Remember, when you were a little child. It was friday evening, school had ended. The weekend could finally start so you were ready for some cosy time with the family. Usually that would mean some popcorn or chips on the table (sometimes both, if you were lucky) and a good movie on the screen. We bet that movie was one of the following 3 animation movies every Muslim should have watched during their childhood!
1. Joseph: The King of Dreams
Every time, this movie brings many nostalgic feelings. The story tells the tale about Joseph, the second youngest son of Jacob. He struggles to be loved by his older brothers. Their brothers can’t stand him since Joseph is their father’s favourite. One day, out of envy, his brothers sell Joseph on a slave market in Potifar, and he ultimately ends up being a slave of the pharao. The moral of the story is forgiving others. That’s why the movie is a great recommendation for young and old!
2. The Prince of Egypt
One of the best featured animation movies ever made, is the Prince of Egypt. Egyptian pharao Seti observes an increase in Israelite-born babies and fears a possible rebellion among the Israelite slaves and orders them to be killed. That is why a female Israelite secretly gives her child to the Egyptian royal family. When the child, named Mozes, becomes older, he discovers his Israelite origin and makes a promise to free all the Israelites under Egyptian rule. In order to do so, he must fight his pharao brother. The moral of the story is to learn how to compromise, find peaceful solutions and, most importantly, not be stubborn.
“Arabian niiiiiiights!”. Everybody knows this part to be the opening song of Aladdin: A brilliant movie and a true classic! Does this movie need an introduction? Aladdin, a poor kid, tries to survive the streets of Agrabah with his little side-kick monkey Abu. On his path of survival, he meets the beautiful princess Jasmine and falls heads over heel in love with her. With the help of a magic lamp, Aladdin tries to win her heart over as prince Ali while trying to defeat the evil sultan’s right hand Jafar who wants to become ruling Sultan of Agrabah.