The Little Prince

Out Now On-Demand

Two animated worlds collide in this CG and stop-frame animated family fantasy from the director of Kung Fu Panda. Features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Ricky Gervais. Based on the well-loved 1943 childrens novella by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

A fearless and curious prodigy, known only as The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), lives with her controlling mother (McAdams). After moving into a new neighbourhood she meets The Aviator (Bridges), an eccentric old bugger. They become friends and he tells her the story of The Little Prince, in which a pilot crashes in the desert and meets a boy from a distant planet.

Guardian (UK)

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It's a film with charm and sweetness, but for me is structurally encumbered by this new present-day narrative level: the smarter, zappier modern animated style makes the marionette-style images of the past look a bit low-octane and quaint.

Little White Lies (UK)

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Osborne respects the integrity of the original story in this charming adaptation.

New York Times

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A movie within a movie; the author's delicate, fanciful story is folded into a harsh, modernist commentary on depersonalization and conformity in the contemporary workplace.

Hollywood Reporter

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An ambitious gamble that looks like a sure bet commercially but which, artistically, shortchanges its source material.

Variety (USA)

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Adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author's slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment ...

The Little Prince is based on the French novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The movie stars an ensemble cast featuring Jeff Bridges, Benecio Del Toro, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Mackenzie Foy as The Little Girl and Riley Osborne as The Little Prince.

Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 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.

This is possibly the best animated movie of the year so far. The animation isn’t as great as Disney’s nor Pixar’s however the stop-motion animation is impressive nonetheless.

The cast consists of several known actors and actresses and they all played their parts perfectly. The subtlety on their voice acting compliments the movie’s tone extremely well and Mackenzie Foy, Riley Osborne and Jeff Bridges did an incredible job portraying their characters.

The story is beautiful as it tells a lot about kids growing up but in a very positive light. Simply put the movie encourages kids to be kids and enjoy the happiness of being a kid brings.

The movie is divided into two styles of animation, one is stop motion and the other is computer generated. Unfortunately the computer generated animation didn’t work as well as the stop motion did and in some scenes it looks cheap.

Overall Netflix has got another hit in their hands as The Little Prince tells a beautiful tale, though it is aimed for kids there’s an incredibly mature story behind it. From the amazing voice acting, to the creative imagery and the gorgeous stop-motion animation and lovely French soundtrack. With very little flaws, The Little Prince is a near perfect animated movie.