Adventure Time movie, Scooby-Doo anime, and so much more announced by Warner Bros. Animation

Regular Show and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Monsters spinoffs coming, as well.
Heyo BMO - credit: WBD
Heyo BMO - credit: WBD /

Are you ready for a slew of news out of the currently running Annecy International Animation Film Festival? Well, get ready because Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera just announced a ton of spinoffs and continuations of some of your favorite animated shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Scooby-Doo and so many more.

It’s actually hard to know where to start, but let’s kick things off with some big announcements in the world of Adventure Time. Officially greenlit to series, Cartoon Network is taking it back to Finn and Jake’s younger days with Adventure Time: Side Quests. The show will take the form of a bunch of done-in-one adventures, and will feature lots of characters from the iconic series (Ice King gets name-checked in the info sent to The Parent Watch). Nate Cash, who worked on the original series, is also associated with this one.

But wait, that’s not all! Cartoon Network Studios is also in development on a Preschool series titled Adventure Time: Heyo BMO. In it, Finn’s little gaming device/friend moves to a new neighborhood with new friends, and faces challenges as he embarks on a “quest to learn and fill his database.” This show is associated with Adam Muto and Ashlyn Anstee.

But perhaps most exciting: Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale, and Adam Muto are in development on The Adventure Time Movie. While there are no details other than “Jake and Finn embark on their greatest adventure yet,” we’re already in theaters for this one. Bring it on!

Foster's Funtime for Imaginary Friends - credit: WBD /

Moving on, just the other week after IF premiered we talked about the eerie similarities that movie has to the classic Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. And now the show is being spun off for preschool as Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends. Craig McCracken is working on the series, which has already been greenlit and comes from Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. The release describes the show as “A young group of preschool imaginary friends learn from an immature elder friend, Bloo, who unintentionally gets things wrong.”

The final greenlit show? A new Regular Show series, from original creator J.G. Quintel. That’s all we got, though it won’t be a direct continuation of Regular Show, but will include some of the original characters.

Other projects announced as in development include the first ever Scooby-Doo anime, Go-Go Mystery Machine. Hailing from Francisco Paredes, the series follows Shaggy and Scooby as they head to Japan on a foodie adventure, only to run into mythical monsters. Together they team up with Scooby’s uncle Daisuke-Doo, a magical friend named Etsuko, and tech genius named Toshiro to try to shut the monsters down. And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling gaijin!

Go-Go Mystery Machine - credit: WBD /

Three other original series were announced as in development, too:

  • A preschool series based on Barbara Throws a Wobbler, the children’s book about a cat with big feelings, coming from Joris Van Hulsen.
  • Bad Karma, from Sanjay Patel, Rajesh Devraj, Vikash Shankar, and Katie Rice, about a young demon princess named Chandra and a demi-god named Veer who team up in a dark mythological world.
  • Lovey Dovey, an adult animated series from Ava Tramer about an optimistic wedding dove looking for love who gets stuck with a group of streetwise pigeons who, uh, want to be intimate with a certain large bird from a kids TV show.

So there you go, Parent Watchers! Tons of exciting stuff coming for the kids and family from WB and company. Except that last one, that’s just for you and me.

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