The cover of the DVD of the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

The Prophet

w/ Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson & more…

★★★★★

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran is one of my favourite books. I wasn’t sure that the film would do it justice… until I heard about how the film’s creators were doing it.

The film’s creators decided to take a selection of the lessons / ideas from the Prophet and have each one animated by a different animator or team of animators. The film then follows the main storyline (animated by the same people throughout) and cuts from time-to-time to one of the lessons with a unique animation and a song written especially for the film.

Oh, and it’s written and directed by Roger Allers (co-director of The Lion King) and has music by Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Yo-Yo Ma and others.

To give you a taste, here are some images from the various animations in the film:

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson

An image from the film The Prophet, based on the book by Khalil Gibran and starring Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson