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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 »
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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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Trivia

Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro reunite after 22 years since they last appeared in Fearless (1993) making this reunion their first animated film together. See more »

Goofs

In the first scenes, the tag on the house's sign reads "Sold" (in English), but a few scenes later it reads "Vendu" (in French). 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 The Adventures of the Little Prince (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Quand j'était petit je vous aimais
Written by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
R1939 Parlophone / Warner Music France, a Warner Music Company
© Editions Raoul Breton
Courtesy of Warner Music France
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Yes and NO
2 December 2015 | by KrovekSee all my reviews

I have read this marvelous book many times; first as a naive school boy and years later as a "grown up", have enjoyed reading it in 4 languages, so I was excited to see this new animation.

I watched it having in mind to stay open-minded… hence the first half was somehow acceptable; the story of a little girl with St. Exupery in his last days, mixed with parts from the original story of the book. I tried to understand the director's viewpoint that: you can't present this classic, as it is, for today's audience... well, yes and no!

The parts telling the original story; as animation, visuals, colors, textures… are beautiful and touching indeed! Bravo! but the second half: "Little prince in the 21 century" was rather average, and the ending more or less disappointing.

I think there are works of music, literature,art… which are to be reinterpreted very carefully, or better be left in their pure original form.I feel Exupery's book is in that category.

If you value the book as a treasure of human literature… it's probably better not to watch this animation.

If you don't know the book… you may enjoy this animation, it is not bad, but it is not a successful interpretation of "The little Prince".

At least, they could have the sensitivity of not using the original title!

6/10 … for the first 55 minutes.


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Country:

France | Canada | Italy | USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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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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