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ComicCon 2017 [Part One]: Voltron Season 3, Kingsman Meets Archer, and more

Every July, nerds of the United States (nay, the world) flock to San Diego for Comic Con. It's basically Nerd Christmas. There's always some exciting animation related happenings there, too. This year's Con runs until Sunday July 22, but there's already plenty of news to get excited about. So we've rounded up a few of them for you right here! More soon!

Voltron Legendary Defender's panel revealed that the series will return on August 4 with seven new episodes, with another batch of six episodes hitting in a to-be-disclosed date in October. While fans might be slightly disappointed that the number of episodes in seasons going forward will be smaller, it's one way of ensuring that you get to see them sooner. Animation of such quality is time-consuming, so to get a full 11 or 13 episode season like the first two would have meant a longer wait. The long-awaited trailer was also finally released (spoilers for seasons 1 and 2)

Kingsman was an outrageously entertaining comic-book based spy movie from X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn. At the panel for this September's sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, there was an unexpected surprise for animation fans. The producers of Archer made a hilarious short in which Sterling Archer meets Kingsman's lead character Eggsy (voiced by Taron Egerton). It's a crossover we never saw coming, but it's utterly inspired. Anyone else really want a Kingsman animated series now?

At the Ghostbusters panel, it was revealed that the untitled animated Ghostbusters movie was still in development, for a possible 2019 release. Ivan Reitman teased that it would be told "from a ghost's point of view", which certainly promises to be unique. But which Ghostbusters team will feature?

The Lego Ninjago Movie released a hilarious new Comic-Con trailer.

We also got our first look at the upcoming Rocko's Modern Life comeback movie Static Cling. It looks set to be a perfect update of the original, with hand-drawn animation that captures the original, while giving it a modern HD-powered sheen. And the sense of humour seems to have survived intact, too. "Fellas... I don't think we're in the 90s any more..."