Warner Bros. to Close Direct-to-DVD “Warner Premiere” Division
Warner Bros. is closing the doors on their direct-to-dvd company Warner Premiere, due to the declining trend in the dvd industry. Warner has released a statement citing their move to a more digital-based distribution as the main reason for shutting down the direct-to-dvd division.
Given the continuing decline in the direct-to-video film market and shifting business models in the production of digital series, the decision was made to close Warner Premiere. The division will continue and complete production on its remaining film and digital series project into the fall. In addition, the evaluation of potential digital content will be folded into Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, and Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video will continue to produce and release animated films, such as Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry and DC Universe.
This news does no
t impact the release of the upcoming adaption of next month’s Frank Miller classic, The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
, or any of the other DC animated features currently in production. Those will be released under the Warner Bros. Animation banner.
The trailer for Part One can be viewed below:
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