In 2020, the San Diego Comic Con provided their delightful panels and presentations online for fans to watch and enjoy at their leisure. Comic-Con@Home offered a sample of the Comic Con experience with insightful retrospectives and first-look previews that have entertained hundreds of thousands who would normally flock to San Diego, California near the end of July. Wth the global pandemic still ongoing, Comic Con is bringing back Comic-Con@Home for 2021.
Below you will find twenty panels and presentations that were of interest to the Animated Views crew. They are available to view at any time upon release between Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25. Enjoy!
Unmasking Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
An inside look at the highly-anticipated upcoming film Snake Eyes: G.I Joe Origins—with special content and exclusive interviews from stars Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Iko Uwais, Peter Mensah, and Takehiro Hira as well as the writer of the G.I. Joe comic books, the legend himself, Larry Hama! Mari Takahashi (@atomicmari) will moderate a panel featuring the film’s main cast as they discuss bringing this incredible origin story to life.
Premiered on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1pm PST
Paramount+: Peak Animation with the Star Trek Universe, The Harper House, and Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News
Paramount+ is bringing cast and producers from its highly anticipated upcoming animated original series to ComicCon@Home. Programming includes exclusive conversations with the casts and producers of the upcoming kids series Star Trek: Prodigy; plus adult animated comedies Star Trek: Lower Decks, as the scrappy underdogs of the U.S.S. Cerritos return in an exciting second season; new series The Harper House; plus a special segment of Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News.
Star Trek Universe | Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Lower Decks
Exclusive Conversations with Cast and Producers moderated by Star Trek’s own, Jerry O’Connell
Paramount+, CBS Studios, and Nickelodeon present the inaugural cast panel for the highly anticipated upcoming Star Trek animated kids’ series, Star Trek: Prodigy, with voice cast Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, and Jason Mantzoukas alongside executive producers Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, and director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon.
Following Star Trek: Prodigy, join Star Trek: Lower Decks voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, and Eugene Cordero alongside creator Mike McMahan for an exclusive conversation and an extended look at the second season. Season two is bigger, funnier, and Star Trekkier than ever before. Fans can expect strange, new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford, and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning.
The Harper House | Meet the Cast and Producers Behind the Adult Animated Comedy
Paramount+ and CBS Studios present the cast and executive producers of the new Paramount+ Original adult animated comedy series, The Harper House for a discussion and exclusive first look at the series with the debut of the official trailer. Panelists include Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee, and Ryan Flynn with additional special appearances from VyVy Nguyen, Lance Krall, Gary Anthony Williams, Nyima Funk, and Gabourey Sidibe plus creator/executive producer Brad Neely alongside executive producer Katie Krentz and supervising director Brian Sheesley.
Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News
From Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, and RJ Fried, the Paramount+ and CBS Studios animated satirical news program reports on the latest breaking stories out of Comic-Con.
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10am PST
Stan Sakai and the Usagi Chronicles
An early look at Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles—The legend, Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) joins the cast and creators of this all-new Netflix animated series based on the world-renowned comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo. Terry Kalagian (Gaumont, EVP, creative content, US) hosts this fun discussion with the artists behind the scenes as well as the voice talent who bring these exciting new characters to life!
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 12pm PST
Stan Lee, Marvel, and Rolling Stone: 50th Anniversary
Fifty years ago, a Herb Trimpe-drawn Hulk graced the coveted cover of the hip Rolling Stone magazine’s September 16, 1971 issue. The issue featured an insider’s POV article about Stan Lee and Marvel by Lee’s former assistant, Robin Green (successor to Fabulous Flo Steinberg), who went on to great success as writer/producer for The Sopranos and other landmark TV series. Looking back at the article’s creation and historical significance are Robin Green (The Sopranos), Roy Thomas (first Marvel EIC after Stan Lee), and former Marvel bullpenners Linda Fite (Claws of the Cat), Jean Thomas (Night Nurse), and Mimi Gold (Black Widow). Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) moderates.
