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The Little 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.

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The Aviator (voice)
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The Little Girl (voice)
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The Mother (voice)
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The Rose (voice)
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The Fox (voice)
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The King (voice)
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The Snake (voice)
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The Businessman (voice)
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Mr. Prince (voice)
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The Academy Teacher (voice)
Jeffy Branion ...
The Policeman (voice) (as Jeff Branion)
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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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Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. See more »


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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5 August 2016 (USA)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams had previously starred in Midnight in Paris (2011). 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

The Aviator: You're going to make a wonderful adult.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Don't Let It Bother you
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Performed by Fats Waller
© WB Music Corp / Harry Revel Music Company
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
Courtesy of Past Perfect Vintage Music England
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Make sure you know what this movie is - and is not - before you go to see it
29 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie opened today - 29 July 2015 - here in France, and I saw the second show here where I live, the small town of Paimpol. There were perhaps 30 people altogether in attendance. I could hear that the few children among them were bored. So, first comment: 1) This is not a movie for small children. It won't interest them.

2) If you are expecting a video reproduction of St Exupéry's story, you will be very disappointed. It's in this movie, but it only comprises a small part of it. Most of the movie is a frame for that tale, the story of a small girl who meets an elderly aviator who tells her, in bits and pieces, the story of his encounter, many years before, with the Little Prince. If you go expecting just what you know from St Exupéry's story, most of this movie will therefore be an annoyance to you.

It took me awhile to accept the frame story. It's fairly banal, fairly Hollywood. Nowhere near the originality of St. Exupéry's remarkable tale. But if you let yourself go with it, it has an appeal over time.

The part devoted to St. Exupéry's original tale is the best, as far as I'm concerned.

We also see the prince as an adult, very changed. That came as a shock at first to me, but again, I let myself go with it, and it had a certain fairly obvious interest.

This is not a great movie. "Ernest and Célestine" is a thousand times better. But it's worth seeing.

Again, however, this is NOT a movie for little children. They will be bored.


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