Nearly a year and a half after the English voice cast was announced, the first trailer has been released for The Little Prince, an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's literary classic of the same name. The footage is completely in French, so we'll have to wait for a domestic trailer to hear voice cast members such as Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Ricky Gervais, but the international trailer gives us a glimpse at the visual style that blends stop motion and CGI animation.
The original novel centers on an airplane pilot, who crash-lands in the Sahara Desert. He comes across a young boy that claims to be a prince from his home on an asteroid. During his time repairing the downed aircraft, the young boy tells stories about the foolish inhabitants surrounding his asteroid. In the adaptation, the pilot is now an old man, telling this tale of The Little Prince to a young neighbor girl. The main plot, with the old man and the little girl, is shown through traditional CGI animation, while The Little Prince story itself is depicted through stop motion animation.
While there isn't a whole lot of dialogue in this international trailer, Vulture has provided the following translation. To read: CLICK HERE. Then watch the footage after you understand the meaning. Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) directs this animated adaptation, which will be released in France on October 7, before debuting in the U.S. in late 2015. Check out the first footage and the translated dialogue below.