Recently I had a post about my top nine cinematic guilty pleasure films, with National Treasure coming in a strong first place.
- National Treasure
- O Brother, Where Art Thou
- Night at the Museum
- 1776: The Musical
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Mummy
- White Christmas
- Disney’s Hercules/Mulan
- The Patriot
Well, I realized I had forgotten a film, which rounds the list out to an even ten. I can’t believe I forgot this film. Ready for it?
I love everything about this film, from its animation style to its music to its blending of the Biblical Exodus story with history, even though historians and theologians disagree on who the Pharaoh of the Exodus was. This movie also came out right about the time my Ancient Egypt phase was in full swing but before the animation phase. It was (vaguely) historical and hit all the right visual notes. It was animation perfection.
And as a bonus …. because I also forgot about this one. Maybe I should do a whole animated favorites series?
This was my sister’s favorite film so one summer we watched it probably several hundred times, having to rewind the VHS every. single. time. Also beautifully animated with an amazing soundtrack, this film also hit all the right notes. Far from factual and not occurring in proximity to my Anastasia phase (it was brief but intense), it’s still some sort of iconic historical .. romantic comedy … cartoon .. thing. (?)
Youtube Link to Prince of Egypt Soundtrack
Image Source: Prince of Egypt concept art