WarnerMedia Kids & Family Debuts Trailer for Cartoonito Preschool Block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network





Video: WarnerMedia Kids & Family Debuts Trailer for Cartoonito Preschool Block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network
Families were also treated to a special look at upcoming Cartoonito shows “Little Ellen” and “Lucas the Spider” in two new clips revealed today.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
Oh! Oh! Oh! Cartoonito!

WarnerMedia Kids & Family Debuts Trailer for Cartoonito Preschool Block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Get a First-Look at Little Ellen From Ellen DeGeneres and Lucas the Spider

Meet the Four Adorable Cartoonito Hosts: Nito, Glob, Wedge and Itty

WarnerMedia Kids & Family revealed a first look at Cartoonito’s upcoming preschool block launching this fall on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The newly released trailer features an original mnemonic, “Oh! Oh! Oh! Cartoonito!” created for the block and gives a sneak peek at the burgeoning Cartoonito slate that includes preschool staples Sesame Street and Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, Mush-Mush & the Mushables and additional shows announced earlier this week that include Bing, Dylan, Odo and Pocoyo.

Families were also treated to a special look at upcoming Cartoonito shows Little Ellen and Lucas the Spider in two new clips revealed today.

Little Ellen

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Ellen Digital Ventures, Little Ellen is a 2D animated children’s show that explores the world through the eyes of a hilarious and unpredictable seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres. On her adventures in her musical hometown of New Orleans, Little Ellen takes big risks and makes big mistakes, but she’s always able to laugh at herself and bounce back when things don’t go as planned.

Lucas the Spider

Lucas the Spider is a CGI-animated show from Fresh TV in association with WexWorks Media with CAKE handling international distribution and is based on a viral YouTube hit that follows the adventures of an endearing young spider as he and his friends try to navigate the big world around them.

The Cartoonito programming block will feature four fun hosts that will keep preschoolers and families laughing and entertained in between watching their favorite shows. As the colorful faces of Cartoonito, Nito, Glob, Wedge and Itty each have their own unique personalities and will star in playful interstitials that will encourage young viewers to embrace their uniqueness and interact with others with empathy, respect and fairness.

Nito

Nito is a magical box of joy bursting with imagination, surprise, and even other characters! Ever curious, Nito loves exploring the world and eagerly shares facts with others: “Oh, oh, oh! Pandas eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo a day.” They are a natural leader and everyone’s best friend.

Glob

Glob expresses themselves through shapes, not words, and physically shows their emotions. A neuro-diverse shapeshifter, they love playing pretend and becoming new things. Glob is very caring and protective of their friends–especially Itty–and is always coming to the rescue in hilarious ways!

Wedge

Wedge can be cautious and careful, but is capable of feats of great derring-do with the encouragement of friends! A triple-threat trilingual character, Wedge is super into arts and crafts, loves to help others and is the ultimate team player.

Itty

Itty is the baby of the group and is just learning to speak. Like the world’s happiest toddler, they bounce through life and radiate positivity! Communicates with giggles, goos, and the occasional upchuck if upset.

Cartoonito was announced at the WarnerMedia Kids & Family Upfront earlier this year and is WarnerMedia’s biggest commitment to preschool in 100 years. It offers a modern approach to preschool programming with its proprietary educational framework, Humancentric Learning, that aims to support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves. All Cartoonito preschool content will align with Humancentric Learning and Cartoon Network’s refreshed brand promise, Redraw Your World, which fosters self-expression and creativity.

For all the latest Cartoonito news, sneak peeks and fun resources, parents can visit the Cartoonito parent website here and follow Cartoonito on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Some shows are only on Cartoon Network or HBO Max. Check for availability.

About Cartoonito

Cartoonito is the WarnerMedia Kids & Family preschool programming block set to debut on Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall. Inspired by Positive Psychology and 21st Century Learning, Cartoonito is based on the proprietary preschool educational framework of Humancentric Learning, which aims to support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves. With a roster of originals actively in development, Cartoonito will offer modern programming that leans into WarnerMedia’s Kids & Family iconic IP that stems from Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. Mush-Mush & the Mushables and Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go are among a slate of 20 new series that will be available at launch. In addition, a portfolio of originals including Batwheels, Sesame Workshop’s Bea’s Block, Bugs Bunny Builders, Little Ellen, and a collection of projects from bestselling children’s book author Mo Willems will add to thousands of hours of content from WarnerMedia’s legacy library and global acquisitions.



WarnerMedia Kids & Family Adds “Bing,” “Dylan,” “Odo” and “Pocoyo”





WarnerMedia Kids & Family Adds “Bing,” “Dylan,” “Odo” and “Pocoyo” to Its Upcoming Preschool Fare on Cartoonito
Cartoonito is the WarnerMedia Kids & Family preschool programming block set to debut on Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
WarnerMedia Kids & Family Adds “Bing,” “Dylan,” “Odo” and “Pocoyo” to its Upcoming Preschool Fare on Cartoonito

July 27, 2021 – Burbank, CA – WarnerMedia Kids & Family expands Cartoonito’s preschool slate with the recently greenlit animated series Dylan, as well as three animated acquisitions: Bing, Odo, and Pocoyo. The growing roster joins previously announced series Batwheels, Little Ellen, multiple forthcoming projects from best-selling children’s book author Mo Willems, and more, that will be available on the upcoming preschool programming block launching this fall on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

Cartoonito was announced at the WarnerMedia Kids & Family Upfront earlier this year and is WarnerMedia’s biggest commitment to preschool in 100 years. It offers a modern approach to preschool programming with its proprietary educational framework, Humancentric Learning, that aims to support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves. All Cartoonito preschool content will align with Humancentric Learning and Cartoon Network’s refreshed brand promise, Redraw Your World, which fosters self-expression and creativity.

