Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale of matters of consequence, and inconsequence, finally lands the feature animation treatment. Check out more of my work on animation that matters at MorphToons.
From director Mark Osborne, THE LITTLE PRINCE is a feature length animated film inspired by the French novella Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943 by poet, author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In Osborne’s film, this fable of friendship, love, loss and loneliness is brought to the screen focusing on a young girl we come to know as “The Little Girl,” who is being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live. As the little girl adjusts to a new home, school and surroundings, her world is suddenly interrupted by an eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor we come to know as “The Aviator.” “The Aviator” introduces her to a new world where anything is possible, a world that he himself was initiated into long ago by “The Little Prince.” It’s there that “The Little Girl” embarks on a personal odyssey into the universe of “The Little Prince,” a world where it is only with your heart that you can see what is essentially invisible to the eye. Produced by Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam and Alexis Vonarb, with an international team of artists and actors including Jeff Bridges (“The Aviator”), Rachel McAdams (“The Mother”), Marion Cotillard (“The Rose”), James Franco (“The Fox”), Albert Brooks (“The Businessman”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Little Girl”), Benicio Del Toro (“The Snake”), Ricky Gervais (“The Conceited Man”), Paul Giamatti (“The Teacher”), Bud Cort (“The King”) and Riley Osborne (“The Little Prince”), THE LITTLE PRINCE includes an original score by Hans Zimmer & Richard Havey featuring Camille, production design by Lou Romano and Céline Desrumaux, editing by Matt Landon and Carole Kravetz, and an adapted screenplay by Irena Brignull and Bob Persichetti, based on a story conceived by Osborne.