Wowww, that is seriously disappointing. What do you want to bet a lot of the voice work was already recorded and some animation already completed?
So I guess we’ll get another litany of excuses about how they are all about quality and not just quantity. Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams…yeah, it probably all sucked with those names attached, in the same way that Batgirl sucked. It’s not like they are penny-pinching corporate morons who would’t know quality if it bit them on the…
I said HBO Max cancel the series, I didn’t really say the series was cancel which I’m thankful, I’m more concern when it come out, will I be able to see it on different streaming service? Boomerang would be a great choice, hope it goes there since it needs a good update.
All the articles I’ve read have said that Caped Crusader and the other projects are still in production, but are right now being shopped around to other networks/streamers.
I think maybe Fox/FXX would be a good one for them. Fox has aired shows like Gotham and the early episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, and FXX has aired DC properties like Y: The Last Man and have some animation cred in the form of Archer.
Because they don’t want to diloot the HBO brand. Pretty much all the shows being removed/cancalled are kid-friendly and they don’t fit with the established image of HBO in the minds of the people.
HBO is an adult brand and not a kid one. Discovery isn’t anti-animation since Harley Quinn is very likely to get a season 4 AND its getting a spin-off. But Harley Quinn fits the HBO brand because its a TV-MA adult cartoon. Shows like Uncle Grandpa or Summer Camp Island don’t really fit the HBO brand and only serve to water it down.
Well, Caped Crusader was originally going to be on both Cartoon Network and HBO Max. Plus WBD has been gutting A LOT of Cartoon Network content, so I think they’re honestly just going to dump it entirely. They also wouldn’t have even made this announcement if it was going to be on the combined app.
JJ Abrams has his misses as a writer/director, sure, but as a producer, he’s been very successful. He’s responsible for some of the most popular, well-regarded and successful TV shows, like Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Lovecraft Country, Westworld…
It isn’t just DC, it’s their animation block in general. Recently, WBD also just took down a bunch of animated projects from HBO Max that were on the service for yet more tax write offs. I think this puts it best:
The reason I believe that they would make a great team is that I liked Abrams’ directing of the first Star Trek movie but was not a fan of most of the ideas, whereas Timm is a good ideas man but, as you said, needs someone to keep him in check.
Comics and Animation are consistently the most groundbreaking and trailblazing storytelling mediums in all the world and I’m darn sick and of rich jerks and corporate CEO’s treating them like they’re lowbrow and disposable!
Animation deserves so much better!
I hope everyone screwed over by WBD gets work at better studios! I know Disney has multiple animated series in production, maybe they could get work there.