In a robust theater season, one expects a gaggle of Annies, a garden of Alices, and a flock of Peter Pans. But—more than one Little Prince, in the same town, at the same time? Believe it or not—oui. Shaking The Tree Theater and FilMusik are both currently honoring the blonde wanderer, who actually enjoys a rich Portland history. In 1979, local stop-motion animation pioneer Will Vinton (probably best known for creating the groovy commercial characters the California Raisins) rendered the tale of The Little Prince in claymation. This weekend, FilMusik revives his efforts, pairing a screening of the film with live voice-overs, symphony performance, and Foley. This trailer says it all, and shows you some of the flow of Vinton’s original masterpiece:
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