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The 3 Wise Men (Los reyes magos) is a 2003 Spanish animated film directed by Antonio Navarro. The film tells the biblical story of the Three Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem to deliver their gifts to baby Jesus. The film was released in Spain on December 19, 2003. It was released direct-to-video in the United States by Disney on October 8, 2005, with an English dub featuring Martin Sheen and several Hispanic actors.

Synopsis

The 3 Wise Men is the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the journey of the 3 Wise Men who brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The story also delves into King Herod's wrath and attempted sabotage; as he was jealous that Jesus was called the child king of Bethlehem, and therefore wanted to have him killed.


Dubbing History

The original version of The 3 Wise Men was in English and recorded at Telson Studios in Madrid, Spain, under voice director Stephen Hughes, who also adapted the Spanish script into English and played the part of Belial. After animation it was dubbed into Spanish. This original English soundtrack was included in the limited 2004 video release in Spain.

In 2005, the film was distributed to the US by Disney. For this release, a large majority of the film was re-dubbed at Skylark Sound Studios under the direction of Bob Buchholz. This dub features actors with name recognition such as Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez as well as Richard Montoya, Herbert Siguenza, and Ric Salinas of Culture Clash fame. Interestingly many of the actors for this redub are of Hispanic descent. A few voices from the original Telson version are retained, however, mainly extras or a few minor characters.

Cast

Image Character Original Actor Dub Actor (Telson) Dub Actor (Disney)
Gaspar 3WM.png Gaspar José Coronado Mark Newsom Martin Sheen
Melchior 3WM.png Melchior Juan Echanove José Luis Martinez Guitérrez Marcos Witt
Balthazar 3WM.png Balthazar Imanol Arias Gary Anthony Stennette Lupillo Rivera
Sara 3WM.png Sara Mar Bordallo Doris Cales Jaci Velasquez
Tobias 3WM.png Tobias David Robles Steve Emerson Kuno Becker
Belial 3WM.png Belial José Luis Angulo Stephen Hughes Emilio Estevez
Herod 3WM.png Herod Javier Gurruchaga Craig Stevenson Richard Montoya
Jimmy 3WM.png Jimmy Ricardo Gómez Mark Romeo Eddy Martin
Alfredo 3WM.png Alfredo José Sancho Luis Iganacio Gonzalez José Luis Rodríguez
Baruch 3WM.png Baruch Iñaki Gabilondo Mark Newsom
Midas 3WM.png Midas Jon Arias Christiane Kroll
Bandit Chief 3WM.png Bandit Chief Pedro Tena Jeff Espinoza Herbert Siguenza
Fire Angel 3WM.png Fire Angel José Luis Gil Steve Emerson Ric Salinas
The Star 3WM.png The Star Mercedes Cepeda Thisbe Burns Angélica Vale

Additional Voices

  • Nev Del Amo
  • Gillian Apter
  • Roxanne Bachmann
  • Yael Belicha
  • Thisbe Burns
  • Ramon Camin
  • Ignacio Duran
  • Steve Emerson
  • Jeff Espinoza
  • Lucas Apse Von Essen
  • Luis Apse Von Essen
  • José Luis Martinez Guitérrez
  • Adel Hakki
  • Stephen Hughes
  • Robbie Koenig
  • Kathryn Koenig
  • Christiane Kroll
  • David Luque
  • Philip Massey
  • Michael Romero Moore
  • Rafael Alonso Roldan
  • Catherine Romeo
  • Kurt Thomas Scheller
  • Mark Smith
  • Krishna Yarbrough

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2004 DVD.jpg Telson 2
PAL
Spain Spain
2005 Disney 1
NTSC
United States United States

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