List of Warner Animation Group productions

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This is a list of productions from the Warner Animation Group, an American animation studio based in Burbank, California, United States. As of 2022, Warner Animation Group has released 10 feature films, which were all released under the Warner Bros. Pictures banner. The company produced its first feature-length film, The Lego Movie, in 2014. Their second production, Storks, was released in 2016, followed by their first spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie, followed in 2017. Warner Animation Group had two releases in a single year twice: The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie followed in 2018, they released Smallfoot, followed in 2019, they released The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, followed in 2020, they released Scoob!, followed in 2021, they released Tom & Jerry and Space Jam: A New Legacy, and followed in 2022, they released DC League of Super-Pets.

WAG's upcoming slate of films includes Coyote vs. Acme (2023), Toto (2024), The Cat in the Hat (2024), Thing One and Thing Two (2026), and Oh, the Places You'll Go! (2027).

Feature filmsEdit


# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Executive Producer(s) Editor(s) Composer(s) Co-production with Animation Services
Story Screenplay
1 The Lego Movie February 7, 2014 Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Dan, Kevin Hageman, Lord, & Miller Lord & Miller Dan Lin & Roy Lee Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, James Packer, Steven Mnuchin, Matt Skiena, & Bruce Berman David Burrows & Chris McKay Mark Mothersbaugh Village Roadshow Pictures
Lego System A/S
Vertigo Entertainment
Lin Pictures
Animal Logic
2 Storks September 23, 2016 Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland Stoller Brad Lewis & Stoller Glenn Ficarra, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, John Requa, Jared Stern, & Steven Mnuchin John Venzon Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Stoller Global Solutions (uncredited)
Sony Pictures Imageworks
3 The Lego Batman Movie February 10, 2017 Chris McKay Seth Grahame-Smith Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, & John Whittington Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, & Roy Lee Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra, Brad Lewis, Zareh Nalbandian, & Steven Mnuchin David Burrows, Matt Villa & John Venzon Lorne Balfe[1] DC Entertainment
RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Lego System A/S
Lord Miller Productions
Vertigo Entertainment
Lin Pictures
Animal Logic
4 The Lego Ninjago Movie September 22, 2017 Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, & Bob Logan Hilary Winston, Logan, Fisher, William, Tom Wheeler, Dan & Kevin Hageman Logan, Fisher, W., T. Wheeler, Jared Stern, & John Whittington Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Chris McKay, Maryann Garger, & Roy Lee Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Simon Lucas, Chris Leahy, Seth Grahame-Smith, Zareh Nalbandian, & Brett Ratner Julie Rogers, Garret Elkins, Ryan Folsey, John Venzon, David Burrows Mark Mothersbaugh[2] RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Lego System A/S
Vertigo Entertainment
Lord Miller Productions
Lin Pictures
5 Smallfoot September 28, 2018 Karey Kirkpatrick
Jason Reisig
Story by : John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, & Kirkpatrick
Original story by : Sergio Pablos
Kirkpatrick, & Clare Sera Bonne Radford, Ficarra, & Requa Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jared Stern, Kirkpatrick, Pablos, Courtenay Valenti, & Allison Abbate Peter Ettinger Heitor Pereira (score)
K. & Wayne Kirkpatrick (songs)
Zaftig Films Sony Pictures Imageworks
6 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part February 8, 2019 Mike Mitchell Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, & Matthew Fogel Lord & Miller Dan Lin, Lord, Miller, Roy Lee, & Jinko Gotoh Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra, & Chris Leahy Clare Knight Mark Mothersbaugh (score)
Jon Lajoie (songs)
Lego System A/S
Vertigo Entertainment
Lord Miller Productions
Animal Logic
7 Scoob! May 15, 2020[nb 1] Tony Cervone Matt Lieberman, Eyal Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott & Lieberman Pam Coats & Allison Abbate Sztykiel, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Jesse Ehrman, Dan Povenmire, & Chris Columbus Ryan Folsey & Vanara Taing Tom Holkenborg Reel FX Creative Studios
8 Tom & Jerry February 26, 2021[6] Tim Story Kevin Costello Christopher DeFaria Story, Adam Goodman, Steven Harding, Sam Register, Jesse Ehrman, & Allison Abbate Peter S. Elliot Christopher Lennertz Framestore
9 Space Jam: A New Legacy July 16, 2021 Malcolm D. Lee Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon & Celeste Ballard[7] Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter, & Duncan Henderson Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Nance, & Ivan Reitman Bob Ducsay Kris Bowers Proximity Media
SpringHill Company
Industrial Light & Magic
Luma Pictures
Company 3 Animation
Tonic DNA
House of Moves
Day For Nite
Studio D
10 DC League of Super-Pets July 29, 2022 Jared Stern
Sam Levine
Stern & John Whittington Patricia Hicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Stern John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Nicholas Stoller, Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy, Sharon Taylor, & Courtenay Valenti[9] David Egan & Jhoanne Reyes Steve Jablonsky DC Entertainment
Seven Bucks Productions
Animal Logic
  1. ^ Released on Premium VOD in the United States and Canada on this date,[3] and later released in theaters in select countries with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions beginning July 8, 2020.[4][5]


# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Executive Producer(s) Editor(s) Composer(s) Co-production with Animation Services
Story Screenplay
11 Coyote vs. Acme 2023[10][11][12] Dave Green Samy Burch, Jon & Josh Silberman, Jeremy Slater, and James Gunn[10] Chris DeFaria and Gunn[10] TBA Two Monkeys, A Goat and Another, Dead, Monkey DNEG
12 Toto February 2, 2024[13] Alex Timbers John August Derek Frey Animal Logic
13 The Cat in the Hat 2024[14][15][16] Erica Rivinoja & Art Hernandez TBA Dr. Seuss Enterprises
14 Thing One and Thing Two 2026[15] TBA
15 Oh, the Places You'll Go! 2027[15] Jon M. Chu TBA J. J. Abrams Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Bad Robot Productions

Films in developmentEdit

Title Notes
The Flintstones [17]
Funko[S] [18][19]
The Jetsons[S] [20]
The Ice Dragon [21]
Wacky Races[S] [17]
Zero Co-production with Imagine Entertainment[22]
Untitled Locksmith Animation original musical-comedy film Co-production with Locksmith Animation[23][24][25]
Wed Wabbit[S]
Untitled Scoob! sequel [26]
Untitled third Space Jam film[S] [27]
Metal Men Co-production with DC Studios and IMAX Entertainment[28]

Short filmsEdit

# Title Release date Release with Type of short
1 Enter the Ninjago June 17, 2014 The Lego Movie Direct-to-video short
2 The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure January 29, 2016 4D attraction
3 The Master September 23, 2016 Storks Theatrical short
4 Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby December 6, 2016 Direct-to-video short
5 Dark Hoser June 13, 2017 The Lego Batman Movie
6 Batman is Just Not That Into You
7 Cooking with Alfred
8 Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
9 Shark E. Shark in "Which Way to the Ocean?" December 19, 2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie
10 Zane's Stand Up Promo
11 Turkish Airlines: Safety Video with The LEGO Movie Characters August 1, 2018 N/A Internet short
12 Emmet's Holiday Party December 10, 2018 Internet short and Direct-to-video short
13 Super Soozie December 11, 2018 Smallfoot Direct-to-video short
14 "Everything is Awesome" Dance Together Music Video January 8, 2019 N/A Internet short
15 Turkish Airlines: Safety Video with The LEGO Movie 2 Characters March 1, 2019

