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Due to coronavirus, more people are staying at home, spending time with their families and binge-watching cartoons.
The numbers reveal most people are leaning towards easy-to-watch content in a time of crisis. Family-oriented streaming has increased by 17 percent and musicals by almost 13 percent, while genres like horror have seen an eight percent decrease.
Animated shows like “Rick and Morty” have seen a 12.9 percent boost in streaming from March to May 2020, and other feel-good shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Schitt’s Creek” have seen spikes around six percent.
HBO Max launched its streaming platform Wednesday with its own timely selections of animation TV, including an adaptation of the classic cartoon series "Looney Tunes."
The new service by AT&T and WarnerMedia is featuring streaming favorites like “Friends” for $15 a month, making HBO Max the priciest subscription service on the market.
Cartoons are also seeing a boost due to the fact that the virus has shuttered production of live-action entertainment, while animation and voice-overs can be produced almost anywhere.
"They are comfortable with technology," Douglas said. "Netflix is creating content worldwide, so they were the first to go international... and they are producing a lot of content all over the world."