Two years after its international premiere, a teaser trailer is giving US audiences a first look at acclaimed animated film Bilal: A New Breed of Hero.
With animation from Barajoun Studios in Dubai, the movie was named The Best Inspiring Movie from Cannes Film Festival, Best Innovative Movie from BroadCast Pro Middle East Awards and was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
1,400 years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home and thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not realize he possessed. Through these experiences, Bilal comes to realize that if he is brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path – everything becomes possible. It is through his courage, that he frees himself and ultimately his community; It is through the power of his voice and faith that his lifelong dream of freedom comes true. Bilal grows into a man who will inspire the world.
With the voice talents of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, Jacob Latimore, China Anne McClain, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams and Michael Gross, Bilal: A New Breed of Hero will be released Feb. 2.
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