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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Moses / God (voice)
Rameses (voice)
Tzipporah (voice)
Miriam (voice)
Aaron (voice)
Jethro (voice)
Seti (voice)
The Queen (voice)
Hotep (voice)
Huy (voice)
Bobby Motown ...
Rameses Son (voice)
Young Miriam (voice)
Ofra Haza ...
Yocheved (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and 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 at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Two brothers united by friendship divided by destiny See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe de Egipto  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£725,559 (UK) (18 December 1998)


$101,217,900 (USA) (14 May 1999)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


To disguise the real title before the world premiere, the film was sent to theaters under the title "Edgar Allan". POE - Prince Of Egypt. See more »


During Moses's nightmare, Miriam is wearing pink (like she does throughout the rest of the film). When they arrive at the water's edge and the adult Moses sees his mother put his baby counterpart in the basket, Miriam is wearing orange. See more »


[first lines]
Overseers: [chanting] Mud... Sand... Water... Straw. Faster! Mud... and lift... sand... and pull... water... and raise up! Straw... Faster!
Hebrews: [singing] With the sting of the whip on my shoulder, with the salt of my sweat on my brow... Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry? Help us now, this dark hour... Deliver us, hear our call, deliver us, Lord of all! Remember us, here in this burning sand! Deliver us, there's a land you promised us! Deliver us to the promised land!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits the movie showed lines about Moses from the hebrew bible, the new testament, and the Koran See more »


Version of Moses and Aaron (2009) See more »


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User Reviews

DreamWorks killed Disney.
16 December 1998 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I saw Mulan, Anastasia and Prince of Egypt in a row. I loved Mulan, I loved Anastasia even more, and now... Well, I must say that Prince of Egypt is probably the best of all. I'd even say, the best animation feature ever produced in the USA (aside from Batman : Mask of the Phantasm).

It is a real piece of art, aiming to entertain everybody, not only act as a baby-sitter movie for kids. There aren't even any pets here. Only a great story, moving scenes, credible characters and fantastic music and storyboard. You will love this one.

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