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Benedict Cumberbatch Set for First San Diego Comic-Con Appearance

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con to promote DreamWorks Animation’s feature “The Penguins of Madagascar,” although he may also stick around for Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and support Peter Jackson, who is scheduled to present the final installment of his trilogy.

In addition to Cumberbatch, who plays Agent Classified, the panel for “Penguins” will also feature John Malkovich, Tom McGrath and directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell. Fox will release the toon on Nov. 26.

The 90-minute DreamWorks panel will take place in the convention center’s Hall H on July 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. WB’s presentation takes place the morning of the 26th.

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The DreamWorks presentation will also promote the animated feature “Home,” out March 27, which features music by Rihanna and is helmed by Tim Johnson.

While “Sherlock” has been promoted at Comic-Con in the past, Cumberbatch nor co-star Martin Freeman were on hand to discuss the series with fans. Cumberbatch was nominated for an Emmy in the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries of movie category for “Sherlock” on Thursday, while Freeman nabbed a nom for “Fargo.”

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