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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.

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An animated version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the biblical tale of Joseph, the son of Israel.

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In this filmed adaption of the long-running musical, we see the story of Joseph, son of Jacob. The favoured son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. This all the sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Classic Family Musical

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Several of the cast members were already veterans of the musical. Nicholas Colicos, Michael Small, Amanda Courtney-Davies and Wayne Fowkes all played the same roles at the London Palladium in 1991 (with Patrick Clancy playing the same role as well as the Baker). And in the Broadway production in 1993, Robert Torti and Gerry McIntyre also played the same roles as here. Donny Osmond himself had also played Joseph several times in U.S. tours. Also, all the sets and costume designs are based on the Los Angeles version. See more »

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Near the end of the 'Potiphar' song, Potiphar's wife puts her cigarette into her mouth, then in the next shot, she is seen putting the cigarette into her mouth again. See more »

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Narrator: Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do before they're time on this planet is through. Some just don't have anything planned, they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. Now I don't say who is wrong, who is right. But if by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.
Narrator: We all dream a lot. Some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel. But all that I...
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Ending credits feature clips of each actor with real name listed and then of that actor in his/her character with that name listed as well. The credits of each of the 11 brothers appear in the same order as they are mentioned during the 'Jacob & Sons Song' scene: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah See more »

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Version of Testament: The Bible in Animation: Joseph (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Maria Friedman, Donny Osmond, the Brothers and Company
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The Music Is Super
29 December 2003 | by (Grand Rapids, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I was highly impressed with the music and vocal performances of all the characters/actors. The acting was very good, if not a bit over the top at times. The only negative thing I can say would be to two scenes where the "ladies" are dressed a little to revealingly and the dancing in one scene is a bit too suggestive for younger eyes.


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