New series greenlight for Cartoonito:

Dylan -Based on the book series by bestselling illustrator/author Guy Parker-Rees, Dylan is a CG animated interactive comedy about a highly imaginative, multi-colored striped dog who is eager to play pretend every career, from a train conductor to a nurse to an astronaut. With just some basic props and some great friends, Dylan transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, jumping feet first into every adventure that comes his way. Fueled by creativity, Dylan models best of play and improv leading to wildly original escapades that empower and encourage kids to trust their hearts, imaginations and each other. A CBC original series, Dylan is developed by Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group and produced by 9 Story’s award-winning, Ireland-based animation studio Brown Bag Films.

Newly acquired series for Cartoonito:

Bing – Bing celebrates the joyful, messy reality of preschool life and finds the big stories in the little moments. Bing is a lovable, authentic preschooler, who lives very much in the present moment. Each moment brings new experiences for Bing, which often lead to a bump, spillage or temporary disappointment. By Bing’s side, through it all, is Flop, whose patience and encouragement help Bing, along with his audience, to experience and learn from life’s unpredictable moments. Produced by Acamar Films, in association with Brown Bag Films, Bing has achieved iconic success since it launched in the UK in 2014, winning the International Emmy for Best Children’s Program, the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Writing in a Children’s Program, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Children’s Program. Bing is broadcast in 130 territories worldwide and was originally adapted for television by Acamar Films from the bestselling preschool books written and illustrated by Ted Dewan.

Odo – Created by Colin Williams and produced by Sixteen South and Letko, Odo is a charming and warm-hearted preschool animated series that welcomes kids ages three to five to a world full of possibilities. Although he is one of the littlest campers at the Forest Camp for Young Birds, Odo the owl knows he can do absolutely anything that he sets his mind to. With gender-neutral appeal, Odo also deals with important themes such as immigration, racism, respect for others and shows kids how to deal with setbacks in a meaningful way while promoting the development of self-efficacy and encouraging kids to believe in themselves.

Pocoyo – Pocoyo is a preschool series created and produced by Zinkia Entertainment. It tells the story of a curious little boy discovering the world around him, and accompanied by his best friends: Pato, Elly, Sleepy Bird and a whole cast of surprising and delightful characters. Over the years, Pocoyo has been recognized with more than 40 international awards, including a BAFTA for the Best Preschool Series and the Annecy Crystal.

About Cartoonito

Cartoonito is the WarnerMedia Kids & Family preschool programming block set to debut on Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall. Inspired by Positive Psychology and 21st Century Learning, Cartoonito is based on the proprietary preschool educational framework of Humancentric Learning, which aims to support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves. With a roster of originals actively in development, Cartoonito will offer modern programming that leans into WarnerMedia’s Kids & Family iconic IP that stems from Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. Mush-Mush & the Mushables and Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go are among a slate of 20 new series that will be available at launch. In addition, a portfolio of originals including Batwheels, Sesame Workshop’s Bea’s Block, Bugs Bunny Builders, Little Ellen, and a collection of projects from bestselling children’s book author Mo Willems will add to thousands of hours of content from WarnerMedia’s legacy library and global acquisitions.

About HBO Max

HBO Max(TM) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced an advertising-supported subscription tier in June 2021. HBO Max recently began its global roll out launching in 39 markets across Latin America and the Caribbean and will be followed by the replacement of HBO-branded streaming services in Europe later this year.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the central Kids & Family brand within WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and beyond that includes such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s expansive content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers, all kids ages 6-11, and family co-viewing. Upcoming new series such as Gremlins, Jade Armor, Total Drama Island, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, as well as a live-action slate are set to comprise an inclusive Kids & Family programming lineup on Cartoon Network and HBO Max offering more than 300 hours of original content. Seen in more than 185 countries and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max.



Cartoon Network Studios Partners with Academy Award(R)-Winning Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry





Cartoon Network Studios Partners with Academy Award(R)-Winning Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry and Award-Winning Director Chaz Bottoms to Develop “Battu”
The coming-of-age musical comedy series is about a young group of misfit dreamers who move to their own beat.
[via press release from Cartoon Network]
CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS PARTNERS WITH ACADEMY AWARD(R)-WINNING FILMMAKER MATTHEW A. CHERRY AND AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR CHAZ BOTTOMS TO DEVELOP “BATTU”

Kids and Family Animated Musical Comedy Series Celebrates the Creative Arts Culture of Chicago Set to a Sonic Landscape Inspired by Hip-Hop Beats and Classical Broadway Melodies

Burbank, CA (July 14, 2021) – Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love) and award-winning director, animator, and writer Chaz Bottoms (Dear John: Legendary Love Letters) have begun development on Battu, a coming-of-age musical comedy series about a young group of misfit dreamers who move to their own beat.

From the French ballet term meaning beat, Battu follows teenagers Otis and Jada – two gifted dancers in Chicago whose free-spirit and individuality often leave them as outsiders in the rigid world of mainstream dance. Together they find a home at a struggling hiplet (a style of dance combining hip-hop and ballet) studio and a family among the studio’s troupe of dancers and instructors. Embracing the vibrant Chicago music scene, the soundtrack of the series will feature original music and punctuate the stories of our characters which will explore themes such as courage, self-empowerment, inclusiveness, perseverance, and the power of friendship. The project is based on Bottoms’ animated short film Battu: An Animated Musical that is currently in production.

Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said: “Battu is unlike anything we have ever tried at the studio. This ambitious project brings together and celebrates two of our greatest storytelling mediums – animation and music. Matthew and Chaz are our perfect dance partners as we strive to tell authentic stories that both empower and entertain.”

Matthew A. Cherry said: “Chaz is one of the most exciting young voices in animation and we are thrilled to be working with Sam Register, Nicole Rivera and the rest of the Cartoon Network Studios team to develop Battu.”

Chaz Bottoms said: “I grew up on a healthy diet of Cartoon Network shows and to be working with them on Battu is a dream come true! This project is my love letter to the city of Chicago, animation, and musicals.”

Battu will be produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Sam Register, Matthew A. Cherry, Chaz Bottoms and Monica A. Young (Hair Love) serve as executive producers.

Chaz Bottoms is represented by Monica A. Young at Blue Key Management, Ava Greenfield of ICM Partners and Attorney Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn.

About Cartoon Network Studios

Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as Primal, Samurai Jack, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy(R), Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA Children’s Award, Italy’s prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival’s Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.



WarnerMedia Kids & Family Announces Virtual Panels for 2021 San Diego Comic-Con@Home





WarnerMedia Kids & Family Announces Virtual Panels for 2021 San Diego Comic-Con@Home July 23 & 24
Sit in on discussions with creators, artists and voice-over talent as they delve into what it takes to put together fan-favorite series, specials and cartoon classics.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
WarnerMedia Kids & Family Announces Virtual Panels for 2021 San Diego Comic-Con@Home July 23 & 24

Catch Exclusives from HBO Max’s Adventure Time: Distant Lands, Jellystone! and Looney Tunes Cartoons, as well as Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek

July 8, 2021, Burbank, CA – WarnerMedia Kids & Family has announced its upcoming virtual panels for 2021 San Diego Comic-Con@Home, Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. Sit in on discussions with creators, artists and voice-over talent as they delve into what it takes to put together fan-favorite series, specials and cartoon classics.

Also, look out for exclusive content and sneak peeks at the upcoming HBO Max Original special, Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City, and the highly anticipated HBO Max Original series, Jellystone!, as well as an inside look at HBO Max’s acclaimed Looney Tunes Cartoons and Cartoon Network’s hit series, Craig of the Creek.

Each of the WarnerMedia Kids & Family panels will be available to view at https://comic-con.org, as well as the SDCC YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicCon.

Check out the complete list of virtual panels coming to San Diego Comic-Con@Home below:

FRIDAY, JULY 23

12:00 p.m. – HBO Max & Cartoon Network Studios: Adventure Time: Distant Lands

What time is it? It’s time for more adventure in the land of Ooo and beyond with Adventure Time: Distant Lands, based on the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Cartoon Network series Adventure Time from creator Pendleton Ward and executive producer Adam Muto. Join moderator Bex Taylor-Klaus (Blaine) as they deep dive into the recent special, Together Again, and preview the upcoming Wizard City along with Adam Muto (Executive Producer), John DiMaggio (Jake), Mace Montgomery Miskel (Pep), and Toks Olagundoye (Dr. Caledonius). Uncover some secrets, hear behind-the-scenes stories and stick around until the very end for a special sneak peek at the upcoming Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City. It’s going to be James Baxter good!

SATURDAY, JULY 24

10:00 a.m. – HBO Max & Warner Bros. Animation: Looney Tunes Cartoons

There’s More Folks! Looney Tunes Cartoons continues to captivate a new generation of fans with over 400 minutes of Looney mayhem and much more to come. Moderated by voice cast member Eric Bauza (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Marvin the Martian), join Pete Browngardt (Executive Producer), Aaron Spurgeon (Art Director), Alex Kirwan (Supervising Producer), Caroline Director (Storyboard Artist), and Keika Yamaguchi (Assistant Art Director) for a panel discussion to find out what’s next for Bugs, Daffy and the rest of your favorite Tunes! Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Stream episodes now on HBO Max.

1:00 p.m. – HBO Max & Warner Bros. Animation: Jellystone!

They’re back! Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw, Top Cat and all your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters star in the all-new animated series, Jellystone! Join showrunner and executive producer C.H. Greenblatt, Ian Wasseluk (Supervising Director), Jeff Bergman (Yogi Bear), Grace Helbig (Cindy Bear) and Niccole Thurman (Jabberjaw) on a sneak peek tour of this charming town where these beloved characters live, work and play together. Jellystone! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and premieres July 29 on HBO Max.

2:00 p.m. – Cartoon Network Studios: Craig of the Creek

Meet us down at The Stump and get ready to map out new adventures with Craig of the Creek! Philip Solomon, voice of Craig, will moderate this fun-filled panel featuring behind-the-scenes stories and a preview of the upcoming fourth season from the GLAAD-, Emmy- and NAACP Image Award-nominated series. Joining Philip are Ben Levin (Co-Creator), Ashleigh Hairston (Writer), Dashawn Mahone (Supervising Director), Najja Porter (Supervising Director) and Jeff Trammell (Story Editor). With so many places to explore, this is one panel you won’t want to miss!

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced an advertising-supported subscription tier in June 2021. HBO Max recently began its global roll out launching in 39 markets across Latin America and the Caribbean, and will be followed by the replacement of HBO-branded streaming services in Europe later this year.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the central Kids & Family brand within WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and beyond that includes such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s expansive content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers, all kids ages 6-11, and family co-viewing. Upcoming new series such as Gremlins, Jade Armor, Total Drama Island, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, as well as a live-action slate are set to comprise an inclusive Kids & Family programming lineup on Cartoon Network and HBO Max offering more than 300 hours of original content. Seen in more than 185 countries and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max.

