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Warner Bros. Animation is a recent incarnation of the animation studio that produced the classic Looney Tunes. Founded in 1980, it creates cartoons mainly for television, and their work not only includes new shows for the Looney Tunes characters (Duck Dodgers, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries) but also animation featuring the DC Comics characters, Hanna-Barbera properties (since the latter company was bought by Warner's).

Prior to the establishment of Warner Bros. Animation, animated shows by Warner Bros. were distributed instead by WB's own television distribution company Warner Bros. Television.

For years the opening logo for the company since 1993 was a modern-design Bugs Bunny in a suit and tie, munching on a carrot and leaning on the Warner Bros. shield with one hand, with a sky blue background. This logo was also used for feature films coming from Warner Bros. Family Entertainment.

Initially closing variants of the logo for animated TV shows use the company's name (Warner Bros. Animation) from 1980-1992. From 1993-2003 the company's name temporary changes to Warner Bros. Television Animation before finally reverting back to Warner Bros. Animation since late-2003.

In November 2008, Warner's created a new opening logo to debut with Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The new logo features a much more early-1940s style Bugs, again eating a carrot but this time without the suit and tie, leaning on the shield with his back, with a red background and the "Presents" at the bottom of the shield. The closing variant has the normal Warner Bros. Animation logo with the "A Time Warner Company" byline at the bottom of the shield over a red background. As of 2011, this opening logo is rarely seen on the company's animated TV shows. These logos were retired in 2015.

In 2015, a new logo was introduced, using a stylized version of the red WB shield as seen in Looney Tunes CGI-animated theatrical shorts with the "Animation" text at the bottom of the shield.

Its new theatrical counterpart is Warner Animation Group.

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