The Little Prince is a classic book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943. The newest film adaptation- a blend of CG and stop-motion style of the story has already been seen in more than 50 international territories in more than 10 languages.
Originally scheduled for release by Paramount in the United States back in March, in a move that people still do not know the reason for, the film was dropped a week before it was due to be released, and was picked up by Netflix.
"Once when I was six years old, I believed something very simple- that what is most important is invisible to the eye," begins the narrator (Jeff Bridges) in the preview trailer. "But then I grew up. I forgot all about being a child- until something miraculous happened..."
Here is the trailer released by Netflix:
Along with Jeff Bridges, the cast contains some well-known voices, including Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, and Ricky Gervais. The title character is voiced by Riley Osborne, who has worked with the director before, as he was the voice of baby Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda. The little girl, voiced by Mackenzie Foy, is not new to acting, either. She has been in Interstellar, the first two Twilight movies, and The Conjuring- to name a few.
The film's director, Mark Osborne(of Kung Fu Panda fame) said, "I really wanted to find a way to create a cinematic emotional experience that was equivalent to the emotional experience that someone can have reading the book."
The movie won't be exactly like the book as the actual story will be told within another story. "I really saw the movie as an opportunity to pay tribute to the power of the book. Not just adapt the book word for word, but a chance to adapt what the book means to people, and how it affects their lives." source
For those who need their memories refreshed about the story of The Little Prince, the narrator of the story meets the boy after he has crashed his plane in the middle of the Sahara desert. He learns of his origins from the asteroid B-612, where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose.
The boy has visited other planets on his way to Earth. He has met various people on each planet who teach lessons about the human nature. We won't spoil the end of the book, and it is unknown how closely the movie will follow the book, anyway.
Here's another trailer that was released by Paramount Pictures, which shows more of the story from the little girl's point of view:
Perhaps people will feel a little more comfortable crying in the privacy of their own home while catching it on Netflix when it premieres in the U.S. on August 5th.