The Prince of Egypt (Film, 1998)
So, I work retail, so I’m well aware of the fact that a lot of people are busy buying a metric ton worth of chocolate as well as really expensive gifts for their children (seriously, when did Easter turn into Spring Christmas?) for Easter.
I’m not a Christian, but I enjoy the parts of Easter that involve bunnies, chocolate, and bright colors, and I did always enjoy dying eggs as a kid. That being said, did you know that unlike other holidays whose imagery and overall theme were pretty much lifted from pagan holidays (I’m looking at you, Christmas), the timing of Easter is actually more or less correct because Jesus was celebrating Passover during the Last Supper? And speaking of Passover, that’s totally a thing that’s happening right now.
Despite not being religious, The Prince of Egypt is one of my favorite animated films of all time. The art is beautiful (seriously, every frame looks like a painting!), the music (both score and lyrical) is phenomenal, and all-around it’s just an incredible film. And we really lucked out with there being bondage in this film, because like I said, the art is just incredible.
So, basically, Rameses (Moses’ brother) is presented with a slavegirl at a feast in honor of his appointment as Prince Regent. But when Tzipporah proves uncooperative, Rameses presents her to his brother as a joke. But when Moses later returns to his bedchamber, he instead finds his guard and even his dogs bound and gagged.