UPDATE 7/22: gen:LOCK S2 Panel (Sat., July 24, 6 p.m. PT)
Pop culture fanatics will have to wait a little longer to return to the jam-packed hustle and bustle of the San Diego Convention Center, but your favorite animated shows, movies, creators, artists and voice talents will be beaming straight to your personal screens during Comic-Con@Home (comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome), returning to its virtual platform July 23-25. We’re keeping tabs on the panels, events and exclusives to look forward to as they’re announced:
Tamashii Nations & Bandai Namco Collectibles (Bluefin) Exclusives:
(Pre-orders open Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m. PDT via Premium Bandai U.S.A.)
- S.H.Figuarts – Dragon Ball Super Saiyan God Son Goku ($50) | Event exclusive color edition.
- S.H.Figuarts – Dragon Ball Beerus ($50) | Event exclusive color edition.
- S.H.Figuarts – Dragon Ball Whis ($50) | Event exclusive color edition.
- S.H.Figuarts – Dragon Ball Nappa ($70) | Event exclusive color edition.
- Tamashii Stage – Dragon Ball Series ($42) | Event exclusive edition 2021, six piece set (three stage bases + supports).
(Available from Mattel Creations July 22 at 9 a.m. PST)
- Pixar Spotlight Series – Up: Kevin & Babies Pack (SRP $40) | Going beyond the expected, the collectible figure has been designed with incredible precision using insights from one of the character designers, Alberto Lozano. Kevin’s three offspring are a small, fuzzier version of their mama bird. With Kevin’s movable joints and authentic design – and even the three babies with individual expressions, and a chocolate bar stolen from Russell – fans will find their most high-flying dreams come true. Create a display inside or outside the deluxe window box – it comes with a reversible background and a collectable concept art card with an additional fun fact from the creators. Colors and decorations may vary.
- Masters of the Universe – Masterverse Revelation: Scare Glow Action Figure (SRP $35) | The first wave of the new line celebrates the release of a thrilling Netflix animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation! This collector’s edition of the skeletal ghost warrior loyal to the evil Skeletor is highly detailed and features glow-in-the-dark skeleton and head. Highly articulated, this action figure has 30 working joints for battle scenes and power posing. Figure comes with poseable cape and scythe of doom, plus extra hands. Special LED packaging includes purple and white lights that brilliantly display the glow-in-the-dark effect! Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.
- MEGA Collabs – Masters of the Universe Battle Labbit (SRP $50) | The Labbit has seen countless iterations over the years – that’s what happens when an iconic vinyl figure takes the pop art scene by storm – but this might just be the most powerful Labbit in the universe. Collaborating with both Masters of the Universe and Frank Kozik himself, MEGA is mighty proud to unleash this buildable Battle Labbit. Complete with all of the Labbit’s signature features, this iteration provides a fresh dose of MOTU, paying tribute to Battle Cat as it will appear in the upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
- Hot Wheels – Masters of the Universe Wind Raider vs. Land Shark (SRP $35) | Highly-detailed Wind Raider, the powerful Eternian jet and Land Shark, a shark-like tank that terrorizes Eternia. The Wind Raider sports the original signature olive-green hull, dark yellow wings, and skull deco and comes with He-Man mini figure to ride into victory. A fuchsia shark grazes the front of the Land Shark and features a Skeletor action figure at the helm with the mounted weapons on the back.
Friday, July 23
10 a.m. PT Star Trek: Prodigy (Produced by CBS Studios and Nickelodeon Animation; Paramount+) – The inaugural cast panel for the highly anticipated upcoming Star Trek animated kids’ series, with voice cast Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker and Jason Mantzoukas alongside executive producers Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman and director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon. Premieres on Paramount+ in the U.S. later this year.
Star Trek: Lower Decks (Produced by CBS’s Eye Animation Prod., Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Ent.) – Join voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and Eugene Cordero alongside creator Mike McMahan for an exclusive conversation and an extended look at the second season. Season 2 is bigger, funnier and Star Trekkier than ever before. Fans can expect strange, new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning. S2 premieres August 12 on Paramount+.
11 a.m. PT The Dragon Prince: Inside the Creative Process (Wonderstorm/Netflix) – The Saga is coming … now hear what goes into making the magical next phase of the Emmy Award-winning series! Co-creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond will share exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creative process including early sneak peeks, fan Q&As, plus interviews with writers, artists and more. While there won’t be news about Season 4 (now in the works), come learn about the exciting areas of Xadia you’ll be able to explore in the near future!
