Remember Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny? How about Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Fred Flintstone and Scooby Doo? I personally loved Wacky Races and got a kick out of watching Daffy Duck spar with Bugs Bunny. So it’s nice to see that I’ll be getting to watch them again because Time Warner is introducing Boomerang, a streaming service that lets you watch all these shows and more so you can watch some wholesome entertainment and turn your back on the sex and violence of modern TV, I’m looking at you Game of Thrones fans.
The streaming service will not only allow subscribers to view old shows but stream new episodes of Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry (though compared to the originals, they’re complete garbage).
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the geniuses who came up with Tom & Jerry and the whole roster of cartoons such as Jetson, Flintstones, and Scooby Doo, created their own base of fans that eventually reached a zenith in the 1960s and 70s. That legacy gave us Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Toonami.
” Our ongoing partnership with Warner Bros. around this new premium service continues our strategy of making sure our fans are engaged with fresh and fun content whenever and wherever they want it.”
-Christina Miller, President of Boomerang, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network
Boomerang is the latest in a series of Time Warner streaming services such as HBO Now for HBO and FilmStruck for Turner which streams movies from the Criterion Collection.
The service is named after and affiliated with the network that airs all these old shows and is owned by Warner Bros. It will cost $39.99 a year when it launches in the Spring this year (at first, only in the United States). A monthly subscription will also be available for $4.99, though anyone interested in this service is clearly in for the long haul and will go for the annual subscription.
Boomerang will be available on the web and iOS and Android devices when it launches (an official release date hasn’t been announced yet) and will gain support for set-top boxes, Chromecasts, Apple TVs etc. in due time. The app is powered by DramaFever Technology which was acquired by Warner Bros back in February last year. It is itself a streaming service that is available in 20 countries worldwide, and like Netflix, is producing TV shows (most recently a Korean TV drama series called Cantabile Tomorrow).