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Warner Bros. Animation Chronology: 1997 back next
 
Television Animation Classic Animation Feature Animation
 

-Kids’ WB adds ten hours to the schedule, making the airtime a total of 19 hours. This includes the addition of a morning programming block which features Tiny Toon Adventures, moved from Nickelodean to Kids’ WB.

-Pinky and The Brain returnes to daytime after the resignation of producer Peter Hastings, who had become upset over the network's push to change the show. WB executives liked the characters but didn't like the taking-over-the-world plot. The script he submitted, along with his resignation, did make its way into production. "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again" involves Pinky & The Brain running a television show that gets shanghaied by network executives.

-Batman and Mr. Freeze: Subzero is released direct to video, directed by Boyd Kirkland.

-The New Batman/Superman Adventures debuts on Kids’ WB. The program showcases new Superman episodes and a revamped Batman series.

-Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs wins Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Children's Program.

-Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid wins Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Animated Program for episode “Hero Boy”.

-Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs wins Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.

 

-Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford-Gold Coast, Australia premieres the animated 3-D short Marvin The Martian in the Third Dimension. The short is produced by Warner Bros. Classic Animation and animated at Startoons.

-Father of the Bird, a Looney Tunes short, premeires theatrically, directed by Stepen Fossatti and produced by Chuck and Linda Jones.

-Pullet Suprise, starring Foghorn Leghorn premeires theatrically, the short is directed by Stepen Fossatti and produced by Chuck and Linda Jones.

-WB closes Chuck Jones Film Productions studio.