WARNER BROS. ANIMATION (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development for multiple platforms — including TV, digital and home entertainment — both domestically and internationally.
For television, WBA currently produces series such as Beware the Batman, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Teen Titans Go! and the forthcoming The Tom and Jerry Show for Cartoon Network, as well as the upcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Additionally, WBA produces original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD.
One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
WBA is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. WBA’s classic/contemporary collection currently boasts 14,000 animated episodes and shorts (including some 1,500 classic shorts), which air on broadcast networks, cable networks and direct-to-video in 175 countries around the world. In 1996, more than 6,000 episodes from Hanna-Barbera (the legendary cartoon house founded in 1957 by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera), 422 titles from Ruby-Spears, 320 animated shorts from the MGM library (including 200 Tom and Jerry cartoons) and 224 Popeye cartoons joined Warner Bros. Animation’s classic (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies) and contemporary animation family. Beloved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Sylvester & Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Taz, Marvin the Martian, Batman, Superman, the Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Droopy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound, Jonny Quest and Scooby-Doo all reside under one roof.
Since the release of its first theatrical short, Sinking in the Bathtub, in 1930, Warner Bros. Animation and its family of now-classic characters have evolved into a cherished part of our culture, emerging as true entertainment legends enjoyed by children and adults alike around the world. Setting the standard for irreverent, satirical humor and inventive quality animation, the Studio has created a veritable galaxy of stars from its universe of characters.