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Exclusive trailer ! For the 4D ride movie of The Little Prince !


From 1st July 2011, visitors to the Futuroscope will be able to accompany the Little Prince on a new adventure to the heart of the Planet of Music. Meet up with the Little Prince and the Fox on asteroid B612 to go in search of the missing Rose. Expect the journey to full of poetry, fun, sensations and emotions!

Now watch our exlclusive trailer for this 4D adventure !

 


The Little Prince musical in Russia


First France, then Brazil… now we’d like to present The Little Prince stage show in Russia. Scripted by Andrey Niantchouk, the story is adapted as a musical featuring an extensive cast of artistes bringing Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story to life. Take a look at an extract from the show, which premiered in 2007 and since then seems to taken Russia by storm. A special mention must go to the Fox’s costume: what a triumph!

 


Look out for the Little Prince’s QR code!


A QR code is a two-dimensional matrix made up of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. QR stands for Quick Response, since the code allows its data content to be read at high speed.
Readable by dedicated QR code readers or a smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.), QR code is in fact an Internet address encoded in two dimensions.
You can find QR codes on products in the online store: point to the code with your smartphone and you’ll be directed straight to the official Little Prince Facebook page. Soon, the QR code will take you on to exclusive content and a dedicated website.

Tell your friends!


Children write to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


We were amazed by Stéphane Pezerat’s play, and we were not the only ones. Remember, at the end of the book (and of the play), Saint-Exupéry sends us this message: “Then, if a child comes towards you, if he laughs, if he has golden locks and if he refuses to answer questions, you will surely guess who he is. So be kind! Do not leave me grieving. Write to me quickly to tell me that he has come back…
Pupils at the Le Parc de Saint-Symphorien school in Ozon have done just what Saint-Exupéry asked, writing to tell him about an imaginary encounter with the Little Prince!
Today we have an initial selection for you of their funny, moving letters, full of bright ideas for telling Saint-Exupéry that his Little Prince has come back. Just like in the book, the words are accompanied by drawings.

If you haven’t seen our report on the adaptation by Stéphane Pezerat, it’s never too late!


The Fox medallions: an outstanding gift idea


They are made with all the skill and artistry of the Monnaie de Paris, the Paris Mint, which we have often had occasion to mention on this site.  Now the Monnaie de Paris proposes a medallion featuring our favourite character: the Fox. The star that appears at the top of medallion is rich in meaning, if you think back to the words of the Little Prince…
The medallions are made from 750/1000 (18 carat) yellow gold.
The Little Prince online store offers two models: one 14mm in diameter, the other 18mm in diameter.

Take a look at them right now in the online store!


The Little Prince: coming soon to the Futuroscope!


Ever heard of movie rides? They are the kind of films, often in 3D, encountered in theme parks, where spectators actually experience the action they see on the screen: sensations of falling, being shaken around, high speed. The experience is often made even more vivid by added special effects (wind, smoke, etc.). One of the most spectacular movie rides has to be the Star Tour, which whisks its passengers off on a space flight in a Star Wars universe. From 1st July 2011, visitors to the Futuroscope will be able to accompany the Little Prince on a new adventure to the heart of the Planet of Music. Meet up with the Little Prince and the Fox on asteroid B612 to go in search of the missing Rose. Expect the journey to full of poetry, fun, sensations and emotions!
Until then, enjoys these three visuals of a ride unequalled anywhere else in the world.


Actors who are fans of the Little Prince


Now that we’ve told you about the actors lending their voices to the Little Prince series, it’s time to tell you about the actors that are fans of the Little Prince. Let’s start with the triumphant star of Black Swan and the face of Dior: Natalie Portman. In an interview with La Parisienne, the actress was asked to find a likeness for Miss Dior Chérie, the fragrance she represents. If Miss Dior Chérie were a book, it would be… The Little Prince!

