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The Little Prince Has A New Distributor: Netflix

Discussion in 'Toonzone News Comments' started by peter-paltridge, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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  2. LDEJRuff

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    Well, this sucks. Netflix has gotten on my last nerve. Taking the rights to the new Inspector Gadget series from Cartoon Network was bad enough, but this time, Netflix has gone too far. I can't believe they adopted the rights to The Little Prince, but opt out of premiering it in theaters.
     
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  3. Daikun

    Daikun Long Live the Fighter!
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    Netflix released their trailer.



    The release date is August 5.
     
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  4. Deebee

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    So it's Netflix's fault I wasn't able to see this in theaters? That's bull.

    On the bright side, my boyfriend has a Netflix account, so at least I'll be able to see it. I wonder why we have to wait till August though? Seems a long wait for something that should be completed already. The least Netflix could have done is put it up asap if they were going to pull it from theaters.
     
  5. Daikun

    Daikun Long Live the Fighter!
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    No, it's Paramount's fault. They had the rights and yanked it just before release for seemingly no reason.
     
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  6. Deebee

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    Can't fathom why. I know it likely would have had a pretty niche audience, but I think a limited release could have worked.
     
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  8. Daikun

    Daikun Long Live the Fighter!
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    Unfortunately, even if it's released in theaters, it likely won't be eligible for an Oscar. The Academy has complex rules for qualification, and if it's released on an online venue before or during its theatrical run, it's disqualified. The only way for it to be eligible is if Netflix releases it in theaters first.

    Leon Thomas has a very detailed video explaining the rules.

     

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