If you’re a parent who wants to show your kids the same classic cartoons that aired when you were a kid — or, at this point, as reruns when you were a kid — here’s some helpful news: Time Warner is launching a streaming service filled with classic Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and MGM animation.
The library will include Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones, among others, with about 5,000 “titles” in total. It’ll also add new episodes of Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes over time, and it’ll include some new series, one of which will be a “comedic fantasy” called Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
Launching this spring for $5 per month
The service is being called Boomerang, after the cable channel that runs pretty much this same programming. Time Warner says Boomerang will be the first service to stream these shows online and that it’ll maintain exclusive access to them. That means the service will be a must-have for anyone who wants to stream the company’s huge library of classics.
Boomerang will launch at some point this spring, with subscriptions priced at $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. It’ll initially be available on iOS, Android, and the web, and Time Warner plans to expand to major streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon’s Fire devices, at some point after launch.