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Comic Con 2017: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents an entertaining slate of world premieres and panels

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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.

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The HISTORY Channel’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” To Make Panel Debut at San Diego Comic-Con

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“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” a hit nonfiction series on the HISTORY Channel, is making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive panel. The panel will feature aerospace engineer, astrophysicist, and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor; Defense Intelligence Senior Executive (Retired) Jay Stratton; and others. The series follows current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and an accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they conduct carefully curated scientific experiments, daring drilling and drone exercises, and more to uncover what’s taking place on the anomalous 512-acre hotspot of high strangeness and UAP-related activity. New episodes currently air on Tuesdays at 9/8c, with the two-hour season five finale airing on Tuesday, July 23 at 9/8c.

HISTORY’s “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” PANEL – Thursday, July 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Can You Keep A Secret? Unveiling the Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch – Ever seen a UAP? Or witnessed something strange and unusual that you couldn’t explain? Join the experts from The HISTORY® Channel’s hit series The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, including astrophysicist and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor and others, for a dynamic panel discussing the motivations, inclinations and secret findings currently taking place at one of the most infamous UAP and paranormal hotspots to ever exist. The moderator will be Matt Zoller Seitz (New York Magazine/Vulture). Cast subject to change.

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ADULT SWIM TO HOST FOUR-DAY “PIRATE PARRRTY” AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2024 ALONGSIDE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKS, SERIES PANELS AND LAUNCH OF THE “RICK AND MORTY: THE ANIME” ANIME-RICAN TOUR

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Adult Swim, the global leader in adult animation, unveiled plans today for San Diego Comic-Con which includes an ongoing Pirate-themed fan “parrrty” featuring a series of special evening events, exclusive panels diving into key Adult Swim programs, and the kick-off of a cross-country mobile tour to celebrate “Rick and Morty: The Anime.”

“For reasons too long to get into, we at Adult Swim have always used a pirate ship (and, owls, but maybe we’ll do that at a later con) as a metaphor for how we operate,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim. “We thought since we like to think of us, fans and network, as all one thing, that we should bring the pirate ship to the harbor of San Diego this year and let everyone join us on the – erm – poop deck.”

ADULT SWIM PIRATE PARRRTY

Adult Swim will crash onto the shores of San Diego with a shipwreck adventure on the network’s Adult Swim on the Green space outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way). The “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will include custom games, exclusive first looks, giveaways, and evening entertainment including DJ laser sets – no badge required!

The space will also host a series of special evening events including:

  • AEW x Adult Swim “Battle for the Booty” Wrestling Tournament – Join a collection of AEW wrestlers who will face off in a tag team tournament against famous Adult Swim faces for a no-holds-barred event as each competitor vies for the chance to win the “Battle for the Booty” title. Thursday (7/25) at 7:30pm
  • Adult Swim’s Night of New – Comic-Con attendees will be the first to experience a collection of brand-new Adult Swim series at this special screening event featuring the full-length premiere episodes of “Common Side Effects,” “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” “Invincible Fight Girl,” and “Women Wearing Shoulder Pads” alongside more never-before-seen Adult Swim content.  The screening will also be livestreamed in real-time on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel. Don’t miss your chance! Friday (7/26) at 7:30pm
  • Fun with Zach and Michael – Fresh off the finale of the hit series’ second season, join “SMILING FRIENDS” co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel for a special live-draw and fan Q&A event. Saturday (7/27) at 7:30pm

The first 1,000 attendees to join the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” at 1pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will receive an exclusive giveaway! For more details on the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” visit here.

RICKMOBILE TOUR KICK-OFF

This summer marks the return of the famed Rickmobile and Mortymobile for Adult Swim’s “Anime-rican” tour in support of the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” and San Diego Comic-Con is its first stop! Fans attending the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will have a chance for a photo-op with the Mortymobile, while the Rickmobile will roam San Diego’s Gaslamp District with special giveaways. After Comic-Con, both the Rickmobile and the Mortymobile will cross the country for a nine-city tour that will conclude in Adult Swim’s hometown of Atlanta.

PANEL EVENTS

The fun continues inside with a series of can’t-miss panels featuring advanced looks, breaking news and insightful discussion from series creators and voice talent:

  • Adult Swim’s “Common Side Effects” Series First Look – Come experience the side effects of an incredible panel discussion about Adult Swim’s highly anticipated new series.  “Common Side Effects.”  From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, and creators Joe Bennett and Steve Hely, this comedic thriller follows two former high school lab partners who take on big pharma and government agencies as they try to bring a medicine that cures everything to the whole world. Co-creator Steve Hely and writer/director Sean Buckelew will join the series voice cast including Martha KellyEmily PendergastJoseph Lee Anderson and Dave King to discuss the new series. Friday (7/26) at 11am, Indigo Ballroom
  • Adult Swim’s “Rick And Morty: The Anime” Series First Look – Go further into the multiverse of Rick and Morty with the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime” as it lands at San Diego Comic-Con.  Writer/director Takashi Sano, producers Joseph Chou and Takenari Maeda, and Adult Swim’s head of action and anime Jason DeMarco will share details about the intergalactic adventure and show you the inner workings of the new series on Adult Swim. Friday (7/26) at 12pm, Indigo Ballroom
  • “My Adventures with Superman” Screening Presentation and Panel – Join executive producers Jake WyattJosie CampbellBrendan Clogher, and voice cast members Jack QuaidAlice LeeIshmel Sahid, and Kiana Madeira as they answer your burning questions from season two. Plus get the early scoop on all the action, comedy, and romance that awaits Clark, Lois, and Jimmy in season three. Airing on Adult Swim, “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Saturday (7/27) at 10am, Indigo Ballroom 
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BMI AND WHITE BEAR PR PRESENT“THE CHARACTER OF MUSIC: THE ART OF SCORING FOR ANIMATION” AT COMIC-CON 2024

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BMI® and White Bear PR are excited to present “The Character of Music: The Art of Scoring for Animation,” at Comic-Con 2024. The panelists include BMI composers Sherri Chung, Deana Kiner, Kevin Kiner, Sean Kiner, Joy Ngiaw, along with composers The Newton Brothers and songwriter Alex Seaver. The panel will be moderated by White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling and introduced by BMI’s Director, Film, TV & Visual Media, Louie Stephens.

Step into the mesmerizing world where sound meets artistry at this year’s “The Character of Music: The Art of Scoring for Animation” panel. Discover how composers work hand in hand with animators and directors to weave a seamless tapestry of sound and imagery. The panelists include Deana, Kevin and Sean Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: Rebels), Sherri Chung (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Based On A True Story), Joy Ngiaw (Blush, Barbie Mysteries), The Newton Brothers (X-MEN ’97), and songwriter Alex Seaver aka MAKO (Arcane: League of Legends). 

WHERE: 
San Diego Convention Center Room 6BCF
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 

WHEN: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024 

TIME:

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PST

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