With Friz Freleng, DePatie ran a studio whose cartoons became network staples.
The character’s ethnicity has been reimagined for an upcoming “Scooby-Doo” spin-off. Not all fans are happy.
In other global news, “Belle” has topped the Japanese box office for the second weekend running.
“The importance of receiving proper credit is relevant for us artists,” says Alvarez. “It’s our evidence for future and bigger opportunities.”
The Warner Bros. sequel opened with $31.6 million domestically against a budget of $150 million.
The sequel’s frantic mashup of studio IP is far from a slam dunk, say critics.
Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, DC Comics, HBO Max, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera: Warnermedia has one of the world’s most famous animation portfolios, period.
The film is called “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” but a better title might have been “Space Jam: Everything but the Kitchen Sink.”
The film is described as “a hybrid of cgi and animation”: in other words, a mix of animation and animation.
Warner Bros.’s chief of kids’ content spoke of Cartoon Network’s future and more besides.
The 93rd Academy Awards will be presented on April 25.
The news comes amid renewed controversy about the character’s aggressively sexual behavior.
Warner Bros. is trumpeting the launch as “evidence that people are willing to go back to the movies when there is something they want to see.”
The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
The film comes out in the U.S. on March 26, both in theaters and on HBO Max.
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!”