Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Warners Animation Cranks Up

A few weeks ago, Warners Animation appeared to be at a low ebb. ... You could have set off a neutron bomb inside WBA's cavernous building at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, and not hurt much of anybody. The place was that empty. They were doing a DVD feature on the second floor with a small crew. They were doing a couple of tv shows, also with small crews. And that was it. But things have now changed. Direct-to-video and t.v. series work has doubled. Suddenly, the place isn't so empty. But the big indicator for me is that my wife -- the lovely and talented Mrs. Animation Checker -- has now returned to WBA after a four month layoff. And I get to haul our high schooler to his swim practices on my way to work. If that isn't a sign of resurgence, nothing is. UPDATE: What WBA is doing now: "Shaggy and Scooby Doo Get A Clue" 13 1/2-hours "Legion of Super Heroes" 13 1/2-hours "The Batman" 13 1/2-hours "Loonatics" 13 1/2-hours Also two "Scooby Doo" DVDs, because there can never be enough Scoobies.


Michael said...

Thanks for the info on the Legion series, it's been hard to come by. I run a Legion-centric blog at, and I'm always looking for new stuff to pass along. Anything else you can provide on the series - I know some voice actors and some staff, but we haven't seen anything beyond concept art.

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