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Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt

99 minutes
Widescreen 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Interactive menu
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Extras: Audio commentaries, documentaries, special effects featurette, trailers, still gallery.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.98
Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells
Cast: Voices of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Description: Beautifully animated story of Moses and his ascension to the leadership of the Hebrews. Based on the Book of Exodus, with a nod to Cecile B. De Mille, this DreamWorks version of Moses' struggle to save his people from the oppression of his brother, Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses, is an energetic visual romp that, although taking some liberties with the Bible for the sake of exposition, comes up a winner. The scene of the Hebrews crossing the Red Sea is spectacular and as realistic as any live-action film. It's definitely a film for the entire family, one that can be shared with your kids over and over again.

Special features include audio commentary by directors Chapman, Hickner and Wells, a 25-minute "The Making of The Prince of Egypt" featurette featuring cast, crew, and DreamWorks principles Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg; a multi-language presentation of the song "When You Believe"; a 10-minute Focus on Technical Effects" featurette focusing on the DreamWorks Animation Studio; a multi-image segment that shows the basics of the animation behind the "Chariot Race" sequence; two trailers; an art gallery of "Inspiration and Design"; cast and filmmakers bios; and production notes.

All DVDs are screened on a reference Onkyo DV- S717 third-generation DVD player.

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