Saturday, June 6, 2015

Movie Review: 'The Prophet': Animated version of beloved book hits fests

By Martin Bandyke
A team of animators visually interpret the poems in “Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.” (Photo: Gkids)
MICHIGAN---Bringing a book of serious-minded prose poetry to the screen isn't the easiest thing to pull off in this age of escapist superhero movies, but "The Prophet" isn't just any book. Continually in print since 1923, translated into more than 20 languages, Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece continues to resonate with new generations of readers with its eternal themes of love, marriage, children, work, pain, friendship, pleasure, joy, sorrow and death. The new animated film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" was created by a team led by actress-producer Salma Hayek-Pinault and Disney veteran Roger Allers (best-known as the screenwriter of animated classics "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast," and director of "The Lion King"). [link]