An animated film with the Scooby-Doo character Scoob! canceled its screenings in theaters due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Scoob film was supposed to be screened starting May 15, 2020. However, due to the widespread Covid-19 outbreak forcing Warner Bros. to postpone its broadcast until an undetermined time limit.
Now it is certain that Scoob will not air in theaters, but directly to digital services in the United States starting May 15.
The film with the audience of children can be watched by paying 19.99 US dollars in the United States and Canada or buying it for 24.99 US dollars.
“While we were eager to get our films in theaters, we had to think of creative ways to distribute content in unexpected times,” said CEO Warner Bros. Ann Sarnoff as reported by Variety, Wednesday (22/4/2020).
“We know fans really want to watch Scoob and we are delighted we can present this fun film for the family to enjoy,” continued Ann Sarnoff.
Scoob was directed by Tony Cervone. This film tells the story of the friendship of Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne, who uncovers evil together with Shaggy’s pet dog, Scooby-Doo.
Stars such as Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried will serve as voice actors.
Previously, Universal also decided to broadcast Trolls: Worls Tour digitally or online in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, many films have postponed the schedule of screenings in theaters until 2021 or even 2022.
Some studios have not even decided on new dates for some of their films affected by Covid-19.