About Cartoon Network Studios

Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as Primal, Samurai Jack, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy(R), Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA Children’s Award, Italy’s prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival’s Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batman: Caped Crusader, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Tom and Jerry in New York, Velma and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films – including the DC Universe Movies – for DVD, Blu-ray(R) and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).



HBO Max and Cartoon Network Take Flight with Series Commitment for “My Adventures with Superman”





HBO Max and Cartoon Network Take Flight with Series Commitment for “My Adventures with Superman”
Jack Quaid and Alice Lee lead the voice cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Clark Kent and Lois Lane!

HBO Max and Cartoon Network Take Flight with Series Commitment For My Adventures with Superman

New Kids and Family Animated Series Produced by Warner Bros. Animation

Jack Quaid to Voice Superman/Clark Kent

Burbank, CA (May 19, 2021) – HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced today a two-season series order for My Adventures with Superman an all-new kids and family animated series following the action-packed, comedic and romantic adventures of Superman and Lois Lane. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and based on characters from DC, My Adventures with Superman catches up with twenty-somethings Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane, and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet. The news was announced today by Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros.

“Superman has remained one of the most iconic and beloved Super Heroes in the world,” said Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. “This fresh take from the Warner Bros. Animation team delivers a modern, relatable Clark Kent alongside a fearless, whip smart Lois Lane who are navigating the small tasks of both becoming adults and trying to save the world.”

In this serialized coming-of-age story, we follow Clark as he builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis – and perhaps the world. Lois, now growing into a star investigative journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy Olsen under her wing. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down bad guys, stumbling over secrets, and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane. Jack Quaid (The Boys) and Alice Lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) lead the voice cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively.

“It’s been a great partnership working with Cartoon Network and HBO Max to bring more DC Super Heroes to the platform in new and creatively interesting ways” said Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. “This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois and Jimmy – whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey together as friends.”

My Adventures with Superman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer. Jake Wyatt (Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus) and Brendan Clogher (Voltron: Legendary Defender) are on board as co-executive producers and Josie Campbell (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) as co-producer.

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform initially launched in the United States in May 2020. This year, HBO Max is scheduled to be in an additional 60 markets, launching in Latin America in June and followed by upgrades of HBO-branded streaming services in Europe.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the central Kids & Family brand within WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and beyond that includes such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s expansive content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers, all kids ages 6-11, and family co-viewing. Upcoming new series such as Gremlins, Jade Armor, Total Drama Island, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, as well as a live-action slate are set to comprise an inclusive Kids & Family programming lineup on Cartoon Network and HBO Max offering more than 300 hours of original content. Seen in more than 185 countries and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham and Wings of Fire for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Velma and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films – including the DC Universe Movies – for DVD, Blu-ray(R) and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About DC

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe Infinite digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com.



HBO Max and Cartoon Network Make Series Commitment for “Batman: Caped Crusader”





HBO Max and Cartoon Network Make Series Commitment for “Batman: Caped Crusader”
Now, nearly 30 years since “Batman: The Animated Series” premiered, Bruce Timm once again takes on the mantle of the Bat alongside two of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the industry: J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
HBO MAX AND CARTOON NETWORK MAKE SERIES COMMITMENT FOR “BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER”

All-New Animated Series Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, 6th & Idaho

Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves Present the Next Animated Chapter of the Dark Knight

Burbank, CA (May 19, 2021) – HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlit a straight to series order for Batman: Caped Crusader, an all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology through the visionary lens of executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho. The news was announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) and Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS).

Tom Ascheim said: “It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things Batman. Batman: Caped Crusader will entertain first time and die-hard fans alike and, with such an impressive creative team in place, we know we have another future Batman classic in the making.”

Batman: Caped Crusader represents Timm’s return to the iconic DC character in animated episodic television, which began with the Emmy(R) Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series. Praised by many to be the gold standard of animated superhero storytelling, Batman: The Animated Series is considered one of the best depictions of the Dark Knight in any medium.

Now, nearly 30 years since the series premiered, Timm once again takes on the mantle of the Bat alongside two of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the industry: J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Utilizing state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available, this powerful creative partnership will once again reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.

Sam Register said: “Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans. It is in that spirit that we are bringing together three master storytellers in J.J., Matt and Bruce – each with their own intuitive understanding and affection for the character – to create a new series that will continue in the same groundbreaking legacy.”

Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves said: “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City. The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform initially launched in the United States in May 2020. This year, HBO Max is scheduled to be in an additional 60 markets, launching in Latin America in June and followed by upgrades of HBO-branded streaming services in Europe.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the central Kids & Family brand within WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and beyond that includes such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s expansive content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers, all kids ages 6-11, and family co-viewing. Upcoming new series such as Gremlins, Jade Armor, Total Drama Island, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, as well as a live-action slate are set to comprise an inclusive Kids & Family programming lineup on Cartoon Network and HBO Max offering more than 300 hours of original content. Seen in more than 185 countries and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham and Wings of Fire for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Velma and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films – including the DC Universe Movies – for DVD, Blu-ray(R) and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Bad Robot

Bad Robot was formed by filmmaker J.J. Abrams in 2001. The company has produced television series such as Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Castle Rock, Westworld, Lovecraft Country and Little Voice; feature films such as SUPER 8, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER, the STAR TREK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and CLOVERFIELD franchises; and interactive content including the mobile app Action Movie FX. Bad Robot’s first foray into publishing, S., a novel conceived by Abrams and written by Doug Dorst, was a New York Times Best Seller. In 2018, the company launched Loud Robot, an artist-friendly independent music label, and Bad Robot Games, a new entity dedicated to developing large and indie-scale original games for mobile, PC and console. Bad Robot is based in Santa Monica and can be followed at twitter.com/bad_robot and instagram.com/bad_robot.

