Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Testament The Bible in Animation - Daniel|
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Animation
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We All Loved It!
BJB | Phoenix, AZ | 02/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We, along with our 8 year old son, really enjoyed this production. It is biblically accurate and something we'll all continue to watch together over time. If you want your kids to truly understand God's word, quality movies like this and the others in the series are worth every penny. Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words."
Stylized animation from the Testament series.
microjoe | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the biblical the story of Daniel from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the bible. The Testament series is notable in that they used smart writers to try to turn each story they chose into a 30 minute program, but also their chioce of diffferent animators and styles of animation for each of the episodes. THIS one uses a very unusual style, where oil paintings are placed onto animation cells and manipulated. So the animation is limited, but very different. It looks like a painting coming to life. There are some changes made to keep the story flowing, but nothing insulting. The other animated versions of Daniel that I have seen all take liberties with the story. The quality of the DVD itself was good, a very clean picture that appears remastered, and clean sound.
The series, produced over 10 years ago by Christmas films in Wales and Russia for the BBC, is not made for kids, but for all ages. I believe HBO family channel ran these for awhile a few years ago. There are other DVD's in the series that are stand alone title's, also about 30 minutes each. The series includes "Daniel", "David and Saul","Moses", "Jonah", "The Creation and Noah", "Elijah" (my favorite), "Ruth", "Joseph", and Abraham. The last 3 are in claymation or stop motion animation, like the holiday TV specials).
But if you want a good deal, there is another set from the same company that has 4 of the 30 minute stories from this Testament series in a 2 DVD box set. "Testament: The Bible in Animation Collection" is the title to search for, and Amazon.com is where I bought it. The price is almost the same as buying one individual story. That set has Jonah, Abraham, Elijah, and the Creation/Noah story. I have enjoyed each of these, and highly recommend them. The price from the many third party sellers at Amazon.com is really affordable too."