Although many expected that this moment would come sooner rather than later, for those movie fans who still like to keep their favorite movies in physical format, this news is not going to please them at all, because according to the famous historian, specialized in animation, Jerry Beck, Warner will no longer release more home video formats.
The rumor comes from social networks, where it has gone viral like wildfire some screenshots of a supposed private Facebook group in which Beck has spoken commenting on the future plans of the studio.
“At the moment, there are no plans to commemorate the Daffy Duck and Tweety anniversaries coming up next year. The company is beginning a transition away from physical formats. There are no plans for any of the classic cartoons to have DVDs or Blu-rays, as far as I know (except for a project we have in the works that may come out later this year…or not). Anything is possible, we’ll just have to wait and see,” the historian revealed.
“[This decision] refers to both the Warner archive and the new Home Video releases. We will still see some releases from both throughout 2021 but because they were already scheduled last year. Next year, 2022, is when you’re going to see the changes. The focus is now on streaming (HBO Max),” Beck explained.
At the moment there is no official confirmation from Warner in this regard, although the words of the historian seem to describe a future that is getting closer and closer, however, the truth is that Beck does not clarify at any time if he is only talking about animation or refers to all Warner film releases such as Godzilla vs Kong or Mortal Kombat. We will have to wait and see.