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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

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A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

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Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez (as Robert Ramirez)

Writers:

Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (screenplay), Raymond Singer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Joseph (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Judah (voice)
Richard Herd ... Jacob (voice)
Maureen McGovern ... Rachel (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Asenath (voice)
Judith Light ... Zuleika (voice)
James Eckhouse ... Potiphar (voice)
Richard McGonagle ... Pharaoh (voice)
David Campbell ... Joseph (singing voice)
Steven Weber ... Simeon / Slave Trader (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Butler (voice)
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Baker (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Tom Virtue ... Reuben (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Levi (voice)
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Storyline

When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his ten 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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Official Sites:

DreamWorks SKG

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joseph: King of Dreams See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A character that is not mentioned in this film is Joseph's sister, Dinah. See more »

Goofs

Sunflowers are featured often within the movie, usually in connection with Joseph's mother, Rachel. However, sunflowers are native to the Americas, and did not grow elsewhere until European explorers brought seeds back with them during the 16th century. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Jacob, even God rested on the seventh day. He'll find his future soon enough. Let him be with his brothers.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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Very good for a direct-to-video film
4 July 2016 | by soso104See all my reviews

The movie is a sort of companion piece to The Prince of Egypt. The art style is the same, but it is obvious that this was made on a far smaller budget. The animation is pretty rough in some places, but not so much that it really bothered me while watching it. There are some very beautiful backgrounds and landscapes.

Especially noteworthy are the dream sequences, which use some more experimental animation. Joseph's two dreams have a style like a van Gogh painting, which works very well. The Pharaoh's dream uses CGI, and looks like a video game cutscene. I didn't like that one, but kudos to the creators for taking a risk.

The songs are all very enjoyable and well sung, but none of them really stuck in my memory.

I definitely enjoyed rediscovering a biblical story that I had almost forgotten. I think anyone who liked The Prince of Egypt will enjoy this movie as well, as long as they keep in mind that this was made on a more modest budget.


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