Hey folks, Harry here with news of a fascinating U.S. Animated Feature film project which, given the current political climate in the United States, probably isn't going to face many open minds. MUHAMMAD, THE LAST PROPHET - a 2D animated feature film about the foundation and origin of Islam. Unfortunately, given a good deal of jingoistic posing... Well, I fear a good many that should see a film that simply tells the story of Muhammad won't be even considered. What's sad about this, is one would see that the story, the lessons... well they're not the lessons of the Taliban or Al Qaeda fundamentalists. Learning what the peaceful Muslims of the world believe is a gateway to finding an understanding between peoples, rather than demonizing and degrading them. Now hopefully this has higher production values and a better screenplay than SWAN PRINCESS and THE KING AND I. I'd like for this to be a very good film. To read more on this intriguing project, Click Here Hate speech below will result in bannings! Be a thoughtful person. Please.
Muhammad (pbuh) the Last Prophet has been in production for two years and includes more than 196,000 drawings. It was created as a traditional two-dimensional film, but the computer has played a huge role in its creation. Each “cell” is computer painted and fantastic computer effects can be found throughout the production.
All the designing for the film took place at RichCrest Animation in Burbank, California. Under the watchful eye and careful hand of the film’s executive producer, a devout Muslim, characters and backgrounds were created to bring ancient Mecca and its people to life. The designers are all top professionals in their particular discipline as well as accomplished fine artists in their own right. After extensive study they went to work. The result is stunning.
Bringing the vivid characters of Islam’s history to life required an exhaustive search among professional theatre, television, and film actors. Once they were selected, director Richard Rich took them through a series of recording sessions, making sure that each performance was distinct and precise. Early on in the casting it became clear that the voice of Abu Talib would be crucial. Though not an adherent to Islam, Abu Talib was a loving uncle to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). His was the responsibility to support his nephew but also to lead, placate, and sometimes stand up to his peers of Quarysh. The voice needed strength, majesty, but also kindness and a gentle quality. It was found in Eli Allem, a veteran actor of stage and screen. With each recording session it became clear that Eli was creating a unique and powerful performance. Finally, his job was done. On the day after his final recording session, he passed away.