Warner Bros. Toons, Aquaman Pilot on iTunes

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has pacted with Apple to make The Jetsons, The Flintstones and other TV shows from the Warner Bros. library available for download in the iTunes Music Store at www.itunes.com. In addition, comic book fans can go to the site to purchase the pilot episode of the live-action Aquaman series, which was slated to air on The WB but got cut from the schedule when CBS and Warner Bros. transformed the network into The CW.

Based on the classic DC Comics property, the Aquaman pilot introduces a contemporary reinterpretation from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the acclaimed writing/producing team behind The CW’s hit Superman series, Smallville. The offering should prove to be a popular download, especially with all the publicity the Aquaman character has been getting on the HBO series Entourage.

‘Making our television content available to iTunes consumers is an important step in our digital distribution strategy,’ comments Simon Kenny, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. ‘This deal fits perfectly with our philosophy of providing consumers with access to our world-class entertainment properties across the widest selection of platforms and devices available.”

Other Warner Bros. offerings available for download to personal computers, iPods and other video devices include the long-running sitcom Friends and the epic sci-fi series Babylon 5, as well as sketches from MADtv.

iTunes has more than 150 TV shows available for $1.99 per episode, and has to date sold more than 35 million videos. The store also features a selection of Pixar and Disney short films, more than 9,000 music videos and more than three million songs from major music companies and independent labels. iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from www.apple.com/itunes.