Animated Stories from the Bible facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAnimated Stories from the Bible
|Created by||Richard Rich|
|Written by||Brian Nissen
Orson Scott Card
|Directed by||Richard Rich|
|Theme music composer||Lex de Azevedo|
|Composer(s)||Lex de Azevedo
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Jared F. Brown
Terry L. Noss
Seldon O. Young
Stephen W. Griffin
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nest Family Entertainment
Crest Animation Productions
|Original release||1992– 1995|
Animated Stories from the Bible (also known as Animated Stories from the Old Testament) is an American animated video series produced by Nest Family Entertainment (formerly Family Entertainment and originally Family Entertainment Network), and Crest Animation Productions. The series was directed by former Disney director Richard Rich as well with the series screenplay written by Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game, with music by Lex de Azevedo, a composer known for producing the music for the LDS musical Saturday's Warrior, and Hanho Heung-Up, the Korean studio known for providing animation.
The series is non-sectarian and features twelve stories from the Hebrew Bible. The episodes have been reviewed by an Advisory Board including Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), Nathan Hatch (president of Wake Forest University), Reg Grant (professor of pastoral ministries of the Dallas Theological Seminary) and Christian apologist Ed Decker.
Unlike other animated series based on Bible stories, these programs are not based on modern characters interacting with Biblical figures, but rather provide dramatic retelling of the Biblical stories themselves.
Over the years supplementary learning materials have been added to the series. They are used in Christian and LDS churches across denominations, Jewish Community Centers, and by home educators and families. In addition, public schools and libraries use them in comparative religion curricula.
The individual programs within the series have received the family approved seal from the Dove Foundation, The Parent's Choice Foundation award, the "Award of Excellence" from the Film Advisory Board, the Director's Choice Award from Early Childhood News, KIDS FIRST!, and the highest rating from the Practical Homeschooling Magazine.
Video releases and broadcasts
Originally released directly to video, the movies from Abraham & Isaac to Elisha: Man of God were re-released by Nest Entertainment on video, the movies from The Story of Ruth to Joseph's Reunion were released by Nest Entertainment on video, and the movies are also available on DVD. Nest Learning distributes the programs and several of the episodes have been broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network, Bethel Television, and BYUtv.