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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »



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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)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The voice of God, to avoid controversy, was played by all the major actors. The actors were told to whisper the lines, so none would dominate the performance, but by the time they got around to having Val Kilmer read his lines, they realized they needed someone to be louder. You still can hear the rest of the cast whispering beneath Kilmer's voice in God's lines. See more »


When Moses' mother, brother and sister are hiding from the Egyptians, they see a group of soldiers running past. However, the only things that pass are the soldiers' shadows - the soldiers have been left out. 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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Beautiful and powerful. "The Prince of Egypt" has taken animated movies to a new level.
7 October 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"The Prince of Egypt" is a surprisingly near perfect movie. The beautifully animated has a great story and storytelling, beautiful songs and a great voice cast.

Animated movies has been taken to a new level with this movie. This is one of the very first animated movies made for an adult mainstream audience. Still the movie has some misplaced humor and 'Disney' like characters, to make this movie appealing for children as well but really this is more a movie for adults than for children. The movie has a serious undertone and some powerful moments, with the burning bush and the splitting of the red sea as the ultimate highlights of the movie.

The characters in the movie are well developed, which is perhaps also thanks to the impressive voice cast that consists out of; Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Ofra Haza. voices that stood out to me were Val Kilmer, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Stewart. But it of course is also due to the nicely done character animation and storytelling that the characters work out really well and are highly realistic and humane. The character's movement and interacting is done really good and with eye for detail.

Another wonderful about his movie is the music composed by Hans Zimmer and friends and songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It sounds weird, songs for a serious movie but it works extremely well for the movie and the storytelling and on top of that the songs are all from a very high level of prestige.

With this movie DreamWorks showed for the first time that they are a worthy competitor for Disney.

The movie and its storytelling are really powerful and impressive and help to make this movie an unforgettable watching experience.

It's a great movie for all ages but mainly adults.



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