HBO Max to Remove 20 Originals and 36 Titles Overall

Under new Warner Bros. Discovery management, HBO Max is thinning its library

HBO Max Removes Titles
HBO Max is removing 36 titles this week, including "Genera+ion." (Warrick Page/HBO)

Streaming service HBO Max will begin removing up to 36 titles, many of which are originals, from its digital library this week.

Earlier in August, HBO Max removed six film titles and also announced that it would no longer be releasing DC’s “Batgirl” or the animated “Scoob! Holiday Haunt.” The strategy is driven by parent company Warner Bros. Discovery’s plans to combine HBO Max and Discovery+ next summer.

“As we work toward bringing our content catalogs together under one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and discovery+,” HBO Max said in a statement Wednesday. “That will include the removal of some content from both platforms.”

WBD CEO David Zaslav has vowed to find $3 billion in cost savings and, along with recent layoffs at HBO Max, removing titles that don’t garner significant viewership reduces residual and profit participation expenses. The cancellations of the mostly completed “Batgirl” and “Scoob!” sequel were also attributed to rare tax write off opportunities following the company merger earlier this year.

It is unknown when, exactly, these titles will no longer be available to stream on the service this week, or if Warner Bros. Discovery will make them available via DVD, rental or external licensing.

In alphabetical order, the full list of removed titles is:

“12 Dates of Christmas”
“About Last Night”
“Aquaman: King of Atlantis”
“Close Enough”
“Detention Adventure”
“Ellen’s Next Great Designer”
“Elliott From Earth”
“Esme & Roy”
“The Fungies!”
“Generation Hustle”
“Infinity Train”
“Little Ellen”
“Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart”
“Messy Goes to Okido”
“Mia’s Magic Playground”
“Mighty Magiswords”
“My Dinner with Herve”
“My Mom, Your Dad”
“OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes”
“The Ollie & Moon Show”
“Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures”
“Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness”
“Select Sesame Street Specials”
“Make It Big, Make It Small”
“Summer Camp Island”
“The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo”
“The Runaway Bunny – Special”
“Tig n’ Seek” 
“Uncle Grandpa”
“Victor and Valentino”
“Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs”