The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince; Italian: Il piccolo principe) is an Italian-Swiss-French stereoscopic computer-animated children's television series inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novel of the same name that began broadcast in late 2010. The series was created by Method Animation and the Saint-Exupéry-d'Agay Estate Production, in co-production with LPPTV, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Fabrique d'Images, DQ Entertainment and ARD, in participation with France Télévisions WDR Rai Fiction, Télévision Suisse Romande and TV5Monde.
It was produced by Aton Soumache, Alex Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam and Cedric Pilot, co-produced by Jean-Marie Musique, Christine Parisse and Tapaas Chakravarti, and developed for television by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere with Romain Van Leimt. Main character creation and adaptation was done by Bertrand Catignol, with art direction by Gabriel Villate and Pierre-Alain Chartier. Storyboard supervision was done by Augusto Zanovello and Jean Charles Andre, and script edition by Christel Gonnard. The original score for the series was composed, orchestrated and arranged by Frederic Talgorn, and performed by WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln.
The series aired in over 150 markets around the world. It was distributed as 36 mini-movies, each encompassing an individual story line, as well as 78 half hour episodes, where those story arcs are split into multiple parts. An English version, created by Ocean Productions, began airing in Canada on TVOntario on November 6, 2011. It also began airing on Knowledge Network on January 8, 2012. In Australia, it began airing on ABC3 on August 19, 2012. In the United States, the series launched alongside Primo TV on January 16, 2017. The series is also officially available online, via media partners, on YouTube.