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HBO Max Cancels 6 Animated Projects, Including Batman: Caped Crusader

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It’s just not a good time to be a bat-themed superhero at HBO Max, isn’t it? TV Line reports that the streamer has continued its content purge by not moving forward with several animated projects including Batman: The Caped Crusader. Executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves (The Batman), and Ed Brubaker, the show was ordered to series in May. The other animated titles HBO Max has HBO axed are Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie (working title). But there’s still a chance they might survive because all six projects are reportedly continuing production while they are shopped around to potential new homes. The news comes just a few days after 200 episodes of Sesame Street joined dozens of other titles in disappearing off HBO Max. For now, it seems as if the platform is mostly taking aim at family-friendly content or children’s programming. So, you know, 10 million viewers can rest easy knowing House of the Dragon is pretty safe.

HBO Max Cancels Batman: Caped Crusader, Other Animated Work