Films about Egyptian culture, especially those involving mummies, often captivate audiences. However, only a few manage to both entertain and accurately portray the terror of mummies. Many of these films follow adventurers risking their lives in ancient Egyptian pyramids for riches, leading to disastrous consequences. The upcoming animated film “Mummies” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Ancient Egypt, making it a highly anticipated movie this year.
“Mummies” is an upcoming Spanish animated film directed by Juan Jesus Garcia Galocha, and it aims to provide a unique and fresh adventure for fans of animated movies. This captivating family comedy-drama is set to take viewers on a thrilling modern journey while also paying tribute to Egyptian mythology. As one of the highly anticipated animated films of the year, “Mummies” has generated excitement among audiences. Although more details are yet to be revealed, fans are eagerly waiting to see what this innovative movie has in store for them.
Mummies: The Plot
Deep within the earth lies a mysterious city known as the city of mummies or the city of the living dead. In this city, the Sun never shines, and the imperial decrees hold great authority. Princess Nefer is now required to select her groom, and as tradition dictates, the Phoenix, guided by her hand, chooses Thut, a former charioteer, as the prospective groom. However, neither Princess Nefer nor Thut is interested in marrying each other. To avoid the marriage, Thut comes up with a plan to hide the wedding ring, a cherished heirloom passed down by their ancestors, in a secure location where only he can access it.
On the other side of the story, an archeologist exploring the mysterious pyramids connected to the underground city of mummies stumbles upon the wedding ring. Little does he know that the consequences for the groom losing the ring are dire. When Thut realizes that the ring has gone missing, he joins forces with his younger brother Sekhem and his pet crocodile, along with Princess Nefer, to find it. During their time in modern London, unexpected feelings start to develop between Thut and Nefer, and they begin to fall in love with each other.
Even though we gave a summary based on the movie trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures, the official website of the film provides the following synopsis.
“The film follows the fun adventures of three Egyptian mummies who live in an underground secret city, hidden in ancient Egypt. The trio includes a princess, a former charioteer, and his younger brother along with their pet baby crocodile. Through a series of unfortunate events, the mummies end up in present-day London and embark on a wacky and hilarious journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, that was stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby.”
As the story unfolds, the film will focus on comedy while slowly developing the romance to give us a satisfying happy ending. It also offers plenty of adventurous moments, and the portrayal of Egyptian history is remarkably beautiful.
Mummies: The Cast & Crew
The animated film “Mummies” features a cast of well-known voice actors. Oscar Barberan voices Thut, the male lead character, and Ana Esther Alborg voices Nefer, the female lead character. Oscar Barberan’s voice acting in movies like “Tad: The Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas,” “Toy Story 2,” and “Tad: The Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet” has received critical acclaim, despite his limited career over the past two decades.
On the other hand, “The Living Forest” marked Ana Esther Alborg’s debut as a voice actress, and she gained recognition for her performances in the “Harry Potter” video games, particularly in “Order of the Phoenix,” “Half-Blood Prince,” and “Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”
The film “Mummies” features other important characters voiced by various actors. For the Spanish dubbing, Jaume Sola (Com si fos ahir), Juan Carlos Gustems (Virtual Hero), Luis Perez Reina, and Roser Aldabo Arnau voice characters like Sekhem, Pharaoh, Lord Carnaby, and Aida.
In the English version, the voices are carefully chosen. Eleanor Tomlinson (Loving Vincent) provides the voice for Nefer, while Joe Thomas (Doctor Who: The Eight Doctor Adventures) voices Thut. Santiago Wonder (Sekhem), Sean Bean (Pharaoh), and Hugh Bonneville (Lord Carnaby) lend their voices to the supporting characters in the English version of the film.
“Mummies” is set to hit theaters in the United States and Spain on February 24, and it will be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 31. Fans in these countries can look forward to enjoying the animated adventure on these respective dates.