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Cartoon Network working on Regular Show, Adventure Time, Foster’s Home spin-offs

Adventure Time: Heyo BMO from Cartoon Network Studios

ANNECY: Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), Warner Bros Animation (WBA) and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (HBSE) are working on spin-offs to Cartoon Network hits Regular Show, Adventure Time and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.

The as-yet-untitled Regular Show project, from US animator JG Quintel and CNS, comes after the series ran for eight seasons on Cartoon Network between 2010 and 2017.

Adventure Time: Side Quests, meanwhile, comes from SpongeBob SquarePants toonsmith Nate Cash and CNS and takes the cult franchise back to the early days when lead character Finn was a kid, fighting monsters and going on quests with his best friend Jake.

In standalone episodes, the pair take on classic Adventure Time villains like The Ice King and re-connect with side characters from the original series.

The third greenlight, Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends, is a preschool series about a young group of preschool imaginary friends who learn from an immature elder friend who unintentionally gets things wrong.

The show, from Craig McCracken and HBSE, comes after Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends aired on Cartoon Network between 2004 and 2008.

The projects were confirmed at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France this week, where delegates were shown glimpses of other projects on the CNS, WBA and HBSE development slates.

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These include Adventure Time: Heyo BMO, an as-yet-untitled Barbara Throws a Wobbler project, Go-Go Mystery Machine, The Adventure Time Movie, Bad Karma and Lovey Dovey.

Earlier this week, C21 revealed Adina Pitt, VP and lead for content acquisitions, partnerships and coproductions for the Americas at Warner Bros Discovery’s kids and family division, would be leaving the company.

A well-known face on the kids’ content circuit, the New York-based industry veteran has worked at WarnerMedia Kids and Family for more than 16 years, responsible for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and streamer Max’s kids’ offerings.

Pitt, who is currently at Annecy, leaves at the end of the month. Her departure follows rounds of lay-offs at WBD last year that aimed to cut costs and achieve profitability in its streaming business.

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