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The Little Prince could be one of the most beautiful animated films of 2015

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time — about 140 million, which reportedly puts it somewhere between the first Harry Potter novel (107 million) and A Tale of Two Cities (200 million). The story has been adapted numerous times — including an opera and a ballet — but next year's animated film might be the most beautiful interpretation yet, and I'm basing that solely on the new (French-language) trailer.

The trailer itself is a gorgeous blend of papercraft animation (for the story of the Little Prince himself) and Pixar-esque CG (for the framed story around it). There's no English-language version of the trailer yet, but we're expecting one soon enough — the voice cast for this one is pretty phenomenal (Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Ricky Gervais, and Benicio del Toro, among others).

Le Petit Prince will debut October 7th, 2015 in France.