tom and jerry in new york

HBO Max orders new Tom and Jerry series

Renegade's co-founders are directing and producing Tom and Jerry in New York for Warner Bros. Animation.
June 11, 2021

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. 

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