refuge dubbed Motorcity. The series, created by Chris Prynoski and produced by Disney Television Animation and Titmouse, Inc., is slated to premiere in winter 2012 on Disney XD. The voice cast is Reid Scott, Nate Torrence, Kate Micucci, Kel Mitchell, Jess Harnell, Brian Doyle Murray, Jim Breuer and Mark Hamill.
TRON Uprising (Disney XD)
This visually stunning animated series, scheduled to premiere in fall 2012 on Disney XD, focuses on an era of the TRON storyline that transpires after the 1982 feature film and before the story in TRON: Legacy. Its impressive list of artists, animators, directors, producers and digital technicians includes executive producer/director Charlie Bean (Robotboy, Samurai Jack, and Powerpuff Girls), and consulting producers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (both screenwriters of TRON: Legacy/executive producers of Lost) and Justin Springer (co-producer of TRON: Legacy). The series will be preceded by a 10-part TRON micro-series launching in winter 2012 on Disney XD. The voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reubens, Reginald VelJohnson and Bruce Boxleitner.