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The showrunner of the new Looney Tunes Cartoons is putting down roots at WarnerMedia.
Pete Browngardt has signed a multi-year overall deal with both Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios — the first such cross-studio pact at the company. Under the deal he’ll develop and produce animated programming for both studios, with projects aimed at kids and families, teens and adults.
“This inaugural cross-studio deal is one example of how we intend to meet the growing demand for animated content by being innovative, in not just our storytelling, but in the opportunities we provide to creatives in our industry,” said Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios president Sam Register. “It was no small task to bring the Looney Tunes back to their classic shorts, and Pete knocked it out of the park with Looney Tunes Cartoons. He is one of our most prolific producers, with a love for the art of animation, that fuels his bold and imaginative ideas. I’m thrilled that he will continue creating at Warner Bros. Animation and am excited to see how he brings that same passion to Cartoon Network Studios.”
Browngardt is currently the executive producer and showrunner of HBO Max’s Looney Tunes Cartoons. He created and executive produced Uncle Grandpa and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome and has also worked on shows including Clarence, Adventure Time and Chowder.
“I have been lucky enough to call each of these studios my home at different points in my career,” said Browngardt. “It’s only fitting that I begin this next run with the best of both worlds — returning home to Cartoon Network Studios and continuing my partnership with Warner Bros. Animation, which has been one of the most fulfilling of my career.”
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