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THE LITTLE PRINCE
2016, Netflix, 108 min, France/Canada, Dir: Mark Osborne

When a little girl befriends an aging aviator, he tells her fantastical stories about an extraterrestrial prince in this beautiful adaptation of the worldwide bestseller about childhood wonder and adult limitations. Produced in France (where it won a Best Animated Feature César Award), THE LITTLE PRINCE features a mix of CG and stop-motion animation and an all-star voice cast including Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard. “Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover, especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences.” – Scott Foundas, Variety.


CRAZY HEART
2009, Fox Searchlight, 112 min, USA, Dir: Scott Cooper

Jeff Bridges gives one of the best performances of his career as Bad Blake, a once-popular country musician who has been reduced to low-paying gigs in bowling alleys with teenage backup bands. When a young journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal) tracks him down for an interview, he embarks on a relationship fraught with risks on both sides. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell provide support.


THE LAST UNICORN
1982, Conlan Press, 92 min, USA, Dir: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass

While directors Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass are best known for their stop-motion TV specials, they also did traditional cel work, and the Japanese animation house they used here would go on to become Studio Ghibli. Adapted by Peter S. Beagle from his novel, this touching fantasy features the voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee and Mia Farrow as the titular creature on a magic-filled quest to find others of her kind. With music by Jimmy Webb and soft-rock hitmakers America.


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