Eric and Julia Lewald

Booth C-9

Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald are two of the premier writer-producers in family and youth-oriented television, having earned over 700 produced credits between them. They have been showrunners, together or individually, on 14 series, including the world-wide number-one hit X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, the breakthrough show that helped bring Marvel characters to TV and movies and made Fox TV the number one network in kids’ programming.

The Lewalds have developed series for Universal, MGM, Fox, and Disney; for Ivan Reitman at Northern Lights; and for Spielberg and Katzenberg at Dreamworks. At Sam Raimi’s Renaissance Films, they developed and supervised the writing for the 50-episode series Young Hercules, starring Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling. Eric received an Emmy nomination for producing the TV movie My Fair Madeline, while Julia won an Environmental Media Award for her small-screen adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s YA classic, Red Planet.

Eric recently published the behind-the-scenes book Previously on X-MEN: The Making of an Animated Series (Jacobs-Brown, 2017), a history and celebration of the creation of the landmark television show, told by the showrunner, complete with illustrations, photographs, and Eric’s 36 interviews featuring the cast, writers, and artists who made it. This was followed by Eric and Julia’s X-MEN: The Art and Making of an Animated Series (Abrams, 2020), a complementary, large-format art book containing over a thousand designs, cels, and other images from the series, as well as original art created for the book by the series’ artists.


Professional Photo Op $40 for one
$60 for both
X-Men: The Animated Series Reunion Professional Photo Op (all 10 guests) $330
Autograph and other prices will be displayed at event



12:00pm-1:30pmSigning Autographs
1:30pm-1:45pmX-Men: The Animated Series Group Professional Photo Op
1:45pm-2:45pmSigning Autographs
2:45pm-3:00pmSolo Professional Photo Ops
3:15pm-4:00pmSigning Autographs
4:00pm-5:00pmNightcrawler – An X-Men: TAS Story (Eric)
5:15pm-7:00pmStrong Women in X-Men: TAS Panel (Julia)


10:15am-11:00amSigning Autographs
11:00pm-12:00pmThe Disney Afternoon: From DuckTales to Bonkers
1:15pm-4:15pmSigning Autographs
4:15pm-4:30pmX-Men: The Animated Series Group Professional Photo Op
4:45pm-6:30pmSigning Autographs


10:30am-10:45amX-Men: The Animated Series Group Professional Photo Op
10:45am-11:30amSigning Autographs
11:30am-11:45amSolo Professional Photo Ops
11:45am-12:30pmSigning Autographs
1:30pm-2:30pmThe Creation Of X-Men: TAS
2:45pm-4:00pmSigning Autographs


Friday, November 11

Main Stage in Steelcase Ballroom B

4:00 pm

Eric Lewald, Larry Houston, and Len Uhley

Nightcrawler – An X-Men: TAS Story

X-Men showrunner Eric Lewald, writer Len Uhley and producer-director Larry H. Houston discuss how they made “Nightcrawler,” a fan favorite, which was the first mainstream TV animation episode to explore issues of faith. Moderator: X-Men writer Julia Lewald.

Main Stage in Steelcase Ballroom A

5:15 pm

Julia Lewald, Lenore Zann, Alison Sealy-Smith, and Catherine Disher

Strong Women in X-Men: TAS

Join Julia Lewald, Lenore Zann, Alison Sealy-Smith and Catherine Disher to discuss being the strong women in the X-Men: TAS, centering around episode 16 “Whatever It Takes” which stars two female characters and is written by a woman, a rare things in the era of “1990s boys action-adventure television”. A showing of the episode will precede this panel.

Saturday, November 12

Main Stage in Steelcase Ballroom A

11:00 am

Len Uhley and Eric and Julia Lewald

The Disney Afternoon: From DuckTales to Bonkers

Animation veterans Len Uhley, Julia Lewald, and Eric Lewald discuss the dozens of episodes they wrote for the Shows That Made Your Childhood. If you’re a fan of Chip ’N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers, DuckTales, Winnie the Pooh and TaleSpin, this is the panel for you! Moderator TBD.

Sunday, November 13

Main Stage in Steelcase Ballroom B

1:30 pm

Eric and Julia Lewald, Len Uhley & Larry Houston

The Creation Of X-Men: TAS

Join the minds and hands behind the X-Men: The Animated Series stories, plans and episodes for a discussion of what you don’t see on the screen. We will cover the process of writing, creating, and seeing the story go from ideas to fruition on the screen, and everything in between.