Bilal (film)

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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
Directed by Khurram H. Alavi
Ayman Jamal
Produced by Ayman Jamal
Screenplay by Alex Kronemer
Michael Wolfe
Khurram Alavi
Yassin Kamel
Story by Ayman Jamal
Starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Jacob Latimore
Ian McShane
China Anne McClain
Music by Atli Örvarsson
Edited by Patricia Heneine
Barajoun Entertainment
Distributed by AMBI Distribution
Release dates
September 2016
Running time
105 minutes
Country Dubai, United Arab Emirates[1]
Language English
Budget $30,000,000[1]

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is an upcoming 3D computer-animated action-adventure drama film produced by Barajoun Entertainment. The movie depicts the life of Bilal ibn Rabah and is the first feature-length animated film from the Dubai-based Barajoun. [2][3]

Bilal will premiere on Animation Day at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 alongside other heavyweight international names. It has also been selected for Annecy 2016, the biggest Animation Market and Animated Film Festival in the world. The movie is set for worldwide release September 2016. [4]


A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Bilal (Andre Robinson) and Ghufaira (China Anne McClain) find themselves bound to the ruthless whims of the most powerful man in the city, Umayya (Ian McShane). Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal will soon learn he must choose his own fate, and find the courage to raise his voice. Bilal (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) will challenge everything.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Press Kit". Bilal Movie. Barajoun Entertainment. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  2. "Barajoun Studios Bilal reImagines an African Hero's Epic Journey". AnimationXpress. May 26, 2015. 
  3. Jennifer Sefa-Boakye (February 27, 2015). "New Animated Feature 'Bilal' Inspired By The Story Of Ethiopian Slave Who Became 'Voice Of Islam'". Okayafrica. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  4. Newbould, Chris (June 13, 2015). "UAE movie Bilal proves a home run for animation". The National. 
  5. "Bilal (2015)". IMDb. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  6. "Ian McShane Joins Cast of Middle East Animated Feature". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 April 2015. 
  7. "Ian McShane Joins Cast of Middle East Animated Feature". The Hollywood Reporter/MSN. 20 April 2015. 
  8. Obenson, Tambay (Feb 27, 2015). "(Trailer for Animated Feature Film Inspired by True Story of Afro-Arab Slave Who Became "Voice of Islam"". indiewire. Retrieved Feb 27, 2015. 
  9. "Rising R&B star Jacob Latimore joins cast of Bilal". The National. May 24, 2015. 

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