Scoob! has a release date, but it won’t be in theaters

It seems that Warner Bros. has made a decision about when we will get to see the new Scoob! movie, but it won’t be happening in theaters.

We have some exciting news for Scooby-Doo fans who have eagerly been waiting for the new Scoob! movie to be released. It turns out that while the movie was pushed back from its theatrical release date, that doesn’t mean we will have to wait very long to enjoy the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Warner Bros. has decided to forgo a theatrical release and instead send it straight to on-demand. This was done as a way to help families looking for something to keep everyone entertained while staying home and practicing social distancing.

Rather than wait for theaters to reopen, Warner Bros. decided to send Scoob! to premium on-demand, which is something that a number of family movies have opted to do lately. Originally the movie was supposed to premiere in theaters this May, and now it will instead be released to stream or purchase on May 15.

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Photo: Scoob! key art.. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Ann Sarnoff, the chairman-CEO of Warner Bros., explained “While we’re all eager to be able to once again show our films in theaters, we’re navigating new, unprecedented times which call for creative thinking and adaptability in how we distribute our content.”

While it is definitely exciting news for those of us who have been waiting for the Scoob! movie to drop, it does feel like there is a slight catch to this news. Rather than the typical $4.99 to $7 price of streaming new movies, the cost to watch the new Scooby-Doo movie is considerably higher.

The cost to stream the movie (and have access to it for 48 hours) is actually $19.99. And the price to purchase the movie is $24.99. While the cost to buy the movie outright is to be expected, I will say that the streaming cost is a bit of shock to the system.

That being said, it does make sense since the movie is losing out on the opportunity to premiere in theaters where it would have made a lot more money than going straight to streaming will offer.

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Are you excited that the Scoob! movie will be streaming in May? Will you be renting or buying the movie when it is released? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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