‘Little Prince’ Director Mark Osborne Says Paramount Will No Longer Handle Film’s US Release

The animated feature film was set to hit theaters on March 18

The Little Prince

Paramount Pictures will no longer handle the U.S. release of “The Little Prince,” according to Mark Osborne, the animated film’s director.

The film had been set for a March 18 release date.

Osborne took to Twitter to announce the news, which was not confirmed by Paramount.

“Many thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in these strange times,” he wrote in a series of Tweets today. “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. … All I can say is #thelittleprince will in fact be released by another distributor later this year. … Until then, head to Canada! The film opens there in wide release this weekend!”

The film will be released by Entertainment One in Canada.

The film, based on the 1943 classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The voice cast for the stop-motion film includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Benicio del Toro.

Paramount has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

See the tweets below.