The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has announced part of their official line-up earlier today. It was announced that Rachel’s upcoming animated movie “The Little Prince” is selected for the festival. It will screen out of competition. The movie is directed by Mark Osborne and the running time is 1h48 according to the official website. Wild Bunch, who handles international sales, is reporting the following plot:
Long synopsis: Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. From Mark Osborne, Academy Award® nominated director of Kung Fu Panda, comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who’s being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. He introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into her own imagination – and into the universe of The Little Prince – begins.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort, Ricky Gervais
The festival runs from May 13-May 24. We hope Rachel and the rest of the cast is able to attend the festival!
The Japanese distributor Warner Bros released the first official poster for “The Little Prince” earlier this month. It features The Girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) and The Aviator (voiced by Jeff Bridges) character. You can find the full version of the poster in our gallery. The movie will be released in November/December 2015 in Japan. Be sure to also visit the official Japanese website: LittlePrince.jp because it features a very beautiful design which gives a good impression of the animation work in the movie.
The official website for France was also recently launched: LePetitPrince-LeFilm.com. The site also features a scholar section where schools in France can participate and win an early screening of the movie. The files at the scholar section give us a closer look at the movie. One of the files gives us an introduction of the (principal) character of the movie and describes The Mother as a loving and dedicated mother who wants to help her daugther achieve excellence at school. The movie will be released on July 29, 2015 in France. No release date has been set for the U.S. but it’s expected to be released sometime this year. Hans Zimmer recorded the score last month at the Air Studios. Variety recently predicted that the movie is a strong contender to premiere during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but nothing has been confirmed.
Warner Bros Japan released the first (teaser) trailers for “The Little Prince“. The teaser has Japanese voice-over but the trailer features the original English cast including the first voice-work by Rachel as The Mother! We have added both trailers in our video archive. The official Japanese website is also live to be sure to visit it: LittlePrince.jp. Many thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!
The movie will be released on October 7, 2015 in France, Christmas 2015 in Canada and December 2015 in Japan. No word yet on the US/UK released date but Paramount US will release the official US trailer tomorrow.
Yahoo! Canada released the original English version of “The Little Prince” trailer. The trailer seems to feature voice work by Rachel’s co-stars Mackenzie Foy (The Little Girl), Jeff Bridges (The Aviator), and Riley Osborne (The Little Prince). Yahoo! is also reporting a Christmas 2015 release for Canada and the official plot can be found below. Rachel will voice The Mother in the original English version. The movie is expected to be released October 7, 2015 in France and no UK/US release date has been announced. Many thanks to my friend Wendy for helping out!
Official Plot: Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. From Mark Osborne, Academy Award® nominated director of Kung Fu Panda, comes the first ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grownup world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kindhearted neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges). The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince (newcomer Riley Osborne). It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into her own imagination – and into the universe of The Little Prince – begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that what’s truly essential can only be seen with the heart. Also starring: Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort.
Paramount France released the first French (teaser) trailer for “The Little Prince” (‘Le Petit Prince’) earlier today. Rachel is part of the English voice cast but we decided to share this version with you as well because it gives a good impression of the film. We have added the trailer in our media archive, you can watch it directly below or by heading over to our media site. We think we have spotted Rachel’s character around the 00:04 mark.
French Synopsis (via Google Translator): This is the story of a story. This is the story of a little girl, fearless and curious, who lives in a world of adults. This is the story of an aviator, eccentric and mischievous, who never really grew up. This is the story of the Little Prince that will bring them together in an extraordinary adventure.
Be sure to ‘Like’ the official French Facebook page of the movie and we hope an English trailer will be released soon as well.
Warner Bros Japan released the first official teaser for “The Little Prince” and it gives us a first glimpse of the animated movie. Rachel is part of the English voice cast alongside James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, and many more. The narration and text are in Japanese but it gives a nice first official look of the movie. You can watch the trailer on the official youtube channel or by clicking on the banner above. We think we might have spotted a glimpse of Rachel’s character around the 00:31 mark. Thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!
The official website for Japan is also live already: LittlePrince.jp. The movie, which will be in 3D, is expected to be released in 2015. Let’s hope the official English teaser will be released soon!
Lucky Red has announced earlier this week that they picked up the distribution rights of “The Little Prince” (‘Il Piccolo Principe’) in Italy. The movie is expected to be released October 7, 2015 in France, late 2015 in the US and The Wrap recently reported that eOne Films Canada picked the rights for the movie in Canada for a 2016 release. Lucky Red announced they will release the 3D animated movie on January 1, 2016 in Italy and also revealed the roles of the English voice cast. The translated (via google translator) press release can be found below/after the jump:
Lucky Red will bring the highly anticipated film, directed by Mark Osborne (creator of Kung Fu Panda) and adapted from the popular children’s book by Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, to Italian cinemas.
The Little Prince has sold 145 million copies worldwide (16 million in Italy alone) and has been translated into more than 270 languages and dialects 71 after it’s first publication. It’s the most translated book in the world after the Bible!
Universal and timeless values make it a masterpiece narrated in the Saint-Exupéry: the respect for individuals and diversity, protecting the environment, and peace. A passionate story that relentlessly generations of readers of all ages. Made of CGI and stop motion animation with a budget of $ 80 million, The Little Prince is by far the most anticipated animation project next year.
ScreenDaily is reporting that Wild Bunch will head to the Cannes market with “The Little Prince“. The article also reveals more information about the plot and they are also reporting that Ricky Gervais joined the cast. Rachel is reportedly part of the English voice-cast.
Paris-based sales powerhouse heads to Cannes with American director Mark Osborne’s anticipated feature-length animation The Little Prince, as well as Strangerland, Gentlemen and Red Army.
The $80m The Little Prince is Osborne’s first feature-length work since co-directing DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, which grossed more than $650m worldwide.
The director will attend the market to give an hour-long presentation of the film, which is due for delivery at the end of 2015.
Osborne adapted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic alongside British screenwriter Irena Brignull. The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) is the second most translated book in the world.
“The film intertwines a contemporary tale of a little girl who discovers The Little Prince through a reclusive elderly neighbour,” said Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval.
The feature combines CG animation for the real world of the little girl and stop-motion animation for the world of the book as imagined by her.
The English-language voice cast includes Marion Cotillard (The Rose), James Franco (The Fox), Benicio del Toro (The Snake), Jeff Bridges (The Aviator) and Ricky Gervais (The Conceited Man). The voice of the little prince has yet to be revealed.