We’ve known for some time that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment would be bringing Sam Liu’s Batman: The Killing Joke to San Diego Comic-Con for its world premiere, but now we have all of the pertinent details to share with you. Courtesy of WBHE, if you’re in attendance, you’ll be among the first to see the R-rated animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s acclaimed graphic novel in Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 22nd at 9pm local time.
Once that’s over and done with, there are still plenty of offerings from WBHE to enjoy, including a new Scooby-Doo/WWE Superstars movie, the family-friendly DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year and another animated feature of DC’s most famous caped crusader, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s WBHE premieres (via Pixelated Geek):
Friday, July 22
9:00-11:30pm World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke – 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 (Batman: Year One, All-Star Superman) and Harvey and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Batman: Broken City). 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. Ballroom 20
Saturday, July 23
2:45-3:45pm Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon – Icons of entertainment reunite as the Mystery Inc. gang and 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! Be among the first public audience to see footage from the sequel to one of the best-selling films in Scooby-Doo history. WWE Superstars Sheamus and Paige join the longtime voices of Daphne and Shaggy, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and Matthew Lillard(Scooby-Doo, The Bridge) respectively, along with producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, 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. 6BCF
Sunday, July 24
10:00am-12:00pm World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year – 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 Grisl, 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 (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, 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. 6BCF
Sunday, July 24
12:15-1:45pm World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants – The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham – in the third installment of theBatman 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 (Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed games) and Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), respectively, alongside the voice of villainous voice of Killer Croc, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood), 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 (Episodes, Silicon Valley), Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder, Kick Buttkowski), Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Phil LaMarr (MAD TV, Futurama). 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. 6BCF