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15 February 2003 (USA) See more »
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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terrific animated film that the whole family should enjoy See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Charlton Heston ... Ben Hur (voice)

Duncan Fraser ... Messala (voice)
Scott McNeil ... Jesus (voice)

Gerard Plunkett ... Pontius Pilate (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Miriam (voice)
Kathleen Barr ... Esther (voice)
Willow Johnson ... Tizrah (voice)
Long John Baldry ... Balthazar (voice)
French Tickner ... Gaspar (voice)

Directed by
William R. Kowalchuk Jr.  (as Bill Kowalchuk)
 
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Abi Estrin Cunningham  (as Abi Estrin)
Lew Wallace  novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ"

Produced by
Barry Backus .... associate producer: live segments
Andy Greenberg .... executive producer
Fraser Clarke Heston .... executive producer
William R. Kowalchuk Jr. .... producer (as Bill Kowalchuk)
John Stronach .... producer
Seth Willenson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Heffner 
Michael Lloyd 
 
Art Direction by
Feng Jing 
Zheng-Hua Zhang 
 
Sound Department
Rusty Dunn .... dialogue co-editor
 
Visual Effects by
Zhang-Xiang Jin .... animation director
Qiu-Sheng Xue .... animation director
Jian-Hua Zhang .... animation director
 

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USA:80 min
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This was Charlton Heston's final acting role before his death on April 5, 2008.See more »
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References Ben-Hur (1959)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
terrific animated film that the whole family should enjoy, 8 April 2007
Author: disdressed12 from Canada

this is the only version of Ben Hur that i have seen so far,so i can't compare it to other versions.i will say i really enjoyed this animated version.it's a combination of traditional and 3d animation.visually it is very stunning.the details are very rich vivid.the movie clocks in at less than 90 minutes,but there is a lot jammed into that time.Charlton Heston,who played Ben Hur in the 1950's version is back as the voice of Ben Hur.as i watched the end credits,i noticed that many voice actors portrayed several different characters.i found this amazing,as the characters each had their own distinct sound.i would not have known this if i hadn't watched the end credits.to me,this is a testament to the skill of the performers.this movie is very family friendly,with just one or two scenes that may be a bit intense for young children,so parents may want to preview the movie first before their little ones watch it.this is a great movie overall in my opinion,and well worth watching.my rating is 10/10 for the animated version of "Ben Hur".

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