“Scoob!” Prequel’s Writer Talks Its Shelving

“Scoob!” Prequel’s Writer Talks Its Shelving

Scoob Prequels Writer Baffled By Shelving
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Whilst the cancellation of the release of “Batgirl” has drawn the lion’s share of news attention this past week, one can’t forget that the $40 million “Scoob!” prequel was even nearer completion when it was also abruptly shelved by Warner Bros. Discovery.

What may surprise people is that the film, titled “Scoob! Holiday Haunt,” boasted a rather notable co-writer joining the franchise in the form of famed “Batman: The Animated Series” writer/producer Paul Dini (the man who created the character of Harley Quinn).

In the wake of the film’s scrapping, Dini responded to a fan’s tweet about the news and revealed that not only was the movie “95% complete” but it had tested quite well. He says on Twitter:

“Yes, I’m co-writer, but also, why cancel a 95% finished holiday movie this close to Fall, when you’re guaranteed kids watching it from right after Halloween until at least New Years? Makes no business sense esp. as both kids & parents dug the WIP screening.”

The new leadership is rapidly distancing the company from the previous regime’s streaming-focused strategies which has led to the dumping of these films. Whilst reviews for the first “Scoob!” were mixed, the film topped digital rental charts in its first three weekends of release.

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