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The Final Days of ‘Coyote vs. Acme': Offers, Rejections and a Roadrunner Race Against Time

Warner was seeking of $75 – $80 million for Coyote vs Acme nd rejected offers from Netflix, Amazon and Paramount, insiders tell TheWrap

Paramount even proposed a theatrical release component to their acquisition of “Coyote vs. Acme” that would allow for Warner Bros. to save face and, more importantly, let audiences see the movie the way it was meant to be experienced. Publicly, Warner Bros. blamed the decision on a shifting “global strategy to focus on theatrical releases” and initially indicated it would take a tax write-off on the film, which is based on a New Yorker article by Ian Frazier from 1990. When Warner Bros. announced that “Batgirl,” a $90 million superhero movie based on a beloved DC Comics property, would be deleted from existence, a new avenue opened up for the studio.

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