I then went through the exhibit hall visiting with creators and killed time until my blood drive appointment. I also was able to get a signed copy of Neil Gaiman's The Grave Yard Book (to which Sky Girl was favorably compared by a reviewer), which is kind of awesome.
Then something I have never seen at ComicCon. There was no line at Hall H. I walked right into the animation panel. (the Ballroom 20 line was the longest I have ever seen, so I assume the combination of nearly back to back Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kirsten Stuart panels was the cause.). I caught the end of the panel about the upcoming Arthur movie, which features Santa's son.
Rodriguez next described the work of Frank Franzett. He then announce Rodriguez announces Frank Frazetta transmedia project dedicated to bringing worldwide attention back on the Franzetta properties. They are also Rodriguez to reopen Frazzeta gallery as a museum in Texas. Finally, Rodriguez to remake Frank Frazetta Fire and Ice with Death Dealer to follow.
Del Toro has a house that is full of Disney and movie memorabilia which will be featured in a book called Bleak House
Del Toro wants to make the Haunted Mansion an E ticket movie. He is working with imagineers and clearly said, "there are no comedians in my movie." (Mocking the earlier Eddie Murohy version of the film.) Del Toro's version has the hat box ghost, a legend to fans of the haunted mansion. The Hat Box ghost only appeared in the mansion for a single month when the attraction opened in Disneryland despite appearing in (and taking center stage in some) the publicity material.
Michael Chabon (Cavalier and Clay) is writing Favaue's Magic Kingdom movie.
Tomorrow is a big day with Torchwood, True Blood, Walking Dead, Batman Year One, Eureka, and Warehouse 13. I can't wait.