WonderCon 2016 hits Los Angeles, California this weekend March 25-27 and Warner Archives will be taking part in a number of exciting panels celebrating the finest in cult TV/movies and animation. Kicking off Saturday morning with Robby the Robot’s Retirement Party (and 60th Anniversary). Then on Sunday, WB will be doing three panels in a row starting out with Toonstock IV: The Return of Warner Archives’s Music Meister Sing-Along, then on to a hot debate: Justice League vs. Young Justice, and finally concluding with a special presentation of A Golden Harvest of 90s Hong Kong Films. If you make it through all three panels, you get a very special piece of swag from WB! Speaking of swag, if you see WB members wandering around with a rolling bag of goodies and a red Warner Archive sign, stop them and they’ll give you some great gifts. And if you follow Warner Archives on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, look for the hashtag #FindWAC and where they’ll be parking and for how long. What’s in the bag? Find WAC and all kinds of T-shirts, DVDs, Blu-rays and posters can be yours!
Robby the Robot’s Retirement Party (and 60th Anniversary)
Break out the Hawaiian shirts because Warner Archive Collection is throwing a party to celebrate Robby the Robot’s 60 years of service. Join Warner Archive podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti, alongside noted robot aficionados, to celebrate the multi-decade career of this cybernetic cinema icon par exellence. Starting with the (not coincidentally) 60th anniversary of the landmark science fiction film, Forbidden Planet, fans will follow the voyage through Robby’s storied career on both the big and small screens. And be prepared for some special messages from suprise mechanical guests.
Toonstock IV: 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.
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.
A Golden Harvest of 90s Hong Kong Films
Bursting onto the international scene with a new form of martial arts screen action, the films of Hong Kong are some of the most influential in cinema history. From the ’70s through the ’90s, Golden Harvest introduced stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, and Jet Li to the world, and now Warner Archive is mining the depths of this unique library to bring a variety of action, historic, comedy, thriller, and fantasies like Pedicab Driver, The Blade, and A Terracotta Warrior to home entertainment for the first time. Join Warner Archive podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti along with several HK film experts and witnesses to the behind-the-scenes action for an outrageous exploration of a filmic flashpoint.
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