Sam Register was named President, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Warner Digital Series, in April 2014. He reports to Warner Bros. Television Group President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth.
In this capacity, Register supervises the Studio’s live-action digital content production unit and is responsible for spearheading the development and production of original live-action digital series for the company. He is charged with identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers, as well as tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio.
In addition to his live-action digital series responsibilities, Register also runs the Studio’s television animation unit (WBA). He oversees creative efforts related to the development and creation of new programming, including traditional animated series and original shorts for television, and content for digital platforms DCBeyond.com and KidsWB.com. He also works closely with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on the Studio’s animated direct-to-DVD releases.
Current series produced by WBA under Register’s leadership include Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, as well as Beware the Batman and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim. Recent DVD titles include Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery and more.
Prior to being named to his current post, Register had served as WBA’s Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, since 2008, after having joined the Studio in November 2007 as a producer with a multi-property development and production deal at WBA. Before Warner Bros., Register was a producer and senior animation executive at Cartoon Network for 10 years, where he developed hit animated series such as Ben 10 and Teen Titans. During his tenure as a Senior Vice President at Cartoon Network, he oversaw numerous successful program launches such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and WBA’s Duck Dodgers, reinvigorated the DC Comics animated universe with WBA’s The Batman and Justice League Unlimited, and helped grow CartoonNetwork.com from a small marketing portal to an exciting kids’ entertainment destination.