Team America: World Police screenings also canceled

Team America

Following Sony’s decision to cancel the release of The Interview, several American movie theaters announced plans to screen Team America: World Police in protest. However, as Gizmodo points out, those screenings have also now been scrapped after Paramount pulled the film from all theaters.

The 2004 satirical action comedy, written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, famously mocked Kim Jong-il, the father of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, using live-action supermarionettes. Ironically, at the time, Team America received more criticism here in the states for seemingly mocking America’s war on terror.

(Read: How Trey Parker and Matt Stone Captured the Chaos of Post-9/11 America)

Paramount did not provide a reason for its decision to pull the film, though undoubtedly the studio fears threats similar to the ones made against Sony for The Interview.

You can still, however, watch Team America on Netflix.

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