The new Scooby Doo film won’t now be getting a cinema release, as Warner Bros decides to send it straight to video on demand next month.

Following the path set by Trolls World Tour earlier this month, Warner Bros has now decided to abandon a theatrical release altogether for its upcoming Scooby Doo feature film, Scoob!

Instead, the film is going straight to video on demand, both to buy ad to rent. Only the American pricing has been release thus far. In the States, it’ll cost $19.99 for a 48 hour rental (so pretty much in line with Trolls), but for $24.99 you’ll be able to buy the film digitally outright.

The release of Trolls World Tour straight to premium video on demand, cutting out a theatrical window altogether, had been a contentious move in the industry amongst cinema exhibitors. But it’s clearly done enough business to make others follow its path.

Warner Bros will be releasing the film directly into homes on May 15th. It features the voice talent of Frank Welker, Will Forte, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg and Hello to Jason Isaacs. Tony Cervone has directed the feature, and the latest trailer for it was this one…

More on the UK release details as we get them.  But expect the US date to be mirrored.

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