Star Trek Captains and the Toon Boom Connection - an evening at Montreal Comiccon
3000 enthusiastic fans attended the Toon Boom sponsored "Reunion of the Generations" at Montreal Comiccon 2012. The event was the meeting on stage of two Starfleet captains - William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) and Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard).
The event was hosted by local CTV newscaster Todd van der Heyden. It began when Joan Vogelesang, Toon Boom's President and CEO spoke with Todd about the role of animation and how Toon Boom had recently worked with the MyOuterspace team to create the "Out of this World Contest" in which we asked entrants to animate William Shatner. The winner of this contest Jeremy Appleman got the chance to work on the new sci-fi animation series The Zenoids. Ms. Volgelesang concluded her informative speech and left the stage to a very appreciative round of applause from the audience.
The audience went crazy as the guests were introduced and came on stage. William Shatner and Patrick Stewart quickly got into the swing of things and related many stories about their working together on Star Trek Generations. Fans asked questions and received some light-hearted replies from their heroes. A surprise treat was the arrival of actor Malcolm McDowell (Dr. Tolian Soran in the film Star Trek Generations).
All in all it was a great evening and Toon Boom Animation were proud to have made it so!
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