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Preview of DC’s The Jetsons #1

DC launches its new Hanna-Barbera series The Jetsons this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here…

Meet George Jetson, a family man living an analog life in a digital world. His wife, Jane, is a brilliant Nasa scientist working off-world at a conference, his daughter Judy is a social butterfly trying to discover her calling, and his boy Elroy is either doing homework or using robotic technology to break the rules. Strangest of all, George’s mother has downloaded herself into Rosie the robot!

Join this postmodern family as doom rockets toward them from the outer reaches of the galaxy on a crash course of destruction!

The Jetsons #1 is out on November 1st, priced $3.99.

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Live-Action Jetsons Series Orbiting Warner Bros., Robert Zemeckis to Ep

Warner Bros. is angling to reintroduce TV audiences to George Jetson, albeit with a substantial twist.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the studio is developing The Jetsons, a live-action sitcom remake of Hanna-Barbera’s beloved ’60s animated series about a family residing in the futuristic, outer-space utopia known as Orbit City.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson declined to comment, but sources confirm that the studio — which has hired Family Guy Ep Gary Janetti to shepherd the potential series — will begin shopping the multi-cam project around to broadcast and cable networks in the coming weeks. Janetti would also serve as an Ep
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The Jetsons Movie Lands Sausage Party Director

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The Jetsons Movie Lands Sausage Party Director
After gestating in development for years as a live-action adaptation, Warner Bros.' animated adaptation of The Jetsons is now moving forward. The studio's Warner Animation Group has brought on Conrad Vernon, who most recently directed Sony's R-rated Sausage Party, to take the reins of this animated movie. The filmmaker has been brought on to develop the project, with an eye towards directing it himself. It isn't clear if he will be working with another writer or if he will write the script himself.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, with the filmmaker coming aboard keeping this project firmly entrenched within the Warner Animation Group banner. That wasn't always the case, though, with the studio previously trying to put together a Jetsons live-action movie for many years, with directors such as Adam Shankman and Robert Rodriguez attached to the project, with the later working from a script by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg.
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Animated ‘Jetsons’ Movie to Lift Off With ‘Sausage Party’ Director

Animated ‘Jetsons’ Movie to Lift Off With ‘Sausage Party’ Director
Warner Bros. has hired “Sausage Party” co-director Conrad Vernon to develop its animated feature “The Jetsons” with an eye to direct.

Vernon’s credits include co-directing “Shrek 2,” “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” in addition to the raunchy “Sausage Party” with Greg Tiernan. “Sausage Party” grossed $140 million worldwide on a $19 million budget. Vernon also voiced the Gingerbread Man in the “Shrek” movies.

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Warner Bros. has been trying for several years to move forward on “The Jetsons,” hiring Matt Lieberman to write the script in 2015.

The Hanna-Barbera original animated show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962-63. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”

Warner Bros., which owns the Hanna-Barbera library,
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Review: The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania

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Everywhere you turn, there are odd mashups occurring throughout comics, especially at Warner Bros. and DC Comics where the wall separating properties has crumbled. The latest example is the confounding The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania direct-to-video film. Apparently they must have had a success with The Flintstones & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania because here’s a sequel.

Thankfully, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Big Show has been frozen in ice, like a certain star-spangled Avenger, and when George Jetson thaws him out, the wrestler wants title back. He does this by vanquishing that era’s wrestle-bots and once he takes the throne, decides he wants to take over the universe. Coming to the future’s rescue as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Alicia Fox, the Uso Brothers, Sheamus and WWE impresario Vince McMahon.

George, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife, have to save Orbit City when it’s invaded
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TV Director Gordon Hunt, Father of Helen Hunt, Dies at 87

TV Director Gordon Hunt, Father of Helen Hunt, Dies at 87
Gordon Hunt, television director and father of actress Helen Hunt, died on Saturday at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 87.

"Gordon was a master of reinvention. A journeyman artist," Helen said in a statement released to Et. "He knew and taught that the work doesn't always find you. You need to create and recreate the work every day."

"If you asked 100 people who knew him 100 of them would say he was the kindest man they ever knew," she continued.

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Gordon worked for years running the voice department at Hanna-Barbera animation studios, eventually moving on to serve as the recording director on beloved cartoon series such as The Jetsons, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Richie Rich and countless others.

In the 1990s, Gordon began working in live TV, directing sitcoms such as Caroline in the City, Frasier, [link
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Janet Waldo, Judy Jetson Voice Actress, Dies At 96

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Janet Waldo, who was the original voice of The Jetsons‘ Judy Jetson, has died. She was 96. Janet Waldo Dies Waldo passed away Sunday morning, the actress’ daughter, Lucy Lee, confirmed to ABC News. While Lee did not reveal the cause of death, she did note that her mother was diagnosed with a benign tumor […]

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‘Jetsons’ Voice Actress Janet Waldo Dies at 96

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‘Jetsons’ Voice Actress Janet Waldo Dies at 96
Janet Waldo, who provided the voice of teenage daughter Judy Jetson on the classic animated series “The Jetsons,” has died, her daughter Lucy Lee told ABC News. She was 96. According to Lee, Waldo was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that couldn’t be operated on five years ago. Born in Yakima, Washington, in 1920, Waldo had a vast career providing voices for animated series, with roles that included Josie on “Josie and the Pussycats” and the title role on “The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.” Also Read: 'Alf' Star Michu Meszaros Dies at 76 (Report) Waldo first voiced Judy Jetson during “The Jetsons'” first.
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Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie: Original Cast Will Return, Nickelodeon Confirms

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie: Original Cast Will Return, Nickelodeon Confirms
Prepare for the biggest Hey Arnold!-related news since Stoop Kid left his stoop.

