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HBO Max was a streaming service owned by Warner Bros. Discovery (parent company of Warner Bros.), that is available in multiple territories; including the United States and Latin America. It first launched in the USA on May 27th, 2020 and later in Latin America on June 29, 2021. In Latin America, the channel served as the streaming home of the Animaniacs Franchise.

The channel was rebranded with content from both HBO Max and Discovery+ into "Max" on May 23, 2023, in the U.S.[1] The Latin American rollout occurred on February 27, 2024.[2] It will be completed worldwide in 2024.

History with the Animaniacs Franchise[]

Max logo blue

The logo to the channel's successor, Max.
"Max wants to come in and go crazy!."

The Animaniacs reboot made its Latin America debut on the service on August 14, 2021; and is considered to be a Max Original (a Max Original logo replaces the Hulu Presents logo in the intro). [3] The second season premiered on the service on March 31, 2022.[4] The third and final season debuted on HBO Max on Friday June 30, 2023. Beginning that same day, Cartoon Network LA debuted one episode from the season a week on cable.[5]

Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain was shadow-dropped onto the LA channel before both the original Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain on June 3, 2022.[6] [7]

The original Animaniacs eventually debuted on the LA channel after months of delay on June 29, 2022.[8] Pinky and the Brain followed on July 2, 2022; with the entire series being placed under one season. [9]

Each of the different Animaniacs productions have multiple language options available for audio and subtitles; including in Español, Brazilian Portuguese, and English. Additionally, the pre-reboot productions utilize Cartoon Network branding.

Animaniacs Productions Available on HBO Max[]

Gallery[]

Animaniacs (Original Series)[]

Menu Artwork[]

Promotional Videos[]

Pinky and the Brain[]

Menu Artwork[]

2022 Social Media Promotion With Cartoon Network Brasil[]

This promotion was uploaded to the social media pages of Cartoon Network Brasil on July 4, 2022, to advertise the show's HBO Max LA debut. Interestingly, these advertisements use Pinky and Brain's designs from the 2020 Animaniacs reboot rather than their original designs.

Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain[]

Menu Artwork[]

Footage on the Channel[]

Animaniacs (Reboot)[]

Menu Artwork[]

Promotional Photos[]

Promotional Videos[]

Footage on the Channel[]

Trivia[]

  • Due to Hulu holding exclusive streaming rights to the Animaniacs franchise in the United States while HBO Max was active; the US-based HBO Max line-up never got to stream an Animaniacs product.
    • Even after Hulu lost the rights to the 1993-1999 Animaniacs productions in 2023, HBO Max US still missed its chance to stream them in its final months.
  • For each Animaniacs-production, there are three language options for audio and subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and English.
  • The channel itself is joked about in the Animaniacs cartoon "Soda-pressed." When Nora Rita Norita confronts the Warners about what they have done to help WB, Yakko slyly remarks that they signed-up for HBO Max. With the impending launch of the "Max" service in May 2023, it seems their efforts were ultimately in vain.
  • For the original Animaniacs, HBO Max LA appears to use the same masters as the DVD releases, but in even higher quality. Additionally, episode 55's "Elephant" chase sequence is intact. The Season 5 episodes also have no audio issues unlike their release on the Volume 4 DVD.
  • Despite pre-release promos implying otherwise, neither incarnation of the show was available on the Latin America HBO Max at launch. After nearly two months of delay, its official Twitter revealed on August 13, 2021 that the show would be added to the service the following day. [10] The original would follow almost a year later on June 29, 2022.
  • The gap between the US and Latin American release for the reboot's second season was shorter than the first (4 months for Season 2; 9 months for season 1).
  • The thumbnails for the reboot's second and third episodes are swapped with each other on HBO Max.
  • Due to due to trademark conflicts with Omroep MAX, a member of the Dutch public broadcasting system, the service will retain the "HBO Max" name in the Netherlands, with an updated "Max" in the logo to reflect the newer channel branding.

Notes[]


References[]

  1. Hayes, Dade (04-12-2023) - Warner Bros Discovery Confirms Rebrand Of HBO Max To Max; Launch Date Set – Update. Deadline. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  2. Albert Cardozo (09-22-2023) WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY Retrasa El Lanzamiento En LatinoAmérica De Max Hasta Comienzos De 2024. ANMTV. Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  3. https://twitter.com/hbomaxla/status/1405645004706623492?s=21
  4. https://www.anmtvla.com/2022/03/animaniacs-2020-2-temporada-llega-en.html
  5. Fracundo Bracamonte - "Animaniacs 2020: Tercera temporada gana fecha de estreno en Cartoon Network y HBO Max Latinoamérica." TVLaint. Published June 11, 2023. Retrieved June 12, 2023.
  6. Post by TVLine on Twitter. Published June 3, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  7. Por José David Fernández (June 3, 2022)- El spin-off Del spin-off: Pinky, Elvira y Cerebro Ya Está Disponible en HBO Max Latinoamérica. TVLaint. Retrieved June 3, 2022, from https://www.tvlaint.com/2022/06/el-spin-off-del-spin-off-pinky-elvira-y.html
  8. Por James Esquivel (June 29, 2022)- Están locos de atar: Los Animaniacs clásicos llegaron para hacerte reír en HBO Max. TVLaint. Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://www.tvlaint.com/2022/06/estan-locos-de-atar-los-animaniacs.html
  9. Por James Esquivel (July 2, 2022)- ¿Ya sabes que vas a ver está noche? Los ratones de laboratorio "Pinky y Cerebro" llegaron con su serie original a HBO Max Latinoamérica. TVLaint. Retrieved July 2, 2022, from https://www.tvlaint.com/2022/07/ya-sabes-que-vas-ver-esta-noche-los.html
  10. https://twitter.com/hbomaxla/status/1426347849030197259?s=21
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Animaniacs (1993-1998)
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Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
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Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
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The Big Cartoonie Show (1999-2000)
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Animaniacs (2020-2023)
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