Paramount revealed a big surprise this afternoon by announcing that it’ll launch Rumble on December 15. The Paramount Animation title, which had previously been slated as a theatrical release, has been rerouted as a streaming exclusive on Paramount+.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) November 26, 2021
Besides changed release dates, Rumble has also gone through multiple titles and directors. But the premise has stayed the same throughout. Loosely based on Rob Harrell’s graphic novel Monster on the Hill, the film is set in a world where monsters are global wrestling superstars and humans train them to fight. The wrestling corporation WWE is a producer on the film.
The animation studio for Rumble is Reel FX, which first announced this project as part of its own feature slate in 2015. The studio also provided animation on another film that’s releasing next month: Netflix’s Back to the Outback.
“Get ready to rumbleeeeee!”
Welcome to the world of Monster Wrestling in the new animated film RUMBLE, streaming Dec 15, Exclusively on #ParamountPlus https://t.co/GNuJfbwe0p #RumbleMovie pic.twitter.com/nhAWABKG2i
In this new, chaotic age of streaming services, release dates and marketing campaigns have become a thing of the past. Now, studios randomly decide to release films at the drop of a hat.