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Encyclopedia > The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt

Original poster for The Prince of Egypt
Directed by Brenda Chapman
Steve Hickner
Simon Wells
Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox
Sandra Rabins
Jeffrey Katzenberg (exectutive producer)
Steven Spielberg (executive producer; uncredited)
Starring Val Kilmer (Moses) (voice)
Ralph Fiennes (Rameses) (voice)
Patrick Stewart (Pharaoh Seti I) (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Tzipporah) (voice)
Sandra Bullock (Miriam) (voice)
Jeff Goldblum (Aaron) (voice)
Danny Glover (Jethro)(voice)
Steve Martin (Hotep)(voice)
Martin Short (Huy) (voice)
Ofra Haza (Yocheved)
Music by Stephen Schwartz (songs)
Hans Zimmer (score)
Editing by Nick Fletcher
Distributed by DreamWorks SKG
Release date(s) December 16, 1998
Running time 100 min.
Language English/Hebrew
Budget $60,000,000 (estimated)
Followed by Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 Academy Award-winning American animated film, the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. The story follows the life of Moses from his birth, through his childhood as a prince of Egypt and finally to his ultimate destiny to lead the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt, which is based on the second of the Five Books of Moses, Exodus. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (507 × 755 pixel, file size: 56 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Brenda Chapman Lima is a staff member of Pixar. ... Simon Wells is the great-great grandson of H.G. Wells. ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is an American film producer and Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG. He is perhaps most famous for his period as studio chairman at The Walt Disney Company, and for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... This article is about the actor. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... Danny Lebern Glover[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Ofra Haza (‎, IPA: ) (November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000) was a popular Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. ... Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... This article is about the Hebrew people. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... Torah, (תורה) is a Hebrew word meaning teaching, instruction, or especially law. It primarily refers to the first section of the Tanakh–the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, or the Five Books of Moses. ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ...


Directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner, the film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs. The exceptions, however, were Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, who sang their own parts. Brenda Chapman Lima is a staff member of Pixar. ... Simon Wells is the great-great grandson of H.G. Wells. ... Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ...


The film was nominated for best score and won for Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards for "When You Believe". The pop version of the song was performed at the ceremonies by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. The song, co-written by Stephen Schwartz, Hans Zimmer and with additional production by Babyface, was nominated for the Best Original Song (Motion Picture) at the 1999 Golden Globes, and was also nominated for Outstanding Performance of a Song for a Feature Film at the ALMA Awards. The movie went on to gross $218,613,188 worldwide. A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... When You Believe is a song originally composed by Stephen Schwartz, and later refurbished by writer-producer Babyface, as the theme to the film The Prince of Egypt. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Alma Awards or American Latino Media Arts Awards are distinctions awarded to Latino performers (actors, film and television directors, and musicians) who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. ...


Taglines:

  • Two brothers. United by friendship, divided by destiny.
  • The power is real. The story is forever. The time is now.

Contents

Plot summary

Although based heavily on the historical accounts of the beginning of Exodus, the film takes considerable liberties with the Biblical story. It opens with a textual disclaimer stating that artistic license has been taken. Some differences are listed below: This article is about the second book in the Torah. ... The Artistic License is a software license used for certain free software packages, most notably the standard Perl implementation, most of CPAN modules and Parrot, which are dual-licensed under the Artistic License and the GNU General Public License (GPL). ...

  • In the Bible, there is no indication that Moses lived in opulence in a palace in Egypt as the film portrays.
  • In the Bible, Moses kills an Egyptian guard and buries his body, whereas in the film Moses flees after knocking the guard off a large scaffolding.
  • In the Bible, no confrontation between Moses and his brother, Aaron, is mentioned.
  • In the film, Moses turned his staff into a snake when he first saw Adonai. In the Bible, he performed it during his second encounter. (This was possibly changed due to time constraints)
  • There is no indication that the Pharaoh which Moses antagonizes is his adoptive brother; this was embellished to provide for a dramatized plot.
  • In the Bible, Moses is "slow of tongue", and Aaron speaks for him. In this film, as is often the case with dramatic adaptations of this passage, Moses alone speaks for God to Pharaoh.

