Sony is the only Hollywood major without its own mass-market streaming platform, and as such it has sent movies to other streamers throughout the pandemic. SPA’s three last films — The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Wish Dragon, and Vivo — all went to Netflix, and there was speculation that Transformania would too.
Instead, it is heading for one of Netflix’s biggest rivals. Prime Video’s animation strategy has been muted and a little haphazard to date, although it recently rolled out a high-profile acquisition, the anime feature Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time. Transformania will be its biggest animated pick-up yet by far.
Sony will retain rights to home entertainment, linear tv, and Chinese exhibition, Variety cites a source as saying.