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Warner Bros. Planning ‘Jetsons’ Feature

‘Scooby-Doo’ writer Matt Lieberman has been hired to write the script.

Warner Bros. is heading back to classic cartoons with a feature version of The Jetsons, according to a report by Deadline. Matt Lieberman has been hired to write the script.

The Hanna-Barbera original animated show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s The Flintstones.

Warner Bros., which owns the Hanna-Barbera library, had reportedly been developing a live-action version of The Jetsons as recently as 2012 with Donald De Line and Denise Di Novi producing. In 1990 Universal released a Jetsons movie directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series. In 2013, Lieberman was hired to write Warner Bros.’ Scooby-Doo animated movie project.

Lieberman has written 12/24 for Chris Columbus’ 1492 shingle, Giant Monsters Attack Japan for Paramount Animation, and Disney’s The Pet, with Jared Hess to direct. 

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.