Category: The Little Prince

“The Little Prince” Movie Update

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.

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“The Little Prince” Update: Poster & 2015 Release

Paramount France announced last week that the animated 3D movie “The Little Prince” will released on October 7, 2015 in France and is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2015 in the US. They also released the very first (French) poster via their official twitter account, which we added in our gallery. Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) is directing with a screenplay by Irena Brignull. The movie is currently in production in Paris and Montreal in the Norman Studios and Mikros Image Canada. Rachel is expected to voice one of the characters alongside James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Albert Brooks, and more.

Upcoming Movie Projects Casting News

THR is reporting that Canadian actor Jay Baruchel is joining the still untitled Hawaii/Cameron Crowe which is previously known as “Deep Tiki” or “Volcano Romance”. The Wrap is reporting that actor Bill Murray is also in talks to join the movie. They will join Rachel, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. Baruchel will reportedly play a supporting role as Cooper’s step brother. It has been confirmed before by Cameron Crowe’s official website that Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride and Jaeden Lieberher already signed on for (supporting) roles in the movie. Young actor Lieberher will play the role of Mitchell. The movie began filming in Hawaii on September 26th and Rachel was photographed on set last week.

It was reported last month by Deadline that Albert Brooks signed on to join the voice cast of “The Little Prince” as one of the film’s villains. He joins Rachel, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, and Mackenzie Foy. The animated movie is currently in production in Montreal and is most likely to be released in 2015.

Rachel talks “The Little Prince” + 2015 Release

The Press Association released a new article with quotes of Rachel talking about the upcoming animated movie adaption of “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince). Some excerpts can be found below, and the full article is added in our press archive.

On being a part of the movie: “I’m really excited about it. We’re just starting out so I’ve seen some of the animation and it’s just so beautiful.”

On the director: “Mark Osborne is directing it – he did the first Kung Fu Panda – and he’s awesome. He has all these brilliant ideas for it.”

The production recently moved to Montreal. La Presse is reporting that the movie will get a 2015 release. James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Mackenzie Foy and Paul Giamatti are all on board to voice characters.

“The Little Prince” Production moving to Montreal

It was announced earlier this year that Rachel signed on to voice a character in the upcoming 3D Animated movie adaption of “The Little Prince” (“Le Petit Prince”). Rachel previously mentioned herself that she was expected to do voice-over for the movie in New York but it looks like the production is moving to Montreal, Canada.

The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a CG/Stop-Mo Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Director, “Kung Fu Panda”) with Production Design by Lou Romano (Production Designer, “The Incredibles”) and Character Design by Peter de Seve (Character Designer, “Ice Age”). It is being produced by Onyx Films and animated at Mikros Image Canada in Montreal.

Mikros Image is a world leader in computer animation post-production and visual effects. With studios in France, Belgium and Canada. Mikros provides animation and vfx services to over 300 productions a year. In 2010, “Logorama,” produced and animated, at Mikros won the Academy Award® for Best Short Animated Film. Mikros Image Canada is proud to be bringing the classic tale of “The Little Prince” to life.

The production company is currently looking for various team members from August until September 2014 so that probably means the movie won’t get released before that time.

Rachel joins “Little Prince” Voice Cast

THR is reporting that Rachel joined the voice cast of “Little Prince“.

James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti are on board to voice characters in a big-screen take on The Little Prince, the classic French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The adaptation is shaping up to have a stacked voice cast, including three recent Oscar winners in Bridges, Cotillard and Del Toro

Mark Osborne, who directed Kung Fu Panda, is helming the project, which is being produced by Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache — who produced the stylish 2006 animated film Renaissance — and Dimitri Rassam.
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