Netflix has confirmed that it will premiere Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince via its streaming service in the United States, just days after Paramount Animation confirmed it was dumping the film from its theatrical release schedule.
Paramount had planned to release the film in the United States tomorrow, March 18. For reasons that remain unknown — though plenty of rumors are flying around — Paramount opted not to release the film stateside.
The Little Prince, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella, won the César Award last month for France’s best animated feature of 2015. With nearly $90 million in global box office gross, it is France’s most successful animated feature export of all time. Paramount Pictures handled the film’s release in France.