Steven Quincy Urkel, the geek icon portrayed with nasally glee by actor Jaleel White on Household Issues from 1989 to 1997, has come to be pivotal aspect of Cartoon Community and HBO Max’s animation plans for the future. WarnerMedia Little ones & Household declared on Wednesday that the character would return this holiday break time in the new animated musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Tale. The distinctive, prepared by comic Wyatt Cynac, is portion of a broader slate of initial programming that will include things like a Batman Christmas motion picture and a new Looney Tunes aspect.

On Sunday Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. EDT, Cartoon Community will start “ACME Night time,” a new programming block aimed at youngsters and their family members named just after the Amazon of the Looney Tunes-verse. The block will kick off by airing a slate of pleasurable-for-all-ages Warner videos, together with Shazam!, Detective Pikachu, Scoob!, and the superhero reboot in which Superman snaps Normal Zod’s neck, Man of Metal. Down the street, previously introduced displays like a Harry Potter Wizarding Earth competitors occasion collection, Gremlins: Insider secrets of the Mogwai, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Unicorn: Warriors Everlasting, the Aquaman animated miniseries King of Atlantis, and J.J. Abrams and Bruce Timm’s impending Batman: Caped Crusader will all debut in the block prior to making their way to HBO Max at a later date.

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Cartoon Community will spherical out the to start with wave of ACME Night time with 3 authentic motion pictures that includes Urkel’s official characteristic animation debut. The character formerly popped up in the crossover-heavy 2020 collection Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, in an episode exactly where Urkel aided Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated gang battle rampaging Urkel-bots. Did I Do That to the Vacations? A Steve Urkel Tale finds Urkel reeling immediately after humiliating a buying shopping mall Santa, and touring to the North Pole to make points suitable. Hijinks ensue, and Steve “must locate the true Santa to see if with each other they can assistance the metropolis rediscover the holiday getaway spirit,” in accordance to a synopsis. The musical particular hails from Cenac, Bryan Newton (Rick and Morty), who serves as supervising director, and White, who returns to voice the character and serve as producer.

Title treatment for Merry Little Batman

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Also on the docket: Merry Tiny Batman, described as an animated loved ones action comedy the finds a 6-calendar year-aged Damian Wayne on your own in Wayne Manor, and taking on the mantle of “Little Batman” in get to “defend his property and Gotham Town from the crooks and tremendous-villains intent on destroying Christmas.” The Warner Bros. Animation venture is directed by Mike Roth (Typical Clearly show) from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Earth to Ned).

And in the jaw-dropping wake of Place Jam: A New Legacy, the Looney Tunes will return in their truer 2D variety for an untitled motion picture from govt producer Pete Browngardt (Looney Tunes Cartoons), supervising producer Alex Kirwan (Looney Tunes Cartoons), and author Kevin Costello (Tom and Jerry).

Porky and Daffy Duck ride in a bike and cart shooting newspapers with a newspaper gun in a new Looney Tunes movie concept art

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The function finds Porky and Daffy in sci-fi buddy action comedy mode hoping to halt a secret alien head-regulate plot remaining run out of a bubble gum factory. It’s by now far better than Area Jam: A New Legacy, just on paper.

WarnerMedia Young children & Relatives did not set dates for any of the specials, but pointed out that some of the specials would only “be readily available on HBO Max beginning next 12 months.” Urkel admirers will have to tune in live to ensure they get their fill this vacation season.