Correct us if we’re wrong, but this headline sets a new precedent: The Little Prince, an upcoming animated movie based on the book of the same name, has been dumped by Paramount just one week before its release date.
According to IGN, The movie, which was originally set to release next Friday, March 18, was not only dropped by Paramount just one day before its scheduled release date, but we weren’t even given a reason for Paramount’s departure from the film.
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In fact, if you browse over the official The Little Prince movie site, you’ll still see the trailer and the Paramount logo plastered on it.
The film, directed by Mark Osborne, was actually one of our most anticipated animated movies of 2016, so needless to say we’re a little disappointed that it’ll no longer see the light of 2016. It’s probable that another distributor will pick up The Little Prince, since the movie is completed, but we don’t know why Paramount decided to drop the film at the last minute.
Has this happened before? Do any of our readers know? To our knowledge, this is the first time a film has been dropped by the distributor a week before its release. Please comment if you know otherwise.