The Knight and the Princess is a 2019 Egyptian animated film directed by Bashir el-Deek, produced by Alabbas Hamidaddin, and created by cartoonist Mustafa Hussein. The film stars Haitham Elkhamissi, Mohamed Henedi, Donia Samir Ghanem, Medhat Saleh, Maged El Kedwany, Lekaa Elkhamissi, Abla Kamel, Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra, Amina Rizk and Saeed Saleh.
An unwavering young warrior’s determination to save abducted women and children leads him to confront a brutal tyrant and his devious sorcerer.
- Mohamed El Dafrawy … Hajjaj.
- Lekaa El Khamisy … Story Teller.
- Maged El-Kidwani … Jinni Shamhourish.
- Mohamed ‘Moe’ Ghaneemah … Zaid.
- Donia Samir Ghanem … Princess Lubna.
- Mohamed Henedi … Jinni Bakto.
- Abla Kamel … Hajjaj’s Daughter.
- Ghassan Matar … King Daher.
- Aminah Rizq … Fokha.
- Medhat Saleh … Mohammed AlKassim.
- Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra … Sorcerer.
- The film premiered at the 2019 El Gouna Film Festival, and released to theatres on 30 January 2020.
- It is the first animated feature film in Egypt.
- It was selected to show at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, making it the first Arab feature film to show at the festival.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Bashir El Deek.
- Producer(s): Alabbas Bin Alabbas.
- Writer(s): Bashir El Deek.
- Music: Haitham Al-Khamissi.
- Production: Alsahar Animation and MediaBox.
- Release Date: 19 September 2019 (El Gouna Film Festival).
- Running Time: 95 minutes.
- Rating: PG.
- Country: Egypt.
- Language: English.