A new collection of kids and family programming from Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network Studios is coming to HBO Max when the service launches in May 2020.
Brand new Looney Tunes Cartoons and a new Jellystone series featuring beloved Hanna-Barbera characters have been picked up from Warner Bros Animation. New animated series The Fungies! and Tig N’ Seek from Cartoon Network Studios have also been greenlit. Tooned Out, a hybrid live-action and animated comedy from Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis is also in development.
In addition, a collection of classics from the libraries of Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies and Hanna-Barbera have been secured for HBO Max, featuring a range of iconic characters such as Yogi Bear, , Popeye, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn and Tasmanian Devil.
“As we build and expand our kids and family programming slate, we’re re-introducing some of the most cherished and iconic characters and creating new animated friends to fall in love with,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT and truTV. “These new series from the talented teams at Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios are sure to become instant classics.”
“We are stewards for some of the greatest animated characters of all time” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation. “And for every new series with these characters, our starting point is to always focus on what made these characters so beloved in the first place. With Looney Tunes Cartoons and Jellystone, our artists have captured the timeless charm of these characters to create cartoons we know that kids and parents will love watching together.”