HBO Max Taps into the WarnerMedia Portfolio to offer New and Reimagined Classic Kids & Family Series
HBO Max will offer its new collection of kids and family content from Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Classics like the nostalgia inducing Hanna-Barbera characters have been snapped up from Warner Bros. Animation in a new Jellystone series and viewer will also get access to some all-new Looney Tunes Cartoons at launch.
“As we build and expand our kids and family programming slate, we’re re-introducing some of the most cherished and iconic characters and creating new animated friends to fall in love with,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Today’s HBO Max WarnerMedia Day has announced loads of new programing including:
- The Fungies!, a prehistoric comedy which explores Seth, a young student at Fungietown Elementary’s whimsical quests through town. The new series will offer hilarious and heartwarming surprises as Seth stirs up trouble.
- Tig N’ Seek about 8-year old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek, as they search for the lost items of Wee Gee City. With Tiggy’s cheerful attitude and Gweeseek’s exceptional inventing capabilities, the duo humorously navigate day-to-day dilemmas at the Department of Lost and Found.
- Tooned Out, a half-hour, hybrid live-action and animated comedy about when things get a little cartoony for Mac as he starts seeing iconic cartoon characters, but they’re not just there for laughs, they’re helping him get through a very rough patch in his life.
- As mentioned above, Warner Bros. Animation welcomes you to the town of Jellystone – a charming place where your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters live, work and play together…but, at the same time, can’t help but stir up trouble for one another. The animated series will include classic characters such as Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Ruff, Yakky Doodle, Shag Rugg, Jabberjaw, El Kabong, Top Cat, Captain Caveman, Cindy Bear, Mildew Wolf, Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks, Peter Potamus, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla and more.
Warner Bros. Animation President Sam Register said “We are stewards for some of the greatest animated characters of all time” and from looking at their lineup it’s clear they’ll try to capitalize on them with HBO Max.