Bring home ‘The Little Prince’ on Blu-ray

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An all-star cast provides the voices for this reimagined animated version of the classic story The Little Prince. The book was originally published in 1943 and has been a source of charm and inspiration for several generations.

This is an enchanting story about a little girl who is being groomed by her over-achieving mother who wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps and climb up the corporate ladder. But this little girl is just that – a little girl. She has no toys or friends. She has books and a chart designed by her mother of all the subjects she has to study even though it’s summer vacation.

They move to a house so the little girl can attend an elite academy. Their next-door neighbor (known as “The Aviator”) is an odd old man. He’s a hoarder. His house is filled with all kinds of things and his back yard is where he parks his airplane. One thing leads to another and soon the old man is relating his story of The Little Prince to the little girl. He has drawn all the characters in the story and the girl becomes entranced by them and the story itself.

While her mother thinks her daughter is studying all day when she is at work, the girl is secretly enjoying her time with the old man. He gave her a stuffed fox from the story and she adores it. After all, it’s her only toy.

The heart of the story is the charm of this relationship and the need for human relations. This little girl has been her only company her whole life. She desperately desires companionship, which is what we all need.

Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Paul Rudd, Mackenzie Foy, and Paul Giamatti lend their voices to this enchanting story of humanity.

The bonus features include a music video and a fun 25-minute “making of” featurette. The viewers learn how the original story had to be reimagined in order to make it into a film. The filmmakers did not want to lose any of the charm of the story and found a great way to redesign the story for viewers.

The Little Prince is rated PG for mild thematic elements. This is a movie that will be enjoyed over and over again. It’s delightful.

About the Author

Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books, is the entertainment correspondent for Good Day Orange County, and has her own TV show, Beyond the Red Carpet, on Village Television in Orange County. She is a longstanding member of the Los Angeles Press Club and the Television Critics Association and is accredited by the MPAA.