Posted Fri May 27, 2016 at 01:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Netflix has released a trailer and announced a premiere date for 'The Little Prince.' The film was previously scheduled to make its domestic theatrical debut on March 18 through Paramount, but will now instead stream exclusively through Netflix in the US on August 5.
From Mark Osborne comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who's being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live - only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It's here that The Little Girl's magical and emotional journey into her own imagination - and into the universe of The Little Prince - begins. And it's where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it's human connections that matter most, and that what's truly essential can only be seen with the heart.
The cast includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, and James Franco. The film initially premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It is not clear why Paramount decided to transfer US rights to Netflix, but the movie has already grossed $100 million internationally. Check out Philip Brown's review on the Bonus View!
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' on June 10, season four of 'Orange is the New Black' on June 17, 'Marco Polo' season two on July 1, the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15, season three of 'BoJack Horseman' on July 22, 'Project Mc2' season two on August 12, and 'The Crown' on November 4. Likewise, the streaming platform is also prepping a new sci-fi series called 'Travelers' from writer Brad Wight.
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