"A dream journey brought to life in colorful clay animation"01 January 198525 mins
This telling of the Passover story explains the Jewish people's liberation from slavery in claymation. The film, narrated by a 12-year-old named Danny, begins at a modern-day family Seder complete with parents, grandparents, and siblings. The family is quickly transported to ancient Egypt, where the evil Pharaoh, enthroned amidst a very sandy desert, performs wicked deeds in colorful ways. They witness reenactments of the Burning Bush, the Ten Plagues and other events, along with depictions of ancient Egypt itself, a land of swaying pyramids and wily men.
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