About 6th & Idaho

6th & Idaho’s recent television productions include the Netflix drama series “Away,” starring Hilary Swank, as well as the Amazon Prime Video drama “Tales from the Loop,” starring Rebecca Hall and Jonathan Pryce. The company is currently shooting the NBC series “Ordinary Joe,” starring James Wolk. They have the upcoming Hulu film “Mother / Android” coming out later in ’21, and Reeves is in post on “The Batman” for Warner Bros which will be released in March ’22.

About DC

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe Infinite digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com.



WarnerMedia Kids & Family to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”





WarnerMedia Kids & Family to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Film with Unscripted Quiz Competition Series and Retrospective Special Celebrating Wizarding World Fans
Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the limited series will include four one-hour quiz challenges followed by the film retrospective, all set to premiere on HBO Max, Cartoon Network, and TBS in the U.S. later this year.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
WarnerMedia Kids & Family to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Film with Unscripted Quiz Competition Series and Retrospective Special Celebrating Wizarding World Fans

Five-Night Event Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television to Debut on HBO Max, Cartoon Network, and TBS Later this Year

New Quiz Competition Begins Search for Harry Potter Fans To Celebrate Their Fandom and Put Their Wizarding World Knowledge to the Test

May 19, 2021 – Burbank, CA – WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to find some of the biggest self-proclaimed fans to celebrate and test their Wizarding World knowledge. Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the limited series will include four one-hour quiz challenges followed by the film retrospective, all set to premiere on HBO Max, Cartoon Network, and TBS in the U.S. later this year.

Nearly two decades since the global critical and commercial film success of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, these new specials will continue the whimsical spirit of the Wizarding World and feature hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises to discover which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand. For those who demonstrate bravery similar to that of Godric Gryffindor and are looking to assess their Harry Potter expertise on camera, casting is now underway in the U.S. Fans can visit wizardingworld.com to learn more about the show.

“To celebrate the dedicated fans old and new who have passionately kept the Wizarding World magic alive in so many forms for decades, these exciting specials will celebrate their Harry Potter fandom in a must-see multiplatform TV event,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “All Potter fans can gear up for this ultimate one-of-a-kind celebration by embracing their inner Hermione Granger and studying their Wizarding World knowledge. For fans who have always wanted to discover what it might be like to take the O.W.L. exams, this is as close as they are going to get!”

A play-along component will allow viewers to don their own Hogwarts robes and swish and flick their wands from home. Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool will produce the four Wizarding World one-hour quiz competition shows. Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote and VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World) will executive produce the anniversary retrospective special.

About Wizarding World

More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 93⁄4 at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling. In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the Fantastic Beasts film series. For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe – past, present, and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity. The Harry Potter New York flagship store will be part of an expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences that include Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering, with 10,000 hours of curated premium content. HBO Max offers best in class quality entertainment, featuring the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences with the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. Website: http://hbomax.com/

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the central Kids & Family brand within WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and beyond that includes such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s expansive content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers, all kids ages 6-11, and family co-viewing. Upcoming new series such as Gremlins, Jade Armor, Total Drama Island, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, as well as a live-action slate are set to comprise an inclusive Kids & Family programming lineup on Cartoon Network and HBO Max offering more than 300 hours of original content. Seen in more than 185 countries and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max.

About TBS

TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable – “Miracle Workers,” “CONAN,” ”Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” ”The Last O.G.” and ”American Dad!,” as well as the upcoming comedy ”Chad.” The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show ”The Misery Index,” upcoming reality-competition series “Go-Big Show” and “The Cube” and the revival of fan-favorite “Wipeout.” TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like ”Family Guy” and ”The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites ”Friends” and ”Seinfeld,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” WarnerMedia’s eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website:  www.tbs.com

About WarnerMedia Studios and Network Group

WarnerMedia’s Studios and Network Group unites all of the company’s content-focused teams, including the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max, the Warner Bros. Television Group, DC, kids/young adults/classics (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, TCM, Cartoon Network Studios, WB Animation), TBS, TNT, TruTV, Wizarding World, consumer products and gaming, to work together across titles, brands and franchises. The Studios and Networks Group represents an unmatched collection of world-class brands and content creators.

About Warner Bros. Unscripted Television

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading producer of unscripted television in America with over 50 series totaling some 2,500 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and first-run syndication, as well as high-end documentaries. Led by Mike Darnell, President, the division produces major franchises that include the long-running, powerhouse franchise of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” and “Bachelor in Paradise”; multiple Emmy-winning “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the primetime hit “Ellen’s Game of Games”; the multi-Emmy-winning blockbuster “The Voice”; the Fox hit “The Masked Dancer”; the Emmy-winning “Who Do You Think You Are?” returning to NBC; “The Real Housewives of New York”; “The Bradshaw Bunch”; “Extra”; and “The Real”; plus, the Greg Berlanti produced signature documentaries “Helter Skelter” for EPIX and “Equal” for HBO Max, among others. The unscripted unit also recently announced “The Wheel”, BBC’s number 1 game show launch in over a decade, coming to NBC; the upcoming hybrid alternative-scripted series “True Story” with Ed Helms and Randall Park; “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” for HBO Max; the Ava DuVernay produced “Home Sweet Home” coming to NBC; and the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion coming to HBO Max.

