The Little Prince

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"The entertainment that loves a lot, and lives a lot, and gives and gives and gives a lot."
  • G
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.4  (3,912)

The 1974 movie adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, "The Little Prince," directed by Stanley Donen, is a masterpiece of animation and storytelling. The movie stars Richard Kiley as the aviator and narrator of the story, Steven Warner as the little prince, and Joss Ackland as the king. The movie begins with the aviator crashing his plane in the Sahara desert and meeting the little prince, a boy from a small asteroid that orbits the planet B-612. The little prince tells the aviator about his travels to other asteroids and the characters he meets along the way.

Throughout the movie, we see the little prince encounter a series of eccentric characters. The first one he meets is a conceited man, who claims to be the only person on his planet and therefore the most important person in the world. The little prince is unimpressed by his arrogance and continues on his journey.

On his second asteroid, the little prince meets a drunkard, who spends his days drinking and feeling sorry for himself. The little prince tries to help him, but realizes he can't change him and decides to move on.

Next, the little prince lands on an asteroid inhabited by a businessman, who is always counting his stars and claims to own them all. The little prince learns that the businessman cares only about the money and doesn't appreciate the beauty of the stars.

The fourth asteroid the little prince visits is inhabited by a lamplighter, who has a very strange job. He spends his entire day lighting and extinguishing the street lamps that are installed on the asteroid, which rotates very quickly. The little prince is moved by the dedication of the lamplighter towards his job, and realizes that he is the only one who appreciates the work he does.

On the fifth asteroid, the little prince meets a geographer, who is always looking for new places to map. The geographer tells the little prince that he has never been able to find his own planet on any map, so the little prince decides to draw it himself.

After visiting all these asteroids, the little prince lands on Earth, where he meets a fox. The fox teaches the little prince the meaning of friendship and how to tame him. The fox also imparts some important life lessons, such as how to see beyond appearances and how to see with one's heart. The little prince is delighted to have made a new friend, but he knows that he must continue his journey.

The ending of the movie is a poignant one, wherein we see the little prince return to his own planet to take care of his beloved rose. The aviator is left alone, but with a deeper understanding of the world around him and a newfound appreciation for the simplicity of life.

In conclusion, "The Little Prince" is a beautiful and heartwarming movie that will leave audiences of all ages spellbound. With its stunning animation and enchanting storytelling, it is a classic that will never lose its charm or relevance.

The Little Prince is a 1974 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

The Little Prince
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    6.4  (3,912)