Back in April, just weeks before it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, a new trailer debuted for The Little Prince. While the film has already been released in France, China and several other international markets, Paramount Pictures set a March 18, 2016 release date for this animated adaptation in the U.S. Today the studio has unveiled another trailer for The Little Prince, which could be a huge hit when it arrives in theaters next spring.
From Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who's being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live - only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince.
It's here that The Little Girl's magical and emotional journey into her own imagination - and into the universe of The Little Prince - begins. And it's where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it's human connections that matter most, and that what's truly essential can only be seen with the heart. Jeff Bridges stars as The Aviator, with Mackenzie Foy playing The Little Girl.
The diverse voice cast also includes Rachel McAdams as The Little Girl's mom and Marion Cotillard as The Rose, Paul Rudd as Mr. Prince, James Franco as The Fox, Benicio Del Toro as The Snake, Paul Giamatti as The Academy Teacher, Albert Brooks as The Businessman, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man and Bud Cort as The King. Irena Brignull (The Boxtrolls) and Bob Persichetti (Puss in Boots) wrote the screenplay adaptation based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novel, which was first published in 1943. The book is so popular that in continues to sell more than 2 million copies every year.
The Little Prince will go up against The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Miracles from Heaven in wide release on March 18, 2016, with Midnight Special debuting in limited release. As of now, The Little Prince is being given a limited release, but the film has already taken in over $60 million at the international box office this year, so it's possible that it could bring in some big business domestically as well. Take a look at the new footage from The Little Prince below, and stay tuned for more on this animated adaptation.