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Film Skips Theaters For Netflix Debut

Team Stardust
February 12, 2021

It’s no secret that Netflix has been rapidly expanding their viewing options for younger audiences and families to compete with Disney+. Home of The Willoughbys, Klaus, and the overnight sensation Over the Moon, Netflix has just purchased another family friendly film that audiences are sure to enjoy.

Entertainment One just sold the much anticipated My Little Pony film to Netflix, which was originally set to be distributed by Paramount Pictures and debut in theaters on September 24, 2021. Even though Paramount still retains distribution rights for the colorful film in China, Netflix can premiere it domestically anytime.

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Netflix has not yet announced a new release date, but insiders estimate that the film will premiere on the streaming service sometime this year. If theaters remain shuttered over this spring and summer, we can likely expect to see more films switch from the traditional theatrical release model to streaming service debuts.

Do you think more studios will sell their films to streaming services? Which movie do you think Netflix might try to purchase next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!