Today big Warner Bros. Comic-Con news keeps truckin’ with the announcement of a week’s worth of panels and events from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
First up, Godzilla will be returning to the Convention Center, with an interactive display on the lawn behind Hall H. From Wednesday through Sunday, 8am to 8pm daily, a 24-foot tall recreation of the King of Monsters will be poised for photos, and to protect us from any impending invasion from the Marina. A graffiti wall will also be on hand so fans will be able to leave their favorite Godzilla moment.
Next, the latest animated film from DC Entertainment, Batman: Assault on Arkham, will screen on Friday July 25 from 7-9pm in Ballroom 20. The film isn’t due in stores until the following week, so fans will be able to get an early look at the film, which will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s cast and crew, including Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy Baker, John DiMaggio, producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano and screenwriter Heath Corson. Special announcements, exclusive prizes and surprises are promised for the panel, as if we needed any more reason to attend.
Kid’s Day on Sunday July 27 will see the return of Scooby-Doo with the world premiere of the latest animated film Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, followed by a panel with voice actors Mindy Cohn and Grey Griffin, director/producer Paul McEvoy and screenwriter Jim Krieg. Immediately following, stay for the world premiere of Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, with filmmakers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone on hand to present.
Our friends at Warner Archive will have two panels throughout the weekend, with Trailers from Hell Live! on Saturday July 26 at 1pm, and A Batman for all Seasons, examining “Batman iterations and oddities throughout history” on Sunday July 27 at noon.
Here are the details from the press release:
Blanketing the Con from start to finish with entertainment and activities for fans, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates its coming release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ summer blockbuster “Godzilla” with a four-day interactive display on the lawn behind Hall H. From Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, view the 24-foot tall sculpture of the king of the monsters, along with fan art and a graffiti wall where visitors can memorialize their favorite Godzilla moments. Giveaways and photo opportunities will also be available.
From 6:00 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, WBHE hosts Batman ’66, reuniting pop icons Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar on the Hall H stage for “Batman: The Complete Television Series.” Moderated by Ralph Garman, the actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give the audience an inside look at the exclusive content contained in the Home Entertainment release due out later this year, as well as present dazzling high-definition re-mastered footage from the landmark series.
On Friday, July 25th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., it’s the world premiere of “Batman: Assault on Arkham,” the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, due out on Digital HD on July 29th and as a Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on August 12th. Produced by WBHE, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the full-length animated film is based on the best-selling “Batman: Arkham” videogame series. Lucky attendees at the Ballroom 20 event will also be treated to a panel discussion featuring Kevin Conroy of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy Baker and John DiMaggio, and the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, screenwriter Heath Corson, and moderator Victor Lucas. There will also be special announcements, exclusive prizes and a few potential surprises.
The final day of the Con, Sunday, July 27th—Kids’ Day—will see WBHE’s world premiere of the family animated film “Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy” at 10:00 a.m. in Room 6BCF. The story follows everyone’s favorite Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. gang on a trip to a cursed castle inhabited by a terrifying ghost. Attendees can stay for a panel discussion among several of the voice actors, including Mindy Cohn and Grey Griffin, director/producer Paul McEvoy and screenwriter Jim Krieg. The feature will be available August 5th on Digital HD, and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on August 19th.
On the same day in Room 6A, at 2:15 p.m., animation fans can also watch the world premiere of the beloved cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry in “Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon,” an hour-long feature filled with song, sorcery and slapstick. Filmmakers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone will be on hand to present the film, which will be released on Digital HD on August 19th, and on DVD on September 2nd.
And fans of the extensive WBHE library will be able to enjoy panels discussing some of their newest and greatest classic offerings: on Saturday the 26th at 1:00 p.m., Warner Archive Collection presents Trailers From Hell Live! A match made in classic movie heaven, the gurus of TFH, paired with the fan-centric trio of WAC podcasters, make a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum. From sci-fi and horror to action and noir, it’s an education on current and upcoming releases in the WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant, from a panel that includes Josh Olson and WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. In Room 25ABC.
At 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, WAC presents A Batman for all Seasons. Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan, producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti, WAC Podcast hosts Patterson and Ferranti and surprise guests, as they examine Batman iterations and oddities throughout history, from early films like “Public Defender” and the Batman cartoons, to new versions of the character, the off-kilter takes and new media. Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old. Room 7AB.