SECRET ORIGINS OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
AND HIGHLY-ANTICIPATE DEEP BLUE SEA 3
AT COMIC-CON@HOME 2020
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings three entertaining panels to showcase at Comic-Con@Home, the all-virtual 2020 edition of the world’s largest comic and pop culture festival. The WBHE presentations coming this weekend – July 23-26 – will feature stars, filmmakers and animation experts celebrating the 80th anniversary of the legendary Bugs Bunny, exploring the secret origins of iconic Saturday morning cartoons, and giving fans a preview of the upcoming original film, Deep Blue Sea 3.
Here’s a description of each of the panels, including the participants:
Bugs Bunny’s 80th Anniversary Extravaganza — Take a trip through eight decades of laughs and carrots when WBHE presents an all-encompassing look at one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable stars. Three current voices of Bugs Bunny — Billy West (Space Jam, Futurama, Doug), Jeff Bergman (Tiny Toon Adventures, Our Cartoon President) and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Muppet Babies) — join Looney Tunes Cartoons executive producer Pete Browngardt, movie historian/author/TV personality Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight), animation historian/author Jerry Beck (Animation Scoop), and George Feltenstein (Senior Vice President, Theatrical Catalog, WBHE) to discuss Bugs Bunny’s history from theatrical shorts to Saturday morning cartoons and the new HBO Max series. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame, DC Super Hero Girls) will moderate. Panel will post on Thursday, July 23 at 4:00pm PT at https://youtu.be/2r-9T4z5D5s.
Deep Blue Sea 3 The Panel! — New discoveries and dangerous predators emerge in the middle of the ocean in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s highly anticipated feature film, Deep Blue Sea 3. The follow-up to the breakout success of Deep Blue Sea 2 (itself a sequel to the 1999 cult hit Deep Blue Sea), Deep Blue Sea 3 will be the hot topic of discussion between an esteemed group of panelists including actors Tania Raymonde (Lost, Goliath), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries, Hacksaw Ridge), Emerson Brooks (MacGyver), Bren Foster (The Last Ship) and Japanese star Reina Aoi, director John Pogue (The Quiet Ones), and screenwriter Dirk Blackman (Outlander). Sharknado franchise director Anthony C. Ferrante will moderate the panel, which will include tantalizing clips from the upcoming film. Deep Blue Sea 3, the next feature length installment of the franchise’s ocean adventures, is set for release on Digital starting July 28, 2020, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on August 25, 2020. Panel will post on Friday, July 24 at 5:00pm PT at https://youtu.be/m-OJUW0FGlo.
Warner Archive’s Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons — Dip behind the curtain to reveal the beginnings of the beloved tradition of Saturday morning cartoons with movie historian/author/TV personality Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy), animation historian/author Jerry Beck (Animation Scoop), George Feltenstein and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson. The panelists will offer fans a grand history of the evolution of animation — from silver screen shorts to full-fledged television cartoons, with glimpses along the way of Tex Avery, Popeye and Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, as well as Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Jonny Quest, Lippy the Lion and more! NBC/MSNBC political analyst/SiriusXM on-air host and Director of Progressive Programming Zerlina Maxwell will moderate. Panel will post on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00am PT at https://youtu.be/6b6mpfiYTFI.