Nickelodeon on Monday confirmed the title of Football Head’s next made-for-tv adventure, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, and revealed that many of the series’ original voices will return.

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Returning voices include Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga, Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe, Justin Shenkarow (Recess) as Harold, Olivia Hack (Family Guy) as Rhonda, Nika Futterman (The Boxtrolls) as Olga, Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) as Grandpa
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Janet Waldo, the Voice of Judy Jetson, Dies at 96

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Janet Waldo, the Voice of Judy Jetson, Dies at 96
This article originally appeared on EW.com.Janet Waldo, the prolific voice actress best known for her role as The Jetsons' eldest daughter Judy, has died, her daughter confirmed to ABC News. Waldo was 96.In addition to her work as the animated teen of the future, Waldo voiced a number of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, ranging from Penelope Pitstop to Josie and the Pussycats' Josie. Her last credited voice work came in 2000, when she reprised Pitstop in a Wacky Races video game. Waldo, who passed away on Sunday morning, was diagnosed with a benign but inoperable brain tumor five years ago,
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Janet Waldo, the Voice of Judy Jetson, Dies at 96

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Janet Waldo, the Voice of Judy Jetson, Dies at 96
This article originally appeared on EW.com.Janet Waldo, the prolific voice actress best known for her role as The Jetsons' eldest daughter Judy, has died, her daughter confirmed to ABC News. Waldo was 96.In addition to her work as the animated teen of the future, Waldo voiced a number of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, ranging from Penelope Pitstop to Josie and the Pussycats' Josie. Her last credited voice work came in 2000, when she reprised Pitstop in a Wacky Races video game. Waldo, who passed away on Sunday morning, was diagnosed with a benign but inoperable brain tumor five years ago,
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Janet Waldo, Voice of Judy Jetson on The Jetsons, Dead at 96

Janet Waldo, Voice of Judy Jetson on The Jetsons, Dead at 96
Voice actress Janet Waldo, best known for playing The Jetsons‘ far-out daughter Judy from 1962 to 1987, had died. She was 96.

Waldo’s daughter tells ABC News that her mother was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor five years ago.

Though Waldo is best-recognized as the voice of Judy, she brought dozens of cartoon characters to life during her career, which spanned from 1938 to 2000. Waldo also provided the voices of Josie and the Pussycats‘ Josie (1970-1972), Wacky Races‘ Penelope Pitstop (1968–1970), The Addams Family‘s Morticia (1973) and The Smurfs‘ Hogatha (1981–1989), to name just a few.

Celebrate Waldo’s career with this sampling of
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Janet Waldo, Voice of Daughter Judy Jetson on 'The Jetsons,' Dies at 96

Janet Waldo, Voice of Daughter Judy Jetson on 'The Jetsons,' Dies at 96
Janet Waldo, who supplied the voice of the hip teenage daughter Judy Jetson on the space-age cartoon The Jetsons, died Sunday at her longtime home in Encino, her daughter told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 96. Waldo's daughter Lucy Lee said that her mother had been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2011 and "had been bed-bound for many months." Waldo voiced scores of cartoon characters during her long career, including guitar-playing frontwoman Josie McCoy on Josie and the Pussycats, the always-in-danger Penelope Pitstop on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Wacky Races, Granny

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New 'Scooby-Doo' Movie Sets Up Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe

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Warner Bros. has had a rough go of it the last couple of years, as they continue to try and set up franchises that don't go anywhere. They are currently in the midst of launching their DC Comics Extended Universe, which faltered with a less than stellar box office reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While The Lego Movie saga and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are quite important to the studio, Warner Bros. is now banking on one of their most iconic animated properties to set up a whole new world of interconnected movies. Yes, they are using their impending Scooby-Doo animated feature to launch the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.

This news was revealed at CinemaCon 2016. It was in Las Vegas that Warner Bros. announced the new title of the Scooby-Doo movie is S.C.O.O.B.. Though, we're not sure yet what that stands for,
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Top Cat Begins Coming to UK Theatres in May

Classic cartoon lovers rejoice! That fantastic feline superstar returns to UK movie screens in just a few weeks. As the Hoyt Curtin TV theme proclaims, “…but above everything, he’s the most tip top…Top Cat!”. Tc, as close friends call him, did indeed debut on American TV screens on the then fledgling ABC network in September of 1961 (talk about your nine lives!). This show, along with “The Jetsons” and “Jonny Quest” was an attempt by animation studio Hanna-Barbera to replicate the prime time success of that “modern stone-age family “The Flintstones” just a year or so before. Unfortunately Tc was not the rating smash that Fred and company were, so only one season (30 half hour episodes) were produced. But the kitty con-artist and his pals endured as a Saturday morning staple,then a syndicated smash. As beloved as the show was in its native Us, “Top Cat” was an even bigger hit overseas,
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Watch the John Kricfalusi-created Simpsons couch gag for ‘Treehouse of Horror Xxvi’

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Over the years, as the Simpsons have grown in popularity and critical acclaim, the show’s couch gags have taken on a life of their own. Running independent of the episodes, and not beholden to any kind of continuity, the couch gags have become a place for numerous individuals to put their own stamp on the Simpsons series, becoming a fertile ground for several reputed artists and animators in the process. With individuals such as Banksy, Guillermo Del Toro, and Justin Roiland leaving their mark previously, last night’s Simpsons episode saw a new entry in the form of John Kricfalusi.

Kricfalusi himself is no stranger to animation, having worked as a writer and character designer on several shows, most notably his own creation Ren and Stimpy, which followed his work on The Jetsons and Fat Albert. Kricfalusi’s couch gag can be seen below.

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