The U.S. premiere of Mark Osbourne’s animated feature adaptation of The Little Prince will open the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, screening at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3. Distributed in the stats by Paramount, the critically acclaimed film from On Animation Studios features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy and Benicio Del Toro.
“[Antoine de] Saint-Exupéry’s novel is one of the most beloved works of the 20th century,” stated Roger Durling, Executive Director of SBIFF. “What Mark has done with this story is extraordinary and moving, and we think it provides a perfect tie-in to AppleBox, our free family screening program, and to the festival’s other philanthropic efforts. We are thrilled to have this film kick off our festival.”
The Little Prince will open in theaters March 18, 2016. For more information about the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and to purchase tickets, visit sbiff.org.