HBO recently removed some of its original animated shows from the platform due to its merger with Discovery. We’re sharing where you can watch them now.
HBO, in its merger with Discovery, has recently canceled and removed 24 animated shows and movies from their platform, including 11 of their own HBO Max Originals. To pay respect to these animators and their work, here are all the HBO Max Original shows that have been canceled, and where you can watch them now:
Aquaman: King of Atlantis
A three-part miniseries directed by Keith Pakiz, Aquaman: King of Atlantis follows King Aquaman and his allies Mera and Vulko as they face various villains and obstacles, including Aquaman’s half-brother’s attempts to overthrow him, all to prove that he’s the right man for the throne.
Aquaman: King of Atlantis is available for rent/purchase on ROW8, Amazon Prime, Redbox, and Apple TV.
Close Enough is an adult sitcom created by J. Q. Quintel. The show follows a couple, Josh and Emily, as they transition from their twenties to their thirties with their young daughter, Candice, and divorced friends, Alex and Bridgette.
Close Enough is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV. You can also still stream it on Netflix in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Esme & Roy
Esme & Roy is a children’s show for pre-schoolers created by Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg. The show follows best friends and monster-sitters, Esme & Roy, as they embark on relatable, musical adventures full of learning, humor, and fun.
Esme & Roy is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, and Apple TV. It’s also available to stream on fuboTV.
A comedy series created by Stephen P. Neary, The Fungies! follows Seth, one of the young mushroom inhabitants of Fungietown, on his whimsical adventures in this prehistoric world.
The Fungies! is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Apple TV.
Infinity Train is an anthology series created by Owen Dennis. The show follows various passengers who were transported to a mysterious, seemingly endless inter-dimensional train where they must complete different challenges in order to get back home.
Infinity Train is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube. If you have the Live TV package on Hulu, you can watch it there as well. All episodes are also available for streaming in the UK on Sky and NOW.
Little Ellen is a series for preschoolers created by Kevin A. Leman II and Jennifer Skelly. It’s centered around a seven-year-old Ellen Degeneres as we explore the world through her eyes.
Little Ellen is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV.
A preschool comedy series created by Colin Williams, Odo follows the titular character, Odo, a little owl with big ideas, as he attends the Forest Camp for Young Birds.
Odo is not available for rent/purchase in the US. However, Odo is currently available for streaming in the UK on Sky, Channel 5, and on Apple TV.
Summer Camp Island
Summer Camp Island is a comedy series created by Julia Pott. The show is set in a world full of anthropomorphic animals, where best friends Oscar and Hedgehog attend a magical sleep-away camp.
The show is not done and will be airing its sixth and final season on Cartoon Network in 2023. Summer Camp Island is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV. If you have the Live TV package on Hulu, you can watch it there as well.
The Runaway Bunny
The Runaway Bunny is a short, television special directed and produced by Amy Schatz, adapting the illustrations of Clement Herd and the poetry of Margaret Wise Brown to animation for the first time. The special follows a restless little bunny who dreams of leaving home, exploring themes of love and childhood.
The Runaway Bunny is, unfortunately, unavailable to watch anywhere. Keep a lookout for it, though, because that may change!
Tig n’ Seek
Tig N’ Seek, a comedy series created by Myke Chilian, follows the adventures of eight-year-old detective, Tiggy, and his cat, Gweeseek, as they search for lost items for the Wee Gee City’s Department of Lost and Found.
Tig N’ Seek is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV. It is also available to stream on fuboTV.
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs
A comedy spin-off of The Flintstones developed by Mark Marek and Marly Halpern-Graser, Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs follows the Stone-Age adventures of best friends Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, joined by pet Dino.
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs is available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV. It’s also available to stream on fuboTV.
While we’ve reached the end of our list, I’d like to point out that this is less than half of the animated shows that have been removed from HBO’s platform. Another thirteen animated shows that were acquired by HBO (eight of them being from Cartoon Network) were also removed from the platform. Animation is a time-consuming art form that results in far less pay than live-action, so usually, it’s those who truly love and appreciate animation that pursue it. I encourage readers to seek out these shows and their creators and show them the love they truly deserve!