A quick reminder that “The Little Prince” premieres tomorrow, Friday, on Netflix U.S. The movie will also be released in selected theaters in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Apart from a stellar cast (Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais and more) retelling the 1943 story of “The Little Prince“, the movie, as of now, also scores a high 96% on rotten tomatoes, making it certified “Fresh”. It also scores high on Metacritics with a rating of 72!
Rachel, who voices The Mother in the movie, believes the movie has received such high praise because of its emotional intensity and the fact it pays such close homage to the original book.
“The Little Prince does a fantastic job of celebrating life’s mysteries,” she says. “When we grow up, it’s easy to need an answer for every question. Just like the book, the movie pays attention to the importance of enjoying the journey and our relationships, and not necessarily understanding everything. It all circles back to the famous quote from the book, which is ‘What is essential is invisible to the eye’.”
The director, Mark Osbourne (Kung Fu Panda), recently released some early on sketches (gallery below) of the movie to show part of the progress that went into bringing the 1943 fable into to life for a modern audience.
To learn more about the making of the movie you can purchase the Titan Books’ “The Little Prince – The Art of the Movie“. It takes you through the creative process of bringing author Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 1943 story to life, showcasing various behind-the-scenes photographs, drawings, animated screenshots and production art from the movie.