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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more and are driven to sell him to desert merchants who take him to Egypt! There he is made the ... See full summary »

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Joseph (voice)
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Judah (voice)
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Jacob (voice)
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Rachel (voice)
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Asenath (voice)
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Zuleika (voice)
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Potiphar (voice)
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Pharaoh (voice)
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Joseph (singing voice)
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Simeon / Slave Trader (voice)
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Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
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Butler (voice)
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Baker (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
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Reuben (voice)
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Levi (voice)
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When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more and are driven to sell him to desert merchants who take him to Egypt! There he is made the servant of a wealthy Egyptian who misunderstands him and has him thrown into prison! He shows his God-given gift by interpreting the dreams of two other prisoners. Eventually, the Pharaoh begins to be plagued by dreams and sends for Joseph, who interprets them and saves Egypt in the process. He is made second in command to Pharaoh, and has most of Egypt's grain stored. Eventually his brothers arrive in Egypt to buy food because of famine, and he must forgive them. Then the dreams that had angered his brothers were in reality prophecies that had come from God. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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The first dream sequence resembles Van Gogh's impasto painting style. See more »

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In the Beginning of the song More then you take, there's a close up of Joseph's head and shoulders. His headdress is being his shoulders while his arms and shoulders are white. When he Stands up the headdress is on his shoulders and his arms and shoulders went to his regular skin color. See more »

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Joseph: The three vines signify three days. In three days, Pharaoh will bring you back to the palace, a free man.
Butler: If only it were true.
Joseph: It is true. And when you're free, tell Pharaoh about my gift. Please, promise me.
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Version of Joseph 2000 (2000) See more »

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Whatever Road's at Your Feet
Performed by David Campbell
Produced and Arranged by Danny Pelfrey
Music and lyrics by John Joseph Bucchino
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A pleasant watch...
17 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is Dreamworks' 2nd attempt at an animated movie based on a Biblical story (note the word "based"...plenty of artistic liberty is taken). Though it can't hold a candle to "Prince of Egypt", it is a fair attempt and a pleasant movie to watch.

The animation doesn't seem to be top notch (or at least as well as Dreamworks demonstrated in PoE), but it was easy to get used to. The songs were not particularly memorable (ie: I couldn't tell you more than a line of lyrics used), but I can't really complain because the music was very nice and the singing was good. Not enough to blow me away, but a pleasant background to the story.

Perhaps what I liked best were the characters themselves. After experiencing Andrew Lloyd Webber's take on the Joseph story, I was eager to see how someone would take it seriously. I found that the movie made Joseph to be a rounded character. I mean, he had character flaws! Good for him! The brother's sudden change (well, I guess there were 20 years...) wasn't bothersome, and I thought Potiphar was particularly well done. Asenath was a nice addition as well.

Overall, a nice way to get kids to enjoy the story. A good execution of the story, which did make me care about the characters. Okay animation and music. 7.5 out of 10.


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