Posted Fri Mar 18, 2016 at 04:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has announced plans to release 'The Little Prince' exclusively through its streaming service in the US. The film was previously scheduled to make its domestic theatrical debut on March 18, but Paramount unexpectedly dropped the movie from its schedule.
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 has 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!
Beyond 'The Little Prince,' recent Netflix premieres include season two of Marvel's 'Daredevil' and the original film 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday.' Likewise, upcoming premieres include 'The Ranch' on April 1, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' season two on April 15, 'Chelsea' on May 11, season two of 'Chef's Table' on May 27, and the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15.
A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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