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/

Hogwarts In The Snow 2016 At Warner Bros Studio Tour London

Hogwarts In The Snow 2016 At Warner Bros Studio Tour London

Hogwarts In The Snow 2016 At Warner Bros Studio Tour London

Not exactly Cartoon Network related, but Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (owned by Cartoon Network’s sister company Warner Bros.) will be running their annual Hogwarts In The Snow at Christmas event again this year. During the Christmas 2016 period at Warner Bros Studio Tour London, visitors will get the chance to see several scenes and props from the Harry Potter movies, such as the Great Hall decorated in its festive glory and also Harry Potter’s first Christmas present at Hogwarts – his invisibility cloak. Fireplaces throughout the different sets (including the Leaky Cauldron and the Great Hall) will be lit up by the film’s special effects crew. Visitors will also get to see the large model of Hogwarts covered in snow, the castle and grounds model will be encrusted with snow by the same Model Effects team that worked on the Harry Potter movies.

The studio is located in northwest London near Watford by the M1 Motorway, Watford Junction is the nearest main railway station, the station has regular rail services to London Euston and Birmingham New Street, from the railway station there’s also a regular bus service to the studio.

The Hogwarts in the Snow event will run from Saturday 19th November to Sunday 29th January 2017, tickets must be pre-booked and can be ordered from the official Warner Bros. Studio Tour London website:

http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk

From The Warner Bros Studio Tour London/Fever PR Press Release

This festive season, Harry Potter fans are invited to experience Christmas time at Hogwarts and discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melts as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London undergoes a magical makeover for Hogwarts in the Snow.

From 19th November – 29th January, visitors will have the opportunity to see the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for festive scenes. Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.

After stepping onto the original stone floor of the iconic Great Hall, visitors will spot wreaths, garlands and trees decked with golden baubles that are topped with witches on miniature broomsticks. The long dining tables will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even flaming Christmas puddings.

The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were made by the cast members during production.

Fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by John Richardson and the SFX team using a combination of water vapour and lighting effects. Visitors will also see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Other costumes on display will include one of the first Christmas presents Harry ever received at Hogwarts, his Invisibility Cloak and, for the first time, Madame Maxime’s costume from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The Hogwarts castle model will be transformed for the occasion by a team led by Model Effects Supervisor José Granell, who worked on the Harry Potter film series. During filming, a member of the crew climbed aboard an elevated work platform and sprinkled the ‘snow’ mixture of granulated paper and grains of salt onto the model by hand with a sieve – like dusting sugar onto a cake. The same process will be used at the Studio Tour this November. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.

Hogwarts in the Snow will run from Saturday 19th November – Sunday 29th January 2017. Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra features are included in the ticket price.

http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk

Cartoon Network Enterprises To Be Responsible For Warner Bros Licensing And Merchandising In India

Cartoon Network Enterprises To Be Responsible For Warner Bros Licensing And Merchandising In India

Cartoon Network Enterprises To Be Responsible For Warner Bros Licensing And Merchandising In India: Also Including Bangladesh, Pakistan And Sri Lanka

Cartoon Network Enterprises has been appointed as the licensing representative for Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Cartoon Network licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products includes clothing, accessories, publishing, stationery, toys, gifts as well as branded foods, personal care products and licensed advertising promotions. Cartoon Network Enterprises already has a large licensing portfolio in South Asia, with 76 partners across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with footprints in both retail stores and online. In India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Cartoon Network Enterprises will be in charge of a licencing portfolio consisting of films, television series, animated programmes and more. This includes brands including DC Comics Super Heroes Batman, Superman and The Flash, as well as Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter and The Hobbit Trilogy.

Bianca Lee of Warner Bros Consumer Products: Greater China, Southeast Asia and India made this statement regarding the licensing deal:

“Turner has always been our close partner as we support their broadcasting and marketing of animation programs in the region. This extension of our relationship will now include representation of our consumer products licensing business in the region, which is a strategic collaboration that will be mutually beneficial.”

Turner Asia Pacific president Ricky Ow made this statement regarding the deal with Warner Bros.:

“This association embodies the spirit of collaboration within Time Warner and leverages our combined organisation’s strengths. We already operate some of the most loved leading brands in South Asia and this collaboration will benefit from our proven success and the future investments we will make in the region. We are delighted to add WBCP to our portfolio and are very bullish on its growth opportunities.”

http://www.televisionpost.com/television/cartoon-network-enterprises-to-be-warner-bros-lm-partner-in-india-and-3-neighbouring-countries/