It’s official, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella, The Little Prince, is hitting the big screen — and some of Hollywood’s biggest names will voice the upcoming children’s book turned animated film.
So far, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Mackenzie Foy, and Paul Giamatti are on-board to voice this sweet fantasy story of a child prince who comes to Earth from his home asteroid, and the pilot who crash lands in the Sahara Desert and encounters him.
The Little Prince has been adapted for film and television many times before, including a popular 1974 live action musical version. Readers and viewers may recall the crucial roles of the Fox and the Rose, and the philosophical stories shared between the Prince and the pilot (due to be voiced by Bridges, who with Cotillard and Del Toro is one of three Academy Award winners in the cast.)
Books become films all the time, including many well-known children’s titles, old and new. I’ve scanned my memory bank for some of the most notable kids’ books that came to life on the big screen. What are your favorites?