Here’s the cornucopia of animation trades news over the last month. Lots of HBO Max drama…
Emmys Individual Achievement Winners – Netflix almost swept it this year (lots of Arcane wins)
TV Academy Reveals Emmy Winners In Juried Categories
Good take from CNN on how Netflix is changing business models – this explanation is directly related to the changes at Netflix animation
Netflix is not in deep trouble. It’s becoming a media company
Dreamworks sets the Kung Fu Panda 4 Release Date (it’s March 8, 2024)
Tubi orders Adult Animated Comedy Series from Julien Nitzberg about drug dealing bears – there’s not a ton of Tubi originals yet, so maybe they will start to have a presence in original animation
AMC shows off some ‘Pantheon’ trailer and key art finally – We have been making this at Titmouse and I haven’t seen much of it, so it’s cool to see how it’s turning out. Some definite Ghost in the Shell vibes.
Streaming views surpass cable for the first time (from Nielsen) – Everyone knew this was coming, so here we are at the crossroads where streaming is beginning to pass cable in scale
Ok, we have to talk about HBO Max here … lots of big changes this last month.
Lots of shows were to be pulled from HBO Max abruptly – 36 titles, with 20 titles being originals
Then we heard about more cuts from HBO Max – including a stack of Batman & WB projects, as well as the JJ Abrams Batman project
Cartoon Network creators then jumped in to blast Discovery’s decision (and handling) on removing these shows from HBO Max…
Fungies creator Stephen Neary “slams” HBO Max
Summer Camp Island creator Julia Potts reacts
Infinity Train creator Owen Dennis calls out HBO Max
So at least after all that, John Oliver called out HBO Max over pulling the series (no clip – not exactly surprising)
Ok that’s enough of that – I’m sure there will be more HBO Max stuff next time.
And closing this out on a lighter note – some footage of the lost American Sailor Moon pilot has been unearthed. It’s great and terrible in all the best ways.
Ok that’s it for this time. Stay frosty.