My second studio-visit post of the day (and equally exciting and edifying).
Warners, now on the Warners north lot (formerly known as "The Columbia Ranch") doesn't have a huge number of people working, but currently staff is working on a new Scooby Doo dvd feature (Empires may fall and the sun may reach its "red star" phase, but the Scoob will go on forever). Work on it continues into the Spring.
As mentioned previously, an order for 13 half-hours of new Batmans will commence shortly. And as not announced previously, a Wonder Woman dvd feature will soon be in development.
Batman, of course, is an ever-green (as in moolah) franchise, and Warner Bros. has just put out this press release about its latest offering:
DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation have collaborated to create a unique Batman experience in Batman: Gotham Knight. The all-new, original movie will arrive July 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc ...
Batman: Gotham Knight was headed by an impressive list of directors who have brought their distinctly different anime styles to the classic Batman character. The production was divided among three renowned studios – Studio 4ºC, Production I.G and Madhouse – and included the truly inimitable visions of directors Shojiro Nishimi, Futoshi Higashide, Hiroshi Morioka, Yasuhiro Aoki and Toshiyuki Kubooka. With stories written by several of the most talented writers of film, comic books, and animation, including Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Emmy®-winner Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series), Jordan Goldberg (Associate Producer, The Dark Knight), and award-winning comics writers Greg Rucka and Brian Azzarello ...
And so on. Hopefully, Warners will be reasserting itself as the year goes on.