Apple TV+ boasts some of the best series in the entire market. From Foundation to Servant and Ted Lasso, it has undoubtedly grown into something much larger than just a sci-fi hub. However, there’s one category where it doesn’t stand out as much, and other platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video take the lead: animation.
Tim Cook’s streaming platform doesn’t particularly stand out for having great animated series in its catalog. To add insult to injury, the best one they had just got canceled: Central Park. After three amazing seasons, the show has been abruptly eliminated by Apple, and therefore won’t have a future season.
Apple TV+ is left with practically no animation
Created by Loren Bouchard, the brilliant mind behind Bob’s Burgers, Central Park tells the story of Owen Tillerman and his family. They all live in the heart of New York’s Central Park, where Owen is the park’s main caretaker. But their lives take a turn when a wealthy heiress wants to transform the park, causing a 180-degree shift in their seemingly peaceful lives.
It was Josh Gad, co-creator of the series and known for voicing Olaf in Frozen and playing LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, who had to deliver this unfortunate news. He did so through Instagram Threads, and his words couldn’t have been more succinct: “Sadly, it’s over.”
Central Park was one of the very few commitments by Apple TV+ to animation, so it doesn’t seem like they’ll continue focusing on this type of content. It’s certainly a shame considering that they have other genres well-covered and continue to grow with new and exciting ventures.