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The full list of shows and movies being removed from HBO Max in August 2022

Ahead of HBO Max’s merge with Discovery+, the streaming platform announced that it will remove a great deal of TV series and films from its lineup.

Some of the titles were acquired from other networks, which, in the grand scheme of things, is understandable. However, there were a few titles on the list that belong to HBO Max, meaning the streaming site is even going so far as to get rid of its own originals.

As the merge continues, there’s a chance that even more favorites will leave the site. But as for now, here are the shows and films confirmed to be leaving HBO Max very soon.

Shows leaving HBO Max in August 2022

There are quite a few shows that didn’t have the chance to have a sophomore season. Specifically, Generation Hustle.

The 2021 docuseries, created by Yon Motskin, explored various infamous scams pulled off by unsuspecting people. Having this in mind, the title could have gone on to feature even more popular scams; it could have even been a long-running HBO Max original. However, just like other shows on this list, Generation Hustle simply didn’t get the opportunity to shine.

As per Variety, below is the full list of shows leaving HBO Max:

  • 12 Dates of Christmas (2020)
  • About Last Night (2022)
  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis (2021)
  • Close Enough (2020)
  • Detention Adventure (2019)
  • Dodo (2021)
  • Ellen’s Next Great Designer (2021)
  • Elliott From Earth (2021)
  • Esme & Roy (2018)
  • Genera+ion (2021)
  • Generation Hustle (2021)
  • Infinity Train (2019)
  • Little Ellen (2021)
  • Make It Big, Make It Small (2016)
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart (2019)
  • Messy Goes to Okido (2015)
  • Mia’s Magic Playground (2020)
  • Mighty Magiswords (2015)
  • My Mom, Your Dad
  • Odo (2021)
  • OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes (2017)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
  • Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness (2020)
  • Summer Camp Island (2018)
  • Squish (2019)
  • The Fungies! (2020)
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (2020)
  • The Ollie & Moon Show (2012)
  • Theodosia (2022)
  • Tig n’ Seek (2020)
  • Uncle Grandpa (2013)
  • Victor and Valentino (2019)
  • Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs (2020)

As you might have noticed, the majority of the aforementioned titles are animated series. While subscribers are certainly the individuals who will suffer from the removals, it’s the talented cast and crew behind these titles that are at the greatest disadvantage for they are now out of a job.

Owen Dennis, the creator of Infinity Train, took to his Twitter to subtly inform the world of his frustration. He changed his Twitter bio to, “Creator of #InfinityTrain, a show that got pulled from @HBOMax and can now only be pirated.”

In addition to Dennis, Close Enough‘s writer and director Calvin Wong, also took to the platform to express his disappointment. Wong wrote:

Extremely devastated for all of my sweet Cartoon Network friends who were only trying to make beautiful and hilarious stories and share them with the world. I spent last night watching their shows and my own before they disappear. This can’t be the way.

HBO Max removing animated shows could spell disaster for many more creators. Perhaps this is only the beginning.

Movies leaving HBO Max in August 2022

Fortunately, there are only a few movies leaving the site. These films include:

  • My Dinner with Herve (2018)
  • Share (2019)
  • The Runaway Bunny (2021)

Still, these films leaving set a frightening precedence. Which films will leave next?

As it stands, there is no word whether HBO Max will re-acquire these shows and films post-merge, leaving fans with no place to stream some of their favorite titles. Hopefully, this changes soon, as subscribers and creators are getting the short end of the stick.

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more HBO Max news.

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