HBO Max And Cartoon Network Expand Their Animated Offerings With DRIFTWOOD And INVINCIBLE FIGHT GIRL
HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlight two animated projects. Driftwood is a family-friendly space opera while Invincible Fight Girl is an action-comedy set in a world where wrestling is a way of life.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlit two new original animated projects from Cartoon Network Studios: Driftwood, a 90-minute animated space adventure from executive producer/creator Victor Courtright (Aquaman: King of Atlantis), and Invincible Fight Girl, an action-comedy series from first time executive producer and creator Juston Gordon-Mongomery (DC Super Hero Girls).
Driftwood is a family-friendly animated space opera "with big laughs, heart and adventure," the description reads. The movie seemingly has a bit of environmental undertones as it follows a tiny mouse-like creature across the stars to find a society that holds the key to a safe and sustainable fuel source and future for the galaxy. The official logline reads:
An original animated space opera with big laughs, heart and adventure for the entire family. In a decaying forest civilization dependent upon a toxic fuel source and ruled by an evil organization, Clover - a tiny mouse-like creature – races across the stars to find Driftwood, society's last free city which may hold the key to a safe and sustainable fuel source and future for the galaxy. The evil overlord Thorn will stop at nothing to eliminate Clover and destroy Driftwood in order to maintain their power. Clover, and his new friends Marigold and Caspia, must make a stand to stop them once and for all and save their forest on the edge of infinity.
Courtright has been involved in numerous big-named projects and has writing credits on ThunderCats Roar and Pickle & Peanut. This is his first animated feature film, however.
Invincible Fight Girl is a half-hour action-comedy series that follows a young girl on her path to becoming the greatest pro wrestler of all time. Along the way she'll meet a colorful cast of characters and together they'll embark on a journey that delivers equal parts emotion and smackdown. The logline for Invincible Fight Girl reads:
An action-comedy set in Wrestling World, a place where wrestling is more than just sport and spectacle…it's a way of life. We follow Andy, a young girl who dreams of becoming the greatest pro wrestler of all time. Assuming the wrestler alias: "Fight Girl", Andy sets out into the bizarre and colorful Wrestling World, determined to make a name for herself. Along the way, she meets cynical retired champ: Aunt P, the endearingly innocent Mikey— great wrestling analyst-in-the-making, and the unscrupulous Craig, who doesn’t so much love wrestling as he does scheming ways to profit off it. United in the goal of helping Andy achieve wrestling glory, this found family embarks on a journey filled with adversity and self-discovery as they chase their dreams, push past their limits, and most importantly…deliver smackdowns on the toughest wrestlers they can find.
In a statement alongside the projects announcement, Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation, commented:
“Cartoon Network Studios is a creator-driven studio and these two projects underscore our commitment to being the home for artists to tell bold and original stories. Victor Courtright has created an imaginative world in Driftwood that will transport audiences to an entirely new universe. And Juston Gordon-Montgomery has put together one of the most charming, aspirational and simply funny ideas for a children’s animated series with Invincible Fight Girl, in which the underdog group of characters are absolutely irresistible.”
There's no word on when Driftwood or Invincible Fight Girl will premiere on HBO Max or Cartoon Network.