The Prince of Egypt

Release Date: December 18th, 1998

DVD Release Date: September 14th, 1999

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer), upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. When his plea is denied by his brother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes), the new pharaoh, a series of horrific plagues strike Egypt. Moses finally leads the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army. God then gives Moses the Ten Commandments, a list of rules for his people to live by.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Dame Helen Mirren

Director: Brenda Chapman , Steve Hickner , Simon Wells

Genres: Musical , Animated , Children

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Escape , Transformation , Inspiring , Family , Spirited ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Overall, it's a story of triumph and adventure - of oppression ended and freedom begun. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of the best-looking animated films ever made. show more

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Music or Comedy Score)
Winner Music (Original Song)