Warner Bros. Animation


HBO Max orders ‘Adventure Time’ spin-off

WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max has ordered a new spin-off to Cartoon Network’s fantasy animation series Adventure Time, following the characters of fearless hero Fionna and her talking cat Cake. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 10 x 30-minute YA animation Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake (working title) will explore the friends’ relationship and the mysterious […]

Adult Swim’s Jason DeMarco appointed to lead Warner Bros. anime push

Warner Bros. has handed Adult Swim exec Jason DeMarco an expanded role as SVP of anime and action series/longform for Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. He will continue with his current responsibilities as SVP, head of anime and action series for adult animation division Adult Swim, reporting to both Sam Register, president of […]

The CW orders ‘Waltons’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ specials

US network The CW has commissioned three original scripted specials for existing and legacy titles The Waltons, Scooby-Doo and a spin-off from Legends Of Tomorrow. All three specials have been lined up for the fourth quarter of this year, with specific dates yet to be announced. The Waltons’ Homecoming is being produced by Magnolia Hill […]

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

  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 […]

Hulu revives Animaniacs with Spielberg & Warner Bros.

US streamer Hulu has ordered a new version of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA)’s cartoon franchise Animaniacs, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Spielberg’s Amblin Televsion is producing the revival, which has landed a straight-to-series order of two seasons, with WBA. New episodes will launch on the VOD service in 2020, and they represent the […]

Warner Bros. hires Nick exec for toon series

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has hired Nickelodeon’s Audrey Diehl as VP of series. The new post will see the development exec overseeing programming development and select current series. Diehl (pictured) has been with Viacom-owned Nick for 14 years, the past four as VP of animation development. At Warner Bros., she’ll report to president of WBA […]

Sander Schwartz joins Subway Surfers prodco

Former Warner Bros., Sony and FremantleMedia animation chief Sander Schwartz will oversee development of popular mobile game Subway Surfers into a TV series. Schwartz has joined Copenhagen-based producer SYBO as head of animation, and will develop Subway Surfers for TV, film and other platforms. “With over 1.5 billion downloads around the world, Subway Surfers is […]

Warner lines up DC digital service

Warner Bros. Television is working on a pair of original series for a soon-to-launch DC-branded digital service. Warner and DC Entertainment are preparing live-action drama Titans and animation Young Justice: Outsiders for the platform, which is scheduled to go direct-to-consumer next year. Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group (WBDNG) will operate the currently unnamed service, which […]

Wacky Races reboot joins int’l Boomerang grid

The upcoming reboot of classic Hanna-Barbera kids comedy Wacky Races is to play on Boomerang channels internationally. In the US, the series is set for the soon-to-launch Boomerang SVOD service exclusively along with another new series, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, but both are getting a linear TV on Boomerang services elsewhere. Wacky Races […]

Turner sends Boomerang over-the-top

Turner has launched a subscription streaming service for its all-animation Boomerang channel. The platform will comprise of more than 5,000 Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM library titles, offering new and older episodes of franchises such as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones. It will also house new original series […]