Childhood has no better hype man than animated movies. Perhaps it’s surprising, then, that it’s taken 73 years for one of the most popular tales of rejecting adulthood, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, to be turned into an animated film. Both the novella and its new adaptation, available today (August 5) on Netflix, express a deep fear of maturity and its attendant myopias. At the end of Saint-Exupéry’s novella, the Little Prince is willing to sacrifice his body to return to his home planet. The idea of joining our world never occurs to him.