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/

NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam

NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam

NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam

Cartoon Network USA and the NBA (National Basketball Association) have teamed up and two of its most popular animated shows will feature famous basketball players as featured in the NBA All-Star Jam Basketball event, LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a guest appearance in a Teen Titans Go! episode named “The Cruel Giggling Ghoul”, the episode will premiere on Thursday 11th February at 6pm ET/PT. Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Damian Lillard from Portland Trail Blazers will all make an appearance in an episode of We Bare Bears called “Charlie Ball”, which will also premiere on Thursday 11th February at 7pm ET/PT. Kids using the CN Sayin’ app can make video submissions to their favourite NBA players, some questions will air on Cartoon Network between episodes.

From The Turner USA Press Release

As part of Turner’s exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, Feb. 11-14, Cartoon Network will feature NBA All-Star starter LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), three-time NBA All-Star Paul George (Indiana Pacers), three-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) and two-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) in guest roles on the network’s fan-favorite animated series.

Premiering Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT), LeBron James makes an appearance as an animated version of himself on Cartoon Network’s hit series Teen Titans Go!. The episode, titled “The Cruel Giggling Ghoul,” includes the Titans on a trip to an amusement park to see James, only to get involved in solving a mystery.

Also in the lineup, a special episode of the Cartoon Network Original Series We Bare Bears, featuring Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard, premiering Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode, “Charlie Ball,” features characters voiced by the players. The “All-Star” episodes of Teen Titans Go! and We Bare Bears will replay on Cartoon Network throughout NBA All-Star weekend.

Cartoon Network continues its NBA All-Star 2016 celebration with special segments integrated into some of its leading television shows beginning on Thursday, Feb. 11. Through its popular CN Sayin’ app, Cartoon Network will provide kids with an opportunity to send questions via video submissions to their favorite NBA players. Select questions and responses will then be featured within Cartoon Network’s on-air integrations throughout NBA All-Star.

Sports-themed episodes of Cartoon Network series will be available on VOD and TVE. Highlights from the All-Star special episodes of We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go! will be on Cartoon Network’s YouTube Channel, the Cartoon Network app, CartoonNetwork.com, as well as VOD.

Turner and Turner Sports are celebrating their 31st year of NBA All-Star coverage with TNT serving as the exclusive home of the weekend’s premium events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m., State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., and the 65th annual NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Coverage of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/nba-and-turner%E2%80%99s-cartoon-network-team-kids-channel%E2%80%99s-annual-%E2%80%9Cnba-all-star-jam%E2%80%9D