Press release: Warner Archive Collection (WAC) presents a trio of exhilarating panels at WonderCon over the March 29-31 weekend in Anaheim with the focus on newly-remastered, coming-to-Blu-ray presentations of the original Man From Atlantis TV movie pilot and the entire original Jonny Quest animated series, plus a special 10th anniversary celebration of Warner Archive Collection itself.
WAC’s guest panelists include an extraordinary array of talent ranging from Man From Atlantis star Patrick Duffy and Shazam! TV series heartthrob Michael Gray to renowned voice actress Julie Nathanson and Daniel Zaldivar, the original voice of Hadji on Jonny Quest.
WAC’s programming for the weekend goes as follows:
Friday, March 29
1:00-2:00pm Warner Archive’s Jonny Quest: Better in Blu — In anticipation of Warner Archive Collection’s release of Jonny Quest: The Complete Series on Blu-ray this Spring, join Daniel Zaldivar (The Magnificent Seven), the original voice of Hadji, animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky WAC podcast team of D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson and some very special surprise guests as they offer a glimpse of newly-remastered footage and discuss the endearing, landmark animated series. As usual, moderator Gary Miereanu will come equipped with cool giveaways for select fans. Room 207
Saturday, March 30
11:30am-12:30pm WAC-X: Warner Archive’s 10th Anniversary Celebration - Ten years ago, Warner Archive Collection altered the landscape of home entertainment. Join a cool collection of special guests - led by actors Michael Gray (Shazam! TV series) and Julie Nathanson (Static Shock, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) - alongside animation historian and author Jerry Beck, Warner Archive Collection (WAC) podcast hosts Matthew Patterson & D.W. Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a salute to a decade of highlights, including a look back at some of WAC’s finest offerings, a reveal of some of the secrets behind the MOD process, and a glimpse into some glorious future treats coming for collectors and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and cult films and television. As always, surprise talent will entertain, and oh-so-cool Warner Archive prizes will be handed out. Room 300D
Saturday, March 30
12:30-1:30pm Man From Atlantis: The Other Aquatic Super Hero — Long before the latest wave of underwater super hero adventures reigned atop the box office for Warner Bros., there was another from the deep blue sea that captured TV/film audiences’ imagination. Join star Patrick Duffy (Dallas), Warner Archive Podcast hosts Matthew Patterson & D.W. Ferranti and some potential special guests for an examination of the Man From Atlantis TV movies and series, including the newly-released WAC Blu-ray release of the 1977 pilot telefilm. Moderator Gary Miereanu will undoubtedly be carrying some fun giveaways for a few lucky fans. Room 300D