Since 5 July, French and foreign families have been able to enjoy the latest Little Prince attraction in 4D at the Futuroscope in Poitiers! Viewers can accompany the Little Prince and his friend the fox on a poetic walk… The programme consists of 3 journeys through a magic world full of sensations, with wind, thin sprays of water and shifting ground. You feel as if you’re really taking part in the Little Prince’s experiences!
Meanwhile, in order to give you a taste of this, watch the pre-show video of what promises to be a great success this summer at the Futuroscope!
The new “paper” adventures of the Little Prince are coming soon – a new way of exploring the planets featured in the animated series. What these albums set out to do is to show readers something new: clues to the past of some of the characters, for example, or extended dialogues between the main figures.
To whet your appetite for more, here is an exclusive preview of three pages from the adventure on the planet of the Eolians.
Watch this space for more information on the Little Prince albums.
The months of June and July were definitely the months of Saint-Exupéry in the region of Le Bugey! This weekend the Souvenir d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Association met to celebrate the author and his work. The programme was a full one: an exhibition and sale of his works, with dedications by François d’Agay, the writer’s nephew and godson. In the evening, at 9 o’clock, there was a recital of songs written in homage to Saint-Exupéry organised by the Ad Libitum company. On Sunday, mass was celebrated at 10.30 a.m. by Father René Beaupère, a close friend of the Saint-Exupéry family, in the church of Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens, the town where the author was brought up.
This colourful weekend was certainly an allusion to the special day of 29 June 2011… Don’t forget, this was the day on which the project to restore the château and turn it into an Antoine de Saint Exupéry Museum was first unveiled. Those of you who missed out on this news at the time, can find out more on theofficial website .
This magical place is definitively the most symbolic spot, one predestined for the holding of celebrations, commemorations and events associated with the famous author of TheLittle Prince.
For further information, please go to the Progrès website.
We have already made a date with you for Sunday 7 August 2011 at 10.30a.m. on France 3, for an exclusive viewing of the newest episode in the Little Prince series: The Astronomer’s Planet. Having already allowed you to see the first unpublished photos, we now offer you the preview trailer as an appetizer!
To think that there’s still have another week to wait before seeing the whole episode! Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer…
Perhaps you plan to take a copy of The Little Prince with you to the beach, to read or reread the odyssey of the small boy who fell from the sky. You can follow his new adventures in a comic strip to be published in the pages of the Lyon daily Le Progrès. Rendez vous on 1 August for a journey to the Planet of the Eolians.
It can’t be denied! The Little Prince series is a great success with our children!
Since it first began being broadcast in December 2010, right from the very first episode, The Planet of Time, the series has been delighting viewers! Its humanity, its beauty and its poetry have completely won the hearts of children, who prove this every time, their eyes riveted to the TV screen!
The Planet of the Eolians was watched by 778,000 viewers, 28% of whom were aged 4-10, while the last episode broadcast, The Music Planet, had 566,000 viewers, 16.5% of whom were aged 4-10! This is also a victory for the Ludo programme (for young viewers) which usually has an audience share in the region of 9%!
Once again, a thousand thanks to all children, and a rendezvous on France 3 for a new episode, The Astronomer’s Planet, on7 August 2011…
When we last left the Little Prince and his friend the Fox, they were on the Planet of Music, after having gone to the rescue of the Diva and her Prince Ivory.
Now they have come back for new adventures! This time the two friends are going to visit Planet D455, the Planet of the Chlorophyllians. Almost as soon as they arrive they become aware of a strange phenomenon: all the crops are dying and withering even before they’ve been harvested. During their investigations they realise that this phenomenon is due to the fact that the stars are dying, one after the other. This must be the Snake’s doing! With the help of one of the inhabitants, they decide to seek help from Antoine, the astronomer. Perhaps he, who knows so much about the stars, could suggest something…? You will have to wait until 7 August 2011 to watch this episode on France 3 and find out the answer!
Meanwhile, we can give you an exclusive preview of stills from the episode in question…
Here’s a little gift for friends of the Little Prince and aeronautics fans: a photo of the Rafale jet fighter. This masterpiece of modern aviation belongs to 1/7 Provence squadron (Saint-Dizier).
The aircraft in the photo is used for pilot training and for giving technical presentations at air shows. To celebrate its 30,000 flying hours, it has had a splendid Little Prince blazon added to its tail fin.
Historical footnote: in 1956, airbase 113 in Saint-Dizier was named “Commandant Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”. Colonel René Gavoille, Saint-Exupéry’s instructor and friend, had a commemorative stone set up outside base headquarters. Along with the figure of Saint-Exupéry himself, the Little Prince is an emblem of the airbase and its aircraft.
Future visitors to the Little Prince exhibition can already start exploring a magnificent new website, featuring the first photos of the exhibition and even an online game (click on “Jogar”). The Little Prince is a universal hero and nowhere more so than in Brazil, where he is treated as an honorary citizen. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the tale and its message.
Here are a few photos of this summer’s exhibition in Porto Alegre, open until 28 July 2011.