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The Little Prince Fails to Fly

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The Little Prince was sadly just a little too little. It had moments that were spectacular, and the animation is truly awesome…but perhaps my expectations were just too much. For me, Mark Osborne’s vision just didn’t quite deliver.

 Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS
Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

I wanted to LOVE it. I walked in and sat down waiting to be mesmerised and transported to my childhood, to listening to my mom read me the beautiful stories that inspired and uplifted and made you realise that shallowness and greed are normal but never satisfying.

The being humble and having a beautiful soul is so much more important.

But although, as I say, it had those moments – those sweet, sweet moments – it didn’t take me anywhere, didn’t transport me to another world…

 Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS
Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

In fact it made me sad that it would not ignite the next generation. We need films like this. We need stories that are simple and beautiful and light up our children’s imaginations…instead of only watching blockbusters about super heroes. But sadly this has missed the mark. Missed the opportunity. And the Little Prince is unlikely to be a Big Hit at the box office.

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Jenni is the co-founder and chief editor of SAPeople.com, co-author of The Expat Confessions and co-parent of three gorgeous daughters. After graduating, she worked as a TV producer, political researcher and journalist in South Africa, before moving to London to interview movie stars for international magazines and to tackle British teen angst for London Weekend Television. She has also lived in Australia, and currently lives in France. Jenni is happiest paddle boarding on the Med or sipping rooibos in the bush in Africa. Contact jen@sapeople.com