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CLEO, The Last Pharoah
The story of the last pharaoh of Egypt is a story worth telling.
The story of the last pharaoh of Egypt is a story worth telling. Despite Cleopatra's famous lineage and great tale with Antony, her coming-to-age story has been mysteriously buried deep. In a fictional recalling of what it might have been for her to take on the throne and earn the trust of her people, Cleo embarks on journeys of adventure and self-worth to prove that she's the right heir to the throne. Despite her sharp intelligence and profound knowledge of sciences and languages, Cleo has been outcasted by her father and constantly yearns for his approval. And when an unfortunate chain of events strikes the royal family, and her father is entombed alive by the Royal Priest to take over the throne, Cleo gets the chance to prove her worth as a capable and competent ruler. The plot aims to look at Cleo from a different light and focus solely on her intelligence and wit, away from the romance shenanigans. The film is directed by Barry Cook, a veteran in the film and animation industry for over 35 years. Barry is the director of Mulan (1998) and has worked on several animation masterpieces such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. Working also on those very films is writer and producer Laurie Ashbourne. Ashbourne serves as the writer in CLEO, pumping years of experience into the script from her days at Walt Disney Studios and other reputable studios.