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 Studios At GLAS Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network Studios At GLAS Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network Studios At GLAS Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network Studios will be at GLAS (GLobal Animation Syndicate) Animation Festival in Berkeley (near San Francisco), California between 22nd-25th March and will be running two events for prospective animators and show creators during day two (Friday 23rd March) at the festival. Cartoon Network Studios is also a major sponsor at this year’s festival.

The first event is called “Developing Talent with Cartoon Network Studios” which will take place at the East Bay Media Center on Addison Street at 11am. The event is free of charge.


Later on the same day, there will be a portfolio session called “Cartoon Network: So You Say You Have A Portfolio”, this session will also take place at the East Bay Media Center at 1pm. This event is for GLAS Passholders Only.

The directors of The Lego Movie and two of the producers of Warner Bros. Animation’s/Cartoon Network’s Unikitty! – Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be having their own session called “A Conversation With Phil Lord & Chris Miller” which will also take place on Friday 23rd March at the David Brower Center on Allston Way at 1.45pm, entry will cost $20.

The Lego Movie will be screened twice at the festival on Thursday 22rd March and Saturday 24th March at 10.30pm at Shattuck Cinemas, entry costs $12.




A full list of GLAS Animation Festival events can be viewed on the link below.


Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the info:


Lego Unikitty Building Sets And Collectables Coming In August 2018

Lego Announces Unikitty Building Sets At New York Toy Fair 2018

Lego Announces Unikitty Building Sets At New York Toy Fair 2018

New York Toy Fair 2018 (also known as the American International Toy Fair) opened its doors yesterday (17/02/2018) at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, USA and LEGO has released a press release about their new toys this year, including some info about a brand new Unikitty building set and collectables range which will launch in August this year. The new Lego range is based on the famous unicorn cat from The Lego Movie who now has her very own animated series on Cartoon Network USA, the new show is now in the process of being rolled out onto international versions of Cartoon Network. The new Lego range will include five new building sets and a series on collectibles, Unikitty was originally created exclusively for The Lego Movie and she’s also a character in Lego’s “toys-to-life” game – Lego Dimensions. The animated series – Unikitty! is made by Warner Bros. Animation, in-conjunction with Lego for Cartoon Network.

As previously mentioned on the blog, Lego will be releasing two new Powerpuff Girls building sets in August featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and Lego will be continuing the Ninjago franchise with even more toy construction sets and two more seasons of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu on Cartoon Network.

At the convention, Lego’s booth (#1335) can be found in Hall 3B, New York Toy Fair 2018 will run until Tuesday 20th February.