Comic Con: Final trailer of Dubai-based movie 'Bilal' to be unveiled

'Bilal' is the region's first animated feature birthed in Dubai's very own Barajoun Entertainment. (Screen grab)

In Bilal' A boy becomes an inspiring hero in the Middle East's most ambitious animated feature to date.

Dubai's first animated feature preaches the inclusive, equalizing tenets of Islam via a tale of a slave who becomes a companion of the Prophet (PBUH).

And this year at the Middle East Film & Comic Con Director Khurram H Alavi and producer/co-director Ayman Jamal will unveil the final trailer of the much celebrated movie.

For audiences present this trailer viewing will be exclusive.

Date: Friday April 8

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: The IMAX Cine Club

The Movie

'Bilal' is the region's first animated feature birthed in Dubai's very own Barajoun Entertainment.

The movie puts top-class artwork to use in a story designed to preach about the inclusive, non-discriminatory aspects of the Muslim faith to younger audiences.

Loosely based on the historical figure of Bilal ibn Rabah, a companion of the Prophet (PBUH) who was born a slave and became the first muezzin (the man who calls the faithful to prayer).

Bilal is a grand-scale, fast-paced animated adaptation that is both empowering and inspiring in its call for social justice and equality.

The biggest animated feature ever made in the Middle East, its exceptional production values and fetching, lifelike characters sculpted in computer 3D are likely to enthrall Muslim audiences throughout the Arab world.

A true story of one man's struggle for freedom against dire oppression and tyranny. A story that comes from our region and is long forgotten. A story about a boy who grows up to be a superhero.


Production company: Barajoun Entertainment

Voice cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Jacob Latimore

Directors: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal

Screenwriters: Alex Kronemer, Michael Wolfe, Khuram H. Alavi, Yassin Kamel

Producer: Ayman Jamal

Directors of photography: Ajdin Durakovic, Khurram H. Alavi, Nareg Kalenderian

Editor: Patricia Heneine

Music: Atli Orvarsson

Animators: Jayesh Yatgiri, Anirudh Iyer

Rated PG-13, 113 minutes

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