Warner Bros. Discovery Takes Flight at San Diego Comic Con

Warner Bros. Discovery is ready for its formal fandom introduction at Comic-Con 2022, as the combined divisions of the company join forces to mark the first in-person presence in three years at the world’s premier comic-book and popular arts convention.

The entertainment powerhouse is back with a vengeance to present a series of can’t-miss panels, behind-the-scenes conversations, activations and more to celebrate new and fan-favorite live-action and animated series, movies, comics and games from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24.

For the 11th year, Warner Bros. will sponsor the official Comic-Con bag. Jim Lee, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC, has created two designs for this year’s must-have collectible swag holder, featuring more than 50 characters from across the DC Multiverse. Each bag will also feature two QR codes which will unlock special surprises for fans beginning Thursday, July 21. More than 160,000 bags have been produced, and fans can claim theirs when checking in at the convention, while supplies last. I.D. Me Promotions handled physical production of the bags.

SDCC 2022 Bags-Jim Lee
SDCC 2022 Bags designed by Jim Lee

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Comic-Con 2022 highlights include:

  • HBO will unveil the highly anticipated original series House of the Dragon, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, with a panel in Hall H.
  • Warner Bros. Television returns to Hall H with panels for The Sandman and Riverdale. Stars and producers of The Sandman will treat fans to a special presentation followed by a Q&A. The cast and producers of Riverdale make their final Comic-Con appearance to discuss the mysteries of season six and what is to come in the seventh and final season.
  • DC fans will learn more about the Super Heroes, Anti-Heroes and Super-Villains of Gotham City, take a deep dive into all things DC with Publisher & Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, experience a Dark Crisis event 30 years in the making, join writers Tom Taylor & Tom King for a conversation, and get insider info from top creators behind the DC Multiverse.
  • Warner Bros. Games gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Gotham Knights and MultiVersus video games with the cast and creators.
  • The TNets bring you a conversation with some of the biggest stars of TBS’ AEW: Dynamite and TNT’s AEW: Rampage — the wildly popular wrestling promotion.
  • Additional panels from Warner Bros. Pictures to be announced.

… But, you know we are all about packing as much animation as possible into our CC schedules!

Looney Tunes Cartoons
Looney Tunes Cartoons

Toon In with the Whole Family 

That’s NOT All, Folks! Looney Tunes for Everyone! — Don’t forget that left turn at Albuquerque on your way to the Looniest panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Take a look at all the latest from the Looney Tunes Loon-iverse, including the new season of Looney Tunes Cartoons, new series Bugs Bunny Builders, the upcoming Tiny Toons Looniversity and bonus surprises! Join Eric Bauza (voice of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy Duck & more) as he moderates an all-star panel with Alex Kirwan (supervising producer, Looney Tunes Cartoons), Abe Audish (supervising producer, Bugs Bunny Builders), Nate Cash and Erin Gibson (co-executive producers of Tiny Toons Looniversity), and more surprise guests! Stick around for sneak peeks, giveaways and looney games! Looney Tunes Cartoons and Bugs Bunny Builders are produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Tiny Toons Looniversity is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Cartoon Network: Winner Takes All — Come on down and be the first in line to test your knowledge on all things Cartoon Network! This multi-show panel will determine which panelists (and audience members!) are the most discerning fans as they are quizzed on their favorite series for a chance to unlock first looks, sneak peeks and more inside scoop! Play along with the casts and crew of Craig of the Creek  (Philip Solomon, voice of Craig; Najja Porter, supervising director; Dashawn Mahone, supervising director), Teen Titans Go! (Pete Michail, executive producer; Tara Strong, voice of Raven; Khary Payton, voice of Cyborg) and We Baby Bears (Calvin Wong, showrunner; Connor Andrade, voice of Grizz; Amari McCoy, voice of Panda; Max Mitchell, voice of Ice Bear). Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network! Craig of the Creek and We Baby Bears are produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Teen Titans Go! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

