Happy Halloween! If you’re like my family growing up, Halloween was not a huge event. We actually loved laying low for the night with lights out so that no trick-o-treaters would stop by.
Anyone else, haha, or were we the only Halloween Grinches?
We often had a fun movie night as a family or with just a few friends. So if you don’t have a big night planned, may I suggest a Netflix movie you’ll love?
I’ve been meaning to share this new favorite movie that I found out was originally a children’s book for “Library Day” for sometime now. The Little Prince is a french children’s book about the idea of adults growing up and forgetting what it’s like to be a child. It’s about imagination, art, love, true happiness, and much more. The author, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, was an aviator and many of his experience in flying (including crashing in the Sahara desert) came to life in The Little Prince.
In 2015, Netflix adapted The Little Prince into a full length film. It’s beautifully portrayed in stop-motion animation that looks strikingly like the books adorable watercolor illustrations. From the moment I started watching, the story sucked me in. It’s about a little girl who meets the aviator and author of the story of The Little Prince in his old age. The girl is on a path straight to adulthood, with schedules and rituals to get her there. The old aviator felt the need to remind her of her childhood, so he begins by flying paper airplane made from pages of his story into her room. Eventually it all becomes real to the girl, and her and the little prince go off to make things right in the world.
It’s a sweet movie and book. It’s so imaginative and philosophical, and beautifully portrayed. The list of high profile actors that voiced the parts is incredible too! Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, just to name a few. I promise the movie will certainly not disappoint. The book won’t either, but since it’s a novella, it’s certainly not one night read. It’s was a bit too wordy and philosophical for my 4 year old, so I would gear it toward 6-12 year olds if I were to put an age range on it.
Now go watch it on Netflix!