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An OverviewSince the release of its first cartoon, "Sinking in the Bathtub," in 1930, Warner Bros. Animation and its family of now-classic animated characters have evolved into a beloved part of our culture and have emerged as true entertainment legends enjoyed worldwide by both children and adults. Setting the standard for irreverent, satirical humor and inventive quality animation, the studio created such venerable stars as the indomitable Bugs Bunny, the explosive Daffy Duck, the tender-hearted Porky Pig and their mischievous cohorts Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Tasmanian Devil, Speedy Gonzales, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe LePew, Henry Hawk, Marvin the Martian, Michigan J. Frog, Granny, Sylvester and Tweety, to name but a few of the more than 100 Warner Bros. ambassadors of humor.
Warner Bros. Animation had been one of the leading producers of quality animated entertainment until the mid-1960s when the company stopped producing original material. Then, in 1988, Jean MacCurdy was brought in to revitalize the division and in 1989, she in turn, hired animation producer Tom Ruegger to produce "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures" (which he also helped develop, write and story edit). Together, MacCurdy and Ruegger forged a relationship with Steven Spielberg which continues today as one of the strongest creative collaborations in the television animation industry. With the talented team of MacCurdy and Ruegger the re-emergence began at Warner Bros. Animation. Today, Warner Bros. has once again taken its place at the forefront of the television animation business.
Warner Bros. Animation's new life took off like a rocket with the 1991 syndicated debut of "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures." The show soon captured the imagination of kids, teens and adults alike, becoming both a ratings and critical success. Warner Bros.
Animation's winning ways continued with the top-rated "Taz-Mania," the Emmy Award-winning "Batman: The Animated Series," the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs," the new "The Adventures of Batman and Robin" and now the creation of three new series for The WB Television Network.
Housed on three floors in a bank building in Sherman Oaks (CA), Warner Bros. Animation has grown from 15 artists and technicians in 1988 to its current level of more than 250 writers, storyboard artists, animators, designers, background painters, directors and producers. The division is responsible for the creation, development and production of contemporary animation as well as for the creative use and production of the classic properties.
Over the past 65 years, Warner Bros. Animation has been home to the finest and funniest cartoon characters ever created. The Warner cartoon shop has produced over 1,000 animated theatrical shorts utilizing the best and brightest creative talent in the animation business.
Under the direction of such cartoon legends as Friz Freleng, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Bob McKimson and Chuck Jones, the characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and literally hundreds of others were born. Many are familiar and some are not so familiar but all have made an indelible impact on our culture.
Making almost all of the characters come alive was the extraordinary vocal talent of Mel Blanc. Blanc created the voices for all of Warner Bros.' major characters (with the exception of Elmer Fudd, voiced by Cliff Nazarro) and performed them with a distinct style all his own. Blanc's diverse and varied voices were truly wondrous to listen to and even more engaging to watch on-screen as his voices became real -- people and animals alike. From Bugs Bunny's sassy rasp to Sylvester's sloppy drawl to Yosemite Sam's firebrand fury, what made Blanc truly the master was his incomparable skills as an actor and a comedian.
And, the third element that sets Warner Bros. Animation above all others is the unmatched commitment to full-orchestrations. From the beginning (1930), the cartoons were set to original music, but when musical composer Carl Stalling joined the creative team (1936), the music made its own indelible mark on animation. Over the next 22 years, Stalling composed and conducted scores for more than 600 cartoons, adding a wittiness, inventiveness and vigor that became the signature of Warner Bros. cartoons. It was Stalling's musical genius and his insistence on using nothing less than a 50-piece orchestra to record the sound tracks that gave Warner Bros. cartoons a musical identity as distinctive as its vocal and visual ones.
The characters and creative geniuses of the past left a legacy which today's contemporary artists are continuing. Warner Bros. fervently strives to maintain its rich history and the tradition of clever, irreverent and upbeat humorous cartoons, preserving the attention to detail, quality and diversity. In fact, the initial programming for television originated from the Warner Bros. library of Looney Tunes theatrical shorts. These classic shorts were re-formatted and series were created for network, syndication and cable television, including such current top-rated series as "The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show" on the ABC Television Network and "Looney Tunes" on Nickelodeon. More perennial favorites returned in September 1995 as The WB Television Network now offers a collection of Looney Tunes shorts, weekdays on Kids' WB!
For an amazing 35 consecutive years, Warner Bros. classic cartoons have been champions of children's programming. Since 1960, a series starring Bugs Bunny has been top-rated every season, and recently, cable (especially Nickelodeon) has proven to be a new, and very successful, outlet for the classic characters.
In addition to television series success in recent years, Warner Bros. has continued a relationship with legendary animator Chuck Jones keeping his immortalized characters alive both in film and television. Under Jones' direction, three animated shorts have recently been produced, including "Chariots of Fur" (released in 1994 as a cartoon accompaniment to the film "Richie Rich").
And, serving as the melodious mascot for the newly formed WB Television Network, is Jones' frog that stole the show in the 1955 classic cartoon "One Froggy Evening." A favorite of animation buffs, Michigan J. Frog is now singing a happy tune for Warner Bros. as the host of the network's primetime television programming and strutting his stuff in the sequel to "One Froggy Evening" entitled "Another Froggy Evening," a theatrical short released in Summer 1995.
Today, Warner Bros. contemporary animation clearly continues the tradition by dominating children's programs with such current hit series as the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs," Emmy Award-winning "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures," "Taz-Mania" and the new version of Emmy Award-winning "Batman: The Animated Series" -- "The Adventures of Batman and Robin."
Warner Bros. Animation presented two "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures" specials on the Fox Network during the 1993-94 season that have become perennial favorites: "Steven Spielberg Presents It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas" and "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toons' Spring Break Special." In addition, Warner Bros. Animation also produced a ghostly one-hour prime time special for Fox called "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery."
In 1991, Warner Bros. Animation signed an unprecedented, long-term development and production agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and the Fox Children's Network to air the then-syndicated hit "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures," the classic "Merrie Melodies" and "Beetlejuice." The unique arrangement, which provides a commitment for the development and production of future Warner Bros. Animation properties through the year 1998, yielded "Taz-Mania," "Batman: The Animated Series," "The Adventures of Batman & Robin" and "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs."
"Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures" is one of the most honored animated shows on television with seven daytime Emmy Awards as well as an Environmental Media Award for Children's Programming. "Batman: The Animated Series" has garnered two Emmys, including a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and one daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program. "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs" has garnered the highly coveted George Foster Peabody Award, a prestigious Parent's Choice Award and two Emmy Awards for Achievement in Music Direction and Composition and Best Original Song for the "Animaniacs" main title theme in its debut season. In addition, "Animaniacs" has been nominated for 1995 daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of: Outstanding Animated Children's Program, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition, and Outstanding Achievement in Animation.
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