Paramount- Any thoughts for "The Little Prince"?

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  1. Doug Bull

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    "The Little Prince" has a lot going for it, to become a possibly successful and good seller on DVD for Paramount.

    Take these facts into account.
    1. One of the alltime best selling and loved Children's Books.

    2. Songs by Lerner and Loewe ( My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint your Wagon and Gigi")

    3. Bob Fosse, who's name has almost become legend these days and is associated with "Chicago"

    4. Gene Wilder, who always seems to have a league of admirers.

    It would surely appeal to both Adults and Children.

    I would love to know if it is under any consideration?

    My worn out miserable, Specks filled, overly soft, Pan and Scan Laserdisc is in desperate need of replacement.
     
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    Doug, the only musical which Paramount mentioned for this year was "Darling Lili" I've also seen some rumors regarding "On a Clear Day"

    Martin confirmed there will be no "Li'l Abner" or "Half a Sixpence"

    Paramount isn't big on musical films, plus "The Little Prince" was a box-office flop
     
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    Quote:"The Little Prince was a Box-office flop"

    Greg, SSSHHHH, Martin might be lurking.

    Seriously though, I truly think the Movie might be better served on DVD.

    I'm not sure that Paramount knew how to handle it's original Theatrical release.

    Adult Film? Children's Film? Musical?

    Part of the reason for it's poor performance at the time was unkind critical reviews.
    Those reviews are now long gone and forgotten by the Joe-six packs of this world.
    DVD would introduce it to a whole new Audience of Adults and Children.
    I'm sure if marketed properly it could still be successful.
     
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    I don't like to beat a dead horse, but now that "Chicago" is on it's way to becoming a hit, most studios are releasing bacthes of musical promotions on DVD:
    Universal Sweet Charity/Thoroughly Modern Millie/Best little Whorehouse/Blue Skies/Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court/Benny Goodman Story/Glenn Miller Story)
    MGM/UA West Side Story/A Chorus Line/ plus a bunch of 80's musicals (Beat Street, Absolute Beginners)
    Warner (Cole Porter musicals: Kiss me Kate (Flat)/Silk Stockings/Les Girls/Broadway melody of 1940/High Society/Gay Puree
    Columbia: Pennies From Heaven
    FOX: Planning "All That Jazz" (The Rose, Hello, Dolly)
    That leaves Paramount. Last fall they gave us the 80's dance films but so far no real musicals (Grease excepted)
    Here are eight color films from the Paramount library:
    "Anything Goes"
    "Li'l Abner"
    "Half a Sixpence" (big budget Roadshow film)
    "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
    "Oh What a Lovely War"
    "Darling Lili" (Another big budget film)
    "Scrooge"
    "The Little Prince"
    This May they are releasing 8 more westerns, it would be great to see a musical promotion. Maybe if "Chicago" wins the "Best Picture" Oscar....
     

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