‘The Prophet’ made into a cartoon — and it works (Our grade: B)

Mustafa (voiced by Liam Neeson) befriends little girl Almitra in an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran s  The Prophet.

Mustafa (voiced by Liam Neeson) befriends little girl Almitra in an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran s The Prophet.

David Lewis – San Francisco Chronicle

Though some might find it hard to conceptualize Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet” as a cartoon, animation turns out to be a nifty way to visualize this collection of world-famous poems about spiritual enlightenment.

The interesting experiment by “Lion King” director Roger Allers will probably be too Disney-esque for some people’s tastes — there are friendly birds, bumbling guards, a young girl at the center of things — but in the end, this is soulful work, without a cynical frame. And it was no small accomplishment to adapt a 1923 book that’s virtually void of cinematic elements.

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