Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online

Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online

by Owen Williams |
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First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much-loved children's tale Le Petit Prince has been adapted several times: including as a live-action version in 1974 and a recent French TV cartoon series. Now here's the trailer for the latest iteration, with Kung Fu Panda's Mark Osborne directing, and Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Mackenzie Foy, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks and Paul Giamatti leading the English-language voice cast.

Saint-Exupéry's plot sees a pilot crashing in the Sahara desert and meeting a young boy who claims to be a prince fallen to Earth from an asteroid. The Prince regales the Pilot with tales of other asteroids, narrow-minded adults, a fox, a rose and more.

As you'll have seen, the trailer reveals another layer to that narrative in Osborne's version, with the Pilot recounting his strange tale to an audience of one: a young girl with a high-achieving mother. We're liking the different animation styles between the girl's strand and the Prince's.

Irena Brignull (The Boxtrolls) and Bob Persichetti (Puss In Boots) wrote the screenplay, and The Little Prince stems from the indie Onyx Films, taking on the corporate might of your Pixars and Sonys with, it looks like, considerable panache. The film rolls out in various territories between now and December, so expect it in the UK before the end of the year.

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