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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)
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:






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


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Obviously, changes were made to the story to make it work as an animated feature. Here is a short list of differences between the movie and the Biblical account of the Exodus.
  • 1. Moses was "adopted" by Pharaoh's daughter, not his wife.

  • 2. Moses murdered the Egyptian slave master and even tried to hide his body. He did not kill him by accident.

  • 3. Aaron supported Moses from the beginning and even helped perform some of the miracles of God. Aaron did not doubt Moses.

4. It was Aaron who turned his staff into a snake and turned the water of the Nile to blood, not Moses. See more »


When the plagues destroy Egypt, not a lot of monuments are shown being toppled. However, in the song "When You Believe", when the Hebrews are walking through the ruins of Egypt, there is far more damage and destruction of Egypt that what was seen in the Plagues. However, the entire breadth of the plagues could not be shown since, in the record of them, the plagues last a lot longer than a few minutes, leaving the possibility that we didn't get to see all of the destruction. 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 »


Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) See more »


River Lullaby (reprise)
Written by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Brenda Chapman
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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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