The first song ("Deliver Us") shows Hebrew slaves labor away while Jochebed, seeing her fellow mothers' baby sons being taken away from them, builds a basket for her own son and sets it afloat on the Nile to be preserved by fate, singing her final lullaby ("River Lullaby", A recurring motif in the film) to the baby. Her daughter, Miriam, follows the basket and witnesses her baby brother being taken in by the Queen of Egypt and named Moses. At the bottom of the hands, the two letters on each hand combine to form יהוה (YHWH), the name of God. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... According to the Hebrew Bible, Jochebed or Yochéved (יוֹכֶבֶד / יוֹכָבֶד The LORD is glory, Standard Hebrew Yoḫéved / Yoḫáved, Tiberian Hebrew Yôḵéḇeḏ / Yôḵāḇeḏ) was the wife and aunt of Amram, sister of Kohath and mother of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam (Exodus 6:20). ... For other uses, see Nile (disambiguation). ... Look up fate, Fates in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Miriam (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian  ; meaning either wished for child, bitter or rebellious, but it might be derived originally from an Egyptian name, myr beloved or mr love[1]) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. ...


The story cuts to (presumably) 18-20 years later (biblically 40 years), to show a grown Moses and his foster-brother, Rameses, racing their chariots through the Egyptian temples, destroying many statues. When they are lectured by their father, Seti, later on for their misdeeds, Rameses is offended. Moses later remarks that Rameses wants the approval of his father, but lacks the opportunity. Moses goes to cheer his brother up, making joking predictions ("Statues crumbling and toppling, the Nile drying up; you will singlehandedly bring the greatest kingdom on Earth to ruins!"). They then stumble in late to a banquet given by Seti, discovering that he has named Rameses as Prince Regent. In thanks, Rameses appoints Moses as Royal Chief Architect. As a tribute to Moses, the high priests Hotep and Huy offer Zipporah, a Midianite girl they kidnapped, as a concubine for him. She eventually escapes, with Moses' help. Moses is led to a small spot in Goshen where he is reunited with Miriam and Aaron, his siblings. There, Miriam tells him the truth about his past. Moses at first is in denial ("All I Ever Wanted"), but a nightmare and talks with his adoptive parents help him realize the truth. Moses eventually kills an Egyptian guard, who was abusing an old slave, and runs away in despair. Usermaatre-setepenre TheJustice of Re is Powerful, Chosen of Re Nomen Ramesses (meryamun) Born of Re, (Beloved of Amun) Horus name [1] Kanakht Merymaa Golden Horus [1] Userrenput-aanehktu[2] Consort(s) Henutmire, Isetnofret, Nefertari Maathorneferure Issue Bintanath, Khaemweset, Merneptah, Amun-her-khepsef, Meritamen see also: List of children of... For other uses, see Chariot (disambiguation). ... Menmaatre Eternal is the Strength of Re[1] Nomen Seti Merenptah He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah[2] Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset-Seankhtawy Nebty name Wehemmesut Sekhemkhepesh Derpedjetpesdjet Golden Horus Wehemkhau Weserpedjutemtawnebu[3] Consort(s) Queen Tuya Issue Tia, Amennefernebes, Ramesses II, Henutmire (?) Father Ramesses I Mother Sitre... The name Opportunity may refer to: Opportunity Asset Management , a Brazilian investment bank based in Rio de Janeiro Opportunity, Washington, a city in the U.S. Opportunity rover (MER-B), one of the two rovers of NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Mission. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Prince Regent (or Prince Regnant, as a direct borrowing from French language) is a prince who rules a country instead of a sovereign, e. ... The Egyptian hieroglyph for the term hotep defining the word peace. ... Zipporah or Tzipora (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian  ; Greek: Sephora ; Arabic: Safura or Safrawa ; bird), mentioned in the Book of Exodus, was the wife of Moses, and the daughter of Jethro, a priest of Midian. ... According to the Bible, Midian (מִדְיָן Strife; judgment, Standard Hebrew Midyan, Tiberian Hebrew Miḏyān) was a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6). ... A swampy marsh area ... The Land of Goshen (Hebrew גֹּשֶׁן, Standard Hebrew Góšen, Tiberian Hebrew Gōšen) is the region around the city with the modern name Fakus in the eastern Nile delta in Egypt referenced in the Biblical story of Joseph. ... The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin Aaron (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ), or Aaron the Levite (flourished about 1200 B.C.), was, according to biblical accounts, one of two brothers who play a unique part in the history of the Hebrew people. ... The current usage of the term nightmare refers to a dream which causes the sleeper a strong unpleasant emotional response. ... Despair in common usage is the condition of having abandoned hope. ...


