Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons get a streaming service


Your favorite Saturday morning cartoons are going digital. Turner and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new standalone video subscription service called Boomerang. It’ll offer over 5, 000 titles from the Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation libraries when it launches this spring. Boomerang launched in 2000 as a digital TV channel, but this is the first time it’s offering classic franchises like Scooby-Doo , Tom & Jerry , The Jetsons and The Flintstones on a streaming platform. It will also stream exclusive new episodes of Scooby-Doo , Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry , along with brand-new original series like a Wizard of Oz spinoff and a remake of the 1968 show Wacky Races . Both Turner and Warner Bros. are owned by Time Warner, which has a firm foothold in the direct-to-consumer streaming market. It’s a co-owner of Hulu and it partnered with the Criterion Collection to launch Filmstruck , a Netflix-style service for classic movies. Boomerang will be available ad-free on the web, iOS and Android devices for $4.99 per month or $39.99 annually. Turner and Warner Bros. plan to expand to several more platforms after launch, including Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. Source: Time Warner

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Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons get a streaming service


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