The Little Prince (1979)

This trippy claymation adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic tale of The Little Prince is both stunning to watch and emotionally memorable. The narration by Cliff Robertson helps keep the story going, and since most of his dialogue is straight from the book, it provides the insights and intricacies of the human heart that can never be perfectly transferred to the screen.

The way that this adaptation makes use of color and sound could only be from the 70s, and while this is clearly a children’s short film, adults can enjoy it too. Much of it even seems specifically made for those viewers who may be in an altered state of some sorts.

For those who like the book, this is a great transfer to screen, entirely unpretentious and childlike in it’s presentation, in the same way the book is.

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