Warner Bros. Animation has been pretty dormant lately, with not a whole lot of production going on over there. So this appears to be encouraging news:
Sam Register, the veteran animation executive behind the development of such hit animated series as "Ben 10" and "Teen Titans," and creator of "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi," has entered into a multi-property development and production deal with Warner Bros. Animation, it was announced today by Lisa Judson, President, Warner Bros. Animation ...
"Sam has made his mark in both the business and creative ends of animation, and we believe he will provide an unique perspective for Warner Bros. Animation as we expand our horizons in the on-air and broadband arenas," Judson said. "We expect to take full advantage of Sam's animation and online experience, and we are excited to work with him."
What's always been a mystery to me is why Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, both Time-Warner companies, don't work in concert. I mean, synergy between two cartoon studios nestled inside one of the major entertainment conglomerates on the planet would be a GOOD thing, no?
It's a shame none of the top T-W execs see interlocking reinforcement between 'toon divisions as something valuable. But what can you do?