Animated Stories from the Bible
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|Animated Stories from the Bible|
|Created by||Richard Rich|
|Written by||Brian Nissen|
|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
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nest Family Entertainment
Rich Animation Studios
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 and Rich Animation Studios. The series was directed by Richard Rich, the former Disney director who also directed The Swan Princess trilogy, and other animated educational programs such as the Animated Hero Classics and the K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments.
The series is non-sectarian and features twelve beloved 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 and previously provost of the University of Notre Dame), 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 Bible stories themselves. The series was created to be a non-sectarian informative and educational tool to help parents, caregivers, and educators instill positive spiritual values and character traits to those in their care.
Over the years supplementary learning materials have been added to the series designed to help develop core curriculum knowledge and skills, while building positive character traits. They are used in Christian & LDS churches across denominations, Jewish Community Centers, and by countless home educators and families. In addition, public schools and libraries use them in comparative religion curricula.
The individual programs within the series have earned multiple awards and endorsements including 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 received the highest rating from the Practical Homeschooling Magazine.
Video releases and broadcasts
Originally released directly to video, the movies are now available on DVD. Nest Learning distributes the programs and several of the episodes are now on a limited broadcast run on Trinity Broadcasting Network, Bethel Television, and BYUtv.
- Abraham & Isaac (1992)
- Joseph in Egypt (1992)
- Joseph’s Reunion (1993)
- Moses: From Birth to Burning Bush (1993)
- The Story of Ruth (1993)
- Samuel the Boy Prophet (1993)
- David and Goliath (1993)
- Solomon (1994)
- Elijah (1994)
- Elisha: Man of God (1995)
- Daniel (1995)
- Esther (1995)
- TBN Airtime Listing
- Fan Site of The Animated Stories from the Bible
- Abraham & Isaac at the Internet Movie Database
- Joseph in Egypt at the Internet Movie Database
- Joseph's Reunion at the Internet Movie Database
- Moses at the Internet Movie Database
- Ruth at the Internet Movie Database
- Samuel at the Internet Movie Database
- David & Goliath at the Internet Movie Database
- Solomon at the Internet Movie Database
- Elijah at the Internet Movie Database
- Elisha at the Internet Movie Database
- Daniel at the Internet Movie Database
- Esther at the Internet Movie Database