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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 ... The Concerned Neighbor (voice)
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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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Growing up isn't the problem... forgetting is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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:

$97,571,250
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Company Credits

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Onyx Films,Orange Studio,LPPTV See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate of aviator's car is STEX43, clearly a reference to the book's author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (STEX), and 43, the year the book was first published (1943). See more »

Goofs

When the Little Girl claps for the first time "The Conceited Man" took kudos by taking his hat off with his "right hand" but next time while holding The Little Girl with "left hand" he drops her and took kudos with his "left hand" although his "right hand" was free. See more »

Quotes

The Aviator: Hey. Hey. You hungry? I know a great place where we can get free pancakes on your birthday.
The Little Girl: But my birthday's not for two weeks.
The Aviator: They don't know that.
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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 The Little Prince (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

En quittant une ville
Written by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
(R) 1939 Parlophone / Warner Music France, a Warner Music Company
© Editions Raoul Breton
Courtesy of Warner Music France
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Compelling magical transformative hypnotic magical best animation ever
3 December 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Animation is under-estimated, perhaps because we tend to be afraid of what we do not understand.

I have seen a lot of films, done a lot of reviews and thought I had seen it all.

I was wrong.

First, I had not read the book prior to seeing this film nor had I seen the earlier screen version.

No matter. I was transfixed and stunned. I was still sitting there when the final credits rolled, which is really a feat because the credits roll for 10 minutes after the word FIN (THE END) rolls. (If you miss the credits, you miss the TURN AROUND song which itself could be highlight of one of the most incredible music scores in one of the most incredible movies ever).

When computers were first being married to animation -- a marriage made in heaven I think -- I recall an interview with a senior animator who confided that when the day came that they could get the "eyes" right, they would have reached the pinnacle of their craft.

That day has arrived. This movie is the herald.

Watching the eyes in this film, I felt as though I was watching real people. Does that make me sound daft? I hope not. There is one scene where the little girl watches the Aviator go to the hospital in the rain. She is at the same time transfixed with sadness and soaking wet. The animation made both conditions "real" at the same time. I don't know how. But it did.

Jeff Bridges, a brilliant actor with a record longer than your arm, gives the "voice" performance of his career here, and Rachael McAdams, former Femme Fatale, former "against type" actress (TRUE DETECTIVE) ditto.

Running out of superlatives, something I seldom do, so I will stop here.

See it. Don't argue. Just see it.


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