‘Looney Tunes’: HBO Max Removing Three Projects in April From Streaming Service

by Clayton Edwards
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Streaming services can be fickle. One minute they have all of your favorite shows and then they’re gone without a trace. It only gets worse if you’re in the middle of something and your streaming service removes it. Luckily, we’re getting some advanced warning about the removal of three Looney Tunes projects from HBO Max. So, if you’re a bit of a nostalgia buff, you may want to check these out before they’re gone for good.

The good news is that you have plenty of time to watch the shows. They won’t be leaving the service until April 30th. At the same time, there is a ton of Looney Tunes content on HBO Max right now, as we learned from Ken Jennings earlier this week.

Which Looney Tunes Projects are Leaving HBO Max?

The three Looney Tunes properties that are leaving HBO Max in April are all fairly recent, according to Popculture. So, if you’re more interested in the classics, don’t worry. The classics aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, which ones are HBO getting rid of?

The Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003) will be getting the boot. This was the last theatrically released film featuring the iconic cartoon characters. The plot of the film focused on Daffy Duck getting too big for his britches and losing his job at Warner Brothers. He sets to work trying to recapture his star power. At the same time, the rest of the cartoon crew learn how important the duck was to them. This movie was a blend of animation and live-action must like the classic Space Jam.

New Looney Tunes (2015-2020) will also be leaving HBO Max at the end of April as well. This series updated the classic cartoon characters for a whole new audience. The dynamics between some characters, situations, and animation styles were retooled for modern viewers. It was canceled last year. Part of the reason for the cancelation was to make room for a ton of new Looney Tunes content on HBO Max.

Finally, The Looney Tunes Show, which ran from 2011 to 2014 is leaving the streaming service. This was the first big push to update the classic characters. It moved the focus away from shorts and physical comedy. The show played more like an animated sitcom. The premise of the show was built around Bugs and Daffy living together in an LA suburb. At the same time, the humor was dialogue-based and it employed several sitcom tropes.

These shows will be available on HBO Max April 30th.

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