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Friday, March 25
 

12:00pm

Finding Your Inner Superhero: How Pop Culture Media Brings Justice and Healing
Can caped crusaders inspire you to find your inner courage? The Pop Culture Hero Coalition presents a powerful discussion about real-life heroism with a spotlight on Paul Dini and his powerful, soon to be released autobiographical graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo, June 2016). Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) will be joined by experts in psychology, education, and human rights activism. The panel will explore topics such as bullying, online harassment, hate crimes, and other interpersonal adversities. For the first time, Amnesty International USA will attend a pop culture convention, with Ann Burroughs (Amnesty chairman of the board, former apartheid prisoner of conscience) joining United Nations Association president Bettina Hausmann, Global Ted Fellow Suleiman Bahkit (founder, Aranim Comics, Hero Factor), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (host, The Arkham Sessions, Under the Mask), and coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash). Join this riveting discussion on how fictional characters in comics, film, and TV can teach us to overcome bullying and become heroes in our everyday lives!

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 502B

12:00pm

Cartoon Network: Clarence and Uncle Grandpa
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 11, 04:29PM
Fans will have a good mornin’ and a great afternoon as some of the best from Cartoon Network visits the Convention Center. Show teams and talent from Clarence and Uncle Grandpa will be on hand for a special panel to share what goes on behind the scenes, and what’s ahead for 2016. There will also be a special screening of never-before-seen episodes, a live table read and more surprises. From Clarence, Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story, voice of Clarence), Stephen Neary (supervising producer), Katie Crown (voice of Mary Wendell and Ms. Baker), Eric Edelstein (voice of Chad), and Roger Craig Smith (voice of Belson and Percy) will be on hand with Uncle Grandpa’s Pete Browngardt (creator and voice of Uncle Grandpa) and Kevin Michael Richardson (voice of Mr. Gus). Moderated by Eric Bauza (Uncle Grandpa’s Belly Bag), fans will also be treated to a sneak-peek from our new Powerpuff Girls series.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 403AB

2:30pm

DC Comics: Hanna-Barbera
It's been the talk of the town! Contemporary updates to your favorite Hanna-Barbera classics are coming. New iterations of all your favorites in the form of Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, Wacky Raceland, and The Flintstones! All this, plus teases and snippets of what's on deck. Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about!

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 403AB

2:30pm

Disney-ABC: Storytelling: What's Your Medium
What do Marvel's The Avengers, Disney XD's Avengers Assemble, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show about storytelling? They demonstrate that the tale of Earth's mightiest heroes can be told through different mediums. Disney-ABC executives discuss storytelling in an ever-evolving creative landscape through live-action television, animation, and the digital space, along with the skill sets, trends, and challenges.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

4:00pm

Bob's Burgers
The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob's Burgers bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series to WonderCon for an unforgettable panel! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and the hilarious cast, including Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, and Larry Murphy, will entertain with a Q&A panel discussion featuring never-before-seen footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the series as they get ready to celebrate the 100th episode of Bob's Burgers, airing on FOX this May.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 408AB

4:00pm

Ratchet and Clank
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 11:24AM
Gramercy Pictures presents a first look at this animated feature based on the classic video game, directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT). Also appearing on stage will be Bella Thorne (voice of Cora), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet), David Kaye (voice of Clank) and producer Brad Foxhoven. Moderated by Tiffany Smith (host of Fandango's Movie3Some series).

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 151

4:30pm

Pushing Into the Depths
Writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP:FF, Sundown Crossroads) and comics/animation storyboard artist Rafael Navarro (Batman Adventures, Guns A'Blazin) team up to show how to create dynamic panel layouts by training your brain to use depth. Mind-expanding information for both writers and artists, with quick words from Barbara Kesel and quick sketches from Rafael Navarro!

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 515B

5:00pm

Bordertown
NEW: Tue, Mar 15, 09:34AM
From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, the newest animated comedy to join Fox Sunday nights about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S./Mexico border. The aptly timed series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, and explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Join creator and executive producer Mark Hentemann, writers and consulting producers Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) and Gustavo Arellano (Ask A Mexican!), along with stars Alex Borstein (Family Guy, Getting On), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and Nicholas Gonzalez (The Purge: Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow) for a special screening of a brand new episode followed by a Q&A!

