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Joseph - King of Dreams
Joseph - King of Dreams
Actors: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern, Jodi Benson
Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
UR     2000     1hr 15min

Based on a classic tale known the world over, JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS is a stirring story of family and forgiveness. An inspiring musical adventure, JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS retells the fascinating story of a boy whose extra...  more »


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Actors: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern, Jodi Benson
Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez
Creators: Cathy Schoch, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Joe Stillman, Marshall Goldberg, Raymond Singer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Musicals, Animation
Studio: Dreamworks Animated
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Animated
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Stick to THE Script.
Quince | Baltimore, MD USA | 08/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Firstly, the animation, musicianship and general production of this DVD was top quality. My son (3) was captivated by the story. I must say also that, for all of the other animated Biblical stories out there, the production quality is in the top 1%. However...

There is a "disclaimer" at the beginning of this dvd which states roughly that they took some artistic liberties with the story but they felt that they kept to the intent or them of the Word.

I disagree.
1) The producers of this animation added items that were not part of the original story (i.e. Joseph's very first dream is about wolves chasing and killing a sheep)
2) They also left out some intricacies which, in my opinion would have added to the story (Completely absent from the story is that Jospeh's mother died while giving birth to his brother).
3) Jospeh's intentions were mis-characterized. Joseph never had ill-will to his brothers according to the Bible. However, in this movie, he describes them as thieves to his wife... clearly missing the redemptive purpose of his actions towards his brothers.
4) Benjamin was born before Joseph was sold. In the film, Joseph had never met Benjamin until he was brought by his brothers to Egypt. This doesn't seem in accordance to what happened in the story.

What I did like: Potiphar's Wife and her advances to Jospeh were tastefully handled.

There are more inconsistencies. I'm not asking for perfection, but I strongly believe that there is a great responsibility when adapting Biblical stories for children. Stick to THE Script.

Will your children like it? Yes.
Will you have some explaining to do to the older ones? Yes.

3 stars because, when one decides to make an adaptation of the Bible they should stick to THE Script.
J. Wildstein | 11/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was a good film, though it certainly does not approach its predecessor, Prince of Egypt. The songs are decent, and the animation is very good. The characterizations of the Egyptians are more developed than Genesis, but most of the Istraelites do not show even their Biblical individuality. I liked it, but if you really want a good Joseph movie for the kids, consider Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat first."
Okay movie
A.C. | OK, USA | 05/28/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"We bought this movie recently. I have watched it before, but I guess this time I paid more attention. The movie is good, the cartoons and everything else is fine, the only thing that I did not like, is the story line. I don't think is bible based, I would rent it and watch it before I buy it. It had little things in the story that bothered me, that I really know are not bible based. I understand that they have to make it into a story for a movie but I think this movie does not tell the story in the way that is depicted in the bible."