These have been all created starting within the late Fifties at Jay Ward Productions, run by the eponymous producer, and appeared in varied sequence all through the Sixties.
Since Ward’s dying in 1989, his firm has stayed within the household: it’s now run by his daughter Tiffany Ward (president) and granddaughter Amber Ward (vice chairman). Tiffany beforehand labored with Eric Ellenbogen, now Wildbrain’s CEO, to launch Bullwinkle Studios, a three way partnership between Jay Ward Productions and Traditional Media (now a part of Dreamworks).
Bullwinkle Studios produced 52 episodes of a George of the Jungle reboot that launched on Cartoon Community on 2007. It was additionally credited on the 2014 characteristic Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Different current reboots of Ward titles embody Amazon Prime Video’s The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2018–19) and Netflix’s The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Present (2015–17), each produced by Dreamworks.
“Every little thing previous is new once more,” mentioned Ellenbogen. “I’m delighted to be reunited with Tiffany to deliver new audiences the hilarious characters and reveals created by her father, that are a part of the canon of the world’s best animation. By no means has there been a greater time to refresh basic branded IP like this, simply as we’re doing with so lots of our evergreen Wildbrain manufacturers.”
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Eric once more,” mentioned Tiffany Ward. “Our previous partnership with Bullwinkle Studios was prolific and profitable, and now that Eric is on the helm of a inventive powerhouse like Wildbrain, I’m excited to work with him and his incredible workforce to broaden the legacy of my father’s work to new generations of youngsters and households.”
Halifax-headquartered Wildbrain is not any stranger to rebooting basic properties: its Vancouver animation studio has these days labored on a number of Peanuts productions, together with Snoopy in House and The Snoopy Present, as a part of a cope with Apple TV+.
The studio can also be behind Carmen Sandiego, Go, Canine. Go!, Chip and Potato, and Cartoon Saloon co-production Dork Van Dango, amongst different reveals. Wildbrain’s library runs to round 13,000 half-hours and contains properties equivalent to Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Inspector Gadget, and Johnny Check.