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Operation: Protect this Prince
What’s essential is invisible to the eye…
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“…The opportunity to protect the book with the
movie was something I couldn’t pass up.”
— Mark Osborne, Director
The Lit...
3
“… We felt an enormous responsibility to do
justice to this timeless novel, which is loved by
so many people around the ...
4
“… Since the book is so well known and
loved all over the world, we felt that we
needed to find a director who would be ...
5
“… I’m hopeful that this movie will appeal to
all movie audiences, not just animation
enthusiasts.
The book lovers will ...
6
“…He (Osborne) had this great other story,
which treated the book as almost another
character in the movie.
It’s a great...
7
“…Just like the book, the movie pays
attention to the importance of enjoying the
journey and our relationships, and not
...
8
“…[The book] was our
guide whenever we were
struggling with any aspects
of the story. We would read
a passage and were
a...
9
“…The drawings were our first source of inspiration.
…We knew it would be a good idea to take one
character and show how...
10
“I tried as much as possible to respect the original
illustrations of the book…
… I wondered, ‘How can I make this diff...
11
“…I always felt that there’s a little bit of sorrow and
world-‐weariness about the Prince, something that you
don’t usu...
12
“This is such an intimate film, and we had to make sure
that the relationship between the old Aviator and the
Little Gi...
13
“All of us working on the film, we could ‘feel’ how
passionate he was about the film, how he just wanted to
do this ama...
14
“I’m pretty tough—I’m known for my work on ‘The Dark
Knight’ and ‘Inception’—but I found myself crying after
Mark expla...
15
“We all responded to the film’s famous images by jamming
together in one room.
Instead of just using the usual pop song...
16
“It was the chance of a lifetime to
build a story from this starting point;
the themes of the book are so rich
and reso...
17
Before the film took flight…
The tale of Mark Osborne’s Magic Suitcase
18
In the beginning, not only was Mark Osborne
pitching to artists and actors, he was also
pitching the movie to distribut...
19
“Over the last four years I think I have pitched
the movie close to 400 times…
An amazingly talented model maker named
...
20
“What he created is a true work of art that doesn't just carry the pitch, it
displays the sheer ambition of the movie a...
21
Rewind to the beginning of the Journey …
Source: The director’s Facebook post.
…
22
…Here is one of the slides that was
inside the 3D slide viewers to reveal
the fact that the actual passages of
the book...
23
“…I had people in tears at the end of the pitch. It
was the manifestation of the story and of the
danger of this epheme...
24
“…During the 5 1/2 years it took to make the film,
that suitcase traveled the world, charming
investors and artists ali...
25
An International Sensation…
26
Fast Forward to Cannes 2015…
27
Global Appeal…
Through
the end
of April
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Through the end of April
Global Appeal…
29
What about U.S. ??
30
What’s essential is invisible to the eye…
31
Please Protect this Prince…
32
Please Protect this Prince…
33
Please Protect this Prince…
34
35
The next journey awaits…
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Protect this Prince: What's Essential is Invisible to the Eye

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This deck merely scratches the surface of the passion of all involved in the creation of this amazing film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince.

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Protect this Prince: What's Essential is Invisible to the Eye