About theoldschool

An unscripted content studio committed to creating and executing formats to premium platforms around the world. With offices in Los Angeles and London, the venture is led by television veteran Robin Ashbrook, executive producer and showrunner of award-winning series ‘MasterChef’, ‘MasterChef Junior’ for FOX and ‘Little Big Shots’ for NBC. Recent productions from theoldschool have included competition formats ‘The Final Table’ and ‘Next In Fashion’ for Netflix, along with a quiz format ‘The Disney Files’ for Disney+.

About Casey Patterson Entertainment

Casey Patterson is a critically acclaimed four-time Emmy(R) and two-time PGA Award nominated executive producer with an extensive career spanning across a wide array of groundbreaking programming. Casey is the head of Casey Patterson Entertainment, a full-service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. She most recently served as lead executive producer of the highly publicized Global Citizen “VAX Live” event that aired on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTubeand iHeartMedia Global Broadcast on Saturday, May 8th 2021. Her other high-profile projects and events include the breakout hit-series Lip Sync Battle, Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties, Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, Rock the Troops with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, Time and Punishment: A Town Hall Discussion With Jay Z, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Alec Baldwin: One Night Only, Taraji’s White Hot Holidays on Fox, The Comedy Awards on Comedy Central, Lip Sync Battle LIVE: A Michael Jackson Celebration, Guys Choice, The Concert for New York City, The Concert of the Century at the White House, Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special, Between Two Ferns – A Fairy Tale of New York, SCREAM Awards, VH1’s Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1’s Divas Live, and NBC’s Concert for America. For more information check out – http://caseypattersonent.com/



Cartoon Network Studios Debuts New Animated Shorts Program “Cartoon Cartoons”





Cartoon Network Studios Debuts New Animated Shorts Program “Cartoon Cartoons”
“Cartoon Cartoons” will be the studio’s first dedicated shorts program in over a decade with a mission to innovate the art of animated storytelling, showcase diverse stories, discover new voices and mentor the next generation of animators.
[via press release from Cartoon Network]
CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS DEBUTS NEW ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM “CARTOON CARTOONS”

Aims to Cultivate the Next Generation of Hits and Hit Makers through a Commitment to Creativity, Diversity and Mentorship

Veteran Producers Pete Browngardt, Manny Hernandez, Katie Rice and Aminder Dhaliwal to Serve as Program’s Creative Council

Founding Partner Organizations Include Black Women Animate Studios and Exceptional Minds

Burbank, CA (April 15, 2021) – Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) unveiled today Cartoon Cartoons, the next evolution of its prolific animated shorts program, signaling the studio’s largest commitment to animated shorts production to date. Cartoon Cartoons will be the studio’s first dedicated shorts program in over a decade with a mission to innovate the art of animated storytelling, showcase diverse stories, discover new voices and mentor the next generation of animators. The news was announced today by Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA).

Sam Register said: “Cartoon Network Studios has a proud legacy of animated shorts. We are building on that legacy today with a program that will champion new and diverse voices, energize creativity and provide resources for artists to share their stories with the world. I am so grateful to the producers serving on our Creative Council and our partner organizations for their commitment to make Cartoon Cartoons a successful and creatively rewarding endeavor.”

The initial CNS shorts program began in 1995 as World Premiere Toons and thrived as a creative incubator for artists to freely develop and create animated content. Shorts have continued to be an important part of CNS’ production pipeline ever since and in many different forms. Through its existence, the program served as a launch pad for a number of innovative artists and highly successful award-winning series such as Dexter’s Laboratory (Genndy Tartakovsky), The Powerpuff Girls (Craig McCracken), Chowder (C.H. Greenblatt), Regular Show (J.G. Quintel) and Steven Universe (Rebecca Sugar).

Shorts produced through Cartoon Cartoons will vary in length and subject matter, from character driven and comedic narratives to experimental animation, for a variety of audiences spanning preschoolers to adults. As they explore, develop and refine their ideas, artists will receive focused studio support from a dedicated production team and veteran producer mentorship. Finished shorts have the potential to be globally distributed by WarnerMedia across a variety of platforms including linear broadcast through Cartoon Network, streaming through HBO Max, online and much more. The program will be open to artists and producers of all experience levels from both inside and outside Cartoon Network Studios.

Cartoon Cartoons Creative Council

As an artist-driven initiative, Cartoon Cartoons will be led by the program’s Creative Council – an all-star rotating group of experienced, diverse and innovative producers. This group will provide peer-to-peer mentorship and creative guidance for the participating artists and their projects in the program.

· Pete Browngardt – An Emmy(R)-nominated producer, Pete currently serves as executive producer and showrunner on the HBO Max series Looney Tunes Cartoons. Prior to that Browngardt was the creator and executive producer of the Emmy(R) Award-winning series Uncle Grandpa as well as creator of the Annecy and Emmy(R) Award-winning series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. Both series were developed as part of the previous CNS shorts program, The Cartoonstitute.

· Manny Hernandez – Director, writer, and storyboard artist best known for his work on Cartoon Network’s BAFTA award-winning series We Bare Bears, Manny is currently the Executive Producer of the upcoming spinoff, We Baby Bears. In 2018, he was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding in a Television Broadcast Production. Beginning as a caricature artist, Hernandez attended the California Institute of the Arts and later landed a job as a feature storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios. He has been credited on several feature films including the Academy Award-winning Inside Out, Monsters University and Coco.

