The trailer for Le Petit Prince, known in English as The Little Prince is seriously beautiful and extremely cute. I'm betting that this will be one of the better animated films released this year. Before I say anything else on the matter, please do yourself a favor and watch the trailer.
How great is that? There's something so magical about the whole thing. The change in style between the "real" world and the Prince's world adds a whole new level of creativity to the seemingly already innovative storytelling.
I know, I know, it's in French. While I can't speak the language of love beyond a fourth grade level, lucky for us, Youtube commenter Morgan Taylor did a translation for us:
Old man: Hey, I'm up here. Good evening.
REDISCOVER A TIMELESS STORY
Girl reading page: "Once upon a time, there was a little prince who needed a friend.
LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT
Old man narrating: I've flown almost everywhere in the world and some miraculous things have unfolded.
Little Prince: Please, draw me a sheep.
Old man narrating: I've always wanted to find someone with whom I could share my story, but I've found that this world has become too adult.
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Old man: It's just the beginning of the story.
Director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens) opted to use both CGI and stop-motion animation, which gives it a much more dynamic and artistic feel. I'm already sold.
While there is still no US release date, IMDb has a cast list for the English version. It includes: Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, and Ricky Gervais to voice characters characters.
The French premiere for [The Little Prince](movie:987089) will be on Oct. 7, 2015.