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HBO Max Drops Six Animated Projects as Content Purge Continues

Batman: Caped Crusader is among the titles that no longer have a home at the streamer.
  • Photo: HBO Max/Warner Bros. Animation
    Photo: HBO Max/Warner Bros. Animation

    It seems no one is safe at HBO Max. 

    Just days after dozens of titles and 200 episodes of Sesame Street disappeared off the platform, TV Line reports that HBO Max has dropped six projects, almost all from Warner Bros. Animation. Among the canceled projects is Batman: Caped Crusader, the J.J. Abrams/Matt Reeves reimagining of the Batman story that was ordered to series in May. The other titles include The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes MovieBye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes MusicalDid I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel StoryThe Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie, and Merry Little Batman

    While these projects have been axed by HBO Max, production is reportedly set to continue as they are shopped around to other networks and streamers. So far, it seems as though the main targets of HBO Max's cancellations are family-friendly programming and animation. Only time will tell if they start taking other projects to the chopping block.

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Batman: Caped Crusader, HBO Max