A friend of mine once told me about Le Petite Prince as her family is French. For some reason, I never picked up the English translated version The Little Prince. In fact, I didn’t really know anything about the book, until now. Netflix recently acquired the animated retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella which will simultaneously be released theatrically and will hit Netflix exclusively on Aug. 5, four months after Paramount quietly pulled the feature shortly before its mid-March release date.
It is a beloved childhood novel, that Netflix is bringing the story loved by countless families to life with the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd and many more. I watched the trailer (below)…with the music and the visuals I had goosebumps. I think it will make a great movie night to celebrate the end of our first week of school here!
About The Little Prince: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.
I read a snippet of The Little Prince on Amazon and the story is very unique. In fact, I think I might purchase the story and read it with the girls this week before watching the moving on Netflix on August 5th.
About the book from Amazon: Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry’s original artwork. Combining Richard Howard’s translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.
Have you read The Little Prince? What did you think? Will you watch on Netflix next week?