The Little Prince
The Little Prince (2016)

Kung-fu Panda director Mark Osborne teams with producers Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam for this animated take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved novella about a pilot (voice of Jeff Bridges) who crash lands in the Sahara desert… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 5, 2016
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.

Katy Waldman
Slate

If Saint-Exupéry offered readers a petite, queer-tasting square of some delicate cake they'd never heard of, Netflix has served up a familiar, fragrant, well-balanced meal.

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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky

Beautifully and expressively animated, The Little Prince basically is the story of an old man who still acts like a kid and a kid who's being programmed to be an "essential" cog in the grand industrial, soul-deadening scheme of things.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

It's the interaction of a sanguine realism with a celebration of the liberating effect of the imagination that makes the magic happen. That, and the exquisite animation.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

No child, or adult, for that matter, will be able to resist the considerable charm of The Little Prince.

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

There are only a few ... delightful moments in an otherwise muddled movie that feels like three films ineptly grafted together.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This film, directed by Mark Osborne is multi-layered, with a story about a writer, an aviator, the Little Prince, and a young, modern day girl, who becomes friends with the aviator and who searches for the Little Prince told in the aviator's story.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Director Mark Osborne [achieves] some charming effects... But the computer-animated portions that function as a real-world framing device are more tedious than fanciful.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

"The Little Prince" is really 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.

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Jimmy Geurts
Tampa Bay Times

Perhaps it's best to think of it less as an adaptation and more as an appreciation of what the book has meant to the world since its initial publication.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Where do I possibly begin to describe just how incredible this film truly is? There have been many impressive animated films throughout the years, but many are… More
Maymay Asahan
Once again experiencing the many wonders of this timeless literary classic was bliss. Though the reimagining of The Little Prince was not entirely flawless, it… More
Carlos Magalhães
The animation is stunning, but the plot (whose title is misleading even if it does a great job to reinterpret the story in a new context) feels a bit all over… More
Ian Walker
Beautifully animated. A lovely story. This was every bit as good as I expected it to be. With a story very reminiscent of Peter Pan, you can't help but… More
Jesse Ortega
You know, much to my own embarrassment, I haven't actually ever read The Little Prince. Even when I was a kid, I don't remember having it read to me,… More