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Le Petit Prince (2015)

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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 »
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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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Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El principito See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,563,694 (France), 2 August 2015, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,140, 1 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,339,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,057,758
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lily Allen sings Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" in the trailer. On May 21, 2014, she performed this song on the French TV show 'Le Grand Journal de Canal+' in Cannes. Marion Cotillard, who dubbed The Rose in this film, was there watching her performance. See more »

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The mother tears the story pages in two halfway through the movie, however when she hands the old man the book at the end, there is no evidence of their ever having been torn. See more »

Quotes

The Businessman: [after using one of the stars as example for powering his planet] There, you see? The inessential has become perfectly essential.
[to the Little Girl, angry]
The Businessman: How it should be for all things.
[ordering The Conceited Man and pointing to the classroom]
The Businessman: Take her back to the classroom. Make sure no one interferes.
[the Conceited Man grabs The Little Girl's arm as he was about to get her to the classroom, as the latter was trying to break free of The Conceited Man's grip]
The Little Girl: No! Let me go, I can't...
The Conceited Man: [...]
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Crazy Credits

When the Paramount logo appears, it turns golden and stars hanging from strings appear above. See more »

Connections

Version of Once... (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Boum
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
R1960 Parlophone / Warner Music France, a Warner Music Company
© Editions Raoul Breton
Courtesy of Warner Music France
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Philosophical Movies About Life
5 December 2015 | by natsuka_areiSee all my reviews

First of all, i never read the book even though i heard about The Little Prince since i was just a little kid. It's a well-known classic literature, after all. So, when i hear the book was made into a movie, i got so excited and couldn't wait to watch it. After i watched it, i do not regret it at all. It was a good movie and make me want to read the book version ( I read some of the review, that tell me that this movie was really different from the book version, so it intrigued my curiosity )

My review is as an outsider who doesn't know it real story. So, i won't compare the movie version with the book version. For the movie version, i guess i pretty much like it. I agree that this movie is not suitable for kids, since kids will find it boring. The pace of the movie is kinda slow ( also, it kinds of hard to understand for kids ). The visual itself, went so well and beautifully finished with the combination of stop motion and 3D animation.

Well, from my point of view, i think the story itself tried to teach us about life, happiness, sadness, and how to grow up without forgetting who we are. All those kinds of valuable things that we tend to forget, as we grown up and be part of the adult world.

I highly recommended this movie for those who do not read the novel yet and those who like philosophical things wrapped in a beautiful visual.


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