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[06/12/24 - 08:15 AM]
Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe Announce Series Greenlights and Development Slate at Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Highlights include new spin-offs of "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "Adventure Time" and "Regular Show."

[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION, CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS, HANNA-BARBERA STUDIOS EUROPE ANNOUNCE SERIES GREENLIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT SLATE AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

Major Expansion of the Award-Winning Adventure Time Franchise Announced with Three New Projects

· Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (HBSE) announced three series greenlights and previewed a slate of projects currently in development during their Studio Focus presentation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

· Highlights include new projects based on the award-winning Adventure Time franchise, the return of Regular Show, the first Scooby-Doo anime series, and more.

Series greenlights announced today:

Foster's Funtime for Imaginary Friends (Preschool series, Cartoon Network)

· Description: A young group of preschool imaginary friends learn from an immature elder friend, Bloo, who unintentionally gets things wrong. Foster's Funtime for Imaginary Friends! is a spin-off preschool series of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Cartoon Network's award-winning, highest rated original from 2004-2008. Throughout the years, Foster's has remained a global fan favorite, and the original 6-11 audience have grown up to share this imaginative, hilarious, and relatable series with their own children.

· Creative Talent: Craig McCracken

· Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Adventure Time: Side Quests (Kids series, Cartoon Network)

· Description: Adventure Time: Side Quests takes the Adventure Time franchise back to the early days when Finn was just a kid, excited to fight monsters and go on epic quests with his best buddy Jake. In stand-alone episodes, our heroes take on classic Adventure Time villains like The Ice King and re-connect with stand-out side characters from the original series.

· Creative Talent: Nate Cash

· Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Untitled Regular Show Project (Kids series, Cartoon Network)

· Description: A new Regular Show series!

· Creative Talent: J.G. Quintel

· Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Development announced today:

Adventure Time: Heyo BMO (Preschool series, Cartoon Network)

· Description: In the fantastical Land of Ooo, the little robot BMO is on a new adventure! Now settled in a new neighborhood with new friends, BMO approaches each challenge he faces with his unique brand of enthusiasm and curiosity in a quest to learn and fill his database.

· Creative Talent: Adam Muto, Ashlyn Anstee

· Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Untitled Barbara Throws a Wobbler project (Preschool series)

· Description: Based on the popular children's book, Barbara is a little cat with BIG feelings. Most days Barbara feels like every other cat - she likes chasing a ball of wool, playing hide & seek, watching TV with her comfort blanket or reading a story before bedtime. But some days are different, Barbara gets a BIG feeling, and sometimes it's SO BIG she can't keep it inside

· Creative Talent: Joris Van Hulsen

· Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Go-Go Mystery Machine (Kids series, Cartoon Network)

· Description: While visiting Japan on the ultimate foodie adventure, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo unwittingly unleash hundreds of mischievous mythical monsters that are now causing trouble all over the country. With the help of Scooby's uncle, Daisuke-Doo, and magical friend Etsuko and gadget wiz Toshiro, Shaggy and Scooby have new mysteries to solve and monsters to catch!

· Creative Talent: Francisco Paredes

· Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

The Adventure Time Movie (Family/Co-viewing long form)

· Description: Jake and Finn embark on their greatest adventure yet

· Creative Talent: Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale, Adam Muto

· Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Bad Karma (Family/Co-viewing long form)

· Description: An exciting and epic tale about courage, loyalty and an unlikely friendship between a young demon princess, Chandra, and the legendary demi-god Veer set in a dark mythological world of magic and fantasy.

· Creative Talent: Sanjay Patel, Rajesh Devraj, Vikash Shankar, Katie Rice

· Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Lovey Dovey (Adult long form)

· Description: The story of an optimistic wedding dove on the hunt for his one true love, who gets stuck with a bunch of streetwise pigeons who only have one goal in life: screwing the large bird from a popular kids TV show.

· Creative Talent: Ava Tramer

· Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

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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 Batman: Caped Crusader, Bat-Family, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Creature Commandos, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Kite-Man: Hell Yeah!, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Merry Little Batman, My Adventures with Superman, Teen Titans Go!, Tiny Toons Looniversity, and Velma. The studio is currently in production on two feature films - The Day The Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie and the upcoming original anime feature film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, with New Line Cinema. 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), 40 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 21 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, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Regular Show, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as Genndy Tartakovky's 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.

About Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe is Warner Bros. Discovery's flagship animation studio within EMEA. Based in London, the studio is home to quality local productions distributed worldwide, including The Amazing World of Gumball, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, and Elliott from Earth. Its content has been honored with BAFTA, Emmy, Emile, Annie, Prix Jeunesse, Rockie and Annecy awards.





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· ADVENTURE TIME (CARTOON)
· ADVENTURE TIME MOVIE, THE (CARTOON)
· ADVENTURE TIME: HEYO BMO (CARTOON)
· ADVENTURE TIME: SIDE QUESTS (CARTOON)
· BAD KARMA (CARTOON)
· FOSTER'S FUNTIME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS (CARTOON)
· GO-GO MYSTERY MACHINE (CARTOON)
· LOVEY DOVEY (CARTOON)
· REGULAR SHOW (CARTOON)
· UNTITLED BARBARA THROWS A WOBBLER PROJECT (CARTOON)
· UNTITLED REGULAR SHOW PROJECT (CARTOON)





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