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Warner’s Studio Family Unveils Greenlights, Development Slate at Annecy

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe reveal lots of new programming, including new shows and spin-offs of popular animated series, including ‘Fosters Funtime for Imaginary Friends, 2 new ‘Adventure Time’ properties, the return of ‘Regular Show,’ and the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ anime series.

During their Studio Focus presentation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (HBSE) announced three series greenlights and previewed a slate of projects currently in development.

Highlights include new projects based on the award-winning Adventure Time franchise, the return of Regular Show, the first Scooby-Doo anime series, and others.

Series greenlights announced today:

Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends (Preschool series, Cartoon Network)

  • The new series follows a young group of preschool imaginary friends who learn from an immature elder friend, Bloo, who unintentionally gets things wrong.
  • The series is a spin-off of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Cartoon Network’s award-winning. According to the studio, it is the highest-rated original from 2004 to 2008 and has remained a global fan favorite throughout the years.
  • Creative Talent: Craig McCracken
  • Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Adventure Time: Side Quests (Kids’ series, Cartoon Network)

  • The new addition to the Adventure Time franchise returns to the early days when Finn was just a kid, excited to fight monsters and go on epic quests with his best buddy, Jake. In stand-alone episodes, our heroes take on classic Adventure Time villains like The Ice King and reconnect with stand-out side characters from the original series.
  • Creative Talent: Nate Cash
  • Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

“Untitled” Regular Show Project (Kids’ series, Cartoon Network)

  • The new kids’ series is a yet untitled addition to the Regular Show series.
  • Creative Talent: J.G. Quintel
  • Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Development announced today:

Adventure Time: Heyo BMO (Preschool series, Cartoon Network)

  • In the fantastical Land of Ooo, the little robot BMO is on a new adventure! Now settled in a new neighborhood with new friends, BMO approaches each challenge he faces with his unique brand of enthusiasm and curiosity in a quest to learn and fill his database.
  • Creative Talent: Adam Muto, Ashlyn Anstee
  • Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

“Untitled” Barbara Throws a Wobbler project (Preschool series)

  • Based on the popular children’s book, Barbara is a little cat with BIG feelings. Most days, Barbara feels like every other cat – she likes chasing a ball of wool, playing hide & seek, watching TV with her comfort blanket, or reading a story before bedtime. But some days are different; Barbara gets a BIG feeling, and sometimes it’s SO BIG she can’t keep it inside.
  • Creative Talent: Joris Van Hulsen
  • Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Go-Go Mystery Machine (Kids’ series, Cartoon Network)

  • While visiting Japan on the ultimate foodie adventure, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo unwittingly unleash hundreds of mischievous mythical monsters that are now causing trouble all over the country. With the help of Scooby’s uncle, Daisuke-Doo, and magical friend Etsuko and gadget wiz Toshiro, Shaggy, and Scooby have new mysteries to solve and monsters to catch!
  • Creative Talent: Francisco Paredes
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

The Adventure Time Movie (Family/Co-viewing long form)

  • Jake and Finn embark on their greatest adventure yet.
  • Creative Talent: Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale, Adam Muto
  • Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Bad Karma (Family/Co-viewing long form)

  • Bad Karma is an epic tale about courage, loyalty, and an unlikely friendship between a young demon princess, Chandra, and the legendary demi-god Veer, set in a dark mythological world of magic and fantasy.
  • Creative Talent: Sanjay Patel, Rajesh Devraj, Vikash Shankar, Katie Rice
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Lovey Dovey (Adult long form)

  • Lovey Dovey is the story of an optimistic wedding dove on the hunt for his one true love, who gets stuck with a bunch of streetwise pigeons who only have one goal in life: screwing the large bird from a popular kids TV show.
  • Creative Talent: Ava Tramer
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Source: Warner Bros. Discovery

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