Cancelled or inactive projectsEdit

Title Description
Untitled Adventure Time film A film based on the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time, with creator Pendleton Ward was set to write and executive-produce, and Chris McKay and Roy Lee producing. Announced in February 2015, it would have been a collaboration between Warner Animation Group, Cartoon Network Studios, Vertigo Entertainment, and Frederator Films.
The Billion Brick Race A Lego Movie spin-off film announced in March 2015, with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce signed on to co-direct and write. Jorge R. Gutierrez had signed on as director in August 2017, with a release date of May 24, 2019. Cancelled after The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part underperformed at the box office and the franchise moved to Universal Pictures in 2019.
Meet The Beatles An animated musical film based on the Beatles announced in September 2015, with Paul King in talks to direct.
Fowl Road Announced in February 2016, with Nicholas Stoller to direct. Would have been a take on the "Why did the chicken cross the road?" joke.
Bone Announced in November 2016; an animated adaptation to be produced by Lin Pictures and Animal Logic, with Mark Osborne set to direct. Netflix eventually picked it up as an animated series, but was later cancelled in April 2022 due to a reorganization of Netflix Animation.
Lego Superfriends Sequel to The Lego Batman Movie to be directed by Chris McKay. Cancelled after the Lego Movie franchise went to Universal in 2019 following the box office underperformance of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
That Christmas A co-production with Locksmith Animation as part of a deal between Warner Bros., Warner Animation Group, and Locksmith Animation. Later revealed as part of Netflix's slate of upcoming animated films in June 2022, as the film was transferred to the streaming service for unknown reasons.
Scoob! Holiday Haunt Prequel to Scoob! directed by Paul Dini and to be released on HBO Max. Despite production being 95% complete, the film was cancelled after the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, Inc. to form Warner Bros. Discovery by CEO David Zaslav in August 2022.


Critical and public receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[29]
The Lego Movie 96%[30] 83/100[31] A
Storks 65%[32] 56/100[33] A−
The Lego Batman Movie 90%[34] 75/100[35]
The Lego Ninjago Movie 56%[36] 55/100[37] B+
Smallfoot 76%[38] 60/100[39] A−
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 84%[40] 65/100[41]
Scoob! 48%[42] 43/100[43]
Tom & Jerry 31%[44] 32/100[45] A−
Space Jam: A New Legacy 26%[46] 36/100[47]
DC League of Super-Pets 73%[48] 56/100[49]

Box office performanceEdit

Film Budget North America Overseas


Worldwide gross
Opening Gross
The Lego Movie $60–65 million $69,050,279 $257,760,692 $210,300,000 $468,060,692 [50]
Storks $70 million $21,311,407 $72,679,278 $110,709,675 $183,388,953 [51]
The Lego Batman Movie $80 million $53,003,468 $175,750,384 $136,200,000 $311,950,384 [52]
The Lego Ninjago Movie $70 million $20,433,071 $59,281,555 $63,800,000 $123,081,555 [53]
Smallfoot $80 million $23,045,635 $83,240,103 $130,800,000 $214,040,103 [54]
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part $99 million $34,115,335 $105,806,508 $86,500,000 $192,456,290 [55]
Scoob! $90 million $850,000 $2,188,425 $26,370,740 $28,559,165 [56]
Tom & Jerry $79 million $14,112,629 $46,536,687 $89,960,850 $136,497,537 [57]
Space Jam: A New Legacy $150 million $31,053,362 $70,592,228 $93,140,700 $163,732,928 [58]
DC League of Super-Pets $90 million $23,000,000 $93,210,172 $108,800,000 $202,010,172 [59]


Academy AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Recipient(s) Result
2014 The Lego Movie Best Original Song "Everything Is Awesome" written and lyrics by Shawn Patterson Nominated

Golden Raspberry AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Recipient(s) Result
2021 Tom & Jerry Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Tom & Jerry (aka Itchy & Scratchy) Nominated
Space Jam: A New Legacy Worst Picture Maverick Carter, Ryan Coogler, Duncan Henderson, and LeBron James Nominated
Worst Actor LeBron James as himself Won
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Won
Worst Screen Combo LeBron James & any Warner cartoon character (or Time-Warner product) he dribbles on Won

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