Saudi animated film “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” to screen in USA

Saudi animated film “Bilal A New Breed of Hero” to screen in USA

Saudi animated film “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” to screen in USA

  • 06 February 2018
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“Bilal A New Breed of Hero”, a Saudi animated movie inspired by true events, is now screening in USA. Get Tickets Now at AMC Theatres !

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is a 2015 English-language Arabic 3D computer-animated action-adventure film produced by Barajoun Entertainment and co-directed by Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal. With a story by Jamal, the screenplay is written by Alavi, Alex Kronemer, Michael Wolfe and Yassin Kamel. With this film, Jamal aimed to depict heroes from the history of the Arabian Peninsula.
It depicts the life of Bilal ibn Rabah, who, known for his beautiful voice, was freed from slavery and rose to a position of prominence in 632 AD. The voice cast features Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Jacob Latimore, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Fred Tatasciore, Cynthia McWilliams, Jon Curry, Dave B. Mitchell and Michael Gross.
Bilal premiered on December 9, 2015 at the 12th Annual International Dubai Film Festival, and was released later on throughout the MENA region starting September 8, 2016. It received positive reviews but was a box office bomb. The film will begin an international rollout in February 2018.
The film won “The Best Inspiring Movie” on the Animation Day during Cannes Film Festival and “Best Innovative Movie” at the BroadCast Pro Middle East Award. Bilal is also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards or “APSA”, the region’s highest accolade for film.


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