Our Friend, Martin (1999)

What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about - and actually meet - the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality. Produced in association with the King family, "Our Friend, Martin" features an unprecedented all-star voice cast and a hot hit soundtrack with music performed by top contemporary artists and classic Motown greats. It's a fun, new way for your family to share Dr. King's inspiring message of hope and courage that changed the course of our nation's history.

Directing:
  • Robert Brousseau
  • Vincenzo Trippetti

Writing:
  • Sib Ventress
  • Dawn Comer
  • Deborah Pratt

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-01-12
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 60
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Daddy King (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jac...
Turner (voice)
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Train Conductor (voice)
Richard Kind
Richard Kind
Mr. Willis (voice)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
Bull Connor / Chihuahua
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Angela Bassett
Angela Basset...
Miles' Mom (voice)
Lucas Black
Lucas Black
Randy (voice)
LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldbe...
Mrs. Peck (voice)
Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
Mrs. Dale (voice)
John Travolta
John Travolta
Kyle's Dad
Jaleel White
Jaleel White
Martin at Age 15
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarando...
Mrs. Clark
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Coretta Scott King
Yolanda King
Yolanda King
Christine King (voice)
Edward Asner
Edward Asner
Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)