The Prince of Egypt

Question: The Queen of Egypt (I'm pretty sure her name is Tuya, but is she ever named in the film?) is portrayed as being a kind person almost every time she appears, but in the very beginning there is a moment I don't understand. When she's holding baby Moses, she throws dirty looks at the two servant girls who are with her, for seemingly no reason. What gives?

Chosen answer: The Queen's name is never mentioned. Onto your other question she gives the stern look to "suggest" to the slave girls that they are to remain silent on where Moses came from.

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Question: What does Moses' birth mother say in Hebrew as she's getting him ready to take to the river?

Chosen answer: "Yal-di ha-tov veh ha-rach (my good and tender son) Al ti-ra veh al tif-chad (Don't be frightened and don't be scared) My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live, I pray we'll meet again, If He will deliver us!"

I was wondering that. Thanks.

Question: During the song "When you Believe" a little girl says a bunch of stuff in Hebrew. What is she saying, and what is the translation for it?

Chosen answer: "Ashira ladonai ki gaoh gaah, Ashira ladonai ki gaoh gaah, Michamocha baelim adonai, Mikamocha nedarba kodesh, Nachitah v'chas d'cha am zu gaalta, Nachitah v'chas d'cha am zu gaalta, Ashira, ashira, ashira..." "I will sing to the lord, for He has triumphed gloriously, I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, Who is like you, O Lord, among the Celestial? Who is like you, majestic in Holiness? In your love You lead the people You redeemed, I will sing, I will sing, I will sing..."

Question: The Pharaoh tells Moses that he won't ever have to worry about being a ruler the way Ramses does. But if Moses is considered the Pharaoh's son, isn't he also in line for the throne?

Chosen answer: The position of Pharaoh would be passed from father to eldest son. Ramses is the older of the sons, so he will inherit the throne, not Moses.

Answer: He's not really Pharaoh's son at all. Even though he was raised Egyptian, he soon finds he's Israelite.

This is both true and non-relevant to the question. The reason Pharoah tells him he won't have to worry about ruling isn't because Moses is secretly not his son, it's because, as the previous answer states, Rameses will be Pharoah.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Sandra Bullock's character sings, is it really Sandra Bullock singing?

Chosen answer: According to IMDB, Sally Dworsky was the singing voice for Miriam, who was Sanda Bullock's character.

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Question: Why did Stephen Schwartz not allow the Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston version of "When You Believe" to be submitted for Oscar consideration, thus depriving Kenneth Edmonds (who helped write the music for this version) of an Oscar?

Chosen answer: Schwartz has stated that he believes the version of the song to be nominated should be the one in the movie, not the one that runs over the end credits. He has also said that since Edmonds (Babyface) only co-wote about 15% of the music, he was ineligible for nomination according to Academy rules.

Question: I recalled through TV spots and the title that the film does not explicitly mention the fact that it is based on the story of Moses. Was this the intentions of the filmmakers?

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Chosen answer: In the beginning of the movie, it says the movie is based on the story of the Exodus, with certain historical and artistic licenses being taken. Since Moses was the center of the story, it clearly is supposed to be about him, although maybe not exactly as the Bible depicts.

Krista

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