Unicorn: Warriors Eternal and Tiny Toons Unicorn: Warriors Eternal and Tiny Toons

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced two new series greenlights today.

Both of the projects rely on proven formulas: in the case of Unicorn: Warriors Eternal it’s the sixth series that Genndy Tartakovsky has created for Cartoon Network (or its sister channel Adult Swim), while the Tiny Toons reboot follows on the heels of the soon-to-debut reboot of another Steven Spielberg series, Animaniacs.

Details on both projects follow:

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal
  • HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlit Unicorn: Warriors Eternal from creator Genndy Tartakovsky. The show, designed to be an “inclusive series for all ages,” will be produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
  • Tartakovsky has previously created five other series for Cartoon Network (and its sister channel Adult Swim): Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Sym-Bionic Titan, and Primal.
  • The synopsis: “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal follows a team of ancient heroes protecting the world from an ominous force. Throughout history, unicorns have symbolized the virtuous, appearing to ensure that goodness reigns. When the reawakening of our heroes comes too early, they find themselves in the bodies of teenagers. Damaged as a result, their memories of who they are and the history of the unicorn over the centuries have been lost, with some of their magical abilities weakened and fragmented. Not only do they have to protect the world against the prevailing darkness, they have to do it while navigating the unexpected laughs and humor that come with teen angst and emotions.”
  • Says Tartakovsky: “Twenty-five years ago Dexter’s Laboratory was Cartoon Network’s first original series. It launched an incredible creative relationship that continued to prosper throughout the years. Today, I am so proud and honored to be able to create an animated series for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and start a new relationship, fostering more bold and original storytelling.”

Tiny Toons Looniversity
  • Tiny Toons Looniversity has received a two-season straight-to-series order from HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade podcast) will serve as showrunner and co-executive producer, and Nate Cash (Adventure Time) is on board as co-executive producer.
  • Steven Spielberg executive produces alongside Sam Register, president, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
  • Says Sam Register, “For many kids, Tiny Toons was their introduction to the world of Looney Tunes and, over time, Buster, Babs, Plucky and all the characters grew to be just as beloved by an entirely new generation. The continuation of our great creative partnership with Amblin Television will bring these characters back for fans of all ages to enjoy.”
  • Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is producing the series with Amblin Television. Clint LaVigne, vp of television at Amblin, and Audrey Diehl, svp of series at WBA, will oversee day-to-day creative affairs of the series.

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