February 1st, 2008 11:11 EST
Giants Unite to Animate The Ten Commandments
Los Angeles, Feb. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- One of the most-loved Bible classics comes to DVD on February 5 in a family- friendly CGI retelling from Promenade Pictures and Genius Products. The first feature film in the Epic Stories of the Bible series - The Ten Commandments, starring the voice talents of Academy Award ® winner Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Alfred Molina and Academy Award ® nominee Elliott Gould, uncovers the true meaning of faith and God`s message of love to humankind.
This timeless story, perfect for the entire family, will become a treasured part of the annual Easter and Passover holiday season. The Ten Commandments from Promenade Pictures, brings the classic to life in a new way through revolutionary CGI Animation.
Filled with high adventure and a gentle sense of humor, the miraculous story of The Ten Commandments showcases Moses, the reluctant prophet, who was the only man to see the face of God and call him "friend." The film takes a unique approach to highlighting the humanity of Moses and displaying the power of God in a way that children can understand and enjoy!
The Ten Commandments was produced by Promenade Pictures, directed by Bill Boyce (Hermie & Friends) and John Stronach (Ben Hur, Cahoots), and written by acclaimed family screenwriter Ed Naha (Honey I Shrunk the Kids).
DVD Bonus Features Include:
- "I Am Willing" music video performed by Jeremy Camp
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making- of-the film
- Interviews with Christian Slater and Alfred Molina
- Ten Commandments Challenge " Through "Man-on-the-Street" interviews, people`s knowledge of the fabled commandments is tested
About Promenade Pictures
Promenade Pictures was founded and is led by studio pioneer and entertainment industry legend Frank Yablans, who serves as CEO. Cindy Bond, who serves as President and COO of the company, oversees a team of veteran media industry executives including Ron Booth, Charlie Gay and John McAdams. Promenade Pictures has established itself as a full- service production, distribution and marketing company specializing in the distribution of theatrical motion pictures appropriate for the entire family. The company has leveraged the expertise and relationships of its principals and senior executive team to build a highly successful operation that in just a few short years has emerged as one of the leading privately held independent film and television companies focusing on the family market.
Promenade continues to maintain its independence and aggressively explore opportunities that will build upon the company`s business mandate. Further branding itself in the family arena, Promenade has already entered into contracts and associations with many of the most recognized moral- valued authors, filmmakers and brands. For more information, please visit www.promenadepictures.com
About Genius Products
Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home- entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Asia Extreme (TM), Discovery Kids(TM), Dragon Dynasty(TM), Dimension Films(TM), Entertainment Rights, Classic Media and Big Idea (Entertainment Rights group companies), ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment (TM), Sesame Workshop®, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.
About Motive Entertainment
Los Angeles-based Motive Entertainment, which directed the grassroots marketing campaigns for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ, the Tom Hanks/Robert Zemeckis film Polar Express and the record-breaking Walden Media/Disney epic series, The Chronicles of Narnia, is a leading company in film and entertainment marketing ( www.motivemarketing.biz).
For those who love the epic story of the Ten Commandments, the upcoming The Ten Commandments DVD is the perfect way to watch it again and again. The message, a uniquely faithful telling of one of the world`s most profound stories, can now be enjoyed on DVD for generations to come. For more information, please visit http://www.promenadepictures.com/ and www.10commandmentsmovie.com.