The British Academy Children’s Awards in 2017 have been announced yesterday and “The Little Prince” won Feature Film! Director Mark Osborne took the stage to accept the award. You can watch his acceptance speech after the jump. The movie previously won the French César Award (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Animated Film. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners for tonight’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse, London, and presenters included Peter Andre, Matt Baker, Angellica Bell, Hugh Dennis, Rochelle Humes, Pixie Lott, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.
In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International, Netflix’s The Little Prince won for Feature Film, and History Bombs: Online History Resources won for Learning.
Winner – THE LITTLE PRINCE Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam – ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix
The British Academy announced the nominees for the British Academy Children’s Awards, which honor the very best in children’s media. “The Little Prince” received a nomination for Feature Film alongside ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, ‘Manoa’ and ‘Sing’. Congratulations to Rachel, director Mark Osborne and the rest of the voice cast and filmmakers for this incredible nomination. You can head over to BAFTA.org for the entire list of nominations.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner – Laika/Universal Pictures
THE LITTLE PRINCE Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam – ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix
MOANA Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer – Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Animation Studios
SING Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Garth Jennings – Illumination/Universal Pictures
The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 26 November and will be hosted by British actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown.
“The Little Prince“, which is the first animated project Rachel was part of, is finally available in the United States starting today. The movie is currently available for streaming on Netflix US and is playing in selected theaters starting today as well. Rachel is voicing The Mother character and the voice-ensemble cast also includes Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Albert Brooks, Paul Giamatti, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Paul Rudd. The movie had an unconventional release schedule. After it’s world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival it was released internationally in many countries, including France and Brazil. The movie already hit the 100 million mark in the international box office. Paramount dropped the movie (unexpectedly) earlier this year but Netflix picked up the right for the US. Deadline is reporting that Netflix is planning on an Oscar campaign later this year.
Only one more day until the release of “The Little Prince” in the US. The movie will be available for streaming on Netflix US starting tomorrow. The movie will also be released in selected theaters in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times and New York Times ran a print advertisement this past weekend and we have added it in our gallery. We also came across a brand new featurette of the movie, released by the Japanese distributor earlier this year and we have added the high definition screencaptures in our gallery.
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 movie currently holds a 96% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, which means it’s officially certified Fresh. The Metacritics rating is 71. You can find our review round-up after the jump.
Netflix has announced that “The Little Prince” will be released on August 5 in the U.S. on their streaming service. The movie will also get a theatrical release, according to Entertainment Weekly. Netflix also released a brand new trailer. We have added the trailer and a newly released Japanese featurette in our media archive. We also added the high definition screencaptures in our gallery.
EW has learned that the animated retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella will simultaneously be released theatrically and will hit Netflix exclusively on Aug. 5, four months after Paramount quietly pulled the feature shortly before its mid-March release date.
“It’s been a crazy adventure, the entire production,” says director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda). “How I look at it, the release pattern is really uncommon too.”
THR is reporting that Netflix picked up the U.S. right to “The Little Prince“. Paramount was previously set to release the movie in the U.S. today, but dropped it last week. No release date has been announced yet but the movie is expected to get released this year.
Netflix has picked up Paramount Pictures’ domestic rights to The Little Prince, the new animated film based on the 1943 book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The studio had originally slated the movie to open in U.S. theaters on March 18, but then quietly pulled it off that date. It is now expected to premiere stateside on the streaming service later this year.
The film, directed by Mark Osborne, an Oscar nominee for Kung Fu Panda, premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival last May and has grossed $100 million intrnationally (excluding the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia and Spain), where it was handled by various distributors. Last month, it was awarded France’s Cesar Award for best animated film.
Little Prince combines 3D computer animation and stop-motion, and has a voice cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Benicio del Toro.
Paramount’s international arm handled the release of the film in France last summer.
This is very unexpected and disappointing news: IGN is reporting that Paramount will no longer release “The Little Prince” in the United States, which was expected to get released next Friday, March 18.
Paramount Pictures has confirmed to IGN that they will no longer release The Little Prince, which was set to open in theaters next Friday, March 18. The studio didn’t provide a reason for why they opted to drop the film so close to opening day.
Mark Osborne directed the movie, which is based on the classic tale published in 1943. The Little Prince’s voice cast includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard and Benicio Del Toro.
Director Mark Osborne released the following statement (via his official twitter account):
“Many thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in these strange times. As it turns out, the much anticipated U.S. release of this special and unique film will have to be anticipated just a little bit more. All I can say is ‘The Little Prince’ will in fact be released by another distributor later this year. Until then, head to Canada! The film opens there in wide release this weekend!”
The movie won the César Award (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Animated Film last month and already hit the $100 million mark in the international box office.
The 41st Annual César Awards (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) announced it’s nominations yesterday and “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince) is nominated for Best Animated Film. The movie became the most successful French animated film ever abroad in 2015 according to Deadline. For a full list with nominees be sure to head over to the official website. The movie will be released in the United States on March 18 of this year, and was therefor not eligible for this year’s Academy Awards. The movie is set to open the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival next week, on February 3, as we previously reported.