· Katie Rice – An accomplished artist who has worked professionally in animation since the age of 19, Katie rose through the ranks inside the character design and storyboard departments of multiple series such as The Mighty B!, Pinky Malinky, El Tigre and the Golden Globe-nominated film The Book of Life. She also created the webcomic Camp Weedonwantcha, which was later developed into an animated short for Nickelodeon. Rice currently serves as a series director on Animaniacs, the highly successful reboot of the iconic family series currently airing on Hulu and is also a co-director on a yet to be announced project for Warner Bros. Animation.

· Aminder Dhaliwal – An animator and cartoonist, Aminder has directed, storyboarded and written on multiple series for Sony Pictures Animation, Disney TV Animation, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. She was named one of Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch in 2020 and her first graphic novel, Woman World, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. Her second graphic novel, Cyclopedia Exotica releases in May 2021.

Founding Partner Organizations

Equally important to Cartoon Cartoons identity as an artist-driven initiative is its mission of cultivating diversity and inclusion in the animation industry. The program aims to elevate and promote diverse voices from within the studio as well as attract diverse artists from outside the studio. To aid in those efforts the studio will partner with industry organizations who have had a proven track record of advancing the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion. Founding Cartoon Cartoons partner organizations include:

· Black Women Animate Studios (BWA Studios) – Founded by visionary creative Taylor K. Shaw in collaboration with Founding & Managing Partner JLove Calderón – Black Women Animate is a mission-driven animation studio that creates original content and offers production services to the industry’s top studios and production companies. The studio produces programming for broadcast, cable, streaming networks, digital platforms, and live events. BWA Studios is powered by Black female talent across the animation pipeline and is committed to supporting pre-professional and professional Black women, women of color and nonbinary creatives of color in honing their craft, building their industry acumen and providing the resources and access needed to get paid work and in turn, elevate storytelling and inclusion in the industry.

Taylor K. Shaw (BWA Founder & CEO) said: “We are overjoyed to expand our relationship with Cartoon Network Studios to include content creation. Together our joint commitment to train, develop and inspire the next generation of animation talent has left a meaningful global impact that we are very proud of. Now, in championing equity and inclusion in the shorts program, we look forward to creating stories and building worlds that are inherently innovative, dynamic and inclusive.”

· Exceptional Minds – A California non-profit of the year, Exceptional Minds is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming, and other related fields in the entertainment industry. Exceptional Minds provides critical technical and work readiness training customized to help its students achieve their full artistic and professional potential, creating a new pipeline of talented artists and fostering inclusive hiring practices. Exceptional Minds and its partners are building a future where neurodiverse perspectives are vital to the advancement of a more empowered and inclusive society. Follow Exceptional Minds on Facebook (@exceptionalminds1) and Twitter (@EXMinds).

David Siegel (Executive Director, Exceptional Minds) said: “Exceptional Minds is all about cultivating diverse and innovative artists who can’t wait to dive into this program with Cartoon Network Studios. This partnership builds on years of collaboration and mentorship between our organizations that will bring new stories and fresh voices to the world.”

About Cartoon Network Studios

Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as Primal, Samurai Jack, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy(R), Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA Children’s Award, Italy’s prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival’s Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.



Cartoon Network Announces Rebrand and Expanded Programming of Newly Formed Cat-toon Network





Cartoon Network Announces Rebrand and Expanded Programming of Newly Formed Cat-toon Network
The cable channel details its latest April Fools’ Day stunt.
[via press release from Cartoon Network]
The Cat’s Out of the Bag…

Cartoon Network Announces Rebrand and Expanded Programming of Newly Formed Cat-toon Network

100% Cat-themed Programming Pounces its Way onto the Network April 1

New Feline-Focused Series in Development Include Comedy, Drama and Hard News

Cat-toon Network’s Cats of the Creek

Cat-toon Network’s Meow Cats Go!

March 31, 2021 – Burbank, CA – Cartoon Network has announced a rebrand and complete overhaul of its Kids & Family programming to focus solely on cats. The announcement was made today by the cats of the newly rebranded Cat-toon Network, who are assuming the leadership from its current President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, Tom Ascheim.

According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association, there are approximately 85 million pet owners in the U.S. and a recent survey shows that cats are a preferred pet, with more than 42 million living in U.S. households. Naturally, watching breeds like the laidback American Shorthair to the prissy Siamese is the purr-fect form of entertainment that parents, kids and families alike are shifting their viewing habits toward.

The new Cat-toon Network launches Thursday, April 1 and kicks-off at 6:00 a.m. ET/PT with reimagined new episodes of favorite series, Cats of the Creek and Meow Cats Go! Programming will also be available on Cat-toon Network’s YouTube channel starting at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET.

“Though Cartoon Network is the world’s most popular global animated network, in our opinion, it was figuratively ‘going to the dogs’,” meowed Beast Boy (in cat form), Gumball Watterson and Nicole Watterson, the freshly minted co-presidents, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “This rebrand will put the focus on what Americans really want to see – cats in all their splendor – starring in comedy, drama, reality and even hard news programs.”

Below is a look at new Cat-toon Network series in development:

Comedy/Reality (in development)

· The Big Bang Tabby – A house of nerds gets flustered when a new redhead, way out of their league, moves in.

· De-Claws – Set in the nail salon, hardworking manicurists try to balance personal and professional demands.

· Felines – A group of lovable, quirky felines figure out how to navigate their way in the big city together, even though they only want to be left alone.

· Keeping Up with the Katdashians – An all-access peek into the glamorous lives, loves and feuds of Hollywood’s most famous kitty brood.

