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Old 04-22-15, 12:51 PM
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The Little Prince (2016)

Based on the book I couldn't find an existing thread about this, and I don't believe a US release date has been announced for this yet, but the English language trailer just came out a couple days ago. The stop motion animation portions look beautiful!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lit...282015_film%29

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 next door neighbor "The Aviator" (Jeff Bridges), an old yet eccentric and mischievous man. Soon, she discovers the story of The Little Prince, 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.
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Old 03-11-16, 11:06 PM
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Well, this was set for release on March 18th, but Paramount has decided to drop it entirely apparently.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/...before-release

Oh and the trailer for said canned movie (it's the same as the one in fumanstan's post)



Movie has a 93% on Rottentomatoes, 29 reviews (27 good, 2 bad). The movie grossed $79m overseas so far and is available on Blu-ray from Amazon France and other such location (the french blu-ray is all regions and in english).

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I thought the trailer was pretty good. I'm sure it'll get released somehow.
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Mark Osborne confirmed on Twitter that Paramount is no longer distributing the film and that another distributor will release it in the US later this year.

Sucks I don't speak French as it was playing in Paris when I was there this past fall.
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Can you import yet from France or the UK? I'd blind buy it.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Can you import yet from France or the UK? I'd blind buy it.
http://www.amazon.fr/Petit-Prince-Bl...dp/B013KM45U0/

Though Amazon France has some expensive ass shipping, from $8.50 EUR (April 4 - 12) to $22.50 EUR (get it by next Wednesday). It has the English version. Amazon.co.uk carries it through 3rd party sellers, also imported from France.

and unrelated (kind of) but their title for Inside Out seems better fitting to that movie: Vice-Versa

Also, this is showing in Canada. Paramount appears to just be in financial straits after overspending on Zoolander 2's advertising, and neither it nor Whiskey Tango Foxtrot performing well.

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Boom!


Just gotta see if it doesn't have forced subs.
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Netflix is the US distributor now.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Netflix is the US distributor now.
Straight to streaming? In the old days that might've been an insult (straight to video) but these days, it's almost better.

I'll definitely be on the lookout for this.
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Straight to streaming? In the old days that might've been an insult (straight to video) but these days, it's almost better.

I'll definitely be on the lookout for this.
To be determined, but considering that's how Netflix normally does it I'd assume so.

Straight to Video/Streaming is still generally a step lower for movies, though these acquisitions that Netflix has been making (ie: Beast of No Nations, their documentaries) have been exceptions to that.
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No specific date announced, just "later this year"...
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Very bizarre. I saw a Paramount trailer for this when I saw Zootopia a couple weeks ago.
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What a shame that the studio pulled the plug on this at the very last minute. I was very excited to see it.
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This drops on Netflix tomorrow.
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Wonderful film!
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Just watched this tonight and I have to say it's one of the best animated movies I've watched in ages. Yes I have a special place in my heart for the book, but the movie is so touching and well done it's a must see.

BTW: Did this movie originally have a French release? I have the sense it did. The English cast was great BTW- (Paul Giamati's last role is here).

I can't say enough good things about this movie.
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Glad to hear the good word. Also discussed here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ce-2016-a.html
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Just watched this tonight and I have to say it's one of the best animated movies I've watched in ages. Yes I have a special place in my heart for the book, but the movie is so touching and well done it's a must see.

BTW: Did this movie originally have a French release? I have the sense it did. The English cast was great BTW- (Paul Giamati's last role is here).

I can't say enough good things about this movie.
I did. I have the French BD and the film is great but I can also see why it was pulled. It's not easily accessible to kids even though the lead is a kid.
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Glad to hear the good word. Also discussed here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ce-2016-a.html
I didn't see that. I didn't search for it because I thought it was a Netflix exclusive. Apparently not.
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Just watched this tonight and I have to say it's one of the best animated movies I've watched in ages. Yes I have a special place in my heart for the book, but the movie is so touching and well done it's a must see.

BTW: Did this movie originally have a French release? I have the sense it did. The English cast was great BTW- (Paul Giamati's last role is here).

I can't say enough good things about this movie.
Paul Giamati is still alive.

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Oops. I was thinking of James Gandolfini.
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I should have figured it was an actor actually in the movie
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Just watch it on Netflix and damn it had to one of the best animated movie this year. Just a wonderful film and it's a shame it didn't get a chance to go to the theater. I found myself crying almost to the end. Check it out you won't be disappointed.
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It's playing at the IFC theater in New York. I plan to see it this week.
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The parts of the movie that are from the actual book are wonderful. The stop motion is beautiful and the voice actors do a wonderful job of delivering the lines which are often more poetic and parable than they are actual dialog.

The CG framing story was just sort of okay. It's another buy-the-number story of how cold and heartless grown-ups are and how wonderful kooky weirdos are. Way too cliche and overdown, IMHO.

All of the subtle and wonderful ways that the book itself dealt with this same topic are instead drug out in super obvious ways and shoved down the audience's throat over and over again during the course of the movie. It's sort of like they assumed everyone would be too dumb to understand the morals of the book sections and decided to just spell them out for the "dumb" movie goers.

I would absolutely love it if the animators had actually filmed the rest of the book sequences that were not in the movie and included a 30-45 minute short film of the complete book without any of the framing story.

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