HBO Max and Cartoon Network Unveil ‘Kids & Family’ Schedule at 2022 Comic-Con

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.

‘Teen Titans Go!’ Meets ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ in New Crossover Movie

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the animated movie Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and for digital purchase May 24.

The film from WarnerMedia Kids & Family will premiere May 28 on Cartoon Network, and June 28 will become available on the HBO Max streaming service.

Based on DC Comics characters, the film finds the Teen Titans and DC Super Hero Girls reuniting to combat Lex Luthor and his unified gang of supervillains.

Blu-ray Disc and DVD extras include the “Teen Titans Go!” episodes “Operation Tin Man” from season two, and “Titan Saving Time” from season four, and the “DC Super Hero Girls” season two episode “#SmallVictories.”

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Separately, Cartoon Network has picked up another season of “Teen Titans Go!” from Warner Bros. Animation. Season eight will premiere later this year and will continue expanding the “Teen Titans” universe, debuting new characters from the DC Universe including Beard Hunter, King Shark and more as well as welcoming new surprise celebrity guests. As the longest running animated series in DC history, season eight will also mark the series reaching the 400th episode milestone.

 

Warner Unveils Huge Home Entertainment Presence for Comic-Con 2019

The Warner Bros. studio home entertainment divisions are planning a major presence at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International, with premieres of new animated and horror movies, celebrations of iconic character anniversaries, and immersive fan experiences for major theatrical releases heading to home video.

This year’s Comic-Con takes place July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center and other locations throughout downtown San Diego.

Popeye’s 90th Birthday Party will take place at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, July 18, in room 6DE, featuring a panel discussion and a look at footage from Warner Archive’s new and upcoming Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s Blu-rays.

A Birthday Bash for the 50th anniversary of “Scooby-Doo” is slated for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 in Room 6A. A panel including Grey Griffin and Kate Micucci will preview the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! — The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion boxed set due in stores Sept. 3 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The new movie Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, a sequel to Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, will have its world premiere at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, July 21, in room 6BCF. The film will arrive on home video this fall from WBHE.

A “Batman Beyond” 20th anniversary panel is set for 12:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18 in Hall H. The retrospective of the futuristic animated series will include producers Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami, casting director Andrea Romano, director James Tucker, writers Bob Goodman and Stan Berkowitz, and voice actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle.

The Warner Bros./DC Booth will hold an autograph signing for both Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, followed by a panel discussion for both films at 4:30 p.m. in room 6DE.

Critters Attack! will debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally July 23 from WBHE.

The world premiere of The Banana Splits Movie will take place at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Horton Grand Theatre. A horror-movie version of the classic kids show, The Banana Splits Movie will be available digitally Aug. 13, and on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 27 from WBHE.

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Warner Archive will hold a panel to promote the upcoming Blu-ray of V: The Original Mini-Series, at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, in room 6DE. On hand to celebrate the landmark 1983 sci-fi miniseries will be creator Kenneth Johnson and star Marc Singer, along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson, and moderator Gary Miereanu.

The world premiere of the DC animated movie Batman: Hush will take place at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, July 19, in Ballroom 20, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and cast. An encore screening will follow at 9:30 p.m. WBHE’s Batman: Hush arrives digitally July 20; on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 6; and on the DC Universe streaming service Aug. 13.

Batman: Hush

Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in room 6A will be a panel celebrating Hanna-Barbera in honor of the recent “Jonny Quest” complete-series Blu-ray and Warner Archive’s upcoming Blu-ray of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series. The panel will preview the new releases with a look at the remastering process.

The new animated movie Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans will have its world premiere at noon on Sunday, July 21, in room 6BCF, followed by a panel discussion with the film’s stars and creators. The movie will be available on home video this fall from WBHE.

The world premiere of Lego DC: Batman — Family Matters will take place at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in room 6BCF, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and cast. The animated movie will be available Aug. 6 on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally from WBHE.

In addition, Warner will offer fan experiences for the films Shazam! and Pokémon Detective Pikachu adjacent to the Omni Hotel across the railroad tracks from the convention center.

The Pikachu activation will offer guests a chance to explore an immersive walkthrough pop-up of the film’s Ryme City, including photo opps featuring a neon cityscape, the marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and characters from the film. WBHE releases the film digitally July 23, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 6.

Fans can also visit the Chilladelphia Winter Carnival from the superhero film Shazam!, which will be available digitally and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from WBHE before the convention begins.

The world premiere of DC Spotlight: Shazam! will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Horton Grand Theatre. The documentary, which chronicles the history of the character, will be introduced by Asher Angel, one of the stars of the recent Shazam! live-action film. The documentary will stream later this summer on the DC Universe service.

‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ on Digital Oct. 9, Disc Oct. 30

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the animated superhero spoof Teen Titans Go! To the Movies digitally Oct. 9 and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 30.

Based on the Cartoon Network series “Teen Titans Go!,” the movie finds Robin leading the Teen Titans to Hollywood on a quest to get a superhero movie of their own.

Reprising their roles from the series are Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. The voice cast also includes Will Arnett and Kristen Bell.

The Blu-ray and DVD will include “Time Cycles” and “The Final Battle” storyboard animatics. The Blu-ray will also include the Lil Yachty music video “Teen Titans Go! Rap”; a sing-along with Silkie “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” mini-movie; “Red Carpet Mayhem”; “WB Lot Shenanigans”; exclusive deleted song “Everything is Fake”; and “Teen Titans Go!: Translated.”