· Make Room for Felix – A reboot of the early TV classic starring Danny Thomas with Felix as the harried entertainer dad in a 1950s period piece family sitcom.

· Search Paw-ty – A dark satirical comedy ensues as a group of NYC hipster cats search for a missing friend.

· Tiger King Jr. – A sequel to this early Quarantine-era pop phenomenon, where the kittens get their big star turn, and the big cats take a back seat.

Drama (in development)

· Better Call Tom – What happens when the macho man from America’s favorite cat and mouse duo goes to the dark side.

· Bobcat Legal – A feline focused spinoff of the classic David E. Kelley series starring this classic breed. Features James Spader as “The Spay-der.”

· Catsession – A rich Sphynx family vies for which one of them will take over the family business.

· Game of Paws – Powerful families fight for who will ultimately rule the kingdom and sit atop the Iron Litterbox.

· Love-Cat Country – Southern gothic horror, with a supernatural kitty spin.

· Meowland – A CIA tabby globetrots to keep America safe from extremists.

News (in development)

· Abyssinian Cooper 360 – News and views from one of catdom’s most high-class breeds.

· Cats & Friends – The cable news morning show with all of the top stories of the day that will be the talk of the litter box… for America’s oldest cat demo.

And, something for the kids! (in development)

· Catnip’d – In the tradition of prank shows like Punk’d, what happens when A-list feline stars get secretly spiced with some ‘nip. Hilarity and hallucinations ensue.

· Meowalorian – Feline bounty hunters at the edge of the galaxy.

· PUSS15 – The heart and hilarity and indignities of awkward adolescence, as seen through lives of two high school kittens.



Sci-Fi Adventure “Elliott from Earth” Makes Its Landing Monday, March 29 on Cartoon Network





Sci-Fi Adventure “Elliott from Earth” Makes Its Landing Monday, March 29 on Cartoon Network
The series will premiere Monday, March 29 with a two-week premiere event on Cartoon Network.
[via press release from Cartoon Network]
Sci-fi Adventure “Elliott From Earth” Makes its Landing Monday, March 29 on Cartoon Network

Brand-new series from the team behind the hit comedy The Amazing World of Gumball

Cartoon Network’s next original comedy Elliott From Earth introduces Elliott, his mom Frankie and his new best friend – dinosaur Mo, as they find themselves in space and begin an unexpected journey across the universe to discover why they were brought there in the first place. The series will premiere Monday, March 29 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET) with a two-week premiere event on Cartoon Network. Elliott From Earth will make its debut first in the UK on Saturday, March 6 and will roll out in select APAC, LATAM and EMEA territories beginning this April.

As they learn to call it home, Elliott and Mo explore the Centrium – an exciting place high up among the stars full of amazing aliens and wonderful cosmic creatures who, although different species, coexist in harmony. Elliott From Earth showcases the power of friendship and embraces the wonders of being different, open minded and accepting. Directed by Mic Graves and Tony Hull with voices from Samuel Faraci (Paw Patrol), Noah Bentley (Dragons: Rescue Riders) and Naomi McDonald (Angelina Ballerina: Dance Around the World), Elliott From Earth is produced out of Cartoon Network’s EMEA hub, and the latest from the team behind The Amazing World of Gumball.

The first episode, Wednesday – Part 1, can be viewed on the CN App and VOD starting Monday, March 22. The full line-up for the two-week premiere event beginning March 29 on Cartoon Network is:

Monday, March 29 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Wednesday – Part 1 – Elliott and his Mom, Frankie, investigate a mysterious rock which is not from Earth.

Wednesday – Part 2 – Somewhere across the universe, Elliott and Frankie discover a new place, and its strange inhabitants.

Wednesday – Part 3 – Elliott, Frankie and their new companion Mo find the strange new environment they’re in isn’t quite what it seems.

Wednesday – Part 4 – Lost and alone, Elliott, Frankie and Mo have to accept all the help they can get.

Tuesday, March 30 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Idiosyncratic Induction – On Elliott’s first day at the Hive, he meets the most unusual characters on his adventure so far.

Memory Mayhem – Frankie tries to discover more about the mysterious rock that bought them to their new home, with the help of an entity called The Head.

Wednesday, March 31 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Developing Dilemma – Frankie lets Elliott get a pet, which doesn’t go down well with their new neighbor.

Inadvertent Inversion – As Elliott, Mo and Frankie all try something new at the Hive, they find their worlds are about to be turned upside down again.

Thursday, April 1 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Regurgitated Reminiscence – Elliott and Mo go to great lengths to retrieve Frankie’s old coffee machine.

Chaotic Clumping – Elliott and Mo accidentally take a teleporter together and find themselves closer than they’ve ever been before. Will they decide to mutually part ways?

Friday, April 2 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Parallel Paradox – Elliott finds himself having to be in two places at once.

Monday, April 5 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Problematic Prophecies – Elliott and Mo make a new friend, Nara, who has a very special ability.

Tuesday, April 6 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Temporal Tedium – It’s Fizzness Time! What does that even mean? Elliott and Mo make it their thing to find out as they meet Preston, a slow, yet hilarious prankster with a penchant for jewelry.

Wednesday, April 7 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Companion Confusion – After a failed experiment in trying to find true love, Mo has to save Elliott from being sucked off the Centrium into outer space.

Thursday, April 8 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Melancholic Megalomaniac – Elliott and Mo try to cheer up Lord Kallous, with the help of someone from his past.

Friday, April 9 (9:00 a.m. PT/ET)

Diminishing Discourse – Elliott and Frankie decide to tell Mo about what really happened to the dinosaurs.

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