HBO Max is gearing up to premiere Warner Bros. Animation’s new comedy toon Tom and Jerry in New York on July 1.
The slapstick series sees the famous cat-and-mouse duo move into a hotel and cause chaos. Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register is executive producing the series. with help from Renegade Animation co-founders Darrel Van Citters (director and producer) and Ashley Postlewaite (producer). The LA-based studio has produced 2D-animated episodes of Tom and Jerry in the past.
WarnerMedia has been getting a lot of mileage out of these classic cartoon characters of late. Live-action/animated feature film Tom & Jerry released day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max in February. Cartoon Network India added local-language narration to existing episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show, a first for the 80-year-old non-dialogue series. And WarnerMedia APAC has greenlit a first-ever original short-form pilot based on the brand.
HBO Max is leveraging other classic WB toons to expand its kids offering, too; the streamer launched a new Looney Tunes holiday special this past December, and it has also greenlit preschool series Bugs Bunny Builders.