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Warner Announces New 'ACME Night', Greenlights New Specials


Anyone who knows their classic cartoons is familiar with ACME the fictional corporation that featured in classic Looney Tunes, Supplier of anvils, dynamite and rockets to Wile E Coyote. So it's a fun nod for Warner Bros to name their new regular fixture for kids and families ACME Nights. The new 'family destination' comes to Cartoon Network on Sundays from September 19 from 6:00 PM ET/PT and will also come to HBO Max next year.

The block will feature a mix of animated and live-action programming and will also premiere exclusive animated content. Each week will kick off with a family-friendly blockbuster- starting with Shazam, and including other titles such as Man Of Steel, Detective Pikachu and Scoob.

The block will be home to some previously announced titles from WarnerMedia including Gremlins; Secrets Of The Mogwai and Genndy Tartakovsky's Unicorn Warriors Eternal. Also debuting as part of ACME Nights is newly announced programs consisting of a new Batman holiday special, the first offering as part of Wyatt Cenac's overall deal, and a brand new Looney Tunes Cartoons movie. "In the world of ACME anything, and I do mean anything, is possible," said  President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. Tom Ascheim. "We know families want to spend time together, so we’ve created a destination for multigenerational stories that pull families together through the power of imagination."

Check out the details below:


Merry Little Batman

An animated family action comedy destined to join the rogue's gallery of classic holiday movies. When a six-year-old Damian Wayne finds himself alone in Wayne Manor, he must transform into 'Little Batman' in order to defend his home and Gotham City from the crooks and super-villains intent on destroying Christmas.Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Merry Little Batman is Executive Produced and directed by Mike Roth (Regular Show) from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Earth to Ned).


Did I Do That To The Holidays? A Steve Urkel Special

 From executive producer Wyatt Cenac, Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story brings back one of the most iconic sitcom characters of all time for an animated movie musical event. The holiday season has arrived, and brilliant but accident-prone Steve Urkel has already ruined his local celebration by publicly humiliating a shopping mall Santa. In his attempt to make things right and score some nice points with the big guy in the North Pole, Steve creates an invention that only makes things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, Steve must find the real Santa to see if together they can help the city rediscover the holiday spirit. Jaleel White serves as producer and will also reprise his iconic performance by voicing the beloved super genius. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story is written by Wyatt Cenac. Bryan Newton (Rick and Morty) serves as supervising director.

Untitled Looney Tunes Cartoons Movie

Planet Earth faces the threat of an alien invasion and humanity's only hope lies with Porky Pig and Daffy Duck! Starring the classic animated odd couple, this sci-fi buddy action comedy turns Porky and Daffy into unlikely heroes when their antics at the local bubble gum factory uncover a secret alien mind control plot. Against all odds, the two are determined to save their town (and the world!)...that is if they don't drive each other crazy in the process. Created in the same world and style as the hit HBO Max original series, Looney Tunes Cartoons, the family movie is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Pete Browngardt (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer. Alex Kirwan (Looney Tunes Cartoons) is supervising producer and Kevin Costello serves as the writer.

Previously Announced Titles Joining ACME Night

Aquaman: King of Atlantis

The three-part animated mini-series event begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he’s got a LOT of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident! Based on the DC characters, Aquaman: King of Atlantis is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman and the upcoming Malignant), Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home) and Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing), and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.

Batman: Caped Crusader


This all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology comes to life through the visionary lens of executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Based on the DC characters, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho, this powerful creative partnership will once again reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal

From Emmy Award-winning creator Genndy Tartakovsky, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal follows a team of ancient heroes protecting the world from an ominous force. Throughout history, unicorns have symbolized the virtuous, appearing to ensure that goodness reigns. When the reawakening of our heroes comes too early, they find themselves in the bodies of teenagers. Damaged as a result,  their memories of who they are and the history of the unicorn over the centuries have been lost, with some of their magical abilities weakened and fragmented. Not only do they have to protect the world against the prevailing darkness,  they have to do it while navigating the unexpected laughs and humor that come with teen angst and emotions.