Following up on Warner Bros. Discovery’s announcement of its plans for the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con International running July 21-24, HBO Max and Cartoon Network provided details for where to find some of the kids and family content available during the pop culture festival at the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding areas of Downtown San Diego.
Friday, July 22 sees the “That’s NOT All, Folks! Looney Tunes for Everyone!” panel at 10 a.m. in the Indigo Ballroom. Take a look at all the latest from the Looney Tunes Loon-iverse, including the new season of “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” the new series “Bugs Bunny Builders,” the new “Tiny Toons Looniversity,” and bonus surprises. Eric Bauza (voice of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy Duck, and more) moderates an all-star panel with Alex Kirwan (supervising producer of “Looney Tunes Cartoons”), Abe Audish (supervising producer of “Bugs Bunny Builders”), Nate Cash and Erin Gibson (co-executive producers of “Tiny Toons Looniversity”) and more guests.
The panel will be followed at 11 a.m. by “The Origin Story You’ve Been Waiting For … ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.’” The cast and crew of “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” answer 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. “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
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Saturday, July 23 sees the “Cartoon Network: Winner Takes All” panel at 10 a.m. in the Indigo Ballroom. 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). “Craig of the Creek” and “We Baby Bears” are produced by Cartoon Network Studios. “Teen Titans Go!” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
The “Comics Are Fun for Everyone” panel will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in room 6DE. The panel will highlight comics and graphic novels from across the DC Multiverse, as well as animation and more. DC senior editor Katie Kubert will be joined by Daniel Warren Johnson and Juan Gedeon (Jurassic League), Kami Garcia (Constantine: Distorted Illusions), Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad (Batgirls), and more.
Sunday, July 24 sees the “Sesame Street Mecha Builders” panel at 1:45 p.m. in room 5AB. From feathered and furry friends to robo superheroes-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.”
Autograph signings the Sails Pavilion on series posters exclusive to Comic-Con will take place on Friday, July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. for “Looney Tunes for Everyone!” and 2 to 3 p.m. for “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” and on Saturday, July 23 from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. for “Cartoon Network: Winner Takes All” panelists.
Outside the convention center, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego will offer a Bat-tastic inflatable display photo op. Plus, attendees can enjoy photo opportunities with Cookie Monster at a supersized “Sesame Street Mecha Builders” inflatable located near the Omni San Diego Hotel.