Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents an entertaining slate of world premieres and panels at Comic-Con International in 2017, ranging from the big-screen debuts of the wildly anticipated Batman and Harley Quinn and new LEGO® films featuring Scooby-Doo and the DC Super Hero Girls to special anniversary salutes to the DC Universe Original Movies and the legendary animation studio, Hanna-Barbera.
Animation legend Bruce Timm and popular actors Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester and Paget Brewster will headline the panel following the World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s traditional Comic-Con Friday night event.
LEGO® Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash and LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will have back-to-back World Premieres and Panels on Sunday, featuring Scooby-Doo actor Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), DCSHG actors Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy) & Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), and actress Grey Griffin doing double duty by appearing on both panels – in her roles as Daphne for Scooby-Doo and Wonder Woman for DCSHG.
In addition to the premiering films, WBHE will celebrate two significant milestones – the 10th anniversary of the DC Universe Original Movies (Thursday), and the 60th anniversary of legendary animation studio Hanna-Barbera (Sunday).
The premieres/panels (and confirmed talent thus far) hosted by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment include:
Thursday, July 20
DC Universe Original Movies 10th Anniversary
2:15-3:15pm – Room 6BCF
Ten Years. Thirty films. Five shorts. And innumerable fan-favorite moments. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC Entertainment-infused films with an exciting panel – in conjunction with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content and a few exclusive collectible items coming in Fall 2017. Join filmmakers and an array of popular voice actors for an entertaining look into the making of these popular movies. Producers Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) & James Tucker (Justice League War, Justice League Dark) and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) will lead a panel discussion that will include actors Kevin Conroy (Batman and Harley Quinn), Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke), John DiMaggio (Batman: Under The Red Hood), Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty, Justice League vs. Teen Titans) and some very special guests. Moderator Gary Miereanu will have some very exclusive gifts for the most intelligent inquisitive fans.
Friday, July 21
World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn
7:00-9:00pm – Ballroom 20
Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to his Batman: The Animated Series roots with an original tale to mark the 30th entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movies series. Batman and Harley Quinn finds the Dark Knight and Nightwing having their patience tested to the limit when they take a roadtrip with Harley Quinn to track down her old pal, Poison Ivy – who has some interesting ideas about saving the planet … with or without humanity. Be in the audience for the World Premiere, then stick around for silliness on a panel that features executive producer and co-screenwriter Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke); Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), voice of Batman; Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Poison Ivy; Loren Lester (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), voice of Nightwing; director Sam Liu (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and co-screenwriter Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Moderator Gary Miereanu will follow DCU premiere traditions with special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman and Harley Quinn will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on August 29.
Friday, July 21
Encore Screening: Batman and Harley Quinn
9:30-11:00pm – Ballroom 20
Whether you missed the premiere or just can’t wait to see it again, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is happy to provide a second helping of the all new DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn.
Sunday, July 23
World Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash
10:30am-12:00pm – Room 6BCF
Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be amongst the first audience to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Adventures of Bill & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy & Daphne, respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Sunday, July 23
World Premiere of LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain
12:15-1:45pm – Room 6BCF
Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for everyone’s favorite young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the World Premiere of this landmark film, the first LEGO® entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy – Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard) and story editor Jim Krieg (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout). DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO® Group, LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, 2017 on Digital HD, and August 8 on DVD.
Sunday, July 23
Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary
2:00-3:00pm – Room 7AB
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment salutes the 60th anniversary of legendary Hanna-Barbera Studios with an insightful panel led by artists and writers who worked side-by-side with the cartoon icons. Join Alan Burnett (The Smurfs), Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz), Tony Cervone (Scooby-Doo & KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), author and animation historian Jerry Beck, Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera’s personal assistant Carlton Zapp Clay and moderator Gary Miereanu for a look inside the making of The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Hong Kong Phooey, Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show and more.