The Little Prince (2015 film)

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The Little Prince
The Little Prince (2015 film) poster.jpg
Directed by Mark Osborne
Produced by Aton Soumache
Dimitri Rassam
Screenplay by Irena Brignull
Based on The Little Prince 
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Starring Rachel McAdams
Marion Cotillard
James Franco
Mackenzie Foy
Benicio del Toro
Jeff Bridges
Ricky Gervais
Paul Giamatti
Albert Brooks
Bud Cort
Marcel Bridges
Riley Osborne
Jacquie Barnbrook
Music by Hans Zimmer
Edited by Carole Kravetz Aykanian, Matthew Landon
Onyx Films
Orange Studio
On Entertainment
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • 7 October 2015 (2015-10-07)[1]
Country France
Language English
Budget $80 million[2]

The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) is an upcoming French computer-animated stop-motion fantasy film directed by Mark Osborne. Irena Brignull wrote the script based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The film uses stop motion animation for the novel's story and computer animation for an additional frame narrative. It stars Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, Benicio del Toro, Jeff Bridges, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort, Marcel Bridges, Riley Osborne and Jacquie Barnbrook. The film will be released on 7 October 2015.[3]


The story centers on a fearless and curious child prodigy (Mackenzie Foy) who lives with her equally academically talented yet overachieving mother (Rachel McAdams). After moving into a new neighborhood, the girl meets her nextdoor neighbor "The Aviator" (Jeff Bridges), an old yet eccentric and mischievious man. Soon, she discovers the story of The Little Prince (Riley Osbourne), a story of a pilot who crashes in a desert where he meets the titular boy from a distant planet, a story that brings the girl and the Aviator together on an extraordinary adventure.



On 14 October 2010, Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne was set to direct the The Little Prince based on the 1943 novel The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.[4] Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam are producing the film with the budget of $80 million to release in 2015. On 5 June 2013, international cast joined the film includes James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Bridges to voice the film.[5] Albert Brooks also joined the cast on 12 September to voice as a villain.[6]

The film features a framing device not present in the novel, with a schoolgirl discovering The Little Prince through a reclusive elderly neighbour. The film uses computer animation for the girl's world and stop-motion animation for the world of The Little Prince as she imagines it.[7]

On 11 September 2014, Warner Bros. Japan released a teaser from the movie.[8]

Wild Bunch is overseeing the film sales; US rights have gone to Paramount Vantage, in which it's division Paramount is also distributing in France, while the film will be distributed by Entertainment One in Canada.[9]


On 10 December 2014, it was announced that Hans Zimmer would compose the music for the film.[10]


  1. ^ Paramount France (1 April 2014). "Paramount Pictures France est heureux...". Twitter. 
  2. ^ ""The Little Prince" Update". 6 May 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Kloeckner, Marguerite (2 April 2014). "Le Petit Prince s'envole pour la planète cinéma en 2015". Le Figaro. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mark Osborne to Direct The Little Prince". 14 October 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges Among Voice Stars for "The Little Prince"". 5 June 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Albert Brooks Lends Voice To ‘The Little Prince’". 12 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (5 May 2014). "Wild Bunch boards Little Prince". Screen Daily. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Little Prince 2015 Japanese Teaser". 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
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  10. ^ "Hans Zimmer to Score ‘The Little Prince’". Film Music Reporter. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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