In an interview with l’Express Style, Nicolas Duvauchelle admitted to being an avid reader and history fan. When he’s not immersed in the biography of Du Guesclin, the actor reads a lot to his young daughter – and right now, that means The Little Prince.

In Madame Figaro, Christophe Lambert presented his novel and confided, in response to the interviewer’s question, that he dreamed of having authored The Little Prince.


The Little Prince likes: The Prodigies


After adapting The Little Prince to the screen, the magicians at Method Animation have turned their hands to La Nuit des Enfants Rois, the best-selling French novel by Bernard Lenteric. Finally, after a long period in production, the film version entitled The Prodigies is due for release on 25th May 2011. Filmed entirely in motion capture, the film tells the story of Jimbo, a child gifted with superhero powers, who decides to seek out others like himself. A visually beautiful film  offering spectacular entertainment, as the trailer reveals.


9 webisodes already! And now for the secrets of dubbing!


One of the many things offered by the Little Prince website is the opportunity to learn, to make new discoveries.  Today we invite you behind the scenes of the Little Prince animated series to see how an episode is dubbed. From the writing of the dialogue to recording in the studio, we offer you an exclusive encounter with the professionals who make it all possible, and a chance to find out more about  a profession often almost unknown to the general public.

 


The legend of Saint-Exupéry in Brazil


We know that Saint-Exupéry visited Brazil when he was a pilot with l’Aéropostale. While giving a lecture, he apparently said, “I dipped into in the customs of Brazil”. It is also said to have been a baobab that the writer saw in Natal that gave him the inspiration for the Little Prince.
The story goes that Saint-Exupéry met a fisherman on one of his visits. The fisherman remembered how tall Saint-Exupéry was, the notebook that never left his possession, and his taste for fish soup and for fish.  That fisherman nicknamed his friend “Zeperri”, and saw in him a man “different” from his contemporaries.

The Little Prince in Brazil
According to statistics, the average Brazilian reads just one book a year. Despite that, the Little Prince is a well-known figure in the popular imagination. The Brazilian representatives of the Little Prince have already staged a show watched by 200,000 spectators starring actress Luana Pioavani, the Little Prince has appeared in fashion shows and exhibitions, and is now being celebrated at the immense OCA art exhibition centre. His standing in the popular imagination is put to work on behalf of causes such as the environment and children in need. The book itself features in the country’s school curriculum.
Sheila Dryzun, who represents the Saint-Exupéry Estate in Brazil, is emphatic about the book’s impact on its young audience: “It’s often the first book in which children hear about love”.
In 2009, the OCA Centre in Sao Paulo hosted a gigantic exhibition dedicated to the Little Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It proved a massive nationwide success, with the exhibition first being extended and then transferred to Rio.

 

 

Lovers and collectors have not been left out, thanks to the many products inspired by the tale to be found on the shelves of Brazil’s stores. The poetry and delicacy of the story is an inspiration to designers, meaning that children in Brazil can find everything they need to decorate their bedrooms in the colours of the Little Prince. Toy boxes, bed linen, pillows… nothing is too good for Brazil’s Little Princes.en transferred to Rio.  Find out more : http://www.opequenoprincipe.com

 

According to statistics, the average Brazilian reads just one book a year. Despite that, the Little Prince is a well-known figure in the popular imagination. The Brazilian representatives of the Little Prince have already staged a show watched by 200,000 spectators starring actress Luana Pioavani, the Little Prince has appeared in fashion shows and exhibitions, and is now being celebrated at the immense OCA art exhibition centre. His standing in the popular imagination is put to work on behalf of causes such as the environment and children in need. The book itself features in the country’s school curriculum.

Sheila Dryzun, who represents the Saint-Exupéry Estate in Brazil, is emphatic about the book’s impact on its young audience: “It’s often the first book in which children hear about love”.

In 2009, the OCA Centre in Sao Paulo hosted a gigantic exhibition dedicated to the Little Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It proved a massive nationwide success, with the exhibition first being extended and then transferred to Rio.