(Burbank, CA) – HBO Max and Cartoon Network are returning to Acme Acres with a series order for “Tiny Toons Looniversity,” an all-new half hour animated comedy series featuring characters from the Emmy Award-Winning “Tiny Toon Adventures” from Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Amblin Television. Under the two-season straight-to-series order, Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, and Amblin Television Co-Presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers. Erin Gibson (“Throwing Shade” podcast) will serve as showrunner and co-executive producer. Nate Cash (“Adventure Time”) is also on board as co-executive producer.
Babs, Buster Bunny and the rest of the gang follow their comedic ambitions all the way to Acme Looniversity, the esteemed institution of higher hijinx learning, where young dreamers become professional toons. Here they form long-lasting friendships with one another and perfect their cartoony craft while studying under the greatest cartoon characters in history, the Looney Tunes.
“‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’ will capture all the clever, subversive and smart humor that made ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’ such a standout series,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC). “Fans old and new will love to laugh at and with these characters all over again.”
Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said: “For many kids, ‘Tiny Toons’ was their introduction to the world of Looney Tunes and, over time, Buster, Babs, Plucky and all the characters grew to be just as beloved by an entirely new generation. The continuation of our great creative partnership with Amblin Television will bring these characters back for fans of all ages to enjoy.”
Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Co-Presidents, Amblin Television said: “These smart, hilarious and cheeky characters have left an indelible impression on the childhoods of so many. We’re thrilled to be able to continue our relationship with Warner Bros. Animation, HBO Max, and Cartoon Network to reimagine the ‘Tiny Toons’ for new audiences, and we know that fans of the original series will be just as excited to share the show with their children as they will be to revisit a childhood favorite.”
“Tiny Toons Looniversity” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Clint LaVigne, VP of Television at Amblin Television and Audrey Diehl, Senior Vice President of Series at Warner Bros. Animation will oversee day-to-day creative affairs of the series.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include “Animaniacs” for Hulu; “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix; “Aquaman: King of Atlantis,” “Batwheels,” “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” “Harley Quinn, Jellystone!,” “Little Ellen,” “Looney Tunes Cartoons” and “Young Justice” for HBO Max; “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “ThunderCats Roar” for Cartoon Network; “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?,” “The Tom and Jerry Show” and “Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!” for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Amblin Television
Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has nine projects in various stages of production and release, including “The Haunting of Bly Manor” – the follow-up chapter to acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House” – for Netflix, “Animaniacs” for Hulu, a third season of “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” for HBO Max, “Resident Alien” for SYFY, “Halo” for Showtime, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, “Rashomon” for HBO Max and “The Woman’s Hour” for The CW.
Some of Amblin Television’s previous credits include the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “The Americans” for FX, Emmy-nominated HBO movie “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston, “Smash” for NBC, “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Falling Skies” for TNT, “The Borgias” and “The United States of Tara” for Showtime and “Las Vegas” for NBC.
About HBO Max
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering, which debuted May 27, 2020. With 10,000 hours of curated premium content, HBO Max offers powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. Website: HBOMax.com
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is a division of WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network, offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as “Ben 10,” “Craig of the Creek,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “Victor and Valentino” and more. Seen in more than 185 countries, over 450 million homes and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiatives, “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” and CN Buddy Network are acknowledged and often used resources for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.
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