‹The Little Prince› is a journey embarked upon by the ‘adult’who regards the reality desolate like the desert to be all life is,and the ‘child’ who imagines an oasis somewhere in thatdesert, sharing empathy and searching for the ‘true meaningof life’. This performance lets us look at the world that we livein now through the eyes of ‘The Little Prince’ from outside theearth, and does not just give a contemptuous look at theprofit-obsessive urban people. Rather, it suggests areconstruction of ‘unfamiliarity’ to ‘familiarity’, appropriatingfear and gloom to anticipation and fascination, through theevent of ‘encountering’. With the video that metaphorizes thelife in reality, the dance that provides a different temporalperspective to reality, and the projection of images drawn bythe audience on tablets all intersected, the multi-dimensionalstage stimulates imagination and approaches thephilosophical theme that the countless encountersexperienced in life could actually be the starting point of accepting differences.
2016.12. 9(Fri)-12.11(Sun) Weekday 8pm, Weekend 3pm
Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater / R 50,000 S 30,000 A10,000
Choreography: Aesoon Ahn, Plot · Script: Jeewoon Kim,Music: Jaeil Jeong
Now streaming on Netflix, a behind the scenes glimpse at “The Little Prince” released on Tuesday shows how the film uniquely fused together four different types of animation: hand drawn 2D animation, CG animation, paper cutout animation and stop-motion animation.
The film flawlessly weaves together CG animation to show the world of the main character, The Little Girl, while stop-motion animation was used to bring the pages of the beloved book to life.
“Some of my favorite shots in the film took up to nine days to animate,” Osborne said in the video. “Computer animation really helped us to create a groundbreaking, believable world. I felt that stop motion was the best way to tap into that childlike universe.”
“The Little Prince,” tells the story of a little girl and her overly organized, type-A mother who move in next door to an old aviator who lives in a ramshackle house. The aviator, voiced by Bridges, tells (and draws) the story of his encounter with the little prince, and that encounter with the story in Saint-Exupery’s book changes the life of the little girl.