Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

According to an exclusive from movie industry magazine – Variety, Warner Bros’ animated movie division – WAG (Warner Animation Group), the same studio behind The Lego Movie are in negotiations with Tim Story (director of Shaft and Fantastic Four) to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid movie. WAG has also hired Chris Columbus as creative director on the new Scooby-Doo! animated movie which is planned to be released in 2020.

Since The Lego Movie, WAG has been working hard developing movie ideas from classic Hanna-Barbera properties, Warner Bros. as a whole wants to give these classic cartoon characters as much attention as their other popular properties such as DC (Batman, Superman etc.) or Harry Potter.

Warner Bros. wants to produce a mixture of animated features and live-action hybrids, with coordinating live-action and animation teams working together and there still be emphasis on animation for live-action/animation hybrid projects. The new Tom and Jerry movie is expected to start filming in 2019.

The movie will have real world footage with animated versions of the famous cat and mouse duo, according to sources obtained by Variety, the film will be very similar to the original Tom and Jerry shorts and its various reboots and offshoots, as it will depend on physical slapstick comedy and the two characters will not speak, this will help the movie appeal more to international audiences.

The other major live-action hybrid movie expected to go into production next year is the sequel to Space Jam – Space Jam 2 with NBA superstar LeBron James who just like Michael Jordan in the original movie, will team up with the Looney Tunes to play basketball. The studio is also making a “Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME” live-action/animated hybrid movie, with The Lego Movie’s Chris McKay leading development. WAG is also working on a movie based on “The Jetsons” with Matt Lieberman and the director of Sausage Party – Conrad Vernon, WAG is also developing movies based on The Flintstones and Wacky Races. WAG’s next major movie – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be released in cinemas across the U.S. on 8th February 2019.


Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

The Jetsons Live Action TV Show Coming Soon?

There has been reports that a live-action TV show based on the futuristic Hanna-Barbera classic animated sitcom – The Jetsons is in production, Warner Bros. has yet to release an official statement regarding the production, but reports from The Verge and IGN suggest that Robert Zemeckis and Gary Janetti will serve as executive producers on the rumoured production. The Jetsons recently featured in a WWE crossover animated production – The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! which was released straight to home video earlier this year. Also according to an article by The Hollywood Reporter in May 2017, a Jetsons animated movie is also planned, the co-director of Shrek 2 and director of Monsters vs. Aliens, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – Conrad Vernon will be directing the motion picture.




Turner Kids Channels No.1 Viewing Ratings In Italy During June 2017

According to Italian media website mediacomunicazione.net, Turner’s children’s channels (Cartoon Network and Boomerang) were the best performing group of pay-TV children’s channels in Italy last month (June 2017). Cartoon Network in Italy was the top performing pay-TV children’s channel for kids aged between 4 to 14 years old last month and has performed well during the first six months of 2017.