Badr International, RichCrest Animation (2007) Product specifications:
Animated Film on DVD Item type:
2 DVD Set Product description:
The Long Awaited Animated Film of All Times Muhammad (pbuh): The Last Prophet.
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!!
The first animated feature film about Islam’s Prophet; Muhammad (pbuh): The Last Prophet is now available to own on a Special Edition DVD. The movie aims to introduce the story of Islam and its Prophet to new generations in the appealing and accessible medium of animation. Though the Prophet is not personified, sound and cinematography are employed in the telling of his story. The film is directed by Disney veteran Richard Rich, the creator of The King and I, The Fox and the Hound, as well as The Swan Princess and is capped off with a stunning soundtrack by Emmy-award winning composer William Kidd.
This Special Edition DVD is packed with special features including Music Video Clips of famous artists such as Aa’shiq Al-Rasul, Mesut Kurtis, and Qatrundada. That’s not all! The Special Edition also includes a bonus song CD, entitled “A Tribute to the Prophet” which is a collection of popular Nasheeds (Songs) by famous artists from around the world who praised the Prophet in their songs, like Yusuf Islam, Aa’shiq Al-Rasul, and Hamza Robertson from the UK, Native Dean from the USA, Dawud Wharnsby from Canada, Mesut Kurtis from Macedonia, Zain Bhikha from South Africa, and Qatrunada from Indonesia.
The Special Edition is uniquely packaged to resemble the “Kaba”-the holy house in Mecca – highlighting the location where it all began. Don’t miss this Special Edition. Own your copy now!!
MOVIE REVIEW | 'MUHAMMAD: THE
But in "Muhammad: The Last Prophet," an animated retelling of the events
surrounding the birth of Islam, the filmmakers faced a distinct challenge: How
do you animate a main character who can never be shown? According to Islamic
law, the prophet himself, along with many of his close relatives, cannot be
visually represented - a restriction that has given rise to a great tradition of
abstract motifs in Islamic art, but that would seem ill suited to traditional
"Muhammad: the Last Prophet" will inevitably be compared to Mel Gibson's
"Passion of the Christ." Some may label it propaganda, a 90-minute commercial
for Islam. But "Muhammad" is likely to prove less divisive than Mr. Gibson's
film, if only because its scenes of violence and battle (there are many) are
without gore or graphic detail. The film was explicitly intended to bring
Western audiences a more positive vision of Islam than the one experienced
through mainstream media.
The New York Times Review: read more here
Talk Disney: Disney Animator's "Muhammad" Animated Feature:
Richard Rich, who directed several full-length animated features for Walt
Disney Studios, helmed this ambitious cartoon feature about the founder of the
Islamic faith. In the year 610 A.D., the city of Mecca had become overrun with
criminal and immoral behavior, dominated by crooked businessmen, gamblers, and
drunkards. The Quarysh, the ruling body that controlled Mecca, had been
overtaken by corrupt men who served the needs of the wealthy at the expense of
the common people. The lone exception among the Quarysh was the forthright and
principled Abu Talib (Eli Allem), who championed the rights of the poor and
disadvantaged. Abu Talib was also the guardian of Muhammad, his nephew, whose
parents died when he was young. A man of deep faith, Muhammad prayed every day
in a cavern on the outskirts of town, and one day he was visited by the angel
Gabriel, who gave him the task of spreading a new faith to the world which would
honor the one God who watched over all. Muhammad took this charge seriously and
set out to tell the world of this new faith, but the men of the Quarysh were
threatened by Muhammad's teachings, so much so that he was forced to exile
himself to Medina in order for the new faith to survive. In accordance with
Islamic law, Muhammad is never shown onscreen in this film. Muhammad: The Last
Prophet was originally scheduled for release in the United States in early 2002,
but following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the film was shelved
in the U.S. due to widespread hostility and misunderstanding toward Muslims --
ironically, just the attitudes the film was created to confront. ~ Mark Deming,
All Movie Guide