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 408AB

5:00pm

Glenn Vilppu Demonstration: A Classical Drawing Approach to Comics and Animation
Glenn Vilppu (Disney, DreamWorks) is a legendary Los Angeles art instructor with an international clientele. He has helped animators at the top animation studios hone their life drawing skills. In this session, Vilppu will demonstrate how to apply classical drawing techniques to animation and comics, in order to emphasize movement, expression, anatomy, and lighting. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 411

5:00pm

Hollyweird Science
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 25, 08:52AM
For science fiction productions, there is an implied bargain between the screenwriter and the audience: "Suspend your disbelief on one or two fantastic notions, and other parts of the story will be grounded in the believable." The genre is predicated on the expectation of one or two key inaccuracies per story. In recent years, however, both experts and fans have been nitpicking even the fundamental story conceits of films such as Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian. From the "anything goes" storytelling approach of 1950s and 1960s sci-fi, these panelists will explore whether or not the science accuracy pendulum of audience expectation has swung too far in the other direction. Panelists are Jaime Paglia (showrunner Eureka, Scream), Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. (science advisor, Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (science advisor, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), Deric Hughes (Warehouse 13, Beauty and the Beast), Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist The Arkham Sessions, Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics) and Ashley Edward (Thor, X-Men: First Class). Moderated by Gia Mora (Scirens, Einstein's Girl).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 502B

5:00pm

Thunderbirds Are Go
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 05:18PM
Amazon brings a first look at the new Thunderbirds Are Go series, a reinvention of the 1960s Gerry Anderson classic. Piloting their remarkable cutting-edge Thunderbird Vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space, Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon, and Alan Tracy return to perform impossible rescues across the globe. Thunderbirds Are Go blends a unique mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets, delivering a new level of action-adventure animation while paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from the original Thunderbirds series. Join David Graham (Thunderbirds, Peppa Pig), Andres Williams (Taboo, The Walker), Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans) and David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 151

6:00pm

DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender
From days of long ago and uncharted regions of the universe comes DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender! Hosted by Nerdist's Jessica Chobot, join Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), writer Tim Hedrick (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and special guests as they unite to form this years can't-miss panel of WonderCon 2016! Be sure first in the galaxy to get a sneak peek of this highly-anticipated event, as DreamWorks Animation unveils never-before-seen artwork and footage of the all-new Netflix Original Series. Panel attendees will receive a WonderCon exclusive limited edition Voltron lithograhp.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 151

6:00pm

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A
Warner Bros. Animation welcomes you to join the producers and members of the voice cast behind the hit series Teen Titans Go! as they screen a new episode and answer your biggest questions on what's in store for Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire. Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 408AB
 
Saturday, March 26
 

10:00am

The TV Animation Story Editors Panel: Breaking In and Staying In
Do you have dreams of writing for kids TV animation? This panel of veteran story editors and head writers will reveal what you need to know to break into the business, and stay in. Topics include creating appropriate writing samples, landing a first gig, meeting deadlines, and keeping your story editor happy. Moderator Neo Edmund (Red Riding Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters) is joined by panelists Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Transformers Prime), Andrew Robinson (senior writer for Blizzard Entertainment, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Spooksville), and Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 151

10:30am

Quick Draw!
It's one of the most popular panels at Comic-Con each year, but it was born years ago at WonderCon! Three cartoonists! Lots of paper and sharpies and silly ideas! Watch the battle of wits and markers as amazing cartoons are created right before your eyes by Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, The Bakers), and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones). Your moderator Mark Evanier throws the challenges at them, many suggested by the audience. So maybe you'd like to be part of that audience.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 403AB

10:30am

Tarzan: A Conversation with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Jim Sullos (president) and Cathy Wilbanks (archivist) discuss the upcoming releases, featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including Warner Bros.' big-screen feature The Legend of Tarzan (2016), the animated Netflix Original Series Tarzan and Jane (2016), and comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Pellucidar, and The Land That Time Forgot. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin, author of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration and the forthcoming Tarzan on Film.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 502A

11:30am

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtle Power
The Turtles are back! Spend some time with the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated TV series, now in its fourth season. The panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the Turtles. Fans will also get an exclusive look at an upcoming new episode "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," in which the Turtles collide with their '80s counterparts. Watch the episode for very special cameos! Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of TMNT.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 403AB