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1pm PST
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation continue their traditional DC Universe Movies appearance at Comic-Con with a star-studded panel discussing the most anticipated animated Super Hero release of the year–Batman: the Long Halloween! Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two completes the two-film journey as the Holiday Killer is still at large and, with Bruce Wayne under the spell of the venomous Poison Ivy, Batman is nowhere to be found. Liberated by an unlikely ally, Bruce quickly uncovers the real culprit: Poison Ivy’s employer Carmine Falcone. The Roman, his ranks decimated by Holiday and his business spinning out of control, has been forced to bring on less desirable partners – Gotham City’s rogues’ gallery. In the meantime, Harvey Dent is confronting battles on two fronts: attempting to end the mob war while also dealing with a strained marriage. And, after an attack that leaves Harvey hideously disfigured, the District Attorney unleashes the duality of his psyche that he’s strived his entire life to suppress. Now, as Two-Face, Dent decides to take the law into his own hands and deliver judgment to those who’ve wronged him, his family, and all of Gotham. Ultimately, the Dark Knight must put together the tragic pieces that converged to create Two-Face, the Holiday Killer, Batman, and Gotham City itself. Watch the fun as panelists discuss the thrilling conclusion to this epic tale, including Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Batman: Under the Red Hood) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica, Batman: Year One) as Poison Ivy, Julie Nathanson (Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Gilda Dent, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as The Joker and screenwriter Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen, Superman: Man of Tomorrow). actress/host Tiffany Smith (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, DC Daily) moderates the festivities.
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 3pm PST
Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1981 Week–Why’d It Have to be Snakes Edition
The hosts of The 4:30 Movie podcast return to Comic-Con (virtually, at least) as they curate an all-new theme week of the greatest movies of 1981 in the tradition of their SRO annual #SDCC panels. Will your favorites make the final cut like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Escape From New York, Outland, The Howling, Stripes, Heavy Metal, For Your Eyes Only, An American Werewolf In London, Scanners, Looker, and more? Find out from your jocular hosts; Mark A. Altman (author, The Fifty-Year Mission, Secrets Of The Force), Ashley E. Miller (showrunner, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood), Steven Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), and Daren Dochterman (concept designer, Westworld, Riddick, Master and Commander).
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4pm PST
Rick and Morty
Relive the best of season five with Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (voice of Beth), Spencer Grammer (voice of Summer), Brandon Johnson (moderator), and special guests. Get answers to all your Rick and Morty questions, like who is Mr. Nimbus, does Beth floss, and what are decoys?
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4pm PST
Blade Runner: Black Lotus
The Blade Runner franchise is coming to TV with Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Hear from Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and moderator) as they discuss the highly anticipated new series coming to Adult Swim and Crunchyroll later this fall.
Premiered on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5pm PST
Go Beyond the Farthest Star with Tarzan, Jane Porter, and John Carter!
Writers and illustrators Sergio Aragonés, Thomas Yeates, Joe Jusko, and Mike Wolfer join the team at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., to discuss their new projects, including Groo Meets Tarzan from Dark Horse, new Tarzan illustrations for the ERB Authorized Library, and a launch of the Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril Kickstarter, plus news about the upcoming historic Restored Edition of ERB’s classic sci-fi novel Beyond the Farthest Star, a groundbreaking comic book featuring Victory Harben’s interplanetary adventures, and exciting developments in the world of film, TV, and animation!
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10am PST
Disney Television Animation: Amphibia and The Owl House
The creative teams of Disney Channel’s Amphibia and The Owl House share what’s coming up and present an exclusive crossover with a table read from stars of each series. Creators/executive producers Matt Braly (Amphibia) and Dana Terrace (The Owl House) and art director Ricky Cometa (The Owl House) will be joined on the panel by Amphibia stars Brenda Song (Anne Boonchuy), Justin Felbinger (Sprig Plantar), Bill Farmer (Hopadiah Plantar–HP), Amanda Leighton (Polly Plantar) and The Owl House stars Wendie Malick (Eda), Sarah-Nicole Robles (Luz), and Mae Whitman (Amity). Moderated by Doug Bensimon, executive director, current series, Disney Television Animation (TVA), TVA will also offer fans a sneak peek of upcoming new series at the top of the panel, so be sure to tune in early!
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 12pm PST
Cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Arif Zahir, and executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy celebrate 20 seasons of the series with a virtual trivia night! Watch our cast and produces compete against each other and see who knows the most about this iconic series! After, you’ll see a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in our 20th season premiering this fall on FOX!
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4pm PST
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates the exhilarating sequel to the 2020 hit Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge with an equally thrilling (and hilarious) panel featuring stars and filmmakers. The fate of the universe once again hangs in the balance as warriors come together for one final clash in Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms. In the film, which is based on one of the most popular videogame franchises in history, our team of heroes is besieged by the enemy forces of Shao Kahn – forcing Raiden and his group of warriors into a deal to compete in a final Mortal Kombat that will determine the fate of the realms. Now our heroes must travel to Outworld in order to defend Earthrealm and, simultaneously, Scorpion must find the ancient Kamidogu before it’s used to resurrect the One Being – which would mean certain destruction of all things in the universe. Time is short and the stakes are high in this action-packed continuation of the Mortal Kombat journey. Joel McHale (Community, Stargirl), the voice of Hollywood star-turned-fighter Johnny Cage, headlines a panel that includes Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird, The Fosters) as Liu Kang; Dave B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty franchise) as Raiden, Kintaro & Sektor; screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II); producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face); and game co-creator Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), who serves the films as the creative consultant. Joshua Gray, producer and host of Mortal Kombat Events & Professional Tournaments since 2015, moderates the panel.
