If you like Inspired by True Story pics, then you will appreciate this new animated adventure family film that is available in theaters now. BILAL: A NEW BREED OF HERO tells the story of a boy (abducted into slavery) who rose up and freed himself from slavery. It is rated PG-13 for violence/warfare and some thematic elements.
Originally premiering in 2015, the film has garnered recognition winning “The Best Inspiring Movie” at the Cannes Film Festival, “Best Innovative Movie” at the BroadCast Pro Middle East Award, officially selected at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival under “Best Feature Film” and nominated for “Best Animated Feature Film” at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Synopsis: 1,400 years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, finds himself and his sister under the tyranny of slavery. 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 and forever change the world.
“Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero” stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Suicide Squad,” “Thor: The Darkworld,” Lost) as the voice of adult Bilal; Ian McShane (American Gods, “John Wick: 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ,” Deadwood) as the voice of Umayya, Bilal’s evil master; Jacob Latimore (“Detroit,” “Collateral Beauty,” “The Maze Runner”) as the voice of teenage Bilal; China Anne McClain (“Descendants 2,” Descendants: Wicked World, A.N.T. Farm) as Bilal’s teenage sister Ghufaira; Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Bosch, Nashville) as Bilal’s mother, Hamama; and Michael Gross (“Tremors,” ER, The Young and the Restless, Family Ties) as Okba the cowardly slave trader.
My 13-year old daughter prefers light-hearted movies with more comedy and less angst and drama. She did not last too long in with this story. The trailer will give you a good feel for the movie, and you can make the best decision for your family and their interests.