Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios Sign Overall Deal with "Looney Tunes Cartoons" Executive Producer and Showrunner Pete Browngardt
Burbank, CA (March 22, 2021) - Emmy(R)-nominated producer Pete Browngardt has signed an exclusive, multiyear cross-studio overall deal with Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS).
Under this pioneering overall deal, Browngardt will develop and produce original animated programming at both WBA and CNS, allowing maximum creative flexibility to develop original material and access to the extensive character and franchise libraries at each studio. Browngardt will pursue projects intended for a variety of audiences including preschool, kids, adult and family/co-viewing across all WarnerMedia platforms, as well as external outlets and services.
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said: "This inaugural cross-studio deal is one example of how we intend to meet the growing demand for animated content by being innovative, in not just our storytelling, but in the opportunities we provide to creatives in our industry. It was no small task to bring the Looney Tunes back to their classic shorts and Pete knocked it out of the park with Looney Tunes Cartoons. He is one of our most prolific producers, with a love for the art of animation, that fuels his bold and imaginative ideas. I'm thrilled that he will continue creating at Warner Bros. Animation and am excited to see how he brings that same passion to Cartoon Network Studios."
Pete Browngardt said: "I have been lucky enough to call each of these studios my home at different points in my career. It's only fitting that I begin this next run with the best of both worlds - returning home to Cartoon Network Studios and continuing my partnership with Warner Bros. Animation, which has been one of the most fulfilling of my career."
Browngardt currently serves as executive producer on the HBO Max series Looney Tunes Cartoons. The series recently received a program nomination from the Producers Guild Awards as well as individual achievement nominations from the Annie Awards. Curse of the Monkeybird, an animated short from the series, was awarded the top prize for Animation for Young Audiences (Ages 6-12) at the 43rd Annual Ottawa International Animation Film Festival in 2019.
Prior to arriving at Warner Bros. Animation, 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. Previous credits also include work on a number of Cartoon Network shows including Chowder, The Marvelous Midadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time. Browngardt studied character animation at CalArts and began working professionally on Futurama at age 19, followed by Industrial Light & Magic and MTV Animation.
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, 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 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," "Ben 10," "Craig of the Creek," "Steven Universe," "The Powerpuff Girls," and "Victor and Valentino." 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 EmmyÒ, Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA, Italy's prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival's Cristal Award. 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.