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At Theaters: 12/18/1998 On Video: 9/14/1999
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 129805
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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The story of Moses and his passage from slave to prince to deliverer is one that has endured for thousands of years, inspiring generation after generation with its timeless themes of faith, hope and freedom.

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Animated - The Prince of Egypt is unlike nearly all animated features, a serious musical drama. As such, its most appreciate audience will be older adults. However, the film is appropriate for children, who will be dazzled by the animation if somewhat bored by the earnest tone.

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Cast and Crew Heading
Val Kilmer (Voice of Moses)
Ralph Fiennes (Voice of Rameses)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Voice of Tzipporah)
Sandra Bullock (Voice of Miriam)
Jeff Goldblum (Voice of Aaron)
Danny Glover (Voice of Jethro)
Director: Brenda Chapman (Head of Story - The Lion King)
Director: Simon Wells (Balto)
Director: Steve Hickner (Producer - Balto)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Literally only one or two humorous lines.
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Excellent
"It's unlike anything you've seen before"--words that have been intoned many times by many a studio chief trying to wrap a veneer of freshness around another stale assembly-line product. But coming from Jeffrey Katzenberg, the "K" in DreamWorks SKG, in reference to the company's first traditional animated feature, The Prince of Egypt, the statement is, well, gospel. Prince is unlike any animated feature ever made, a musical drama that just happens to be completely drawn. It's epic in every sense of the word, from subject, spectacle, sentiment, and, most of all, seriousness--and, as such, I have no idea how it will be received by the public.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 99 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
12
High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
6
Fairly High
83%
13-19Teens (F)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
11
High
82%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
19
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
16
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
20
High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A Hebrew mother, places her infant son in a basket and sets him adrift on the Nile River. The basket floats near the royal palace, where it is spotted by the Queen. She names the baby Moses and adopts him as her own to be raised with her son Rameses.

Years pass and Rameses is named the new Prince Regent to oversee the construction of all temples. Proud of his brother's new post, Moses calls for a celebration. The High Priests Hotep and Huy present Rameses with a special gift -- Tzipporah. Rameses, in turn, awards her to Moses, and orders her taken to his room. Rameses then proudly appoints his brother as his assistant.

That night Moses discovers that Tzipporah has escaped. He follows her and comes upon his true siblings, Miriam and Aaron.

Believing that Moses has returned to help them, Miriam reveals to Moses the truth about his identity. Shocked and dismayed, Moses refuses to believe her and flees back to the palace. The next day he confronts his father the Pharaoh Seti and recoils from the Pharaoh's cruelty toward the Herbrews.

Moses sees for the first time the brutal lives of the Hebrew slaves. A palace guard strikes an elderly Hebrew man. Moses leaps to the old man's defense, causing the guard to fall to his death. Stunned by his own actions, Moses flees into the desert.

As Moses trudges through the desert, he removes the trappings of his palace life. He encounters Tzipporah and her family. As the years pass, Moses and Tzipporah fall in love and build a contented life as humble shepherds. One day as Moses goes in search of a wayward sheep, he comes across a burning bush that is not consumed by the flames. To Moses' amazement, he hears the voice of God, calling upon him to return to Egypt and free the Hebrew people.

Moses returns to Egypt, where he discovers Rameses has become Pharaoh. Rameses is overjoyed by his brother's return. But when Moses tells him about his mission to free the Hebrew slaves, Rameses reacts with disbelief and scorn. Though Moses tries to convince Rameses of God's power, Rameses is unimpressed.

Finally, as Moses warned Rameses, God brings a series of plagues to overrun the land. Although the Egyptian people become more and more afflicted by disease, famine and pestilence, Rameses refuses to give in. That night, God speaks to Moses, warning him of one final plague.

After the death of his son Rameses angrily orders Moses to, "Take your people and go."

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