Pete Browngardt in Cross-Studio Deal


Pete Browngardt, who currently serves as executive producer on the HBO Max series Looney Tunes Cartoons, has signed an exclusive, multiyear cross-studio overall deal with Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS).

The Emmy-nominated producer will develop and produce original animated programming at both WBA and CNS, allowing creative flexibility to develop original material and access to the extensive character and franchise libraries at each studio.

Browngardt will explore projects intended for a variety of audiences, including preschool, kids, adult and family/co-viewing across all WarnerMedia platforms, as well as third-party outlets and services.

In addition to Looney Tunes Cartoons, Browngardt serves as executive producer on Curse of the Monkeybird. Prior to arriving at Warner Bros. Animation, Browngardt was the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning series Uncle Grandpa as well as creator of the Annecy- and Emmy Award-winning series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.

Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, said: “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. 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 said: “I have been lucky enough to call each of these studios my home at different points in my career. 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.”