February 20, 2024

Max’s Looney Tunes Cull continues as Warner Bros. removes classic shorts and films

In addition to removing all five Final Destination films, Max will also remove the rest of the Looney Tunes shorts, The Looney Tunes Show and Looney Tunes: Back in Action, at the end of December 2023.

The unfortunate news was shared in the ‘What’s New on Max This December’ press release, and while these removals didn’t receive prominent attention, they can be seen at the bottom along with everything else leaving the platform this month.

The removal of the rest of the Looney Tunes shorts is notable because in December 2022 the streamer removed 256 of them from seasons 16-31, which spanned from 1950 to 2004. Seasons 1-15 then remained, but all 255 of these short films released between 1930-1949 will soon disappear from Max.

As Variety noted, the Looney Tunes content was licensed to HBO Max from Warner Bros. via an intra-company deal, but the deal expired at the end of 2022 and HBO Max did not renew it. It is currently unclear whether they will rejoin Max at a later date or appear on another streaming platform.

Here’s the full list of everything Max is leaving in December, which Warner Bros. notes that it is subject to change.

December 2

  • Stath Lets Flats, Season 3
  • Long live the royal family

December 6

  • Stand up against cancer (2023) (HBO original)

December 7

December 9

December 10

December 11

12 December

December 13th

December 14

December 15

December 16

  • Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (HBO original) (2003)

December 17

December 18

December 19

the 20th of December

  • Beautiful Creatures (2013)

21st of December

December 26

  • Uncle’s Husband (2015)

December 27

  • The Oslo Diaries (HBO original) (2018)

