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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (screenplay by), Raymond Singer (screenplay by) | 7 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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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Joseph is in prison during the rain scene, he is wearing a white kilt, but when the camera is zooming out through the opening of the cell, he is wearing a red kilt. See more »

Quotes

Pharaoh: I'm told you only need to hear a dream and you can explain it.
Joseph: Not me, Your Excellecy. The explanation comes from God.
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Connections

Version of Joseph 2000 (2000) See more »

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Performed by Maureen McGovern
Produced and Arranged by Danny Pelfrey
Music and lyrics by John Joseph Bucchino
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A pleasant watch...
17 January 2004 | by queeny479See 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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Official Sites:

DreamWorks SKG

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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