11 a.m. PT Tuca & Bertie (Adult Swim) – Join Lisa Hanawalt (creator and executive producer), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (executive producer), Nicole Byer (voice of Plant Teen 2, The Chill Bird) and Adam Conover (moderator) in a virtual Hall H to celebrate the return of Tuca & Bertie. The cast share what moments made them laugh the hardest, their unique quarantine recording process and the sci-fi behind birds. New episodes air Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.
12 p.m. PT Adventure Time: Distant Lands (Produced by Cartoon Network Studios; HBO Max) – What time is it? It’s time for more adventure in the land of Ooo and beyond, based on the Emmy- and Peabody-winning Cartoon Network series. Join moderator Bex Taylor-Klaus (Blaine) as they deep dive into the recent special, Together Again, and preview the upcoming Wizard City along with Adam Muto (executive producer), John DiMaggio (Jake), Mace Montgomery Miskel (Pep) and Toks Olagundoye (Dr. Caledonius). Uncover some secrets, hear behind-the-scenes stories and stick around until the very end for a special sneak peek at the Wizard City. It’s going to be James Baxter good!
12 p.m. PT Netflix Geeked: Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Produced by Netflix Animation and Mattel Television) – An exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated animated series. Since its creation in 1982, the Masters of the Universe franchise has become a cultural phenomenon, transcending generations and igniting passion amongst fans around the world. This new action-packed series, which follows He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and the other classic characters, picks up where they left off decades ago. Now, nearly 40 years later, the new series will delight long-standing fans and introduce a new generation to Eternia and the thrilling, heroic adventures of the Guardians of Grayskull. The cast and creators will discuss all of your questions about reviving this beloved franchise.
2 p.m. PT Teenage Euthanasia (Adult Swim) – Head into a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida with the cast and creators of the brand-new animated series. Alyson Levy (co-creator), Alissa Nutting (co-creator), Scott Adsit (co-director and co-executive producer), Maria Bamford (voice of Trophy Fantasy), Jo Firestone (Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy), Bebe Neuwirth (Baba) and Tim Heidecker (moderator) discuss the new coming-of-all-ages comedy series focused on death, family and accidental resurrection.
3 p.m. PT Duncanville (Produced by 20th Television Animation; Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group; and Fox Entertainment) – Join the Harris family and friends for a hilarious conversation about the spectacularly average life of 15-year-old Duncan Harris on FOX’s hit animated series. Executive producers Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully, executive producer and star Amy Poehler, and stars Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester and Betsy Sodaro tease the rest of this season and next, and give fans a special look at an upcoming episode featuring a musical number with everyone’s favorite teacher, Mr. Mitch (voiced by Wiz Khalifa).
3 p.m. PT Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) – Watch the fun as panelists discuss the thrilling conclusion to this epic tale, including voice actors Jensen Ackles (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Katee Sackhoff (Poison Ivy), Julie Nathanson (Gilda Dent), Troy Baker (The Joker) and screenwriter Tim Sheridan. Actress/host Tiffany Smith moderates the festivities. The feature-length animated film – which will be accompanied by the latest DC Showcase animated short, Blue Beetle – arrives July 27 on Digital and August 10 on Blu-ray.
4 p.m. PT Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) – Grab a portal gun and get intergalactic for the best of season five so far with Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (Beth), Spencer Grammer (Summer), Brandon Johnson (moderator) and special guests. Get answers to all your burning Rick and Morty questions, like who is Mr. Nimbus, does Beth floss and what are decoys? All-new episodes air Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT only on Adult Swim.
5 p.m. PT Blade Runner: Black Lotus (Produced by Adult Swim and Crunchyroll) – Fans have waited long enough and the time has come … tune in for an exclusive look into the highly anticipated anime series from the Blade Runner franchise. Hear directly from the creative team and voice talent Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle) and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/SVP & Creative Director for Adult Swim/moderator) as they discuss the series coming to Adult Swim later this year.
Saturday, July 24
10 a.m. PT Looney Tunes Cartoons (Produced by Warner Bros. Animation; HBO Max) – There’s more, folks! Looney Tunes Cartoons continues to captivate a new generation of fans with over 400 minutes of Looney mayhem and much more to come. Moderated by voice cast member Eric Bauza (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Marvin the Martian), join Pete Browngardt (executive producer), Aaron Spurgeon (art director), Alex Kirwan (supervising producer), Caroline Director (storyboard artist) and Keika Yamaguchi (assistant art director) for a panel discussion to find out what’s next for Bugs, Daffy and the rest of your favorite Tunes!
11 a.m. PT The Simpsons (Produced by Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Television Animation) – Simpsons Season 33 and Beyond! Join Matt Selman, Al Jean, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson, Debbie Mahan and moderator Yeardley Smith as they give you an exclusive sneak preview of Season 33! A panel of animators, writers and special surprise guests will answer your questions, tell behind-the-scenes stories, and reveal the secrets of the Springfield Cinematic Universe!
