Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that is still resulting in most states and countries to be locked down, it was announced today by Deadline that SCOOB! will no longer be a theatrical film. Instead, the film has become a direct-to-video film that will be released digitally for 48-hour rentals for $19.99, and purchases for $24.99 on all major streaming platforms on its original theatrical date, May 15, 2020. This will be a digital-only release for now in the US and Canada only. Currently, no DVD or Blu-ray release date has been announced for the direct-to-video film, as most places are still under stay-at-home orders where people are unable to leave their homes to purchase DVDs. According to Tony Cervone, the film was already in the final stages of animating, and the last few finishing touches were actually done by the animators from their homes.
How do you feel about the fact that SCOOB! has been made a direct-to-video film? Are you happy that we get to see the film earlier, or disappointed that they didn't wait for theaters to reopen?
*Note: This post has been edited to fix a major typo that said the film would only be available for rental. The film is available for both rental and purchase. Apologies for the mistake!
~ WildwindVampire ~