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'The Little Prince' gets Netflix release date

Dian Arthen
Dian Arthen

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, May 27, 2016  /  12:24 pm
'The Little Prince' gets Netflix release date

The Little Prince will debut on Netflix on Aug. 5. (

Once upon a time, an animated movie was adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story The Little Prince. The movie, directed by Oscar-nominated director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) premiered worldwide, including in Indonesia, in October 2015.

Now, the movie is set to hit Netflix and US theaters on Aug. 5, four months after Paramount pulled the movie before its scheduled stateside release on March 18.


The US version of The Little Prince features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Ricky Gervais. It tells the story of the Little Prince, with a narrative from a little girl who is being prepared by her mother for the adult world. She then meets an elderly neighbor who introduces her to the world of the Little Prince.

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“I really wanted to find a way to create a cinematic emotional experience that was equivalent to the emotional experience that someone can have reading the book,” Osborne told Entertainment Weekly.

“I really saw the movie as an opportunity to pay tribute to the power of the book. Not just adapt the book word-for-word, but a chance to adapt what the book means to people, and how it affects their lives,” he adds. (asw)

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