Scoob Will Bypass Theatres and Head to Streaming Platforms
Warner Bros.’ latest animation film ‘Scoob,’ based on ‘Scooby-Doo’ characters, scheduled to be released in theatres on May 15, will now be released ‘on demand’ due to theatre closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting May 15, ‘Scoob’ will be available to rent for $19.99 in the U.S. and Canada. It will also be available for purchase for $24.99. Rates may be slightly higher in Canada.
‘Scoob’, directed by Tony Cervone, follows Scooby and the gang as they face their most challenging mystery ever — a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined. The film features voices of Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs.
“While we’re all eager to be able to once again show our films in theatres, we’re navigating new, unprecedented times which call for creative thinking and adaptability in how we distribute our content,” Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff said in a statement. “We know fans are eager to see ‘Scoob’ and we’re delighted we can deliver this feel-good movie for families to enjoy while they’re home together.”
This decision comes on the heels of Universal’s announcement that ‘Trolls World Tour’ — which also changed its theatrical rollout in favour of premium video on demand — landed the biggest debut for a digital rental.
Look out for another major movie rolling straight out to digital streaming such as Walt Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ which will be released for streaming on Disney Plus in June.
To find out where to stream ‘Scoob’, visit www.warnerbroscanada.com/movies/scoob/.