Hello all, we have some important news to share. It's potentially very good news in the long term, but it's also very frustrating news in the short term: Grow Up, Tony Phillips will not be released until October of 2014.
Our distributor had originally planned a VOD release for this Halloween, followed by a DVD release in a few months time. However, the merchandiser who is handling the DVD release believes that to put the movie on disc any time other than Halloween would be a big, big mistake. And we agree, from a business standpoint. However, since our favorite holiday only comes around once a year, and there wasn't enough time to get it ready for this Halloween, that means everything needs to be postponed until Halloween of 2014.
It's a bummer, frankly. We were all hoping that we should share our little movie with everyone this Fall, but unfortunately the realities of the movie industry have taken that decision entirely out of our hands. If, however, everything that we're being told does come to pass, it means that GUTP should have a substantially larger presence come this time next year, and many more people will have a chance to see it in whatever format they want all at the same time. But, we don't control that any more, and now we're at the wait and see stage.
We can control when you guys get your non-movie goods, though, and so we're very happy to say that everyone should have their buttons and tote bags and t-shirts and other corresponding non-movie perks in hand by this Halloween. We cannot send out an updated survey, so if your address has changed since you filled out the survey, please message us directly and we'll update the shipping records for when everything starts to go out next week.
Thanks again for everything. We're tremendously sorry that we couldn't deliver the movie to you for this Halloween. But if Tony Phillips has taught us anything, it's that you're never too old for Halloween, so hopefully one more year doesn't change that.