Looney Tunes beats Game of Thrones & Friends for most popular show on HBO Max
When WarnerMedia had first announced they were entering the competitive world of streaming with HBO Max, many people started to debate which shows would become its number one selling point to potential subscribers. The popular shows mentioned were HBO’s award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and fan-favorite sitcom Friends. However, in a new report by Bloomberg News, it seems like another series has currently taken the interest and attention of subscribers, with Looney Tunes Cartoons surprisingly taking the top for being the most in-demand program on HBO Max.
After a week since its launched in May 27, the new animated series has already surpassed high-profile titles such as Game of Thrones, Friends, Deadwood, Sex and the City, Sopranos and Rick and Morty. Due to gaining popularity, Looney Tunes Cartoons has also unexpectedly been named as the second most popular series in the first four days of its debut, putting the series behind Disney+’s Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian. These statistics were compiled by Parrot Analytics, a research-based firm responsible for determining the popularity of programs based on social media, fan ratings, and piracy.
Starring the cherished Looney Tunes characters, Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven, and visually vibrant stories. The new series from Warner Bros. Animation is comprised of animated shorts that vary in length and include adapted storylines for today’s audience.
Featured talent includes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Taz, Marvin the Martian, and Beaky Buzzard.
The series features the voices of Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, and Fred Tasciore. The show is executive produced by Emmy nominee Sam Register, the President of Warner Bros. Animation, along with Peter Browngardt.
HBO Max is offering an impressive direct-to-consumer experience with 10,000 hours of premium content including Max Originals, the entire HBO service, together with beloved franchises, titles past and present from WarnerMedia’s deep library of fan favorites including motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros.’ 100-year content collection, New Line, library titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM, and more.