Includes a sing-along song segment, a read-along segment, trivia game, storyboard presentation with commentary by the directors, production notes, the theatrical trailer, cast and crew biographies, a production notes booklet, and DVD-ROM extras all displayed with really intriguing menu graphics.
Following the success of The Prince Of Egypt, Joseph: King Of Dreams tells another Biblical tale: the story of Joseph the Canaanite, his coat of many colors, and his jealous brothers who sell him to slave traders. The story follows Joseph as he rises to power from serving as a slave for Pharaoh, and learns the power of forgiveness when he meets with his brothers again. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits sharp and detailed animation that will surely please throughout. Colors are rich and vibrant, with bold hues and deep blacks. The picture is very solid, with no pixelization or any other distractions. (Suzanne Hodges)
When you finish installing the PCFriendly compatible features for this title, you are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu, where you are given options called Family Fun, DVD Main Menu, Full Feature Film, and Online Events.The Family Fun section contains a image you can print and color (like a coloring book), a maze and word search that you can print, and a game similar to concentration. The game is pretty easy to beat, and once you do, you get to look at a still picture from the film.In the Online Events section, you can find introductions to the story and characters, a listing of reviews and awards the film received, the trailer, and more activites. These activities include a neat java applet that "swirls" the paint in different pictures from the movie, a jigsaw puzzle, a slide puzzle, and another coloring page. The difference between this coloring page and the previous, is this one does not get printed: you color it by selecting the different colors and clicking on the section you want colored.Depending on where you click, you can either go straight to the DVD-Video main menu or directly to the beginning of the film. If you do decide to go to the DVD-Video main menu, it works well using your mouse.This is a great title for kids to check out. I will warn you that it may not hold their attention for long. The games are neat, and not too complex, but are not as rewarding as other games have been. Even so, it is definitely worth trying out a few times. (Danny Richelieu)
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