Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Archive Collection are bringing an unparalleled posse of comics and toon icons to San Diego for Comic-Con International (July 17-21). WBHE is presenting six World Premieres (Batman: Hush, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters, Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, The Banana Splits Movie and an in-depth Shazam! documentary), celebrating monumental anniversaries for Batman Beyond and Scooby-Doo, and creating immersive fan experiences for Detective Pikachu and Shazam!. WAC for its part will flexing on Popeye’s 90th birthday and spotlighting The Jetsons and landmark sci-fi show V: The Original Mini-Series.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
10:15-11:15 a.m. Popeye’s 90th Birthday Party Warner Archive and King Features commemorate one of the biggest stars in American comics/animation history with a landmark panel packed with punches! King Features president CJ Kettler (executive producer of Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego and The Tick), IDW Popeye artist Tom Neely, animation historian and author Jerry Beck, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson offer a grand history of the beloved character, unveil a full slate of new King Features content, exciting merchandise and events for 2019, and give fans a glimpse of newly-remastered footage from upcoming Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s releases. Moderator Gary Miereanu will no doubt be toting cool giveaways for select fans. 6DE
12:15-1:15 p.m. Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for super hero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with many members of the creative team behind the breakthrough production, including producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), eight-time Emmy Award-winning casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (Justice League), director James Tucker (Batman: Hush), writers Bob Goodman (Elementary) and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier), and the acting stars of the series — Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Will Friedle (Kim Possible), the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements. Hall H
4:30-5:30 p.m. Horror Times Two: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a double dip of upcoming horror films, both produced by Blue Ribbon Content in conjunction with SYFY. Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters Attack! follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor’s children, along with her own little brother, Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter. Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown and returns to the franchise in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee, and Tashiana Washington (Shaft), starring as Drea, will be on the panel alongside director
Bobby Miller (The Cleanse), Critters puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot (The Cabin in the Woods), voice of the Critters Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) and Blue Ribbons’ Peter Girardi to discuss the new film.
The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters from the late 1960s The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? Panelists include writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (My Super Psycho Sweet 16), actor Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Blue Ribbon’s Peter Girardi, and the voice of the Banana Splits, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons). 6DE
3:30-4:00 p.m. Autograph Signing: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie Exclusive Comic-Con 2019 film-specific posters to be signed by Critters Attack! actors Dee Wallace, Tashiana Washington, Steve Blum, director Bobby Miller, puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot and Blue Ribbons’ Peter Girardi, and The Banana Splits Movie writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, actors Sara Canning and Eric Bauza and Blue Ribbon’s Peter Girardi. Warner Bros./DC Booth
6:00-7:00 p.m. World Premiere of SHAZAM! Documentary Introduced in person by one of the film’s stars – Asher Angel – this DC Spotlight (streaming later this summer on DC Universe) features interviews with the people who helped The World’s Mightiest Mortal evolve from comic book hero to pop culture icon. You’ll witness the enlightening perspectives of legendary DC writers and artists, including Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith, Gerry Conway, Jim Lee, and Dan DiDio; filmmaker/comic expert Kevin Smith; and the stars and makers of 2019’s hit film, SHAZAM!: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, director David F. Sandberg, and producer Peter Safran; and many more. Horton Grand Theatre
10:00-11:30 p.m. World Premiere of The Banana Splits Movie Coming to Digital on August 13, and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27. Horton Grand Theatre
FRIDAY, JULY 19
7:15-9:15 p.m. World Premiere of Batman: Hush Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life — which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). On Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13. Ballroom 20
9:30-11:00 p.m. Batman: Hush Encore Screening Ballroom 20
10:00-11:00 a.m. Warner Archive Celebrates V: The Original Mini-Series Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth’s major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship — or is it? The ground-breaking 1983 V: The Original Mini-Series is a science fiction spectacular that mixes dynamic special effects with cliffhanger thrills . . . and launched an entire television franchise! Come see creator/producer/writer/director Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk), series star Marc Singer (Arrow) and some possible surprise guests along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu as they celebrate this landmark mini-series and discuss the newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of the heralded production coming from Warner Archive later in 2019. 6DE
SATURDAY, JULY 20
10:00-11:00 a.m. The Jetsons and Primetime Hanna-Barbera In anticipation of Warner Archive’s release of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray this summer, legendary animation writer Tony Benedict (The Flintstones, The Atom Ant Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show), animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson, and some very special surprise panelists will offer a glimpse of remastered footage that’s been restored to its original primetime network form as aired, and they’ll discuss the endearing, landmark animated series . . . as well as several of Hanna-Barbera’s best-loved primetime animated productions. From The Flintstones to Jonny Quest, the room will be filled with animated excitement. And moderator Gary Miereanu will have just the right giveaways to match the fun. 6A
12:30-1:30 p.m. Scooby-Doo’s 50th Birthday Bash Warner Bros. Home Entertainment salutes that lovable Great Dane, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained Scooby-Doo fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spin-off series, original animated and live-action films, consumer products and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) and Kate Micucci (Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively — and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3, 2019). 6A
SUNDAY, JULY 21
10:15-11:45 a.m. World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island Pack your Scooby Snacks and join the Mystery Inc. gang as the teen sleuths embark on a wild and spooky vacation with zombies and cat people in an all-new, original film. Be among the first live audience to see this follow-up to the classic, best-selling Scooby-Doo! film, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, as this new animated adventure finds Scooby-Doo and his pals taking a much-deserved vacation to a tropical island. Instead of getting rest and relaxation, however, they find themselves wrapped up in one of their biggest mysteries yet! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the film arrives this fall from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 6BCF
12:00-2:00 p.m. World Premiere of Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans When the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar super hero teams to keep the universe secure in Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans. Come for the World Premiere of this blockbuster film, then stay for an incredibly entertaining panel discussion featuring the stars of the film — Greg Cipes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters) as Robin, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series) as Raven, Hynden Walch (Adventure Time) as Starfire, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Mrs. Claus, and some surprise special guests . . . alongside producer/director Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), screenwriters Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this fall on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. 6BCF
2:15-4:15 p.m. World Premiere of LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters Batman, Robin, and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in the latest animated adventure in the LEGO DC series. Witness the World Premiere of this action-packed, brick-tastic adventure that will be followed by a star-studded panel of actors and filmmakers, including the voices of Batman, Batgirl, and Robin — Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) and Scott Menville (Teen Titans) — along with Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Red Hood, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batwoman, and Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) as Scarecrow. Filmmakers include producer Rick Morales (LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood), director Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later this summer on Blu-ray TM Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital. 6BCF
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Fan Activation Experience the magic of Ryme City in an immersive walkthrough pop-up based on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Guests will be able to explore the city and capture Instagrammable moments including the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and more. Fans can win prizes while having the opportunity to take photos with multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself!
Location: Outside The Omni Hotel | Days/Hours of Operation: Wednesday – 5-7PM, Thursday: 10AM-7PM, Friday: 10AM-7PM, Saturday: 10AM-7PM, Sunday: 10AM-4PM
Shazam! Fan Activation Visit the Chilladelphia Winter Carnival in sunny San Diego! At the carnival from the blockbuster film Shazam! guests can play games to win exclusive prizes and pose for some fun photo opps.
Location: Outside The Omni Hotel | Days/Hours of Operation: Wednesday – 5-7PM, Thursday: 10AM-8PM, Friday: 10AM-8PM, Saturday: 10AM-8PM, Sunday: 10AM-4PM