Batman: The Caped Crusader animated series is the latest victim of HBO Max cuts

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A number of upcoming animated projects for HBO Max will no longer be available on the streaming platform, Variety reports. These include JJ Abrams, Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), and Matt Reeves’ Batman animated series, Batman: Crusader Caped. The new Batman show was meant to echo Batman: The Animated Series, with a focus on characters and plenty of noir police action. Timm said it would be “more Batman: The Animated Series that Batman: The Animated Series.

Other canceled projects include Merry little BatmanTThe Day the Earth Exploded: A Looney Tunes Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, Did I Do This for the Holidays: A Story by Steve Urkeland The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie. Although the projects are canceled for HBO Max, they are apparently still in production and being purchased on other platforms.

These cancellations are just the latest indication of Warner Bros.’ move away. Discovery of animated and family shows. Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery has removed 36 movies and shows from HBO Max, focusing primarily on animation and all-ages content. This was done without alerting the creators. In some cases, all mentions of the shows have been removed from official social media channels and their soundtracks have been removed from music streaming services. Additionally, Warner Bros. Discovery removed 200 episodes of sesame street and, earlier this month, laid off employees from its children and family department.

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