Warner Bros. Animation


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 […]

Sander Schwartz resurfaces at kids social network

Former FremantleMedia Kids boss Sander Schwartz will run kids network Grom Social, after taking the role of president at the digital service. Schwartz left FremantleMedia, where he was president of the Kids and Family Entertainment in late 2013 and was planning to launch his own prodco, as well as consulting for kids media companies. At […]

Mattel exec joins Robot Chicken prodco

Marge Dean has joined Robot Chicken prodco Stupid Buddy Stoodios as general manager. Dean (pictured) joins from Mattel’s production banner Playground, where she was director of production. She is one of the most seasoned US execs in animation having also worked at Wildbrain Animation, Technicolor, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros Animation. Stupid Buddy, which was […]

Turner, Warner Bros. ink Boomerang deal

Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. are working together to produce hundreds of hours of original content for the recently repositioned Boomerang channel. Turner’s Boomerang is now an animation-only family-skewing service in the US and around the world after a repositioning last year. Accordingly, the deal between Turner and Warner Bros. Animation, both part of Time […]

Netflix orders Green Eggs and Ham for TV

Netflix has ordered a television version of the Dr. Seuss children’s book Green Eggs and Ham. Based on the Theodor Seuss Geisel book, Green Eggs and Ham will be an 13-episode animated family comedy from TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production alongside A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television, in association with Warner […]