Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved children's book, The Little Prince, has been made into an animated feature film.

The movie, based on the 1943 novella, tells the story of a young girl, who is growing up at an alarming rate thanks to a pushy mother, who befriends her eccentric neighbour, the Aviator.  

The girl's new friend regales her with the story of how as a young man he crashed his plane in the Sahara desert where he met the Little Prince, who had traveled from his lonely home planet and learnt many concerning truths about adults on his journey. 

The stop-motion film features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, and Ricky Gervais, is directed by Mark Osbourne and, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, is behind the magical score.

Watch the trailer below.

The Little Prince tells the story of a pilot who crash lands in the desert and awakes to see an extraordinary little boy.
'Please,' asks the stranger, 'will you draw me a little lamb!' Baffled by the little prince's incessant questioning, the pilot pulls out his pencil, and starts to draw.
As the little prince's curiosity takes them further on their journey together, the pilot is able to piece together an understanding of the tiny planet from which the prince has come and of his incredible travels across the universe. 

The Picador Classic edition of The Little Prince, including an introduction by Kate Mosse, is out now. 

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