December 31

  • 12 oz. Mouse, seasons 1-2
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
  • The Age of Adaline (2015)
  • All About the Benjamins (2002)
  • The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
  • American Ultra (2015)
  • Animal Kingdom (2010)
  • Annabelle (2014)
  • Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
  • Annabelle: Creation (2017)
  • The Ant Bully (2006)
  • Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • The Artist (2011)
  • At Middleton (2014)
  • The Avengers (1998)
  • The Bachelor (1999)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  • Ballet 422 (2014)
  • Batman (1966)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Bells Toll (1960)
  • Beware of the Batman (2013)
  • Out of Reach (2015)
  • Black Beauty (1994)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • The Book of Life (2014)
  • Boys’ Night Out (1962)
  • Brigadeon (1954)
  • The bronze (2015)
  • Bulworth (1998)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • The Circle (2017)
  • The Comedian (2016)
  • The Company Men (2010)
  • Compliance (2012)
  • Summoning 2 (2016)
  • Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986)
  • Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
  • Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
  • Cunningham (2019)
  • The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
  • Daphne & Velma (2018)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis (2018)
  • Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons (2020)
  • Defending Your Life (1991)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993)
  • A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
  • Detour (2017)
  • Dim Sum Festival (2009)
  • Dinner (1982)
  • Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead (1991)
  • Dude, where’s my car? (2000)
  • Eleven (2003)
  • Elizabethtown (2005)
  • Enter the Warrior’s Gate (2017)
  • Eva Longoria: In Search of Mexico (CNN)
  • Every Secret Thing (2014)
  • Quick Color (2019)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Flash Point (1984)
  • Flawless (2008)
  • Fool’s Gold (2008)
  • Celebrate Christmas (2008)
  • Sin City by Frank Miller (2005)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • The Complete Monty (1997)
  • Funny Farm (1988)
  • Garden State (2004)
  • Buy Carter (1971)
  • Ginger & Rosa (2013)
  • The Golden Compass (2007)
  • The good heart (2010)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Happy Feet Two (2011)
  • The Haunted (1999)
  • Headhunters (2012)
  • Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Heaven Help Us (1985)
  • Holiday Affair (1949)
  • The Hollars (2016)
  • Hotel Artemis (2018)
  • The House (2017)
  • The Illusionist (2010)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Infinite Polar Bear (2015)
  • Inside job (2010)
  • Treacherous: Chapter 2 (2013)
  • The Iron Lady (2011)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • The jellies
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • Law-Abiding Citizen (2009)
  • Lean on Me (1989)
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super Villain High (2018)
  • LEGO Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)
  • LEGO Justice League: Escape from Gotham City (2016)
  • The LEGO Movie (2014)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • Loiter squad
  • Looney Tunes
  • The Looney Tunes Show
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • Lost in America (1985)
  • Love is Strange (2014)
  • Love Jones (1997)
  • Luce (2019)
  • Lucy, the devil’s daughter
  • Maggie’s Plan (2016)
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
  • Marley and I (2008)
  • The Master (2012)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Music Within (2007)
  • Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • The Neverending Story (1984)
  • New Year’s Eve (2011)
  • Nico, 1988 (2018)
  • Nine (2009)
  • From the Past (1947)
  • Paddington 2 (2017)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  • The Pirate (1948)
  • Pleasantville (1998)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Precious (2009)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
  • Prince Avalanche (2013)
  • Quartet (2012)
  • Real life nightmare
  • Restless (2011)
  • Rock of Ages (2012)
  • Roger and I (1989)
  • Room for One More (1952)
  • The Robber (2014)
  • Deflate (1988)
  • Running Afraid (2006)
  • Sarah’s Key (2011)
  • Scooby Doo (2002)
  • Scooby Doo! The Sword and the Scoob! (2021)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • The seagull (2018)
  • Looking for Sugar Man (2012)
  • The second best exotic marigold hotel (2015)
  • Shanghai (2010)
  • She’s Funny That Way (2015)
  • Shivering truth
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Shoplifters (2018)
  • Snitch 2013)
  • So I Married an Ax Killer (1993)
  • Son of the Mask (2005)
  • Song of the Thin Man (1947)
  • Spartan (2004)
  • Highway (1968)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Stan & Ollie (2018)
  • Enter All (2014)
  • Step Up the Revolution (2012)
  • Graveyard Shift by Stephen King (1990)
  • Silver Bullet by Stephen King (1985)
  • Stephen King’s Dunner (1996)
  • Straight out of nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meet Courage the Cowardly Dog (2022)
  • Find Shelter (2011)
  • Taking Pelham One Two Three (1974)
  • Teen Titans go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse (Cartoon Network) (2022)
  • Teen Titans go! See Space Jam (Cartoon Network) (2021)
  • Teen Witch (1989)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  • Three Godfathers (1936)
  • Tom & Jerry: The Movie (1993)
  • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Story (2007)
  • Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers (2014)
  • Trick ‘r Treat (2009)
  • Tricky Dick
  • The Problem with Spies (1987)
  • The Turning Point (1977)
  • The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
  • Tyrell (2018)
  • Under the Same Moon (2007)
  • Unmasking a murderer (HLN)
  • Urge (2016)
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
  • Volunteers (1985)
  • Warm Bodies (2013)
  • The Laundry (2001)
  • Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
  • WB 100th behind the shield
  • How are you, doctor? (1972)
  • Where the Boys Are (1960)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
  • Winter Story (2014)
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
  • You’re Next (2013)

While it’s never great when classic TV and movies are removed from a platform, there’s still Looney Tunes content to enjoy on Max, including Looney Tunes Cartoons, New Looney Tunes, and of course Space Jam and Space Jam: A New Legacy .

As for Final Destination, all five films in the franchise will be leaving Max, as a sixth entry is currently in development. This new story is said to be a reboot, but there’s no word on when it will hit theaters. However, we do know that the directors have been tasked with directing Final Destination 6 by recreating a death during a zoom call.

Also leaving Max in December are Batman, Blade Runner 2049, Jumanji, The LEGO Movie, Paddington 2, the first three Scream films and the Entourage film. Oh, and also a bunch of Christmas movies like Elf, A Christmas Story, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and further Nervous twitch.

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