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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)

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A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

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Ayman Jamal (story by), Ayman Jamal (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Bilal (voice)
Ian McShane ... Umayya (voice)
China Anne McClain ... Ghufaira (Teen) (voice)
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Saad (voice)
Michael Gross ... Okba (voice)
Cynthia Kaye McWilliams ... Ghufaira / Hamama (voice)
Jacob Latimore ... Bilal (Teen) (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Charlatan Priest (voice)
Jon Curry ... Soheib (voice)
Mick Wingert ... Safwan (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell Dave B. Mitchell ... Hamza (voice)
Al Rodrigo ... Abu Al-Hakam (voice)
Andre Robinson ... Bilal (Kid) (voice)
Sage Ryan ... Safwan (Teen) (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

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A Legend Breaks Free! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/warfare and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilal See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubai, UAE

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$309,951, 4 February 2018

Gross USA:

$490,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,087,832
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The historic Battle of Badr is the longest battle scene to be constructed in an animated feature film ever. Depicting armies upon armies battling over a running time of 11 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Hamza: I only see God through the work of human.
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Soundtracks

Warrior
Written by RedOne and Jakke Erixson (as T.I Jakke)
Performed by Akon and RedOne
Produced by RedOne and Jakke Erixson (as T.I Jakke)
Akon appears courtesy of Upfront/Konvict LLC/Atlantic Records
RedOne appears courtesy of Warner Brothers/RedOne Records
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Stunningly rendered with beautiful attention to detail
13 November 2016 | by warwickdavis-44324See all my reviews

A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.

Visually quite par, the film keeps a fast pace, without excluding significant parts of Bilal's ascend as a hero, standing for his people's equal recognition, setting the milestone for a new era in the Arabic world of his time. Attention has been paid to every detail concerning the recreation of characters that have since appeared in most school books, contributing toward the education of numerous generations on the values of human rights and racial equality.

Stunningly rendered with beautiful attention to detail, the film eventually falters in its pace and storytelling.


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