Brony Tears Flow: ‘My Little Pony’ to Skip Theatrical Release


My Little Pony, an animated movie aimed at family audiences, is heading to Netflix, Variety reports.

Paramount Pictures was originally set to distribute the film, which had been scheduled to open in theaters on Sept. 24, 2021. Hasbro’s entertainment studio Entertainment One produced the movie and sold it to Netflix. It will retain distribution rights in China.

Though the exact release date is unclear, My Little Pony is expected to land on Netflix later this year.

In the wake of ongoing movie theater closures, Hollywood studios have continued to either postpone their upcoming films or send them to streaming services. Paramount has sold several titles to streamers amid the pandemic, including Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s Coming 2 America, Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan. Elsewhere, Disney moved Mulan, Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon to Disney+, and Warner Bros. arranged for the studio’s 2021 theatrical slate to debut simultaneously on HBO Max.

Jamison Ashley

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