The Origin Story You’ve Been Waiting For…Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai — Magic, mystery, mayhem and Mogwai! Join the talented cast and crew of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai as they answer your burning questions about the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series. Executive producers Tze Chun and Brendan Hay join Tara Rueping (art director), Izaac Wang (voice of Sam), AJ LoCascio (voice of Gizmo), Gabrielle Neveah Green (voice of Elle), and more surprise guests to unveil the first clues to unlocking the secrets of the Mogwai that will leave you hungry for adventure (just don’t eat after midnight!). Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Sesame Street Mecha Builders — From feathered and furry friends to robo super-heroes-in-training, find out how the iconic Sesame Street Muppets got supersized into CGI animated characters for the newest series Sesame Street Mecha Builders. Join Olexa Hewryk, Frank Falcone, David Rudman, Ryan Dillon and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as they discuss how Cookie Monster, Elmo and Abby Cadabby were re-imagined to expand the Sesameverse. The panel will be moderated by Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street.

Smiling Friends
Smiling Friends

Get Animated with Adult Swim

Smiling Friends Discussion and Q&A — Join Michael Cusak and Zach Hadel, the creators behind the new Adult Swim series Smiling Friends, to find out what’s in store for Pim, Charlie and the rest of the company dedicated to bringing happiness to their bizarre yet colorful world.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal Season Two Discussion and Q&A — After winning five Emmy Awards including Outstanding Animated Program, the second season of Genndy Tartakovksy’s Primal returns to Adult Swim. Join animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack) for a deep dive into the second season of the acclaimed animation adventure. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Rick and Morty: The Vindicators Screening and Q&A — Calling all Rick and Morty fans! Join executive producer Sarah Carbiener alongside Rick and Morty producer Nick Rutherford for a first look at the Adult Swim digital series The Vindicators, based on breakout characters from Rick and Morty. Be the first to watch Supernova, Vance Maximus, Alan Rails, Crocubot and Noob Noob fight crime, avert genocides and yuk it up without Rick and Morty.

Tuca & Bertie Season Three Discussion and Q&A — This summer is sure to sizzle with the highly anticipated return of Tuca & Bertie on Adult Swim! Creator and executive producer Lisa Hanawalt will join the series cast to dive into the upcoming third season of the Adult Swim animated comedy about colorful bird girl besties who navigate the ups and downs of adulting in life, love and everything in between.

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn

Killin’ It

Harley Quinn Season 3 Advance Screening (Episode 1 & 2) — The Eat. Bang! Kill Tour is rolling through San Diego for an early look at what’s in store for Harlivy. Join us for a special advance screening of the first two episodes of season three of Harley Quinn at San Diego Comic-Con before its summer premiere on HBO Max. Seats will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Harley Quinn is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter at @dcharleyquinn and Facebook at facebook.com/dcharleyquinn.

Green Lantern: Beware My Power
Green Lantern: Beware My Power

Going Green

Green Lantern: Beware My Power World Premiere and Panel — Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual Comic-Con tradition of hosting debuts of original DC Universe Movies with the world premiere of Green Lantern: Beware My Power. The all-new intergalactic thriller features John Stewart’s first adventure as a member of the Green Lantern corps. In the film, the initially reluctant Stewart (voiced by Aldis Hodge) — aided by Green Arrow (Jimmi Simpson), Adam Strange (Brian Bloom) and Hawkgirl (Jamie Gray Hyder) — must contend with a horde of interplanetary killers bent on eliminating every Green Lantern in the universe, while also journeying into the heart of a raging Rann/Thanagar war to somehow succeed where all other Green Lanterns have failed. After the screening, cast members and filmmakers will host an in-depth, entertaining panel discussion. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Green Lantern: Beware My Power arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital on July 26.

Comic-Con International 2022 returns to the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24. The sold-out event is currently auctioning returned badges on eBay, with proceeds benefitting the Comic-Con Museum. 

More info at comic-con.org.

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