Warner Bros. Discovery has been on a mission to cut costs and find tax breaks since the merger between WarnerMedia and Discover. New CEO David Zaslav has made cost-savings the number one priority, which has resulted in near-completed projects being scrapped entirely and original HBO Max titles being removed from the streaming service. Amid this unprecedented set of circumstances, one of the canceled films opted to finish production anyway, in hopes that it might eventually see the light of day.
Scoob! : The holiday haunt was in the final stages of production when the team discovered it was canceled completely. The filmmakers, however, decided to finish the film. So the 2020s holiday-themed prequel Scoob! is completely finished, according to producer and writer Tony Cervone.
“Well, we finished this thing today. A bittersweet conclusion for sure,” Cervone wrote. “I really hope you get a chance to see it one way or another. It’s a good thing. I want to congratulate the directors [Michael Kurinsky] and [Bill Haller] for doing an outstanding job. They understand the characters, the comedy and the scary thrills so well. Thanks to [Paul Dini] for writing it with me. Thanks to [Mitchell Ferm] for producing it with me. Thank you to our head of story [John Dusenberry] and our layout director [Stephen Childers]and to [Terry Han] to keep me on time. And thank you to our wonderful, wonderful band – [Iain Armitage], [Mckenna Grace], [Ariana Greenblatt], Pierce Gagnon and the one and only Frank Welker. Every minute with you has been a pleasure.”
Scoob! : The holiday haunt was the unfortunate victim of a new corporate regime trying to cut spending from its predecessor. This probably means the movie will never actually be released. bat girl find themselves in the same boat. But, if there’s any kind of chance at an exit, Holiday destination is now completely finished, so no more money would be needed to bring it to life. The filmmakers clearly have hope that he might eventually come out.
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