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The Little Prince (2015)

Le Petit Prince (original title)
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A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

Director:

Mark Osborne

Writers:

Irena Brignull (original screenplay by), Bob Persichetti (original screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... The Aviator (voice)
Mackenzie Foy ... The Little Girl (voice)
Rachel McAdams ... The Mother (voice)
Marion Cotillard ... The Rose (voice)
Riley Osborne ... The Little Prince (voice)
James Franco ... The Fox (voice)
Bud Cort ... The King (voice)
Benicio Del Toro ... The Snake (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... The Conceited Man (voice)
Albert Brooks ... The Businessman (voice)
Paul Rudd ... Mr. Prince (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... The Academy Teacher (voice)
Jeffy Branion ... The Policeman (voice) (as Jeff Branion)
Jacquie Barnbrook ... The Nurse / The Worried Neighbor / The Snooty Panelist (voice)
Marcel Bridges Marcel Bridges ... The Concerned Neighbor (voice)
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Storyline

From Mark Osborne comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who's being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live - only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It's here that The Little Girl's magical and emotional journey into her own imagination - and into the universe of The Little Prince - begins. And it's where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it's human connections that matter most, and that what's truly essential can only be seen with the heart. Written by EJ

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first animated movie to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival since the festival started in 1985. See more »

Goofs

When the girl and fox are operating the crane, the levers disappear and reappear several times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Aviator: [narrating] Once, when I was six years old, I read a book about the primeval forest. The book said, "Boa constrictors swallow their prey whole, without chewing it."
[makes ravaging and shallowing sounds]
The Aviator: I pondered this deeply. And then, I did my first drawing. I showed my masterpiece to grown-ups and asked if the drawing frightened them.
Grown-up: Frightened? Why should anyone be frightened of a hat?
The Aviator: Grown-ups. They never understand anything by themselves.
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Crazy Credits

One of few movies where the end credits scroll downwards (instead of upwards), so that the title of each department is at the bottom of the list of people in that department. See more »

Connections

Version of Der kleine Prinz (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Suis-moi
Written by Hans Zimmer, Camille and Richard Harvey
Performed by Hans Zimmer and Richard Harvey (featuring Camille)
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A beautiful look at the classic book
25 August 2015 | by DigoFreitasSee all my reviews

There is one thing you have to know before even read about this movie, and it isn't the summary: There is already a LOT of things telling the same old story of the book. How the pilot and the prince became friends, all the adventures and beyond, in other animations and endless other media. This movie isn't about those two characters only. It's about how this story can touch people since it was created, from toddlers to grandpas, in different ways and in different ages. I've seen people say out loud "this is not little prince!", but I say "yes, it is!". Want to see a pure version? Read the book. The animation and the characters are rich and lovely, the CG and the stop motion are perfect and well used. Everything is heartwarming. If you don't know the book, you'll read it after seeing this. If you do, I'm sure you'll cry a lot. And at the end of the movie you'll want a fox for you too.


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Official Sites:

Lucky Red [Italy] | Official site | See more »

Country:

France | Canada | Italy | USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,927, 14 February 2016

Gross USA:

$1,339,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,571,250
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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