Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (film)

Directed by David Mallet
Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Picheta, Nigel Wright, Austin Shaw
Written by Tim Rice, Michael Walsh
Screenplay by Michael Walsh
Starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough
Music by Tim Rice (lyrics) Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)
Cinematography Nicholas D. Knowland
Release dates
5 April 2000
Running time
76 minutes
Country UK
Language English

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the 1999 straight-to-video film version of the immensely popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of the same name.


The plot of the film follows the same story of Joseph's life as the West End musical. The only change is the addition of a very brief framing device in which the actors begin the film as "teachers" in a school where the "students" become the children's chorus of the musical. For a full plot summary, see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


Musical numbers


The film was originally shot as a feature film, but ended up being released directly to video.[1] The film was shot in the beginning months of 1999 at Pinewood Studios in London.The release of the film was advertised by a brief series of sing-along performances that Osmond starred in as a Fathom Event.[2] The film was released by PolyGram.[3]


Reviews of the film were generally positive. The film has maintained an 83% approval rating on the film aggregate "Rotten Tomatoes."[4] The film has been described by PBS as being a "lively interpretation."[5] Michael Dequina, online film critic for "", described the film as a "sweet, candy-colored confection for the entire family."[6]

See also


  1. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. "Donny Osmond and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' coming to movie theaters (video)". M Live. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  3. "Lloyd Webber catalog repackaged for video.". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  4. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  5. "Introduction". PBS. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  6. "Joseph and the Amazing technicolor Dreamcoat". TheMovieReport. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
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