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The prince of Egypt
Cox, Penney Finkelman, producer.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2000]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them apart, as one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other becomes the chosen leader of his people.
General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1998.

Special features: Audio commentary with the directors; The making of The prince of Egypt; When you believe, multi-language presentation; Basics of animation, Chariot race; Bocus on technical effects; The prince of Egypt art gallery; 2 theatrical trailers; Cast and filmmakers' bios; Production notes; Special sneak preview.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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Rated PG.
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DVD 4605 Adult DVD Family Viewing

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Extraordinary tale of two brothers; one born to rule, the other chosen to lead. Their lives & destinies will ultimately collide in a monumental confrontation that will forever change the world.


Dreamworks Pictures has taken the biblical story of Exodus, put it into cartoon form, and released it on the big screen as an epic animated feature. The Prince of Egypt tells the story of Moses releasing the Jews from Egyptian slavery under the hand of the evil pharaoh Rameses. Think of The Ten Commandments with songs and an all-star cast doing the voices. In the Charlton Heston role of Moses is Val Kilmer. Moses' brother Rameses, previously played by Yul Brynner, is now voiced by Ralph Fiennes. The story revolves around these two close brothers, Moses and Rameses. While Rameses is groomed to take over the land, his beloved brother Moses is a carefree prankster, until he learns the true secret of his past. His secret, of course, is that he is really a Jew and as a child was floated down the river to escape mass genocide. The pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) raised Moses as his son. Upon learning the truth of his past from a burning bush, Moses returns to Egypt with God on his side and demands that the pharaoh (now his brother Rameses) must "Let my people go." With songs written by Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz and sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, The Prince of Egypt covers all the classic story points of the story of Moses, including the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi