The animated adaptation of the beloved French novella The Little Prince is finally coming to the US thanks to Netflix. Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will land on Netflix and in theaters on August 5th.
A Cannes darling finally comes to the States
The Little Prince, which is based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story of the same name, follows the journey of a young prince on an alien planet, but expands on the story by adding a frame narrative following a young girl just learning about the prince's story. Starring Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Paul Rudd, and other big names, the film originally debuted at Cannes last year and was slated for a Stateside release this March. However, Paramount, the original distributor, dropped the movie at the eleventh hour for unclear reasons. It didn't take long for Netflix to then swoop in to pick up the distribution rights.
The Little Prince received glowing reviews after its premiere las year, and currently holds a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With that in mind, it's clear Netflix has its next great movie in its collection.
Update 3:30pm ET: The above article has been update to state that The Little Prince will also have a theatrical run.