HBO Max cancels an animated Batman series from J.J. Abrams

has swung the ax on another six animated projects, according to diversity. One of them is Batman: Caped Crusadera series produced by JJ Abrams, and Matt Reeves Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm. The show, which was a spiritual successor to Timm’s classic ’90s series.

Unlike some of the other shows and films HBO Max has been canning over the past few weeks, production on these projects is continuing. The production teams will find another home for them. The other projects in this demolition wave are Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blow 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.

HBO Max prioritizes content for kids and families. There were dozens of shows last week, including several animated series. It also in an obvious move to save on royalties.

Additionally, HBO Max has canceled exclusive movies bat girl and Scoob!: Vacation Home and has shut down other notable original shows and films in recent weeks (one of them bat girlthe directors to take some shots of the film on his smartphone in vain). Also this month is streaming service and sibling HBO from the family programming division.

Parent company Warner Bros. Discovery is removing certain shows and films from HBO Max ahead of the service’s merger with Discovery+ next year. “As we work to bring our content catalogs together on one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and Discovery+,” it said.

The decision to cancel and remove content comes as part of cost-cutting efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery, formed following the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery earlier this year. CEO David Zaslav and his team are trying to make $3 billion in cuts, but the moves have impacted the company’s share price, which has fallen 25 percent since Aug. 4. The company’s valuation has fallen by billions over the past month. but sure looks good.

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