Now available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD, is the critically acclaimed, beloved children’s story, The Little Prince. The film is released by Paramount Home Entertainment.
The film originally premiered on Netflix back in 2016, however, it’s just now available on Blu-ray and DVD (as well as digital).
The film features the voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Paul Rudd, Mackenzie Foy, and Paul Giamatti,
I have to admit that I have never seen the film until now. I heard of the film before because my daughter saw it on Netflix years ago and raved about it. She said she watched it a half a dozen times. For some odd reason, it never piqued my interest enough to watch it while it was on Netflix. I’m sorry that I didn’t see the film sooner.
“As fragile and beautiful as the beloved rose guarded by the wee fellow of the title” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), THE LITTLE PRINCE tells the classic story of love and humanity in a film that’s filled with “charm and sweetness” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian).
I received a copy of the film to review. This time I couldn’t wait to watch the film. Now that I’ve seen it, I wish I had watched it when my daughter would rave about it.
By the way… since receiving the Blu-ray to review, my daughter borrowed it so that she could have a “movie night” date with her boyfriend. He had never seen the movie either. As per my daughter, he loved it (and he’s an adult male).
Normally when I write reviews I do my own synopsis. There is so much going on in this film that I felt it was best to use the official synopsis.
From the director of Kung Fu Panda comes this critically acclaimed, re-imagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story. At its heart is “The Little Girl” (Mackenzie Foy), prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up real-world. After her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, “The Aviator” (Jeff Bridges) introduces her to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, she learns of “The Little Prince” (Riley Osborne). And so begins the magical and emotional journey where one learns, amongst other things, it’s the human connections that matter most.
WOW! Simply, WOW. This film is outstanding. I absolutely love it.
I watched it on a day when I had no work (snow day), but my husband still had to go to his job. After raving about the film to him, he said he would like to see it as well. We’re planning on watching the film again this weekend. I am happy to watch it again (and again!).
As far as the animation is concerned, this is a beautifully done movie. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about the segments with the Little Prince. The animation is a bit different. However, after seeing the film, I think it all blends so well together.
I absolutely LOVE the story link in this film, and I think it’s so fitting for today’s youth and parents.
So much is expected of children today. I literally know a mother similar to the mother in this film. She has her daughter’s life all plotted out and expects nothing but perfection from her daughter. That’s fine and dandy except her daughter is eight years old! That’s crazy!
Growing up, I had a huge imagination. I didn’t need toys to have a great time. I would go on “adventures” in the woods behind my home. I made toys out of rocks, sticks and whatever else I found. I could spend hours playing with my Fisher Price Little People, acting out storylines for each of them.
Sadly, many kids today are lacking imagination. They are so consumed with video games and social media that they have no imagination. I work with children (K-5th graders) and I see that first hand for myself. It breaks my heart. Children should be allowed to be children, and they should be encouraged to use their imaginations and not waste it away on a smartphone or iPad.
This film is all about imagination (among other things). I think it’s inspiring film about the joys of childhood and being a child (not a young adult). Having an imagination is a wonderful thing to have, it’s not a liability.
In addition to this wonderful story, the Blu-ray and DVD include a 25-minute featurette on the making of the film, as well as a music video for the song “Turnaround” by Camille. The Blu-ray additionally includes access to a Digital copy of the film.
I watched the film digitally. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to view the bonus content.
The film is rated PG (I’m not entirely sure why), and has a run time of 107 minutes.
This would make the perfect “Family Movie Night” movie.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. The trailer says “coming soon,” but the movie is NOW available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.