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Paramount Pulls ‘The Little Prince’ A Week Before Its U.S. Release Date
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The Little Prince is an animated adaptation of the children’s book of the same name. The film showed plenty of promise since it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year and has grossed an estimated 80 million in overseas markets. But Paramount Pictures has pulled the film from its schedule one week before its release. But if you think that means that it is the end, well, there is some hope for you yet as the film is now on the lookout for a new distributor and is expected to hit theaters sometime this year.

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Movie Review: The Little Prince
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The Little Prince 2015

The Little Prince
Director: Mark Osborne
Screenwriter: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Riley Osborne, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Bud Cort, Albert Brooks, Ricky Gervais, Jaquie Barnbrook, Marcel Bridges, and Jeffy Branion
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated G | 108 Minutes
Release Date: March 18, 2016 (U.S. limited release) | March 25, 2016 (U.S. wide release)

The Little Prince has been adapted. Again. But, for those who are tired of the onslaught of adaptations and sequels, the new film adaptation manages to do something quite “novel,” to turn a phrase. Director Mark Osborne has constructed something to surprise people familiar with the work without alienating those fans in the least.

The plot device of The Little Prince lay in the character of an un-named little girl (Mackenzie Foy), the only child of a single mother (Rachel McAdams) who’s fiercely dedicated to bringing her daughter up with the best opportunities available. Mind you, no one’s downtrodden and there’s not a lick of poverty in the film; rather, it’s as much an exploration of middle class upward mobility (that’s only too American) as it is anything else. Our little girl is bright, fun loving, and shy — nearly the inverse of our Little Prince. She meets the titular character through The Aviator, an ancient man played by Jeff Daniels who mirrors the spirit, life experiences, and adventures of the author of the original work: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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‘The Little Prince’ Trailer: Jeff Bridges Reminds Us About The Importance Of Imagination
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Paramount Pictures has released the newest trailer for Mark Osborne‘s adaptation of The Little Prince. Based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this is the book’s first feature animated adaptation. It actually had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in an out-of-competition screening, and was eventually released a few months in France in the summer. So this is North America’s first real look at the film.

For those who are not familiar with The Little Prince, the book centers on a young girl, whose meticulous mother wants her to grow up too fast. However, their eccentric neighbor, helps the young girl take hold of her childhood by telling her the story of a boy called the “Little Prince”, whom he supposedly encountered in a desert when his plane crashed. While some may consider The Aviator a distraction, The Little Girl finds her neighbor’s story intriguing, and soon she will go on a life-changing adventure involving stars, biplanes, and a cute fox.

Check out the new trailer for The Little Prince below.

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