Paramount Animation has made a whole slew of announcements about its upcoming releases. The biggest immediate news is the American date for Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince, which will arrive on March 18, 2016.
The French animated feature has already opened in numerous international territories, including strong bows in France, China, and Brazil, where it became the first non-American animated feature to reach #1 at the box office. The reimagining of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved novella is animated in stop motion with a CGI wraparound story.
Since announcing the launch of Paramount Animation in 2011, Paramount’s animation strategy has been all but incomprehensible. To date, they’ve announced a random assortment of animated films that are wildly different in tone and mood, while having released just one project in four years: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.