The Prince And The Promoter

For DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Promised Land is an epic animated version of the Moses saga...and an audience to appreciate it

Val Kilmer, in black sweats and no shoes, sits in a darkened sound studio. On the other side of the glass, Jeffrey Katzenberg watches nervously, clutching a toy red-and-yellow football. Today Kilmer is recording the voice of Moses, and Katzenberg is unflaggingly attentive as the famously temperamental actor dubs dialogue for the most personal high-stakes film that Katzenberg--former chairman of the Disney studio and a founder of DreamWorks SKG--has ever been involved in making, the eagerly anticipated animated epic The Prince of Egypt. Kilmer is not in the upbeat mood that the scene requires. He started off well enough--"It's fun to...

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