Boomerang renews shows, adds new Flintstones, Scooby-Doo series
Launched just a year ago, Turner is beefing up its Boomerang streaming service. The company has announced a significant new slate of content for the remainder of 2018 and heading into 2019. This includes two new original series, an acquisition, a raft of renewals and an update of the app itself.
First up, are two new shows from Warner Bros. based on Scooby-Doo and the Flintstones:
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
The Mystery Inc. gang welcomes new members in the all-new series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?. From Warner Bros. Animation, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? follows the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo team ups and takes the idea to hilarious new heights.
Faced with some of their toughest mysteries yet, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture including NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artists Halsey and Sia, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White reprising his iconic role) Batman, Sherlock Holmes, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many more!
Jump into the Mystery Machine for all-new comedic mystery-solving adventures where the biggest mystery will be who’s teaming up with those “meddling kids” this week!
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Chris Bailey (Kim Possible) serves as producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer. The series premieres in 2019.
Yabba-Dabba-Doo! Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are back in this quarter-hour animated comedy series, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! Warner Bros. Animation takes you beyond Bedrock to The Crags, a vast land that is as dangerous and wild as the dinosaurs that inhabit it.
Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble are two best friends, growing up in the prehistoric time when dinosaurs and giant beasts still walked the earth. But as exciting as that sounds, they live in peaceful, quiet old Bedrock, a modern domestic civilization similar to our own (but with stone cars that run on leg-power). That’s why whenever they get the chance, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino head to the open wilderness, helping new friends, fighting new enemies and learning about life through their endless crazy adventures. Back in Bedrock, Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty still enjoy all the familiar quirks and trappings of life as a modern Stone Age family not knowing all the trouble (and fun!) their kids are getting themselves into.
Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Mark Marek (MAD) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Right Now Kapow) serve as producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer. The series premieres in 2019.
Additionally, Boomerang has picked up Wind in the Willows from British outfit HoHo Rights. Set to debut exclusively in the U.S. on Boomerang in 2019, the new 52 eleven-minute series is inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 novel of the same name.
Part of Britain’s great literary heritage, Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 and the riverside adventures of Mole, Rat and Toad have been enchanting children ever since. Harking back to a gentler era of altruism, good manners, community and citizenship, the values in The Wind in the Willows continue to endure.
The show’s produced by Martin Gates and Hoho’s Oliver Ellis.
On the returning series front, Boomerang will run new episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, New Looney Tunes and The Tom and Jerry Show throughout the rest of the year. The second season of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz will premiere with a Memorial Day movie special, with additional episodes into 2019. The second season of the Wacky Races reboot will launch later this year. Third seasons for Bunnicula and The Tom and Jerry Show have been greenlit and will debut on the service in 2019.
Lastly, Turner is overhauling the Boomerang app. Coming this Memorial Day Weekend, Spanish language support will launch. The app will soon be updated to profiles and personalization options, user created playlists and interactivity, and the ability for Boomerang shows to show up in universal searches on Roku, Amazon and Apple devices. Those three launch May 24, while Google devices are planned for later this summer. Boomerang will also be coming to new platforms, with Android TV available starting Memorial Day Weekend, and additional platforms to come by the end of the year.