Moses finds his way to Midian, where he saves Zipporah and her sisters from bandits. He is welcomed warmly by Zipporah's father, Jethro. Moses becomes a shepherd and marries Zipporah ("Through Heaven's Eyes). Moses soon comes into contact with the burning bush while chasing a stray lamb and is instructed by the Hebrew God to free the slaves from Egypt. Zipporah returns with him to find the slaves in even worse condition than before. He discovers that Rameses is now Pharaoh and has a wife and a young son. Moses tells Rameses to let his people go, demonstrating the power behind him by changing his shepherding staff into a cobra. Hotep and Huy boastfully repeat this transformation ("Playing with the Big Boys Now"), invoking all of Egypt's gods in the process; behind their backs, the snake created by Moses eats both of their snakes. Rather than being persuaded, Rameses is hardened and orders the slaves' work to be doubled. In the Bible, Midian (Hebrew: מִדְיָן, Standard Midyan Tiberian ; Arabic مدين; Strife; judgment) is a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (who according to midrash is Hagar). ... Jethro (יִתְרוֹ Standard Hebrew Yitro, Tiberian Hebrew Yiṯrô, Shoaib Arabic Quran His excellence/posterity) is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. ... Shepherd in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... Matrimony redirects here. ... Burning bush at St. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Egyptian Cobra, Naga haje This article is about snakes. ...


Out in the workfield, Moses is struck down by an elder Hebrew into a muddy pit, and then is confronted by Aaron, who blames him for the excess workload. Moses, with Miriam's help, tells the Hebrews to believe that freedom will come. He confronts Rameses, who is passing on his boat in the Nile. Rameses orders his guards to bring Moses to him, but they turn back when Moses turns the river into blood. After nine of the 10 plagues occur ("The Plagues"), leaving Egypt in ruins, Moses returns to Rameses to warn him about the final plague. After an almost-tender moment between the ex-brothers, Moses is told never to come to Rameses again. Moses then instructs the Hebrews to paint lamb's blood above their doors for the coming night of Passover. After the Angel of Death comes through, killing Rameses' own son and all the other firstborn children of Egypt, grief-stricken Rameses reluctantly lets the Hebrews go. For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blood (disambiguation). ... The Plagues of Egypt (Hebrew: מכות מצרים, Makot Mitzrayim) or the Ten Plagues (עשר המכות, Eser Ha-Makot) are the ten calamities inflicted upon Egypt by God in the Biblical story recounted the book of Exodus, chapters 7 - 12, in order to convince Pharaoh (possibly Ramesses II, making the pharaoh of the Oppression Horemheb... This article is about the Jewish holiday. ... Grim Reaper redirects here. ...


The Hebrews find their way happily to the Red Sea ("When You Believe"), but turn around to find out Rameses has changed his mind and is pursuing them with his army. Moses parts the Red Sea, while behind him a pillar of fire writhes before the Egyptians, blocking their way. The Hebrews cross on the sea bottom; when the army gives chase, the water closes over the Egyptians, and the Hebrews are freed. Rameses, who has been hurled back to the shore by the collapsing waves, is left yelling in disgrace. The last scene of the film shows Moses delivering the Ten Commandments to his people as Jochebed's voice echoes in the background. Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... For other uses, see Ten Commandments (disambiguation). ...


Voice cast

Actor Role
Val Kilmer Moses/God
Ralph Fiennes Rameses
Patrick Stewart Pharaoh Seti I
Michelle Pfeiffer Tzipporah
Helen Mirren Queen Tuya
Jeff Goldblum Aaron
Sandra Bullock Miriam
Danny Glover Jethro
Steve Martin Hotep
Martin Short Huy
Ofra Haza Jochebed
Amick Byram Moses (singing voice)
Sally Dworsky Miriam (singing voice)
Brian Stokes Mitchell Jethro (singing voice)
Linda Dee Shayne The Queen (singing voice)

Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... Usermaatre-setepenre TheJustice of Re is Powerful, Chosen of Re Nomen Ramesses (meryamun) Born of Re, (Beloved of Amun) Horus name [1] Kanakht Merymaa Golden Horus [1] Userrenput-aanehktu[2] Consort(s) Henutmire, Isetnofret, Nefertari Maathorneferure Issue Bintanath, Khaemweset, Merneptah, Amun-her-khepsef, Meritamen see also: List of children of... This article is about the actor. ... Menmaatre Eternal is the Strength of Re[1] Nomen Seti Merenptah He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah[2] Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset-Seankhtawy Nebty name Wehemmesut Sekhemkhepesh Derpedjetpesdjet Golden Horus Wehemkhau Weserpedjutemtawnebu[3] Consort(s) Queen Tuya Issue Tia, Amennefernebes, Ramesses II, Henutmire (?) Father Ramesses I Mother Sitre... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Zipporah or Tzipora (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian  ; Greek: Sephora ; Arabic: Safura or Safrawa ; bird), mentioned in the Book of Exodus, was the wife of Moses, and the daughter of Jethro, a priest of Midian. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... Queen Tuya was the wife of Seti I of Egypt and mother of Ramesses II. References Grajetkzi, Wolfram (2005) Ancient Egyptian Queens – a hieroglyphic dictionary Categories: | | | ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin Aaron (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ), or Aaron the Levite (flourished about 1200 B.C.), was, according to biblical accounts, one of two brothers who play a unique part in the history of the Hebrew people. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Miriam (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian  ; meaning either wished for child, bitter or rebellious, but it might be derived originally from an Egyptian name, myr beloved or mr love[1]) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. ... Danny Lebern Glover[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... Jethro (Hebrew: יִתְרוֹ, Standard Yitro Tiberian ; His Excellence/Posterity) is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... The Egyptian hieroglyph for the term hotep defining the word peace. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Huy (Walloon: Hu; French: Huy, Dutch: Hoei) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. ... Ofra Haza (‎, IPA: ) (November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000) was a popular Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. ... According to the Hebrew Bible, Jochebed or Yochéved (יוֹכֶבֶד / יוֹכָבֶד The LORD is glory, Standard Hebrew Yoḫéved / Yoḫáved, Tiberian Hebrew Yôḵéḇeḏ / Yôḵāḇeḏ) was the wife and aunt of Amram, sister of Kohath and mother of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam (Exodus 6:20). ... Sally Dworsky is an American singer-songwriter and the sister of Richard A. Dworsky. ... Brian Stokes Mitchell (b. ...

Crew

Position Crew member
Directed by Brenda Chapman
Steve Hickner
Simon Wells
Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox
Sandra Rabins
Written by Philip LaZebnick
Executive producer Jeffrey Katzenberg
Steven Spielberg (uncredited)"[1]
Songs by Stephen Schwartz
Original score by Hans Zimmer
Associate producer Ron Rocha
Art directors Kathy Altieri
Richard Chavez
Production designer Darek Gogol
Film editor Nick Fletcher
Artistic supervisors Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook (Story supervisors)
Lorenzo Martinez (Layout supervisor)
Paul Lasaine and Ron Lukas (Background supervisors)
Don Paul and Dan Phillips (Visual Effects supervisors)
Character designers Carlos Grangel
Carter Goodrich
Nicholas Marlet
Supervising animators James Baxter (Older Moses)
Kristof Serrand (Older Moses and Seti)
William Salazar (Young Moses)
David Brewster (Older Rameses and Queen)
Serguei Kouchnerov (Older Moses)
Rodolphe Guenoden (Tzipporah and Yocheved)
Gary Perkovac (Jethro)
Patrick Mate (Hotep and Huy)
Bob Scott (Miriam)
Fabio Lignini (Aaron)
Rick Farmiloe (The Camel)
Production manager Bill Damaschke

Brenda Chapman Lima is a staff member of Pixar. ... Simon Wells is the great-great grandson of H.G. Wells. ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is an American film producer and Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG. He is perhaps most famous for his period as studio chairman at The Walt Disney Company, and for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ... Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American director, writer, actor and author. ... Don Paul can refer to: In American football: Don Paul, former linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams Don Paul, former cornerback for the Chicago Cardinals and the Cleveland Browns Category: ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Baxter is a Disney Animator. ... Sir David Brewster. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Rick Farmiloe (born December 28, 1956, Santa Rosa, California) is an animator. ... Bill Damaschke is a movie and television producer, production manager and actor. ...

Annie Awards

Result Award Winner/Nominee Recipient(s)
NOMINATED Animated Theatrical Feature
NOMINATED Individual Achievement in Directing Brenda Chapman (Director)
Steve Hickner (Director)
Simon Wells (Director)
NOMINATED Individual Achievement in Storyboarding Lorna Cook (Story supervisor)
NOMINATED Individual Achievement in Effects Animation Jamie Lloyd (Effects Lead - Burning Bush/Angel of Death)
NOMINATED Individual Achievement in Voice Acting Ralph Fiennes ("Rameses")

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Prequel

  • Joseph: King of Dreams

Controversy

The Maldives was the first of two Muslim countries to ban the film. The country's Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs stated, "all prophets and messengers of God are revered in Islam, and therefore cannot be portrayed".[2] Following this ruling, the censor board banned the film in January 1999. In the same month, the Film Censorship Board in Malaysia banned the film, but did not provide a specific explanation. The board's secretary said that the censor body ruled the film was "insensitive for religious and moral reasons"[3]. However, in Malaysia the film is openly available on DVD in retail stores. There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ...


