Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Archive Collection (WAC) take the spotlight for all three days of WonderCon in Anaheim, April 3-5, with World Premieres of the highly anticipated animated films Batman vs. Robin and Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, and a pair of WAC panels highlighted by the first-ever sing-along with the “Mayhem of the Music Meister” episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold and a salute to super hero “sidekicks.”
Batman vs. Robin panelists will also be autographing WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters on Friday from 3:45-4:30pm at Booth 233.
Here are the complete panel descriptions, including all confirmed panelists, for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment & Warner Archive Collection at WonderCon:
6:00–8:00pm World Premiere: Batman vs. Robin – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation welcome WonderCon attendees to the World Premiere of Batman vs. Robin, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies. In the film, Damian Wayne, now bearing the mantle of Robin, blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary – each other! Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voices of Batman, Robin and Nightwing – Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Complications), Stuart Allan (Son of Batman) and Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing), respectively – alongside producer James Tucker (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), director Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Teen Titans Go!), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and some special guests. DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the fun, including the awarding of a few exclusive prizes. Inspired by the storyline from the best-selling graphic novel, Batman: Court of Owls, Batman vs. Robin arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena
5:45–6:45pm Toonstock II: Warner Archive Collection’s Music Meister Sing-Along – Once more, with feeling! You’re invited to the second annual toe-tapping, floor-stomping celebration of great cartoon music, this year featuring the first-ever WonderCon exclusive sing-along with the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, “Mayhem of the Music Meister.” Join composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis, BTBATB producers James Tucker & Michael Jelenic, Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti and a few surprise guests for an entertaining, interactive look/listen at some of the great cartoon music of the past 50+ years. Moderator Gary Miereanu might even hand out a few cool prizes! Room 300DE.
11:30am–1:00pm World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts – Another storm is brewing in Gotham and it’s not only raining cats and dogs but evil Cyber Animals! Be among the first to see how Batman and his team of super heroes meets the challenge in the World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts. When the city is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by an animal-inspired villain squad known as the Animilitia – comprised of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat – Batman must swing into action to investigate. These animalistic villains bring new and exciting challenges for the hero of Gotham, and Batman must find a way to bring these criminal creatures to a halt! But could the Animilitia be working for powerful businessman Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin? How does The Penguin’s new invention of robotic Cyber Animals fit into the mix? In the end, it’ll the combined forces of Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing and Red Robin to combat these Animal Instincts. Catch this all new flick, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring the voices of Batman and Red Robin, Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10 franchise, Naruto) with screenwriter Heath Corson; and surprise guests. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts arrives May 12, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Room 300AB
1:00–2:00pm Warner Archive Collection’s More Than Sidekicks! – Super Heroes may get the glory, but it’s their “sidekicks” that do all the real heavy lifting … and steal your heart. Join the definitive voice of Robin, Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series) , legendary super hero animation producer Alan Burnett, Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis, Young Justice producer Greg Weisman, Warner Archive Collection podcasters DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson for an engaging look at some of the most endearing sidekicks to grace the popular DC-based TV series, from Burt Ward in the 1966 Batman series and Legends of the Superheroes TV special and the early TV toon incarnations of Teen Titans and Batman & Robin to modern high-def presentations of Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and the popular Teen Titans Go! Moderator Gary Miereanu will keep the festivities light, as always will have some cool autographed goodies from the Warner Archive Collection to award lucky fans. Room 300AB
2:45–4:45pm Encore Screening: Batman vs. Robin