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.
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
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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]
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.
Frightened? Why should anyone be frightened of a hat?
Grown-ups. They never understand anything by themselves.
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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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