Since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, large and small film studios have been looking for alternative solutions to distribute their films. Most studios have their own streaming platforms, the rest sign contracts with many services at once. Sony Pictures is in agreement with Amazon about Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
With a deal worth more than $ 100 million, Amazon will gain worldwide rights to show the movie through its Prime Video platform. This decision is due to the continued spread of the coronavirus in the world. Cities in the United States are introducing a certificate of vaccination requirement for indoor events. This, of course, also applies to cinemas. Children under 12 are still unable to vaccinate, and this is the target group of Sony’s animated film.
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Both Sony and Amazon have not commented on the reports, but cinema owners around the world held their breath. Family movies bring huge income. Their absence would have a significant impact on the industry trying to recover from the effects of earlier lockdowns. The decision to distribute one of the most popular films to the youngest viewers without the cinemas would likely trigger more. The more so because a number of productions did not hit the big screens during the pandemic.
Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania is the next installment of the adventures of the vampire Dracula, his family and other monstrous residents of the title hotel. The premiere in Poland was announced on November 5 this year.
Source: Variety.com. Introduction illustration: Sony Pictures.