1 p.m. PT Jellystone! (Produced by Warner Bros. Animation; HBO Max) – They’re back! Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw, Top Cat and all your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters star in the all-new animated series! Join showrunner and executive producer C.H. Greenblatt, Ian Wasseluk (supervising director), Jeff Bergman (Yogi Bear), Grace Helbig (Cindy Bear) and Niccole Thurman (Jabberjaw) on a sneak peek tour of this charming town where these beloved characters live, work and play together. Premieres July 29 on HBO Max.
2 p.m. Craig of the Creek (Produced by Cartoon Network Studios) – Meet us down at The Stump and get ready to map out new adventures! Philip Solomon, voice of Craig, will moderate this fun-filled panel featuring behind-the-scenes stories and a preview of the upcoming fourth season from the GLAAD-, Emmy- and NAACP Image Award-nominated series. Joining Philip are Ben Levin (co-creator), Ashleigh Hairston (writer), Dashawn Mahone (supervising director), Najja Porter (supervising director) and Jeff Trammell (story editor). With so many places to explore, this is one panel you won’t want to miss!
3 p.m. PT Central Park (Produced by 20th Television Animation) – Join co-creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard; co-creator, executive producer and voice of “Birdie” Josh Gad; the voice of “Owen Tillerman” Leslie Odom Jr.; the voice of “Cole Tillerman” Titus Burgess; and producers Kelvin Yu and Steven Davis, for Apple’s musical animated series’‘Con debut. The panelists discuss how they brought this harmonious series to life by merging comedy with the very brightest talent of Broadway and some of the best songwriters in the world.
3 p.m. PT The Patrick Star Show! (Produced by Nickelodeon Animation) – Lights. Camera. Distraction! Patrick Star is stepping into the limelight in Nickelodeon’s second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. During this exclusive panel, fans will discover a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. Sit back and enjoy a table read of an episode and hear all about the brand-new series featuring voice actors Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Tom Wilson (Cecil Star), Cree Summer (Bunny Star), Jill Talley (Squidina Star) and Dana Snyder (GrandPat), along with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Moderated by Tara Bennett (SYFY Wire).
4 p.m. PT Family Guy (Produced by 20th Television Animation) – Join cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Arif Zahir and executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin from FOX’s hit animated comedy to celebrate 20 seasons of the series with a virtual trivia night! Watch cast and producers compete against each other and see who knows the most about this iconic series! After, catch a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in our 20th season premiering this fall on FOX!
4 p.m. PT Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) – Time is short and the stakes are high in this action-packed continuation of the Mortal Kombat journey. Joel McHale (Johnny Cage) headlines a panel that includes Jordan Rodrigues (Liu Kang), Dave B. Mitchell (Raiden, Kintaro & Sektor), screenwriter Jeremy Adams, producer Rick Morales and game co-creator Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), who serves the films as the Creative Consultant. Joshua Gray, producer and host of Mortal Kombat Events & Professional Tournaments since 2015, moderates the panel. The all-new, feature-length film arrives on Digital, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack on August 31.
5 p.m. PT American Dad! (Produced by 20th Television Animation) – Ever wondered how your favorite episodes get made? Join Matt Weitzman as he walks you through the creation of an upcoming episode of the current season airing on TBS! You’ll see a table read, featuring stars Rachael MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes and Dee Bradley Baker, followed by parts of the episode in the animatic and early stages of color!
6 p.m. PT gen:LOCK Season 2 (WarnerMedia’s Rooster Teeth) – Join the cast and crew of the sci-fi series for a dive into what fans can expect in the new season, coming to HBO Max, and catch an exclusive first look at footage from S2 Episode 1. Executive producer and voice of Julian Chase, Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed); Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), who voices Miranda Worth; and showrunner/lead writer Daniel Dominguez are slated to participate in a panel moderated by Karama Horne (The Blerdgurl).
Sunday, July 25
12 p.m. PT The Great North (Produced by 20th Television Animation) – A look at one of FOX’s newest animated series, already picked up for a third season. Join creators and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux, executive producer Loren Bouchard and the all-star cast including Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Dulcé Sloan, Will Forte, Paul Rust and Alanis Morissette for a truly wild and hilarious Q&A including exclusive clips and breaking news on the outrageous Alaskan adventures in store for the Tobin family in the upcoming season.
3 p.m. PT Bob’s Burgers (Produced by 20th Television Animation) – The cast and producers of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series are back for another virtual ‘Con breaking news about the upcoming season, showing never-before-seen footage and answering questions from a few lucky fans who get to join the zoom to ask their burning questions directly to the panelists. Join creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Nora Smith and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy for a panel you won’t want to miss!