HBO Max Kills Another Aquaman: King of Atlantis Creators Animation Project

HBO Max reportedly canceled the animated film Driftwood.

According to Film Talk, Driftwood joined several other animated projects in the massive animation cuts of HBO Max’s streaming catalog. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 90-minute sci-fi adventure film was from Victor Courtright, who developed the animated miniseries Aquaman: King of Atlantiswhich was also recently removed from the streaming platform. Driftwood was described as an “animated space opera” and followed a mouse-like character named Clover on a journey of discovery through the town of Driftwood.

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This development comes after HBO Max removed 36 titles from its streaming catalog – 20 of which are original titles – with shows like infinite train and Aquaman: King of Atlantis among them. According to a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Discovery, this decision was the result of the merger plans of HBO Max and Discovery+. “As we strive to bring our catalogs of content together on one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and Discovery+…This will include removing certain content from two platforms,” ​​HBO Max wrote in a statement.

The list of HBO Max Originals removed from the platform includes 12 dates of Christmas, About last night, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Close enough, Ellen’s Next Great Designer, Esme & Roy, The Fungi!, The restlessness of the generation, Generation, infinite train, Little Helen, My mother, Your father, Odon, The Pursuit of Happiness by Ravi Patel, summer camp island, The show not too late with Elmo, The Rabbit on the Run, Theodosia, Tig and Seek and Dinosaurs Yabba Dabbaincluding HBO Originals My dinner with Hervé and To share.

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Other Cartoon Network titles removed from the streaming service included Dodo, Elliott of Earth, Mao Mao, Hero of Pure Heart, Powerful Master Swords, OK KO! – Let’s be heroes, uncle grandfather and Victor and Valentino. The merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery in April resulted in several changes to the company, including layoffs, the removal of Warner Bros. of the streaming service and the cancellation of upcoming HBO Max exclusives like bat girl. However, the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav has revealed plans to expand HBO Max’s content library as a whole, with a focus on increasing “content” and overall “quality.”

“Quality is what [Chief Content Officer] Casey [Bloys] and this team is up to the job,” said Zaslav. “It’s the best team in the business. We’re dubbing this HBO team. They are all under contract and we are going to spend a lot more this year and next year than we spent last year the year before.”

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