This Trailer for 'The Little Prince' Doesn't Disappoint

December 10, 2014 5:00 PM

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This Trailer for 'The Little Prince' Doesn't Disappoint

Produced by Aardman Animation, the same studio behind "Chicken Run" and "Wallace and Gromit," this crazy animated seafaring fable has a band of wayward pirates encountering Charles Darwin (and other madness). Led by a charismatic Hugh Grant, these pirates give Johnny Depp and his crew a run for their money, and the fantastic mixture of stop-motion and computer animation gives the world a bigger, more detailed feel. In fact, there are so many jokes crammed into every nook and cranny of "Pirates" that it requires multiple viewings just to dig them all out.

The animation in "Fantastic Planet," the freaky French oddity, is so smooth and liquid-y you'd suspect it was traditional, hand-drawn 2D animation. But it's not. The movie -- which doesn't have a plot so much as a series of hypnotically bizarre sequences involving creatures on a strange alien world ...

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