Buy New
$95.98
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by chris6ooks and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Little Prince has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $26.27
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Little Prince

3.9 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Apr 06, 2004)
"Please retry"
1
$95.98
$84.98 $84.98
DVD
"Please retry"
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$244.44 $14.99
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$95.98 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by chris6ooks and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Little Prince
  • +
  • The Little Prince 70th Anniversary Gift Set (Book/CD/Downloadable Audio)
  • +
  • A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupry
Total price: $120.79
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

A wandering child from a faraway place comes upon a pilot who crashlanded in the Sahara.
Genre: Feature Film Family
Rating: G
Release Date: 6-APR-2004
Media Type: DVD

Amazon.com

A pilot crash-lands in the Sahara desert, and is surprised to meet a tiny prince with a sword... but who doesn't know the story of the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? The slim philosophical classic has delighted millions, and the 1974 musical of the book has its own charms. Scored by the estimable team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and directed by Stanley Donen, this is a tuneful piece of whimsy that's better in moments than it is overall. Two guest appearances energize the second half: Gene Wilder as a lonely fox, and the superbly slinky Bob Fosse as a salacious snake (Fosse choreographed his own number, a welcome touch of Cabaret amidst the whimsy). Some of the book's slight observations don't translate well to the literalness of the screen, but that won't matter to kids, who should be hooked from the very first "Draw me a sheep." --Robert Horton

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, Victor Spinetti
  • Directors: Stanley Donen
  • Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Producers: Stanley Donen, A. Joseph Tandet
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001AW07U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,019 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Little Prince" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I cannot too highly praise this 1974 film of "The Little Prince" produced and directed by Stanley Donen. The presentation is rather that of an American musical or a "Singspiel": spoken dialogue interspersed with musical numbers. The lyrics and music of Lerner and Loewe do not terribly impress me but they are suitable and essentially effective. To my surprise and delight, everything else works: Richard Kiley is absolutely convincing as The Pilot. His acting is first rate, he sings very well indeed, and his handsome, expressive face and athletic body present a Pilot who is at the same time very strong and very gentle. I think of the exuberance of the scene in which he and the Little Prince playfully splash about in the water of the oasis or of the final moments when his sense of loss and sorrow comes across so powerfully as he carries the Little Prince in his arms after the snake has given its gift of transformation and the essence of the child is no longer in his body. Stephen Warner somehow speaks to me as The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery's Little Prince himself, incarnate in his every word and movement, and in the costuming as well.

The irrepressible Gene Wilder brilliantly zips about as a hyper-active and most loveable fox who allows himself (indeed desires)

to be tamed at last by love. The great choreographer Bob Fosse, at the height of his career, dances a shifty, jazzy snake, even if the length of the dance is a bit self-indulgent. The visual movement back and forth between animals and human actors is very effective. The ballet of the roses is delightfuly reminiscent of a production number in a 1930s Busby Berkley musical.
Read more ›
Comment 61 of 64 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
This movie captures the spirit of the book, The Little Prince. It is utterly captivating and charming. The music is outstanding, of course, Frederick Loewe. Richard Kiley is excellent as the Pilot. The direction is worthy of Broadway by Stanley Donen. Bob Fosse is amazing as the Snake. Gene Wilder sitting in the wheat field is heart-wrenching; and his dance scene with the Prince is delightful. The slightly surreal atmosphere only adds to the magic and truth of the story. The Little Prince himself is truly this little boy. What a great job everyone does! Kids will enjoy this movie, but I think it's the adults that will get the most out of it. Who has not had a childhood vision crushed by grown-ups? This movie will restore your vision and dreams.
Comment 32 of 32 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of my favorite films. I had read the book, and bought the video to share with my French classes since we do not have time to read the book. Not knowing anything about the film, I was shocked at the faithfulness of the film to the book. The little boy is stunning--he IS the Little Prince! I loved Gene Wilder as the fox, but I could have done without the LONG presentation of the snake--BLAH! My three children (7,5,2) have each been mesmerized by it several times. WARNING-Pass on the cartoon version!
1 Comment 30 of 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
Kudos to Stanley Donen! His vision made this film a exhilirating experience, and gave it a heart.

It has a superbly creative cast, especially Bob Fosse and Gene Wilder, who played snake and fox respectively. Bob Fosse's snake looks and moves would be imitated (and made more popular) years later by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The snake dance is more than enough reason to watch this. Gene Wilder, as the very wise fox, is so endearing. Steven Warner, as the very young prince, is so cute and lovable, you would want to take care of and protect him from all kinds of harm.

The music is great, too, especially "I Never Met A Rose"
Comment 13 of 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
That song still plays thru my head after all these years. I saw this at Radio City Music Hall in 70mm and in spite of the critics i love this movie. Just take a look at the cast for one thing. It is termendious! Full of extreme talent. The musical numbers are wonderful and the story has always been one of my favorites. "It's only with the heart that one can see freely." In this very hectic world we live in we should really take a moment and smell the roses. We live way to fast but seeing this movie or reading this book kind of puts life back in the perspective that it should be even if it's thru the eyes of a child. Just wish it was on DVD.
Comment 17 of 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Jake C. on March 23, 2004
Format: DVD
Never has a cast been so perfectly suited for a film. The chemistry between the actors is amazing, and each turn in their best performances, creating a magical re-telling of the original story. Steven Warner, Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse bring the movie to life as the story captures your heart and never lets go. I guarentee you wont disappointed with this purchase.
Comment 9 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on December 25, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I purcahsed this movie in '74 when it came out. My kids would have the whole neighborhood in to watch it once a week. I love seeing Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, and Richard Kiley in a children's movie and the music and dance movements are creative. My youngest is 27 and she still watches the movie about once every 6 months for the music,dances and the comfort. We still wonder what happened to the actor who plays the Prince.
I WANT IT ON DVD so I can pass it along to my grandchildren.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Topic From this Discussion
Is there a missing scene?
The scene does not ring a bell. However, there are times that tv trailers have clips in them that are never scene in a full big screen copy.
Feb 6, 2011 by Eric Pregosin |  See all 3 posts
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: movies gene wilder, the planet of little prince, the little prince movie