Over the past five months, Warner Bros. has ramped up its teevee animation division, going from a couple of series and a handful of artists, to a facility on the Warner Ranch that is filled to capacity with five series and multiple dvd features.
And now, apparently, the theatrical side is stirring to life:
Warner Bros. is strutting back into animation.
The studio is in final negotiations to acquire a pitch centering on a peacock from writers Austin Winsberg and Heath Corson.
... The move marks a bolstering of animation efforts for Warners., which was once very active in the sector but had since scaled back its theatrical efforts ....
I think that theatrical animation's broad-based success -- despite this weekend's unhappy results -- has a lot to do with Warners continuing involvement in theatrical toonage, though I'm sure they're mid-90s train wreck in Glendale left a sour taste in their mouths.