From Mark Osborne, comes a first-ever animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) is an English-language French 3D stop motion and computer-animated adventure fantasy film. The film was directed by Mark Osborne. Irena Brignull was responsible for penning down the script as it was based on the 1943 novel “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Being the first animated feature film adaptation of The Little Prince, the film used stop motion animation for the novel’s story and 3D computer animation for an additional frame account. The film was not a directly adapted version of Saint-Exupéry’s novel. Rather, some of the elements from the novel are found woven into an initial tale about a young girl who befriends the story’s now elderly aviator narrator as she deals with her overbearing mother. The film was premiered on 22 May 2015 at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in a non-competitive screening, and was followed by a wide theatrical release in France on 29 July 2015 by Paramount Pictures.
The voice cast of the film consisted of Rachel Mcaddams as The Mother, Paul Rudd as Mr. Prince, James Franco as The Fox, Marion Cotillard as The Rose, Benicio Del Toro as The Snake, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator, Paul Giamatti as The Academy Teacher, Mackenzie Foy as The Little Girl, Albert Brooks as The Businessman, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man and Bud Cort as the king.
The plot of the movie focuses on The Little Girl, who’s being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up and colorless world in which they live. But these preparations are interrupted by her eccentric but compassionate neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces the little girl to an amazing world where nothing is impossible. He himself was initiated into this extraordinary world a long time ago by The Little Prince. Here The Little Girl’s imagination dives deep into the magical and emotional universe of The Little Prince – And this is where she revives her childhood and gets to learn that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that what’s truly essential can only be seen with the heart.
The movie has received a significant amount of acclaim from the critics so far. The movie was cited to be a touching, emotional and inspiring tribute to the work of Antoine Saint-Exupéry. The critics said that high quality animation, strong story and depth of the characters make this movie loveable not just by kids, but also by adults.
On The Box Office
By the date of September 20, the movie had grossed $12.1 million in France and, as by October 27, $65.2 million worldwide.