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4pm PST
Ever wondered how your favorite American Dad! episodes get made? Join Matt Weitzman as he walks you through the creation of an upcoming episode of the current season airing on TBS! You’ll see a table read, featuring stars Rachael MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, and Dee Bradley Baker, followed by parts of the episode in the animatic and early stages of color!
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5pm PST
Once again, Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show) gathers together four of the most-heard actors in the animation business to talk about their craft, to demonstrate the voices they do on your favorite cartoon shows, and to make a mess of a script with what is called a “cold reading.” The panelists are Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory), Wally Wingert (Arkham Asylum), Jenny Yokobori (The Simpsons), and Zeno Robinson (Pokémon).
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6pm PST
X-Men Fandom Surprise Party: The Sequel
Chris Riley and Chandler Poling of X-Reads Podcast are back with a new batch of unsuspecting fans. They were told it was just a panel of fans talking about their love of the X-Men, but what they didn’t know was that secret celebrities from the X-Men Universe would drop in and surprise them! Watch as Samantha Rei, Rex Ogle, Dylan Carter, Michelle Waffle, Justin Otero, and Morgana Ignis are surprised by the likes of George Buza (voice of Beast, X-Men: The Animated Series), Bill Sienkiewicz (artist, New Mutants), Leah Williams (writer, X-Factor), and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman, X-Men).
Premiered on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6pm PST
In Conversation with Alex Ross: The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Mural and Poster Book
Renowned comics artist Alex Ross discusses the creation of the epic mural that was commissioned for the New York City offices of Marvel Comics. These now-iconic images are now the subject of Ross’s newest book, The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book, which features all 35 full-figure portraits, commentary by Ross, and a four-page pull-out poster of the complete Marvel mural. Ross will discuss the creation of these portraits, the stories behind each Marvel character, and his approach to creating these singular images in a conversation that will look back on his award-winning career in comics, and look ahead at what else is on his drawing table. Moderated by Sal Abbinanti.
Premiered on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10am PST
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway: From Animation to Imagineering
Ever wonder what it takes to turn a classic cartoon into an immersive experience at Walt Disney World Resort? Join Disney as we bring together Disney Television Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering to discuss the process of creating Mickey and friends’ first-ever ride-through attraction in Disney history, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This history-making attraction features an original story based on the award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts and features favorite Disney cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. This panel, moderated by Sarah Sterling, includes panelists Charita Carter (senior producer, Walt Disney Imagineering); Kevin Rafferty (retired Imagineer and executive creative director for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway); Paul Rudish (executive producer and supervising director, The Wonderful World of Disney); Christopher Willis (composer, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Parks attraction); and Elsa Chang (character designer, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Parks attraction). Tune in as they discuss how they were able to combine the two worlds of animation and Imagineering and turn them into the “Perfect Picnic.”
Premiered on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 11am PST
The Adventure Zone and Bubble: Podcasts to Comics
Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, and Carey Pietsch (The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom), and Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, and Tony Cliff (Bubble) discuss their upcoming graphic novel releases, and how adapting their trademark hilarious antics across mediums was no funny business. Moderated by the editor of both books, Alison Wilgus (Chronin), this panel brings together two of the biggest, smash-hit fantasy podcasts of our time!
Premiered on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 1pm PST
Music in Motion Pictures and Television: The Soundtrack of Comic Book Characters and Superheroes
ASIFA-Hollywood presents renowned music producer, Robert Townson (Cinema Morricone – An Intimate Celebration), in a roundtable discussion with the new generation of film music giants on the art and craft of composing music for Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Panelists include Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy), Christophe Beck (WandaVision), Christopher Lennertz (The Boys), and Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
Premiered on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 2pm PST
The cast and producers of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers are back for another virtual ‘Con breaking news about the upcoming season, showing never-before-seen footage and answering questions from a few lucky fans who get to join the zoom to ask their burning questions directly to the panelists. Join creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Nora Smith, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and Larry Murphy for a panel you won’t want to miss!
Premiered on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 3pm PST
Thanks for joining us virtually at Comic-Con@Home 2021. We hope to be back next year to bring you all of the excitement and wonder of the convention in person. Until then, enjoy all the treats that online entertainment can provide, and stay safe!