Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)





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The Biblical story of Joseph comes to life in this animated feature from the creators of The Prince of Egypt. Adventure and music set the stage for this tale of a boy named Joseph (voice of Ben Affleck) whose dreams bring him powerful visions of the future. Joseph's abilities to prognosticate win him a favored position with the Pharaoh of Egypt, but only inflames his contentious relationship with his brothers. Featuring the same top-notch artwork and animation that impressed audiences in The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams also features several original songs sung by Maureen McGovern and Jodi Benson. The film was released directly to home video in the United States, but enjoyed a theatrical release in Europe.
PG (nothing objectionable)
Animation , Kids & Family
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Ben Affleck
as Joseph
Jodi Benson
as Asenath
Judith Light
as Zuleika
Mark Hamill
as Judah
Steven Weber
as Simeon
James Eckhouse
as Potiphar
David Campbell
as Joseph [singing]
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Critic Reviews for Joseph: King of Dreams

All Critics (4)

An opening title card hints this may be the first in a series of Bible videos from the DreamWorks factory. Here's hoping there are more.

Full Review… | December 9, 2015

A new technical benchmark for straight-to-tape animated features, putting Disney's chintzy home video efforts to shame.

Full Review… | December 28, 2006

... fails to bring Joseph and his brothers to life the way Moses and Rameses came to life in The Prince of Egypt. Sappy, run-of-the-mill songs drown out any subtleties.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Once one stops making unfair comparisons to a theatrical film made on a much bigger budget, Joseph: King of Dreams is worthwhile on its own more modest terms.

Full Review… | May 8, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Joseph: King of Dreams


Ben Affleck stars in DreamWorks' straight-to-video follow-up to The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams. Based on the biblical account, the story follows Joseph (a child of prodigy), whose brothers grow jealous of him and sell him into slavery, but Joseph's ability to interpret dreams soon draws the attention of the Pharaoh. Unfortunately, the animation quality is really a step down; though it keeps to the same design style and coloring as The Prince of Egypt. The music too is rather unremarkable, and is at best functional. Suffering from a clear lack of ambition, Joseph: King of Dream is a disappointing and mediocre animated film.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Look at the cast! Ben Affleck? Mark Hamill? Tom Virtue (apparently appearing in every TV show ever made)? Wow! And to think it went straight to DVD, even with Luke Skywalker as the voice of Judah. How much would it suck to have to list "voice of Simeon/Slave-trader" on your resume? ha

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I am 25 and loved this film. The animation is good where a disney animation might be 4 stars this is deserved a 4 star for animation. Cool Film !

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

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