(June 5, 2016) Original
August 5, 2016
From IMDb: “A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.”
Poster Rating: C (4) / C+ / C (3) / C- (1) / C- / C- / C
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Review: (#1-#12) It’s really hard to find a design balance that’s both creative and compelling. These posters range from creative and not-compelling to modestly compelling but modestly creative. The variance between them is inconsequential.
Trailer Rating: A- / B
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Review: (#1) Before the film was yanked from the production schedule, this first trailer was released. It was a charming, gorgeously animated delight that suggested a film that could easily be one of the year’s best. (#2) Then they pulled the film for awhile and Netflix picked up for distribution releasing this second trailer. Either the magic from the first trailer is muted when seeing a new cut of it or the producers have tried so hard to focus the film on the animation over the premise that it seems duller by comparison.
It’s going to be a tough year in the Animated Feature category and this is one of those major contenders.