The Minor Prince is a 2015 English-language French 3D quit-movement and pc-animated fantasy film based mostly on the 1943 novel of the exact same identify by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was directed by Kung Fu Panda co-director and Additional creator Mark Osborne and prepared by Irena Brignull (writer of The Boxtrolls) and Bob Persichetti. As the initially animated function film adaptation of The Minor Prince, the film uses quit movement animation for the novel’s tale and pc animation for an supplemental body narrative. The film stars the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Riley Osborne (Mark Osborne’s son) as the title character, Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy. The film is not a straight adaptation of Saint-Exupéry’s novel. Alternatively, components from the novel are flashback pieces woven into an unique narrative about an unnamed younger female (Foy) who befriends the story’s now-elderly aviator narrator (Bridges) who tell the tale about his meeting with the Minor Prince (R. Osborne), although the female offers with her overbearing mom (McAdams).
The film premiered on May well 22, 2015 at the 68th Cannes Film Competition in an out-of-competition screening, adopted by a broad theatrical launch in France on July 29, 2015 by Paramount Pictures. The U.S. theatrical launch was established a launch date for March eighteen, 2016 in RealD 3D, but was afterwards dropped by its distributor with no rationalization, afterwards Netflix took around the U.S. distribution rights and presently scheduled it for an August 5, 2016 launch date. The film has gained $ninety seven.six million on a $77.5 million funds, getting the most prosperous French animated film abroad of all time. The film gained the Most effective Animated Characteristic Film at the César Awards in 2016.