  1. 1. Operation: Protect this Prince What’s essential is invisible to the eye… 1
  2. 2. 2 “…The opportunity to protect the book with the movie was something I couldn’t pass up.” — Mark Osborne, Director The Little Prince movie Osborne is the Academy Award® nominated director of Kung Fu Panda
  3. 3. 3 “… We felt an enormous responsibility to do justice to this timeless novel, which is loved by so many people around the world… — Aton Soumache, French producer The Little Prince movie
  4. 4. 4 “… Since the book is so well known and loved all over the world, we felt that we needed to find a director who would be very respectful of the property, but would be able to deliver an entertaining, bold vision as well…” — Dimitri Rassam, producer The Little Prince movie
  5. 5. 5 “… I’m hopeful that this movie will appeal to all movie audiences, not just animation enthusiasts. The book lovers will see that we've protected the book. And if you don't know the book, the film will give you an insight into just how special it is.” —Jinks Gotoh, producing partner of Mark Osborne The Little Prince movie
  6. 6. 6 “…He (Osborne) had this great other story, which treated the book as almost another character in the movie. It’s a great way to pay tribute to this classic book, so I was excited and thrilled to be part of it.” — Jeff Bridges, the Aviator The Little Prince movie
  7. 7. 7 “…Just like the book, the movie pays attention to the importance of enjoying the journey and our relationships, and not necessarily understanding everything…” — Rachel McAdams, the Mother The Little Prince movie
  8. 8. 8 “…[The book] was our guide whenever we were struggling with any aspects of the story. We would read a passage and were always stunned by the beauty and simplicity of it…” — Bob Persichetti, head of story The Little Prince movie
  9. 9. 9 “…The drawings were our first source of inspiration. …We knew it would be a good idea to take one character and show how a book makes this huge impact on one individual child. That was our starting point. Once we began to see the artwork from the artists, it really helped us with our story ideas as well.” — Irena Brignulli, original screenplay The Little Prince movie
  10. 10. 10 “I tried as much as possible to respect the original illustrations of the book… … I wondered, ‘How can I make this different while being respectful to the original look?’” —Celine Desrumaux, production designer The Little Prince movie
  11. 11. 11 “…I always felt that there’s a little bit of sorrow and world-‐weariness about the Prince, something that you don’t usually see in an animated movie with a child as its lead. That’s why many of my drawings of him are a little bit melancholy, but at the same time, the Little Prince has a sense of wonder and enchantment about.” — Peter de Sève, character designer The Little Prince movie
  12. 12. 12 “This is such an intimate film, and we had to make sure that the relationship between the old Aviator and the Little Girl was believable. To convey their bond and slowly developing friendship on screen was a key challenge.” — Jason Boose, CG animation supervisor The Little Prince movie
  13. 13. 13 “All of us working on the film, we could ‘feel’ how passionate he was about the film, how he just wanted to do this amazing story justice. And when you work with someone like that, all you want to do is do justice to their passion and dedication. Mark had so many things going on trying to finish the film, my job as I see it is partly to try and make his life a easy as possible, at least with regards to the sound!” — Tim Nielsen Sound Designer / Supervising Editor / Re-‐Recording mixer The Little Prince movie
  14. 14. 14 “I’m pretty tough—I’m known for my work on ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’—but I found myself crying after Mark explained his idea for the movie. I thought hang on... this isn’t happening to me. It was such a moving story that I just couldn’t resist it.” — Hans Zimmer composer, original soundtrack The Little Prince movie
  15. 15. 15 “We all responded to the film’s famous images by jamming together in one room. Instead of just using the usual pop songs off the shelf, our music was tailor made. The soundtrack also took its cue from the authentic, handmade nature of the movie.” — Hans Zimmer Composer, Soundtrack The Little Prince movie
  16. 16. 16 “It was the chance of a lifetime to build a story from this starting point; the themes of the book are so rich and resonate so much. Additionally, the opportunity to protect the book with the movie was something I couldn’t pass up. When I suggested we build a story around the book, to protect it instead of expand it, I was elated that this was agreeable to the estate.” — Mark Osborne, director The Little Prince movie
  17. 17. 17 Before the film took flight… The tale of Mark Osborne’s Magic Suitcase
  18. 18. 18 In the beginning, not only was Mark Osborne pitching to artists and actors, he was also pitching the movie to distributors all over the world using a “magic suitcase” full of handmade visual aids specifically created to communicate the tone and passion for the project. Rewind to the beginning of the Journey …
  19. 19. 19 “Over the last four years I think I have pitched the movie close to 400 times… An amazingly talented model maker named Joe Schmidt created this suitcase, which held the art book, and told the story of the movie visually,” said Osborne. Rewind to the beginning of the Journey … Source: The director’s Facebook post. …
  20. 20. 20 “What he created is a true work of art that doesn't just carry the pitch, it displays the sheer ambition of the movie and creative soul of the book in every detail…” Rewind to the beginning of the Journey … • Lovingly hand-crafted details cover every inch. • The front had an actual camera lens attached. It looked like an artifact that the book's narrator, the Aviator, who discovers the Little Prince in a desert, himself might have left behind. Mysterious-looking rivets, gears, vents and metal plates gave the piece a mechanical feel, as if it might rumble to life and fly away on its own. The B-612 is the name of the Little Prince’s home asteroid.
  21. 21. 21 Rewind to the beginning of the Journey … Source: The director’s Facebook post. …
  22. 22. 22 …Here is one of the slides that was inside the 3D slide viewers to reveal the fact that the actual passages of the book The Little Prince (the "story within the story" in our movie) would be made using the completely different realm of stop-motion animation. And here is the Fox, as imagined by Red Nose Studio as seen inside one of the 3D slide viewers. Rewind to the beginning of the Journey … Source: The director’s Facebook post. …
  23. 23. 23 “…I had people in tears at the end of the pitch. It was the manifestation of the story and of the danger of this ephemeral story not existing. It became this very emotional way to communicate to people." — Mark Osborne, Director The Little Prince movie Rewind to the beginning of the Journey …
  24. 24. 24 “…During the 5 1/2 years it took to make the film, that suitcase traveled the world, charming investors and artists alike, winning over composer Hans Zimmer as well as a stellar cast including Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Ricky Gervais and Benecio Del Toro." — Mark Osborne, Director The Little Prince movie Rewind to the beginning of the Journey …
  25. 25. 25 An International Sensation…
  26. 26. 26 Fast Forward to Cannes 2015…
  27. 27. 27 Global Appeal… Through the end of April
  28. 28. 28 Through the end of April Global Appeal…
  29. 29. 29 What about U.S. ??
  30. 30. 30 What’s essential is invisible to the eye…
  31. 31. 31 Please Protect this Prince…
  32. 32. 32 Please Protect this Prince…
  33. 33. 33 Please Protect this Prince…
  34. 34. 34
  35. 35. 35 The next journey awaits…
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