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Netflix picks up The Little Prince after Paramount drops it from release schedule

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Movie was let go one week before release

The Little Prince was supposed to open today in theaters across the country, but after Paramount Pictures dropped it from their release schedule last week, the film's distribution future seemed bleak.

Now, however, it looks like the movie may have found a new home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has acquired the distribution rights to the film and will bring it to subscribers. The film was taken over in Canada by eOne and is currently playing in theaters.

Internationally, The Little Prince made $80 million overseas last summer when the film was released in France and was even given the country's Cesar award for Best Animated Film.

Polygon has reached out to comment from Paramount about why it decided not to release the movie seven days before release. There's currently no word on when the movie will be available on Netflix.