After what seemed like the impossible dream of Netflix bringing back Arrested Development (despite how that actually turned out) and finally giving us closure on Gilmore Girls in the near future, it’s getting really hard to act surprised when the streaming video company swoops in to save abandoned properties. This time, they’re helping out The Little Prince.
Adapted from the novel of the same name, The Little Prince movie, produced in France and Canada with a mix of stop-motion and computer animation, was all set for a U.S. release right around today. Then, unceremoniously, distributor Paramount dropped the release with only about a week to go, leaving anyone who was looking forward to the movie a bit confused and disappointed.
Now, The Hollywoood Reporter says that Netflix as picked up the domestic distribution rights, and the movie will premiere on the company’s streaming service instead of heading to theaters. There’s no word yet on when it will see release, but it could be any time thanks to the ease of Netflix’s digital distribution. The Little Prince won France’s best animated film Cesar Award last month and features a talented voice cast, including James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Mackenzie Foy, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Rachel McAdams, and Jeff Bridges.
(via The Verge)
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