She added: “It’s important to note that we are up here together, Warnr Bros. Animation and WAG, because as we start to work on these brands that go across multiple divisions it’s great to be able to work together.”
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” forms part of far larger gameplay at WAG.
​T​he Second Part,” climaxing with an eight-minute excerpt from “Smallfoot.”
​Hum​ans ​occupy the valley where he discovers a smallfoot specimen, Percy Patterson, a TV star and animal show host whose show is failing in the ratings and is desperate to fake a Yeti sighting. ​A​n eight-minute excerpt​ of the closest to premiere title "Smallfoot​,​"​ takes Yeti Migo, a goofy but upright and affable white woolly monster just dying to befriend a smallfoot​ -​ as he calls humans​ -​ from his above the clouds mountain peak down ​below the clouds to a land his kind don't believe exists.
Presented with large humor by “Smallfoot” director Karey Kirkpatrick, the footage received a rousing final applause for its combination of high technical quality – Migo’s hair has 3,200 simulation curves, instanced into 3.2 million strands of hair, taking 200 hours to render a single frame, Kirkpatrick said – and knockabout physical fun. “We tried to stay true to that original Looney Tunes style on display here,” Kirkpatrick commented. Migo’s hilarious plunge from Himalayan heights onto a rope bridge between two rickety stone pillars is an instance of classic physical comedy drinking deep from Warner Bros.’ cartoon origins.
Brownhardt said WAG would play with “different styles in the shorts, some looking a bit more art deco, some more graphic, other flatter and ‘designy.’”
Spoofing an “Indiana Jones” tomb-​caper, and shown in animatics, “The Curse of the Mon​k​ey Bird” featured Daffy Duck and Porky Pig venturing inside ​a jungle temple-pyramid, in search of its allegedly cursed treasure. The Annecy audience ate up in particular one inspired sequence where, thanks to Daffy’s ineptitude, Porky is​, in​ just a few seconds​:​ shot by paralyzing arrows, punched b​y​ a giant boxing glove, crushed by a mace, blown up and ​made ​victim ​to a trap floor, plunging to a subterranean level where Daffy, unscathed, joins him.
Featuring a bunch of ​maturing young superheroes, the Teen Titans ​are led by Robin, whose aim is to get a super hero movie of his own. In footage found hilarious by the Annecy crowd, they attempt to go about this ​by ​saving other super hero​es​ from the origin​ stories​ which fired their identity, such as kid Batman’s witnessing his parents murder down a murky alley in Gotham City. To the Movies,” a spin-off from the hit Cartoon Network TV series, now in its fifth season, the movie is ​being written by series developers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, and directed by series producer Petee Rida Michail and Horvath. Another case of synergy in point: Comedy-action super hero movie “Teen Titans Go!
50 shorts of varying length are in production. The series features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen, and newcomer  Eric Bauza taking the reins as Bugs, Daffy and Tweety​. The Looney Tunes Cartoons will be one-to-six minutes in length, with WAG is aiming to produce 1,000 minutes in all, Abbate said.
ANNECY, France — The big new news from Warner Animation Group – a short-format revival of the Looney Tunes Cartoons​ franchise – went down, with o​ne​ short “The Curse of the Monkey Bird” screening​ to thunderous applause at a sneak peek Monday in Annecy.
​” /> ​From its Annecy presentation, WAG cam​e​ over as a studio animation operation which has large but realistic ambitions, an identity and a sense of history and momentum.
“WAG is dedicated to the development of smart, irreverent comedies,” which don’t forget physical comedy,” said Abbate. Aided by the studio’s heritage franchises, WAG aims by 2021 to be making two fully animated feature and one hybrid movie a year, striking up synergies with studio sister companies. “We are even starting to do our first DC projects,” Abbate noted.
Another difference with the series: The movie allowed its makers to explore "​textures, depth, light,” said Rida Michail, and also incorporate three hand-drawn, traditional animation sequences, two made inhouse at Warner Bros  – “a dream come true,” said the director – and ​one stop-motion​ sequence​.
“This new [theatrical movie] platform allows for us to tell a bigger, richer story and tell these character’s stories like we’ve never done before,” Rida Michail, also the movie’s producer,  said on stage at Annecy.
​According to Michail, another cool thing about making a movie is that WAG got to expand the series’ world, with DC opening up its library. At one moment in footage shown at Annecy, Swamp Thing, Crypto, Detective Chimp, Batman, Power Girl ​and others ​are all seen at a movie premiere, almost certainly of a super hero ​film.
“I wanted to go back to the ‘40s ‘Looney Tunes,’ late ‘30s, early ‘40s, super irreverent, super bananas, high energy. They pushed the surrealism, the high physicality of the animation, the expressions in the animation,” said executive producer Peter Browndardt, displaying character designs from different artists for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, among others​.
Dropped last week, the “Lego Movie 2” trailer notably plays up the role of Emmett’s kick ass female friend​ WyldStyle​. Jinko Gotoh, executive producer on “The Lego Movie 2: the Second Part,” sum up progress on the much-covered and much anticipated sequel, and noted​ its female cast – Alison Brie, Stephanie ​Beatriz, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish – and key creatives: Co-director Trisha Gun; art director Kristen Anderson: picture editor Clare Knight.
To the Movies” and “The Lego Movie 2: Part of an Annecy Fest Look Ahead by Warner Animation Group (WAG), hosted by executive VP Allison Abbate, which also took in “Teen Titans Go!
All episodes will be in classical 2D animation, Brownhardt said, sparking a large round of applause from the Annecy audience.