The Little Prince Has Been Dropped By Paramount A Week Before Its Scheduled Release

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Paramount is no longer the American distributor of Mark Osborne’s CG, stop-motion animated film based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved 1943 children’s book.

Osborne shared the news that Paramount was dropping the movie from its release schedule via Twitter on Friday, only a week before the film was scheduled to release.

“Many thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in these strange times,” Osborne said. “As it turns out, the much anticipated U.S. release of this special and unique film will have to be anticipated just a little bit more.”

It’s not total heartbreak and gloom for the heartwarming fable about a young prince who has fallen to Earth. Osborne followed up his original tweet by revealing that the film would be released to American audiences later this year.

Paramount has not stated why they dropped the film, but it’s still scheduled for a wide release in Canada on March 18.