2:30pm

World Premiere: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite WonderCon attendees to witness the world premiere of Justice League vs. Teen Titans, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe original movies. When Damian's overaggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian's attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans' troubles, as Raven's satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his interdimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven's assistance; and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue, or defeat, the Justice League and inter Trigon for all eternity. The film's all-star cast includes Jason O'Mara (Complications, Terra Nova) as Batman, Jerry O'Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as Flash. Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood) also returns as Nightwing, as does Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian. Making their Teen Titans voiceover debuts are Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, Wicked City) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy, and Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes ) as Starfire. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) takes the villainous center stage as Trigon. Several of the film's actors will join a postscreening panel that will include producer James Tucker, director Sam Liu, character designer Phil Bourassa, and screenwriter Bryan Q. Miller. Justice League vs. Teen Titans arrives April 12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital HD.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Theater

4:30pm

Cartoon Voices
Talk about super powers! Here's a panel with heroes who can put voices into the mouths of your favorite animated characters. They'll tell you how they do it and present an unrehearsed reading to show how they do it! With Townsend Coleman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Tick), Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), Chuck McCann (Duck Tales, The Fantastic Four), Candi Milo (Curious George, Jimmy Neutron), and others! Your host is Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 403AB

5:30pm

American Dad: Turns 200
And they want to celebrate with their fans at WonderCon! Cast members and executive producers behind everyone's favorite All-American family present an exclusive preview of the 200th episode before it airs Monday night on TBS. Following that, enjoy a special panel and Q&A as the cast and producers share favorite memories and the funniest moments from 12 incredible seasons.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 408AB

5:30pm

World Premiere and Q&A: The Giant's Dream
From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) and documentary director Anthony Giacchino will lead a discussion following the premiere screening of an insightful and fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 403AB
 
Sunday, March 27
 

10:30am

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Ron Diamond (program curator and producer) presents a handpicked selection of many of the best in new internationally acclaimed animated shorts from Australia, Iran, Ireland, the UK and the USA, including new works by Don Hertzfeldt and Amanda Palmer. Following the screening, Diamond will conduct a Q&A.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 403AB

11:00am

World Premiere: LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood
Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood -this time in LEGO form. They visit a legendary motion picture studio that's haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. See the world premiere of this film, then stay to hear from members of the cast and crew as they tell the tales of making the movie. Cast includes Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Kate Micucci (Velma), notable voices actors Dee Bradley Baker, J. B. Blanc, and James Arnold Taylor, and the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson! LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood will be available May 3, 2016 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 408AB

12:30pm

Behind Every Great TV Show
Take a look inside some of your favorite TV series with the people who make them come to life, as they share their candid thoughts on how to create and write the shows you love. Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp, Lost Girls), Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Last Dreamkeeper), Deirdre Mangan ( iZombie), and Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons) join moderator Allison Baker (IDW Entertainment) to give you the straight scoop.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 403AB

1:00pm

Toonstock 4: The Return of Warner Archives's Music Meister Sing-Along
Once more, with feeling! You're invited to the fourth celebration of toe-tapping, floor-stomping cartoon music, including the immensely popular sing-along with the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister." Join a bevy of special guests, from composers and songwriters to the voices carrying the tunes, as well as Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson, D. W. Ferranti, and a few surprise guests for an entertaining, interactive look & listen at some of the great cartoon music of the past 50 years.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 408AB

2:00pm

Justice League vs. Young Justice
Two great animated "justice" series go head-to-head. Everyone is a winner as Warner Archive Collection celebrates both Justice League and Young Justice. Join some of the creative minds and talented voices behind both series, including the premier voices of Batman and Wonder Woman, Kevin Conroy and Susan Eisenberg. Leading the Justice League and Young Justice creators are Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), Brandon Vietti (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes, Batman: Under the Red Hood) and everybody's favorite voice of Cyborg, Khary Payton. Join this panel for a blockbuster discussion of the two popular series under the guidance of Warner Archive Collection podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 408AB

2:45pm

Encore Screening: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation offer an encore screening of Justice League vs. Teen Titans; the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe original movies. The film's all-star cast includes Jason O'Mara (Complications, Terra Nova) as Batman, Jerry O'Connell ( Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as Flash. Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood) also returns as Nightwing, as does Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian. Making their Teen Titans voiceover debuts are Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, Wicked City) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo ( Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy, and Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes) as Starfire. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) takes the villainous center stage as Trigon. Watch a replay of a postscreening discussion, featuring several of the film's actors and producer James Tucker, director Sam Liu, character designer Phil Bourassa, and screenwriter Bryan Q. Miller. Justice League vs. Teen Titans arrives April 12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital HD.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Microsoft Theater