Soundtrack

Three soundtracks were released simultaneously for The Prince of Egypt, each of them aimed towards a different target audience. While the other two accompanying records, the country-themed "Nashville" soundtrack and the gospel-based "Inspirational" soundtrack, functioned merely as movie tributes, the official Prince of Egypt soundtrack was the only album to contain tracks from the movie. This album combines elements from the score composed by Hans Zimmer, and movie songs by Stephen Schwartz. The songs were either voiced over by professional singers, or sung by the movie's voice actors, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Ofra Haza. Various tracks by contemporary artists such as K-Ci & Jo-Jo and Boyz II Men were added, including the Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston duet "When You Believe", a Babyface rewrite of the original Schwartz composition, sung by Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky in the movie. The official soundtrack for The Prince of Egypt was released on November 17, 1998, and featured songs from the movie. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Prince of Egypt (Nashville) was one of three albums released along with Dreamworkss 1998 movie, The Prince of Egypt. ... Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ... In addition to the original soundtrack for The Prince of Egypt motion picture, a pair of albums were released that featured music absent from the film. ... The official soundtrack for The Prince of Egypt was released on November 17, 1998, and featured songs from the movie. ... K-Ci and JoJo is an American R&B duo, comprised of brothers Cedric K-Ci Hailey and Joel Jo-Jo Hailey. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Trivia

[citations needed] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...

Moses and Tzipporah.
  • CGI was used in combination with traditional animation to assist in creating props such as the chariots in the race and the basket that baby Moses is placed into before being sent along the river.
  • Twice in the film there were images depicting the royal family under the Aten. This should be a mistake, for after the reign of Akhenaten any images of Aten worship were obliterated, but in this particular instance, some of the artists working on the movie believed it was important to point at the historic source of Monotheism. To emphasize this concept, most of the 'Cartouches' or oblong frames framing the Pharaoh's name on murals and hieroglyphs are inscribed with the name of Akhenaten.
  • Rameses and Moses originally had animal sidekicks - Moses had two dogs, and Rameses had an evil cat. Only the dogs remained in the final cut, and were very minor characters. They only appear in Moses' bedroom in two brief scenes.
  • Director Brenda Chapman recorded a scratch audio track of the character Miriam singing a lullaby which was intended to be replaced later by a professional singer. The track turned out so well it remained in the film. It can be heard after Moses runs out of the palace to find Zipporah and comes across Miriam and Aaron.
  • Ofra Haza sang the opening song "Deliver Us" in seventeen of the 21 languages which the movie was released in, besides her native Hebrew. (Czech - "Tak vyveď nás", Dutch - "Verlos ons Heer", English - "Deliver Us", Finnish - "Johdata", Flemish - "Bevrijd ons Heer", French - "Délivre nous", German - "Erlöse uns", Greek - "Eleftheri", Hebrew - "Hoshiana", Hungarian - "Szabadíts", Italian - "Ascoltaci", Norwegian - "Befri Oss", Polish - "Uwolnij Nas", Portuguese - "Liberte Nos", Spanish - "Libéranos", Swedish - "Befria Oss")
  • The world premiere of the stage production of The Prince of Egypt was performed by Australian Jewish School, Bialik College in 2005.
  • This was the third traditionally animated feature not released by Disney to gross over $100 million in the US, barely outgrossing The Rugrats Movie. The Prince of Egypt remained the highest grossing traditionally animated non-Disney film until 2007 when it was outgrossed by The Simpsons Movie.
  • This is the fourth film Steve Martin and Martin Short appeared in. Their third film together was the 1995 film Father of the Bride Part II.

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See also

The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ...

References

  1. ^ The Making of the Prince of Egypt (unknown). Retrieved on 2008-04-09.
  2. ^ "There can be miracles", The Independent, January 24, 1999
  3. ^ Malaysia bans Spielberg's Prince. BBC News (1999-01-27). Retrieved on 2007-07-17.

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