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Alamo Drafthouse Sets New York Screening of Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince’

One-night showing of ‘The Little Prince’ followed by a Q&A with the director to be held Sunday, August 7 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Greater NY.

Good news for New York fans of The Little Prince hoping to see the movie in a theatrical setting: Alamo Drafthouse has announced that it will be screening director Mark Osborne’s stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid film at its New York location for one night only.

The one-night showing of The Little Prince will be held on Sunday, August 7 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Greater NY in Yonkers. Kicking off at 6:30 p.m., the screening will be followed by Q&A with the director. Tickets are available here for $13.25 each.

Based on the 1943 book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince was produced by ON Entertainment’s Dimitri Rassam and Aton Soumache with a budget of $80 million, making it France’s most expensive animated feature to date. The movie premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival last May and has grossed $100 million internationally, excluding the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia and Spain. In February, it was given France’s Cesar Award for best animated film.

The screenplay for The Little Prince was written by Irena Brignull, who added to the story a little girl who discovers the Prince's adventures with the stranded pilot/author. The story centers on a fearless and curious child prodigy (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) who lives with her equally academically talented yet overachieving mother (Rachel McAdams). After moving into a new neighborhood, the girl meets her next door neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges), an old yet eccentric and mischievous man. Soon, she discovers the story of The Little Prince (Riley Osbourne), a story of a pilot who crashes in a desert where he meets the titular boy from a distant planet, a story that brings the girl and The Aviator together on an extraordinary adventure.

The Little Prince uses stop-motion animation for the novel's story and computer animation for the additional framing narrative. It also stars Marion Cotillard as The Rose, James Franco as The Fox, Benicio del Toro as The Snake, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man, Paul Giamatti as The Teacher, Albert Brooks as The Businessman and Bud Cort as The King.

Here’s the trailer for The Little Prince, which debuts on Netflix on Friday:

Source: Alamo Drafthouse

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.