Warner Bros. Animation Unveils Exciting New Projects at Annecy Festival 2024

Warner Bros. Animation Unveils Exciting New Projects at Annecy Festival 2024

Warner Bros. Animation Unveils Exciting New Projects at Annecy Festival 2024

Warner Bros. Animation’s Grand Showcase

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2024 was the stage for Warner Bros. Animation to reveal its impressive slate of upcoming projects. The event highlighted several highly anticipated series and films, promising to captivate audiences of all ages.

Spotlight on ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’

Among the standout presentations was ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.’ Set 250 years before ‘The Hobbit,’ this anime film explores the rich history of Middle-earth. Jason Demarco, Senior VP of Anime and Action Series at Warner Bros., shared exclusive rough scenes and a teaser, emphasizing the film’s connection to Peter Jackson’s cinematic universe. This project, which will receive a theatrical release, is a significant addition to the LOTR franchise.

Exciting New Series for Kids and Families

Audrey Diehl, SVP of Development for Warner Bros. Animation, introduced several new series aimed at younger audiences. ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity,’ a continuation of the beloved ‘Tiny Toon Adventures,’ was showcased with a new intro that delighted fans. ‘Invincible Fight Girl,’ following a young girl’s dream of becoming a wrestler, and ‘My Adventures with Superman,’ featuring a fresh anime aesthetic, were also among the highlights. ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ and a new season of ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ added to the excitement.

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe’s New Offerings

Sarah Fell, VP of Series for Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, presented the studio’s innovative projects, including ‘Jessica’s Big Little World’ and ‘Foster’s Imaginary Nursery,’ both spin-offs aimed at preschool audiences. The new stop-motion series ‘Taz’ and the DC-inspired ‘Beast Boy: Lone Wolf’ showcased the studio’s diverse and creative output.

Adult Animation Takes the Spotlight

Peter Girardi and Shaleen Desai highlighted Warner Bros. Animation’s adult series, including ‘Velma,’ the most-watched original animated series on Max, and ‘Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake.’ They also teased ‘Creature Commandos,’ the first animated series in the new DC Universe, set to lead into ‘Superman: Legacy.’ Additionally, ‘Batman: Caped Crusader,’ a remake of the classic animated series, promised a return to Bruce Timm’s iconic style.

Specials and Longform Projects

Sammy Perlmutter introduced longform projects like ‘Craig of the Creek: The Movie’ and ‘Looney Tunes: Bubble Brains.’ Holiday specials such as ‘Merry Little Batman’ were also previewed, promising high-quality animation and engaging storylines.

Overall, Warner Bros. Animation’s presentation at Annecy Festival 2024 showcased a diverse and exciting array of projects, reinforcing their commitment to delivering high-quality content for all ages.