Jesus – A Kingdom Without Frontiers
Reviewed by Gunther Simmermacher
Plausibly dramatised episodes fill the gaps in the sparse gospel account as we follow Mary and Joseph’s trek to Bethlehem, the census there, the magi’s journey and their meeting with Herod, and the Flight into Egypt.
The 2D animation is competent one does not expect the genius of Pixar or Disney in such projects. The stories are structured with imagination. The Annunciation, for example, is covered in a flashback.
My test audience of two 11-year-olds a little older than the target mmarket enjoyedthe DVDs, which incorporate two half-hour episodes each.
The DVDs are certainly suitable for catechism, in class or in the home. They form part of a 26-part series which will be released in instalments of one per month, and are available exclusively at CNA branches.
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