Can A Prince Be A Movie King?

After four years of leading his people through the desert--southern California can get as dry as the Sinai--Jeffrey Katzenberg has delivered his tablets of celluloid. Percolating with biblical scholarship and Hollywood showmanship, burdened with more ambitions and pricey hopes than any movie since Titanic, The Prince of Egypt means to tell the most imposing old fable using the most sophisticated forms of animation. But old traditions die hard--as they should, when they are as supple as the Disney model. Led by directors Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells, the DreamWorks team uses a more sumptuous version of that standard: romantic...

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