Kids round-up: Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons on HBO Max; ‘Gormiti’ travels to North America, LatAm and Asia


Tiny Toons Looniversity

Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons’ on HBO Max

WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max and Cartoon Network have commissioned Tiny Toons Looniversity, a revival of the 90s animated series Tiny Toons Adventures, with Steven Spielberg to return as executive producer.

The show has received a two-season straight-to-series order, to be produced by Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Erin Gibson will serve as showrunner and co-executive produce, alongside Nate Cash. Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are also serving as exec producers, alongside Spielberg.

The series will follow Babs and Buster Bunny and the rest of the gang as they return to follow their comedic ambitions to Acme Looniversity, where they dream of becoming professional toons under the tutelage of the iconic Looney Tunes characters.

Tiny Toons Looniversity will capture all the clever, subversive and smart humor that made Tiny Toon Adventures such a standout series,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. global kids, young adults and classics. “Fans old and new will love to laugh at and with these characters all over again.”


‘Gormiti’ travels to North America, LatAm and Asia

Streaming platforms and broadcasters across the US, Canada, Latin America and Southeast Asia have acquired children’s animation Gormiti.

The 78 x 11-minute action comedy series has been acquired by streamers Netflix, Tubi and Amazon Prime Video for the US and Canada, with Netflix also bringing the show to Latin America. Advanced negotiations are also being held with Roku to air the series in the US and Canada from next month. PowerKids TV will meanwhile bring the show to Southeast Asia.

Co-produced by Italy’s Giochi Preziosi, and Spain’s Planeta Junior and Kotoc animation studio, Gormiti has already been translated into 16 languages and broadcast in over 25 countries, last month launching its third season in Italy on Rai Yoyo and Rai Gulp.

Based on the toy line of the same name, Gormiti tells the story of mighty warriors from the island of Gorm, both good and evil, as they do battle.

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