Disney+ to Join Virtual Comic-Con

Disney+ July 1 announced that it will join Comic-Con@Home, the virtual confab put on by the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con, the annual pop culture fest that was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming service will present virtual panels for three of its upcoming original titles. Disney+ will feature the animated movie Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, the anthology docuseries “Marvel’s 616,” and the service’s first scripted series from National Geographic, “The Right Stuff.”

Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020, and online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities.

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Disney+’s virtual Comic-Con@Home panels include:

  • A Look Inside “Marvel’s 616” on Disney+, Thursday, July 23, 1:00 p.m.: “Marvel’s 616” explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the “world outside your window.” Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.
  • Disney+’s Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,  Saturday, July 25, noon:  Join the creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, director Bob Bowen and stars Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy and Dee Bradley Baker as they share an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming film and discuss the origins of this iconic animated series.
  • Blast Off with Disney+’s “The Right Stuff,” Saturday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.: From Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “The Right Stuff” is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a look at the early days of the U.S. space program. The series follows seven of the military’s best pilots as they become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the panel will feature cast members Patrick J. Adams (Major John Glenn), Jake McDorman (Lt. Cmdr. Alan Shepard), Colin O’Donoghue (Capt. Gordon Cooper), Michael Trotter (Gus Grissom), Aaron Staton (Wally Schirra), Micah Stock (Deke Slayton), James Lafferty (Scott Carpenter), Nora Zehetner (Annie Glenn”), Shannon Lucio (Louise Shepard), Eloise Mumford (Trudy Cooper), Eric Ladin (Chris Kraft), and Patrick Fischler (Bob Gilruth”), showrunner and executive producer Mark Lafferty, and executive producer Jennifer Davisson.

The Disney+ panels will join previously announced conversations from Walt Disney Television and Hulu during Comic-Con@Home. Follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more updates.

 

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