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Recommended age 6-18
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Mystery, friendship and trust make this an amusing film to watch. The discovery of new planets in the galaxy, each with its own strange inhabitants is a fun concept. I take joy in watching what or who the new planet and characters will be. Beautiful animation, unique story line and memorable characters make this a must see film. I can't wait to see the next adventure. This year, the Little Princess has become one of favorite characters. This series is based on the book from France, written by Antoine de Saint-Exup�ry's.

The Little Prince and his friend Fox travel across the galaxy visiting different planets. A giant black cobra which symbolizes different emotions like fear, hatred, sadness and jealousy covers the galaxy with darkness. The Little Prince must find out what ails each planet. He is constantly homesick for his red rose on his home planet B612. While visiting the planet of Gargand, they discover that the people there rely on wishing trees, which must be replaced every 122 days, to hold their planet together. The children make a wish upon a tree seed that is dropped down chimneys. The trees then re-grow and each child is rewarded with a new tree which contains the gifts they wished for. One of my favorite parts of this movie is learning what each child asks for such as a hiding tree, a joking tree, a music tree and things like that. I laughed so hard when the Fox asks for a chicken tree and even harder when I saw what tree appeared. The Fox is darling and humorous.

The story reminds me of Christmas - making a wish list, Santa coming down the chimney and waking up to new toys. I wish that along with the gifts the children get from their trees that the trees might look like the item the children wished for. The Gargand delivers the seeds while flying on a Jagunda, a big blue saber-tooth looking creature with bat wings who throws the seeds down the chimney. I am enchanted with these beautiful creatures.

There is a race to find a new Gargand. Thery and Dokan are the main competitors, but when the best doesn't win there might be cheating. The loser takes matters into his own hands. Along with the help of the snake, a peaceful happy community is thrown into disaster.

My favorite part of this film is the captivating animation which is full of carefully thought out and has meticulous details. The colors and the flow of the movie are perfect.

The moral of this story is to think before you act because the thought of losing and revenge could cost the lives of the whole planet. The loser kidnaps Lyl the Alchemist, who puts the wishes into the tree seeds. Even if you think everything is falling apart you should stop, think it out and try again. Sometimes when you hold on to things too tightly out of fear of loss, you hurt the thing you are trying to protect.

I recommend this film to kids ages 6 to 18. The storyline contains lessons for younger kids and characters they can relate to but there are messages that older kids and parents will relate to as well. This DVD is available now wherever DVDs are sold so be sure to check out this adorable movie. Keep a look out for other movies in the series as well.

Reviewed by Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12.

The Little Prince: The Planet Gargand is a fun and playful animation for kids. It is based on characters from a famous book by Antoine de Saint-Exup�ry called The Little Prince. I like how they include action without violence so it is suitable for younger kids. It is a series of three episodes of a television show that are all part of one big story. When my younger brother watched it, he said it was the best kid's show he'd seen in a long time.

The story is about the Little Prince's adventure on the planet Gargand. When the prince arrives, he finds out that there is about to be a race and the winner will become the next Khagle. The Khagle is a person who delivers seeds to grow magic trees that give gifts to the children. If all the seeds are not delivered, then the planet will break apart into lots of small floating islands. Someone cheats in the race and Thery, a local who expected to win, doesn't. He gets very angry at Dokan, his best friend because he thinks that it was him and then tries to steal the seeds so that he can be the Khagle. The Little Prince and his friend, the Fox must stop him and save the planet.

I like the cheery animation and the action in this film. I also enjoyed the expressions of the characters and the vivid colors. There are some inconsistencies when it suddenly changes from day to night at certain points that I didn't like. My favorite part of the film is the race scene because it is energetic and exciting. It is action-filled and very fast-paced. It is also gripping because they had dreamed their entire lives of winning this competition and it is very important to them.

Brian Dow is the voice of Thery and James Beach voices Dokan. The Little Prince is voiced by Aidan Drummond and the Fox by Brian Drummond. Their voices express the characters so well, it makes you believe they are the characters they play.

This film has several moral message about how friendship is powerful and how you can do anything you put your mind to. It also shows that cheating does not pay off and good conquers evil.

The Little Prince: The Planet Gargand is a great animated film and I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I think kids ages 3 to 10 would enjoy it and I also think adults would like watching it with their kids. It is now available on DVD and I think it would make a great Christmas gift for kids.

By Rohan F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

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The universe is in danger. The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom. Accompanied by his trusted companion, the Fox, the Little Prince travels from planet to planet, braving danger and discovering vast and enchanted worlds. Will the extraordinary gifts of the Little Prince bring each of the planets back to life? And will he ever find his way home?

On Planet Khagle, every 122 days, Khagle (who is vaguely similar to Santa Claus) hands wishaplants' seeds out to children and inhabitants. The wishaplants grow into trees which then give presents to children. However the wishaplants also ensure the village's survival because the plants roots' secure the houses to the ground. Therefore, without the wishaplants, the houses would fly off! The Little Prince and Fox must help the Planet Khagle when we find out that Lyl the alchemist, who grows the seeds into wishaplants has disappeared 48 hours before the Khagle's distribution. Will the Little Prince be able to find Lyl the alchemist in time before Khagle's giving of the wishaplants?

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