After distribution began falling through in different places for the highly anticipated 3D-animated adaptation of the classic children’s book, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, people were devastated they might not get to see this beautiful film. But then Netflix and a distributor both picked up the project so we can watch movie in theaters and on Netflix starting August 5.
Then this week, Netflix release a new trailer for the movie which highlights the beauty and majesty of the project.
The Little Prince was first published in 1943 and continues to be extremely popular among readers everywhere. It sells more than two million copies every year. The book, which also features illustrations by the author, tells the story of a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert (as de Saint-Exupéry was and did in real life) and who meets a young Prince, who lives on an asteroid called B-612. The Prince is currently on Earth as part of a journey to travel the universe, meeting adults on different planets and hearing their stories.
In the new film, 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.
The Little Prince movie was directed by Mark Osborne and boasts an all star voice cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy.
The Little Prince premieres in theaters on August 5 in addition to becoming available on Netflix. You can watch the trailer below: