11. März 2019 Johannes Wolters

Annecy 2019: Warner Bros. Animation to Debut Looney Tunes Cartoons During the Opening Ceremony at the Annecy Festival

Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck! The Looney Tunes are back! The classic characters, from Warner Bros. Animation, return in Looney Tunes Cartoons, a series of new shortform cartoons, debuting at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2019. The next chapter of the iconic Looney Tunes story, featuring a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling, will have its world debut on Monday, 10th June, as part of the Opening Ceremony festivities, with Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts playing in front of the previously announced opening film, Playmobil: The Movie.

Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts will also be a part of the open-air screenings on Monday, 10th June, so the general public can also enjoy the fun with Bugs Bunny and his pals.

But wait, thththat’s not all folks, Warner Bros. Animation’s presence to showcase the most ambitious Looney Tunes content initiative to date continues on Wednesday, 12th June, during a Looney Tunes Cartoons session, when Peter BROWNGARDT (Looney Tunes Cartoons Executive Producer), Alex KIRWAN (Looney Tunes Cartoons Supervising Producer), Audrey DIEHL (Vice President, Series, Warner Bros. Animation) and Sam REGISTER (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series) will screen more shorts and present a behind-the-scenes look inside the production of one of the studio’s most iconic franchises.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premiere artists working in animation today, each „season“ will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms — including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be „written“ and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.

Peter BROWNGARDT

Peter Browngardt serves as executive producer on the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons. Browngardt was the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award–winning series Uncle Grandpa, as well as creator of the Annecy & Emmy® Award–winning series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. Previous credits also include work on a number of Cartoon Network shows, including Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time. Browngardt studied character animation at CalArts and began working professionally on Futurama at age 19, followed by Industrial Light & Magic and MTV Animation.

Alex KIRWAN

Alex Kirwan serves as supervising producer on the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons. Kirwan is an Emmy® Award–winning designer, art director, writer, visual development artist and producer who has worked in the animation industry for more than 20 years. Previous credits include My Life as a Teenage Robot for Nickelodeon; Wander Over Yonder, Mickey Mouse Shorts and the new Duck Tales series for Disney; and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends at Cartoon Network. He has been nominated for five Annie awards and three Emmy® Awards.

Audrey DIEHL

Audrey Diehl serves as Vice President, Series, at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA). In her position, Diehl develops new animated programming for the Studio, with wide-ranging oversight of creative and production matters for animated content. Diehl also serves as programming executive and manages the day-to-day production activities and creative affairs for current WBA series including Looney Tunes Cartoons, Animaniacs for Hulu and Harley Quinn for DC UNIVERSE. Prior to WBA, Diehl served as Vice President, Animation Development, at Nickelodeon.

Sam REGISTER

Sam Register serves as President, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Warner Digital Series, overseeing creative efforts related to the development and creation of animated programming, for broadcast television, home entertainment and digital platforms. Under Register’s leadership, WBA is currently in active production on 14 animated series for multiple networks, including Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz for Boomerang, Harley Quinn for DC UNIVERSE, Animaniacs for Hulu, and Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix.

 

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