Kind of a big deal, and while it wasn’t supposed to be a big screen blockbuster, you don’t eat $90 million+ and not even show it on HBO Max if it’s great.
What would Disney have done? Put it out streaming and moved on to the next iteration. Was the lead subpar? The story a dud? Considering that they put “Super Pets” in theaters, this makes even less sense.
“Devalues the brand” I dare say, and not just for the reasons speculated on.