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: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Steve Tilley
Toronto Sun

To be fair, this homage to The Little Prince is a lovely story, lovingly told. And for the first two-thirds of the movie, it feels like one of the freshest animated films in ages.

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Carlos F. Heredero
Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

A very easy to watch film that will impact its audience without problems. [Full review in Spanish]

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

A whimsical journey in favour of following dreams and finding life's true loves - a film for young audiences as well as for the oldies who've lost their way.

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Scott Foundas

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 ...

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Mark Osborne's feature-length adaptation adds a dominant frame story that, at first, plays off the famous little fable (splendidly animated) within it quite nicely, only to overwhelm the original in its action-adventure third act.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This first feature screen animation of The Little Prince is a pleasure to behold, but as with any journey the venture is not without risk.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

This terrific adaptation of the beloved children's book for adults features a passel of Hollywood voices, but they're beside the point.

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James Mottram
South China Morning Post

Even if the kids are left wanting more, purists will doubtless be pleased with Mark Osborne's reverential take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 1943 tale.

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Carlos Magalhăes
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
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
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