The Warner Archive Collection heads to WonderCon with two exciting panels, “Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba & More” and “Saturday Morning Extravaganza.”
Burbank, CA -- The Warner Archive Collection heads to WonderCon with a pair of fan-fulfilling presentations, including an appearance by Ron Ely on a panel entitled “Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba & More” on Friday, March 29, as well as a special Easter Sunday edition of the cartoon-centric “Saturday Morning Extravaganza.”
Fans will want to arrive early for the 1:00-2:00 pm panel on Friday, March 29 to get a seat for “Warner Archives Collection presents Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba & More.” Many timeless, larger-than-life heroes can be traced to the brittle pages of pulp magazines. Some swung from jungle vines, others created lonely fortresses among the polar ice, and still others performed unmatched feats of physical prowess and mental agility. Many of these heroes have leapt from the page to the screens both large and small to invade our dreams and inspire our lives. Ron Ely (Tarzan, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze) and the ever-informed, fan-centric Warner Archives Collection Podcast team of George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and Daniel Ferranti will offer the stories behind the stories of rare pulp-inspired television and film releases, including Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba and more. The panel will take place in Room 207BCD.
Immediately following the panel, Mr. Ely will sign autographs (at no charge) from 2:15-3:00 pm in the Warner Archives Collection booth (#279). DVDs of Mr. Ely’s films and TV series will be available at the booth.
On Sunday, March 31, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, cartoons from the past several decades will be celebrated and discussed during “Warner Archives Collection presents the Saturday Morning Extravaganza.” Most children of the pre-internet TV-era carry the rituals surrounding Saturday Morning TV close to their hearts. Animation expert Jerry Beck and the Warner Archive Collection Podcast team will present an array of rare and wonderful animated (and maybe a few live-action) releases culled from the Hanna-Barbera, Rankin-Bass and Warner Bros. library of Saturday morning classics. Pre-discussion cold cereal will not be provided, but amazement will be in abundance. Comfortable sleepwear is strongly encouraged. The panel will take place in Room 213AB.
Source: The Warner Archive Collection
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.