Pete Browngardt Pete Browngardt

Pete Browngardt, who developed and executive-produces the recent Looney Tunes Cartoons, has become the first person to sign an overall deal that spans both Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS).

Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year deal, Browngardt will develop and produce original animated programming for the two sister studios. He will have access to “the extensive character and franchise libraries at each studio” in creating his projects, which will be aimed at a variety of audiences, from preschool to adult. They will be intended for all Warnermedia platforms, and third-party ones too.

Browngardt is currently executive-producing WBA’s Looney Tunes reboot, which has been well received and is nominated for two Annies. Episodes stream on HBO Max. Prior to joining WBA, he created the Emmy-winning Cartoon Network series Uncle Grandpa and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, serving also as executive producer on the former.

“I have been lucky enough to call each of these studios my home at different points in my career,” said Browngardt in a statement. “It’s only fitting that I begin this next run with the best of both worlds: returning home to Cartoon Network Studios and continuing my partnership with Warner Bros. Animation, which has been one of the most fulfilling of my career.”

The two studios were brought under unified leadership last year when WBA president Sam Register was given the same title at CNS. Commenting on Browngardt’s deal, he said: “This inaugural cross-studio deal is one example of how we intend to meet the growing demand for animated content by being innovative, in not just our storytelling, but in the opportunities we provide to creatives in our industry.

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Alex Dudok de Wit

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Alex Dudok de Wit is Associate Editor of Cartoon Brew.

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