The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical drama film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures.
Prince of Egypt Introduction
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner, the film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus, the second half of the Hebrew Bible, and follows the life of Moses from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The film features songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer.
The film went on to gross over $218 million worldwide in theaters, becoming the most successful non-Disney animated feature at the time and DreamWorks’ first animated feature to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song (for “When You Believe”). It was the highest-grossing animated film of 1998 in the U.S. and became the studio’s first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is still the only non-Disney animated film to be nominated for that award.
Prince of Egypt Story
The story of the two princes of Egypt is one that has been told for centuries. It is a story of two brothers who were born into royalty, but who had very different lives. One brother, Moses, was raised in the palace of the Pharaoh, while the other, Ramses, was raised in the royal household of the Pharaoh’s brother. As adults, the two brothers met and became friends, but their different backgrounds led to their eventual separation.
Moses became a great leader of his people, and led them out of slavery in Egypt. Ramses, on the other hand, became a great military leader and conquered much of the known world. The two brothers met again on the battlefield, but this time as enemies. In the end, it was Moses who emerged victorious, and it was his people who were able to finally escape from Egypt.
The story of the two princes of Egypt is a classic tale of rivalry, betrayal, and redemption. It is a story that has inspired many people over the centuries, and one that will continue to be told for generations to come.
Prince of Egypt Cast
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated musical epic drama film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows the life of Moses from being found in the Nile as a child, to his destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. Written by Philip LaZebnik, Nicholas Meyer and Moses himself, the film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Stewart, Steve Martin, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The film has a blend of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery, created using software from Pixar. The film was released to theaters on December 18, 1998, and grossed over $218 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of 1998.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “When You Believe”, performed by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, but lost to “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, but lost to The Thin Red Line.
The Prince of Egypt was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 13, 2014, in celebration of its 15th anniversary.
The film tells the story of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince who, as an adult, discovers his Hebrew heritage and learns of his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his enslaved people, the Hebrews, from the tyranny of Egypt’s Pharaoh Ramses.
The story is based on the Book of Exodus, which follows the life of Moses from his birth, through his childhood as an adopted prince of Egypt, to his adulthood as the leader of the Hebrew people in their escape from slavery in Egypt.
The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. The three had previously worked together on the animated film The Lion King. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Glover,