MOVIE REVIEW: The Little Prince (2015)

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Directed by Mark Osborne

Based from the novel of the same title translated from the original French title ‘Le Petit Prince,’ and directed by Mark Osborne who’s most recent work is none other than Dreamworks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda, The Little Prince is a beautifully crafted stop-motion and 3D animated film. Its source material is rather hard to interpret into a full length film thus the production earns more respect for coming up with a modern and more understandable treatment.

The film is thoroughly entertaining and engaging. It brings more life to its source material and in the art on how the film is created and presented. The heart and mind will both go into its beautiful narrative, engaged in its characters and taste some of the French left in it through the songs.

It’s not what you expect if you’ve read the novel, it might be less for some or be actually more. The film delicately carries the essence of the source material and turn it into something more than meets the eye. It’s beautiful in every look and in every sound. The Little Prince is what the readers and the audience deserve and it’s a worthy movie experience.

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5 Stars

“The Little Prince” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on December 2, 2015. Released and distributed by Captive Cinema. Rated G by the MTRCB.

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