Infinity Train and More Are the Latest Victims of the HBO Bloodbath

Infinity Train and More Are the Latest Victims of the HBO Bloodbath

Another day, another round of the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery boss finding some way to make HBO Max subscribers unhappy. This time, beloved animated series Infinity Train, OK K.O.! — Let’s Be Heroes, Summer Camp Island, and much more.

Variety says the cuts — which include several Sesame Street Elmo specials, for goodness’ sake — are being made in order to save money by not paying residuals to the creators, stars, crewmembers, or whoever else stood to make money when someone watched the shows/specials/etc. on HBO Max. I will fully admit that I have no idea how much money this saves the newly merged company, but I do know its new CEO David Zaslav came into the position with the stated goal of saving $US3,000,000,000 ($4,164,600,000) dollars.

I will, however, hypothesize that all the money WBD would be paying out to the creators of all these shows for the next couple of years would be $US10 ($14) million maximum. (I honestly believe that’s a wild overestimation, but just to be safe.) Now, this doesn’t count the Batgirl movie and Young Justice cancelations, or any of the big cuts HBO has made over the past few weeks — this is just the 30+ small-time animated series, kids’ specials, and reality TV listed below.

By removing these from HBO Max and saving $US10 ($14) million, Warner Bros. Discovery has gotten maybe 0.0034 per cent closer to its goal of $US3 ($4) billion. The full list of cancelled programs is below. There’s no telling when everything will be removed from HBO Max, but at the very least you should watch all three seasons of Infinity Train while you can — it’s a tremendous series, and we’re all poorer for no longer being allowed to watch it.

HBO Max Originals

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • About Last Night
  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis
  • Close Enough
  • Ellen’s Next Great Designer
  • Esme & Roy
  • The Fungies!
  • Generation Hustle
  • Generation
  • Infinity Train
  • Little Ellen
  • My Mum, Your Dad
  • Odo
  • Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness
  • Summer Camp Island
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo
  • The Runaway Bunny
  • Theodosia
  • Tig n’ Seek
  • Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs

HBO Originals

  • My Dinner with Herve
  • Share

Cartoon Network

  • Dodo
  • Elliott From Earth
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart
  • Mighty Magiswords
  • OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Victor and Valentino

Acquired Titles

  • Detention Adventure
  • Messy Goes to Okido
  • Mia’s Magic Playground
  • The Ollie & Moon Show
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
  • Make It Big, Make It Small
  • Squish

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