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Drayton Manor's 4-D theatre to show "The Little Prince 4-D" during 2012 season

The Little Prince 4-D poster

Drayton Manor will host a new film in its 4-D theatre during the 2012 season, with The Little Prince 4-D now showing in the 152-seat venue.

The Little Prince 4-D is based on the Antoine De Saint-Exupery's book, which was published in 1943. It tells the story of a young prince who journeys from between different planets and universes using a magical wand, in search of a lost rose. In some of the movie's most memorable scenes, the prince and his sidekick, a fox, do battle with a mechanical dragon, board flying sheep and come to the aid of a friendly giant.

The original The Little Prince book has sold more than 80 million copies, and has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects. The 4-D adaptation has been installed at other locations around the world, including at Futuroscope in France in 2011. A trailer for the movie is embedded below:

The new film has replaced Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension, which was shown in the 4-D theatre during the 2011 season. Alongside the on-screen 3-D animation, the action will be synchronised with physical effects including moving chairs, water sprays and bursts of air.

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