The Little Prince

Following its premiere at Cannes Film Festival last year, Paramount Pictures picked up the animation The Little Prince, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s famous 1943 novel and adapted by The Boxtrolls Irena Brignull. However, just a short time before it was set to be released this past March they unceremoniously dumped it. Thankfully, Netflix came to the rescue and have now debuted a new trailer and a release date of August 5th.

“It’s been a crazy adventure, the entire production. How I look at it, the release pattern is really uncommon too,” director Mark Osborne tells EW. “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. 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.”

Check out the new trailer below featuring the voice cast of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort.

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.

The Little Prince poster

The Little Prince will be released on August 5th on Netflix and in theaters.

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