Inspired by the beloved classic, KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET is a richly-animated story and celebration of Gibran’s book, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), with animated chapters by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat), Michal Socha, and Gaëtan Brizzi and Paul Brizzi (Fantasia 2000).
Produced by Salma Hayek, who also performed voice work, it tells the tale of a mischievous young girl (voiced by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis) who attempts to free an imprisoned poet (Liam Neeson). The voice cast also including John Krasinski, Alfred Molina, Frank Langella, Assaf Cohen, Gunnar Sizemore, and Leah Allers.
The film had an in-progress preview at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
- via Gulf Film