Warner Brothers is home to dozens of properties beloved by geeks everywhere—from the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe, to the Saturday morning denizens of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons. At this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Warner Home Entertainment is premiering several new animated films, with three featuring characters from the DCU, and one featuring everyone’s favorite talking Great Dane, Scooby-Doo.
WBHE will present all four new films in their entirety at Comic-Con this year, and three will include an autograph session with talent (signing on SDCC exclusive mini-posters) at the Warner Bros. Booth, and a panel discussion connected to the screening. These premieres/panels and confirmed* talent are as follows:
Batman: The Killing Joke
Friday, July 22 — 9:00-11:30pm | World Premiere & Panel | Ballroom 20
Delve into the demented history of the Dark Knight’s arch nemesis – The Joker – as he sets out to prove insanity is only a horrifying moment away for anyone in the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: The Killing Joke. Based on one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, this R-rated, feature-length animated film brings together some of the key creative team behind Batman: The Animated Series with executive producer Bruce Timm (Justice League: Gods & Monsters) at the helm and Kevin Conroy (Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise) returning to their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.
Hear how the landmark graphic novel transitioned to animated thriller, then witness the World Premiere of this highly-anticipated film. Panelists include Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner James Gordon, as well as director Sam Liu and Harvey and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: The Killing Joke arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 26, 2016 on Digital HD and August 2, 2016 on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD.
Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
Saturday, July 23 — 1:45-2:30pm | Autograph signing | WB Booth
2:45-3:45pm | First-Look & Panel | 6BCF
Icons of entertainment reunite as the Mystery Inc. gang and the WWE Superstars team-up for their second animated adventure, Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon. When Scooby and the gang attend an off-road racing competition, the last thing they expect is to stumble upon a menacing phantom. However, before they can say “ruh-roh,” things take a turn for the worse, as Inferno schemes to sabotage the race and cause chaos for everyone. With the help of WWE Superstars Triple H, Paige, Sheamus, Mr. McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Lana, Rusev, The Miz, Kofi Kingston and Goldust, as well as Scooby’s new driving partner, The Undertaker, it’s up to Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang to save the race before it’s too late!
WWE Superstars Sheamus and Paige join the longtime voices of Daphne and Shaggy, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and Matthew Lillard respectively, along with producer Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), director Tim Divar (Young Justice), WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Warner Bros Animation Senior Vice President Jay Bastian – and a few mystery guests – for an in-depth discussion about this all-new animated film. IGN’s Eric Goldman will moderate the festivities, which will include special prizes for a few lucky fans. Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016, just in time for the excitement of this year’s WWE SummerSlam.
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
Sunday, July 24 — 10:00am-12:00pm | World Premiere & Panel | 6BCF
12:30-1:15pm | Autograph signing | WB Booth
Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016.
Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Girls, as well as books from Random House. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather, alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana and award-winning author Lisa Yee (American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests.
DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel, and everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
Sunday, July 24 — 11:00-11:45am | Autograph signing | WB Booth
12:15-1:45pm | World Premiere & Panel | 6BCF
The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham’s most formidable criminals – Killer Croc and Bane – things go from bad to worse. Turning them into super-sized mutant monsters, the Super-Villains start bashing through the streets of Gotham with no end in sight. It’s up to the Caped Crusader and his Super Hero team to save the day by putting the giant robot mechs in their place – but it will be an uphill battle as they face off against enormous foes.
Join the heroic voices of Batman and Nightwing, Roger Craig Smith (Assassin’s Creed games) and Will Friedle (Batman Beyond), respectively, alongside the voice of villainous voice of Killer Croc John DiMaggio (Futurama), plus filmmakers and other voice cast members for the World Premiere of the film and a lively panel discussion afterward. Greg Miller (KindaFunny.com) will moderate. The cast includes Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder), Oded Fehr (The Mummy), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Phil LaMarr (MAD TV). Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants is produced and directed by Curt Ceda from a script written by Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants comes to DVD via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 13, 2016.
*Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.
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