Joseph - King of Dreams

Synopsis: When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more, and are driven to sell him to desert merchants, who take him to Egypt. There he is made the servant of a wealthy Egyptian who misunderstands him, and has him thrown into prison. He shows his God-given gift by interpreting the dreams of two other prisoners. Eventually, the Pharaoh begins to be plagued by dreams, and sends for Joseph, who interprets them and saves Egypt in the process. He is made second in command to Pharaoh, and has most of Egypt's grain stored. Eventually his brothers arrive in Egypt to buy food because of famine, and he must forgive them. Then the dreams that had angered his brothers, were in reality prophecies that had come from God.
Production: Dreamworks
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
75 min


It's taking so long.

(Chuckles) Look at yourself, Father.

You'd think

this was your first child.

Tell me, were you this nervous

when I was born?

Well, yes and no.

It was different with your mother.

But with Rachel, we gave up hope.

We were told

she could never have children.

- Father! It's a boy!

- Father.

- Father, it's a boy!

- It's a boy.

(Baby crying)

My boy!

(Crying continues)

Can you believe it?

Rachel had a baby.

I guess it is a miracle.

(Baby coos)

O God, who is the father of us all,

you have blessed me

with a gift beyond all measure.

Within a barren wife,

amid the twilight skies of my life,

you've placed a treasure.

# A brightly shining star

where there was none

# You have granted us a son

(Rachel) # Dreams do come true.

- # Look at you

- (Father) # Joseph

(All) # Our baby brother

(Father) # He is special

# He is one of us,

we'll keep him from harm

# And we will teach him

# I will teach him

all he needs to know

# He'll stand apart from other men

# We'll stand beside him and together

# We will show him

what it means to be a family... #

Ah. Ooh.

# You are a miracle child

# You are the best

# You shine the brightest... #

- (Laughs)

- Joseph.

Come on. Come to Papa.

# Your trails be blessed

# Your trials the lightest

# You were made for better things

# You will share the air of kings

# You were born and fortune smiled

# For you are a miracle child

(Rachel) # The sun will rise

# Within your eyes

# The moon will light your smile

# And Heaven grace your gentle face

- # With power to beguile... #

- Good night, Joseph.

# You will wade through

the river of sorrows

# Warm and dry

(Father) # And angels

will guide your tomorrows

# This I prophesy

(Both) # For you are a miracle child

# You are the best

# You shine the brightest

# Your days will be cloudless

and mild

# Your trails be blessed

# Your trials the lightest

# You were made for better things

# You will share the air of kings

# You were born and fortune smiled

# For you are a miracle child

# Dearest Mother

# Beloved Father

# A coat of colours

bright as butterfly wings

# To remind me

# Things you've told me all my life

# I am special, I am smart

# I am somehow set apart

# Petty rules and limitations

don't apply

# For I

# Am a miracle child

# I can't be harmed

# I'm wrapped in rainbows

# Though fate

can be heartless and vile

# My life's been charmed

# And shall remain so

# I was made for something more

# Not to struggle but to soar

# To my fortune reconciled

# For I am a miracle child

# You won't see me bent over double

# In darkness and rubble

# Where mountains of trouble

are piled

# I was destined to fly

# Watch me light up the sky

# For I am a miracle child #

(Insects chirping)


(Thunder rumbles)



(Wolves barking)

- (Jingles)

- (Sheep bleating)

- (Whispers) Hey...

- (Growls)

- No! Stop!

- What's wrong?

- What's going on?

- What did he say?

- Oh, it's Joseph.

- It was wolves!

Coming out of the shadows.

I was surrounded.

- They were all around...

- That's it?

- You woke us...for a dream?

- Ooh!

Quiet! You want to scare the sheep?

- The sheep. The ram.

- (Brothers murmuring)

- The wolves killed the ram.

- (Bleats)

It was dead. I... I don't understand.

It all seemed so real.

- Everything is fine, Joseph.

- It's over. Don't worry.

Boys, since you're up,

make yourselves useful.

Get to work before sunup.

(Brothers groan)



- Joseph, where are you going?

- Um, I...

You have studies.

But, I wanna go with them.

- They have their work and you yours.

- But why?

Because you do.

Because you're a miracle child.

For you things are different.

I don't want to be different.

I want to be like them.

Joseph, God has a plan

and a purpose for you.

- You're not like the rest of us.

- (Sighs)

I've worked this earth all my life,

just as my father and grandfather did

and your brothers will after me.

That won't be your future.

Jacob, even God

rested on the seventh day.

He'll find his future soon enough.

- Let him be with his brothers.

- Please?

(Sighs) Go on.


Be safe!

(Sheep bleating)

(Joseph) Judah! Simeon!

- Hmph! Look who's here.

- The miracle child.

What are you doing?

Don't you have some scrolls to read?

Here, let me do that.

Wait, wait!

You have to be very careful.

- You'll cut your hands on the fur(!)

- Get away!

- (All laughing)

- I... I just want to help.

Thanks to you, we'll have to

work an extra hour today.

You're tired

because you were out all night.

Why, you little sneak...

What do you know?


The women and the drinking...

- There's a lot Father doesn't know.

- You wouldn't?

He would, the brat.

- One word and I'll wring your neck.

- Stop it!

We should be happy for his help.

Maybe he can do your work, Simeon.

Somebody should.


And there is something Joseph can do.

- What's he doing?

- Shh!

While we round up the strays,

can you watch the herd?

- Of course.

- Good.

We'll be back soon. Let's go.

Maybe we should split up.

You go over there.

- I'll go this way.

- (Chuckles) Hey! What are you doing?


- (Bleats)

- (Laughs)

(Brothers laughing and chattering)

- Whoo-hoo!

- (Shouting)

- Get him.

- You're too heavy.

- (Laughing)

- (Sighs)


- (Bleats)

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