New Versions Of ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ And ‘Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends’ Get Greenlights

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe announced three new series greenlights during their Studio Focus presentation at Annecy. The studios also previewed a slate of projects currently in development.

All three greenlights are based on existing IP: a preschool-targeted reboot of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, an Adventure Time spin-off series, and a reboot of Regular Show. Craig McCracken and J.G. Quintel, the respective creators of Foster’s and Regular Show, are both involved in the new versions of their series, but Adventure Time creator Pen Ward is not taking part in the latest iteration of Adventure Time.

Here are details about the three greenlights:

Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends (preschool series, Cartoon Network)

Description: A young group of preschool imaginary friends learn from an immature elder friend, Bloo, who unintentionally gets things wrong. Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends! is a spin-off preschool series of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Cartoon Network’s highest rated original from 2004–2008. Throughout the years, Foster’s has remained a global fan favorite, and the original 6–11 audience have grown up to share this imaginative, hilarious, and relatable series with their own children.
Creative talent: Craig McCracken
Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Foster’s Funtime for Imaginary Friends

Adventure Time: Side Quests (kids series, Cartoon Network)
Description: Adventure Time: Side Quests takes the Adventure Time franchise back to the early days when Finn was just a kid, excited to fight monsters and go on epic quests with his best buddy Jake. In stand-alone episodes, our heroes take on classic Adventure Time villains like The Ice King and re-connect with stand-out side characters from the original series.
Creative Talent: Nate Cash
Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Untitled Regular Show Project (kids series, Cartoon Network)
Creative Talent: J.G. Quintel
Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

In addition to the three new series, an additional six new projects in development were announced at Annecy. Details are as follows:

Adventure Time: Heyo BMO (preschool series, Cartoon Network)
Description: In the fantastical Land of Ooo, the little robot BMO is on a new adventure! Now settled in a new neighborhood with new friends, BMO approaches each challenge he faces with his unique brand of enthusiasm and curiosity in a quest to learn and fill his database.
Creative talent: Adam Muto, Ashlyn Anstee
Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Adventure Time: Heyo BMO

Untitled Barbara Throws a Wobbler project (Preschool series)

Description: Based on the popular children’s book, Barbara is a little cat with BIG feelings. Most days Barbara feels like every other cat – she likes chasing a ball of wool, playing hide & seek, watching TV with her comfort blanket or reading a story before bedtime. But some days are different, Barbara gets a BIG feeling, and sometimes it’s SO BIG she can’t keep it inside
Creative talent: Joris Van Hulsen
Studio: Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe


Go-Go Mystery Machine (kids series, Cartoon Network)

Description: While visiting Japan on the ultimate foodie adventure, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo unwittingly unleash hundreds of mischievous mythical monsters that are now causing trouble all over the country. With the help of Scooby’s uncle, Daisuke-Doo, and magical friend Etsuko and gadget wiz Toshiro, Shaggy and Scooby have new mysteries to solve and monsters to catch!
Creative talent: Francisco Paredes
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Go-Go Mystery Machine

The Adventure Time Movie (family/co-viewing long form)

Description: Jake and Finn embark on their greatest adventure yet.
Creative talent: Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale, Adam Muto
Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

Bad Karma (family/co-viewing long form)

Description: An exciting and epic tale about courage, loyalty and an unlikely friendship between a young demon princess, Chandra, and the legendary demi-god Veer set in a dark mythological world of magic and fantasy.
Creative talent: Sanjay Patel, Rajesh Devraj, Vikash Shankar, Katie Rice
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Lovey Dovey (adult long form)

Description: The story of an optimistic wedding dove on the hunt for his one true love, who gets stuck with a bunch of streetwise pigeons who only have one goal in life: screwing the large bird from a popular kids tv show.
Creative talent: Ava Tramer
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

Lovey Dovey

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