The characters of the film that took 20 years in the making have been drawn by artist Moustapha Hussein, while the animation work was executed by Egyptian artists from the Magic Company.
Egypts first-ever animated feature film The Knight and the Princess, that took 20 years in the making, will be releasing in cinemas this October.
Director and screenwriter Basheer al-Deeq told Asharq Al-Awsat that the production budget for the film is estimated at $6m.
The film is based on the story of a young man, Mohammed bin Qasim al-Thaqafi, who falls in love while leading the sovereignty of the Umayyad State.
Artist Moustapha Hussein has drawn the characters entirely, while the animation work was carried out by Egyptian artists from the Magic Company, as reported by local dailies.
The Egyptian Director has said that the exact 2D animation technique used in the animated film Lion King has been employed in The Knight and the Princess.
Reportedly, a number of Egyptian celebrities have dubbed for the movies cartoon characters, including Mohamed Henedy, Maged al-Kidwani, Abla Kamel, Medhat Saleh and Donia Samir Ghanem.
Furthermore, it has been reported that several festivals including El Gouna International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival have proposed to screen the production. However, none of these screenings have been confirmed yet.