Loonatics to Run Kids’ WB! for ’05-’06

Classic Warner Bros. animated characters are back, along with a couple new shows slated to premiere in the fall schedule on Kids’ WB! Execs today announced plans to broaden the outlet’s audience as they revealed the 2005-2006 season during an upfront sales presentation in New York.

Look out, Justice League. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Loonatics (working title), is an all-new, original series that has the classic Looney Tunes characters re-imagined as futuristic superheroes. The show will have the descendants of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner, Lola Bunny, Tasmanian Devil and Wile E. Coyote band together to create a formidable team dedicated to battling the evils of Acmetropolis.

Additional new Saturday morning programming from Warner Bros. Animation includes the new shows Johnny Test and Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island. Johnny Test centers on the always-eager experimental team of Johnny and his genetically enhanced dog, Poochie. The action-comedy will air Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island takes viewers to the silliest spot in the Seven Seas, where the energetic and eternally optimistic Coconut Fred and his fresh crop of cohorts have adventures in their tropical paradise. The show joins the Saturday morning lineup in the 8:30 a.m. slot.

Kids’ WB! also announced the new season pick-ups of the Saturday morning favorites Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Xiaolin Showdown and The Batman. The 26 new Batman adventures will include the appearance of new villains and the introduction of Batgirl. In the fall, the series will also join Kids’ WB!’s Monday-Friday weekday lineup, along with Xiaolin Showdown.