IMDb > Ben Hur (2003) (V)
Ben Hur
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Ben Hur (2003) (V) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Ben Hur -- Home Video Preview

Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   445 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 95% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Ben Hur on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Homage to a classic 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)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
William R. Kowalchuk Jr.  (as Bill Kowalchuk)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:80 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

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

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Homage to a classic, 7 November 2005
Author: Giovanni Caci from United Kingdom

This new animated adaptation of Ben Hur, has but one thing to recommend, namely the voice of Charlton Heston. It is delightful to hear his distinguished voice as he reprises his Oscar winning role. The animation is rather on the crude side by Disney standards but as long as you don't watch this expecting too much you won't be disappointed. Having a running length of 75 minutes however liberties have to be taken with the plot as it progresses quickly from scene to scene, although it is supposed to be the most faithful version of Lew Wallace's tale todate.

Highlights include the sea battle and of course the chariot race sequence which are enhanced through cgi but yet again they are only short segments.

Of the other voice actors none are distinguished, but that doesn't matter much as Heston carries the movie and makes it more accessible for a young audience. It is particularly nice to see the role of Christ expanded upon from what we see of him in previous versions.

DVD features though few are nice as we see Heston talking behind the scenes although he looks extremely unwell and frail.

Over all this new animated tale is a small treat for fans of Heston and the story of Ben Hur.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (4 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Ben Hur (2003)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Ben-Hur The Prince of Egypt Gladiator Imperium: Augustus St. Paul
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.