The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
Animated features outnumbered live action in Japan’s box-office top ten this weekend.
The “Tenet” director is among the many industry figures condemning the studio’s radical new plan.
In the U.S., a full 17 films will be released day-and-date in cinemas and on HBO Max. The movie industry will likely never look the same again.
Says Bollinger: “Witnessing Daffy Duck coming apart at the seams as his world was deconstructed in front of him … it was sheer genius!”
The announcements closely follow the news that responsibility for HBO Max’s kids and family programming has shifted to Warner Bros.
Eighty years after they first appeared, Tom & Jerry are headed to the bigscreen as cg characters.
As part of the restructuring, Cartoon Network boss Tom Ascheim says that the brand will “not always be cartoons.”
Warner Bros. Spain has announced plans to invest in or produce 8–10 features a year in the country — both live action and animation.
Completists beware: The set is missing over 100 classic Bugs Bunny theatrical shorts.
Movie theater lobbyists are saying theaters should reopen across the U.S.; medical experts say otherwise.
France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland are among the countries that will see the Great Dane on the big screen.
The Scooby-Doo origin story is the second animated tentpole to skip theaters for VOD.
The Tiktok era of animated film promotion has arrived.
An animation supervisor and a senior animator at Framestore discuss the challenges — and surprising upsides — of working remotely.
The veteran executive served as the programming block’s creative director at its launch in 2001.
Warner Bros. gave up on a previous partnership with the toy company after their movies yielded diminishing returns.
Another animated feature is choosing video on demand over theatrical exhibition.
The executive will join Warner Bros. as president of global kids, young adults, and classics just after the launch of HBO Max.