Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

Warner Animation Group To Produce Tom And Jerry Live-Action Animation Hybrid Movie

According to an exclusive from movie industry magazine – Variety, Warner Bros’ animated movie division – WAG (Warner Animation Group), the same studio behind The Lego Movie are in negotiations with Tim Story (director of Shaft and Fantastic Four) to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid movie. WAG has also hired Chris Columbus as creative director on the new Scooby-Doo! animated movie which is planned to be released in 2020.

Since The Lego Movie, WAG has been working hard developing movie ideas from classic Hanna-Barbera properties, Warner Bros. as a whole wants to give these classic cartoon characters as much attention as their other popular properties such as DC (Batman, Superman etc.) or Harry Potter.

Warner Bros. wants to produce a mixture of animated features and live-action hybrids, with coordinating live-action and animation teams working together and there still be emphasis on animation for live-action/animation hybrid projects. The new Tom and Jerry movie is expected to start filming in 2019.

The movie will have real world footage with animated versions of the famous cat and mouse duo, according to sources obtained by Variety, the film will be very similar to the original Tom and Jerry shorts and its various reboots and offshoots, as it will depend on physical slapstick comedy and the two characters will not speak, this will help the movie appeal more to international audiences.

The other major live-action hybrid movie expected to go into production next year is the sequel to Space Jam – Space Jam 2 with NBA superstar LeBron James who just like Michael Jordan in the original movie, will team up with the Looney Tunes to play basketball. The studio is also making a “Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME” live-action/animated hybrid movie, with The Lego Movie’s Chris McKay leading development. WAG is also working on a movie based on “The Jetsons” with Matt Lieberman and the director of Sausage Party – Conrad Vernon, WAG is also developing movies based on The Flintstones and Wacky Races. WAG’s next major movie – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be released in cinemas across the U.S. on 8th February 2019.

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/tom-and-jerry-scooby-doo-tim-story-warner-animation-1202978052/

Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has released their nominations list for the 45th annual Annie Awards which will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018, at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles. The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor exceptional animated productions and also honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation, an Annie Award is a highly regarded accolade for excellence in the field of animation.

Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has been nominated in the “Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children” category for the episode “Panda’s Art”, meanwhile Adult Swim has received three nominations in the same category for “Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production”, in the category, Rick and Morty has been nominated for the “Pickle Rick” episode, this year’s Robot Chicken Christmas special – “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition” has also been nominated. The second episode of the final season of Samurai Jack “XCIII” has also been put forward for the award.

In terms of individual achievement award nominations, Cartoon Network has received two nominations, one for The Amazing World of Gumball and the other for The Powerpuff Girls. The voice of Gumball in The Amazing World of Gumball (from the end of The Copycats episode to present day) – Nicolas Cantu has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” for the episode “The Grades”. The Powerpuff Girls also receives a individual achievement nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for the episode “Home, Sweet Homesick”, music in the episode was composed by Mike Reagan with lyrics by Bob Boyle.

Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has been nominated for three individual achievement awards, Craig Kellman has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for his work on episode “XCVI”, Scott Wills has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for episode “XCIII” and Paul Douglas has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for episodes “XCIII”, “XCIV” and “XCIX”.

Rick and Morty episode writers Ryan Ridley and Dan Guterman have been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for the episode “The Ricklantis Mixup”.

Warner Animation Group’s (owned by Turner’s sister company Warner Bros.) The Lego Batman Movie, has been nominated for three personal awards, the movie’s director – Chris McKay has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production”, the voice of the Joker – Zach Galifianakis has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production”. David Burrows, Matt Villa and John Venzon have also been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production” category.

Cartoon Network Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

We Bare Bears
Episode: Panda’s Art
Production Company: Cartoon Network Studios

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/production-categories/best-animated-television-broadcast-production-for-children

Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

The Powerpuff Girls
Episode: Home, Sweet Homesick
Production Company: Cartoon Network Studios
Composer: Mike Reagan
Lyricist: Bob Boyle

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-music-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

The Amazing World of Gumball
Episode: The Grades
Production Company: Great Marlborough Productions Ltd (Cartoon Network EMEA)
Voice Actor: Nicolas Cantu
Character: Gumball

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-voice-acting-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Adult Swim Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Rick and Morty
Episode: 303 – “Pickle Rick”
Production Company: Williams Street Productions

Robot Chicken
Episode: Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition
Production Company: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII
Production Company: Williams Street/Cartoon Network Studios

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/production-categories/best-general-audience-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCVI
Production Company: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network Studios
Character Design: Craig Kellman

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-character-design-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII
Production Company: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network Studios
Production Design: Scott Wills

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-production-design-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII, XCIV, XCIX
Production Company: Adult Swim
Nominee: Paul Douglas

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-editorial-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Rick and Morty
Episode: 307 – “The Ricklantis Mixup”
Production Company: Williams Street Productions
Writer: Ryan Ridley
Writer: Dan Guterman

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-writing-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Warner Animation Group Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Production Company: Warner Animation Group
Director: Chris McKay

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-directing-in-an-animated-feature-production

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Voice: Zach Galifianakis
Character: Joker

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-voice-acting-in-an-animated-feature-production

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Production Company: Warner Animation Group
Nominee: David Burrows
Nominee: Matt Villa
Nominee: John Venzon

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-editorial-in-an-animated-feature-production

A full list of all the 45th Annie Awards nominations can be viewed on the link below:

http://annieawards.org/nominees/

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

Tomorrow (22/01/2017), Lego will be hosting a live chat and Q&A session with the cast & crew of the upcoming Lego Batman Movie. The session will feature Lego Batman’s voice actor – Will Arnett, as well as director Chris McKay and movie producers Dan Lin, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. The Lego Batman Movie is produced by Cartoon Network’s sister company – Warner Bros. and is animated by Australian animation studio – Animal Logic. The movie will be released in cinemas in Denmark (Lego’s homeland) on Thursday 9th February, followed by the United States the next day on Friday 10th February.

The live event will be streamed on YouTube at 7.30pm GMT/2.30pm ET/11.30am PT tomorrow, people are able to ask questions on the event’s page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/171874679962739/

https://www.youtube.com/user/LEGO/custom