Just in time for the holidays, the Christian Broadcasting Network is airing seven episodes of its Emmy-nominated animated series Superbook on ABC Family Channel.
Beginning Monday, December 24, the following episodes will air at 9:30 a.m.:
December 24: "A Giant Adventure," the story of David and Goliath Tuesday, December 25: "The First Christmas," the story of Jesus' birth Wednesday, December 26: "In the Beginning," the story of creation and Adam and Eve Thursday, December 27: "The Road to Damascus," the story of when Saul becomes Paul Friday, December 28: "Let My People Go," the story of Moses and Israel's exodus from Egypt Monday, December 31: "The Ten Commandments," the story of Moses and the Israelites receiving God's laws Tuesday, January 1: "Roar!" the story of Daniel and the lions' den
"We are so excited to continue our mission through CBN's Superbook DVD Club and our Superbook series that will help us reach a new generation with the message of Jesus Christ," said CBN CEO Gordon Robertson.
CBN launched the animation series Superbook in Japan in 1981 as an adventure-fueled cartoon whose mission was to bring the Gospel to the Asian nation.
Since the first episode aired, more than a half-billion people have viewed Superbook. To date, Superbook has been dubbed in 43 languages and broadcast in more than 100 countries. There are plans to produce a total of 104 episodes over a period of eight years.
CBN and a team of Emmy-winning artists and storytellers (whose credits include Mulan, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast) are collaborating to repurpose the series in CG animation.
"The tremendous technology advances in animation have enhanced Superbook," said Robertson. "Animation is extremely popular around the world with children and adults alike. CBN's new version of Superbook will be viewed and enjoyed by a new generation of viewers."
"Oh boy." -- Allan Sherman
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