It's official!The Little Prince now ranks as the most popular French animated film of all time outside France. With 12.5 million admissions registered in around twenty foreign markets, the film produced by Dimitri Rassam, Aton Soumache, and Alexis Vonarb for On Entertainment has thus outscored the smash hit Arthur and the Invisible, which attracted 10.3 million spectators around the world in an extended run that lasted from 2006 to 2009.
This performance is all the more remarkable considering that The Little Prince's international run is far from over, with its upcoming release scheduled in major markets such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
It has already clocked up close to 5 million admissions in China, 2 million in Brazil, and 2 million in Mexico (in two weeks), with excellent results also posted in Poland and Colombia. This resounding success proves that the famous story by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry not only has universal appeal, but is also timeless, and also demonstrates that the French animation industry is experiencing a golden age at this time.