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WarnerMedia launches new family block

Featuring fresh Looney Tunes and holiday content, ACME Night will launch on Cartoon Network in September, before heading to HBO Max in 2022.
September 1, 2021

On September 19, WarnerMedia will roll out ACME Night, a new branded family programming block on Cartoon Network US that it plans to expand to HBO Max in 2022.

Starting at 6 p.m. EST/PST on Sundays, the block aims to give families something to watch together. Named after the corporation featured in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote segments of classic Warner Bros. series Looney Tunes, ACME Night will kick off with DC film Shazam, and then later feature a new (untitled) Looney Tunes movie. Other greenlights for the block include Merry Little Batman and Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story.

The upcoming Looney Tunes film is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, with Pete Browngardt executive producing, Alex Kirwan serving as supervising producer and Kevin Costello writing the script. It’s a sci-fi buddy comedy starring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck as they try and save their town.

Merry Little Batman is an animated action-comedy movie for family audiences about six-year-old Damian Wayne, who finds himself alone in Wayne Manor and must protect Gotham City over the holidays. It’s produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced and directed by Mike Roth (Regular Show), with a screenplay from Morgan Evans (Earth to Ned).

From executive producer and writer Wyatt Cenac—who just signed a joint overall deal with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios—Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story brings back the infamous Family Matters character in an animated musical movie. He embarrasses a shopping mall Santa and tries to make things right, but in true Urkel fashion, keeps making it worse. Warner Bros. Animation is producing the movie, with Bryan Newton on board as supervising director.

Filling out the ACME lineup is a Harry Potter competition series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Unicorn: Warriors Eternalas well as existing titles such as Man of Steel, Detective Pikachu and Scoob!

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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