Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Promise - An Animated Musical About the Birth of Christ (With Give Away)

The Promise
The Promise: Birth of the Messiah, The Animated Musical
  • An Animated Musical About the Birth of Jesus Christ (Based on Luke's Gospel)
  • Featuring the Voices of Clara Scott, Michael Daniel Murphy, Lon Vining, Kathleen McAuliffe, Glen Bowser
  • Directed byTodd Shaffer, Produced byRonald Mezey
  • Released by Glorious Films
  • Not Rated - Family Friendly Animated
  • Dove Family Approved - Suitable for all ages
  • Region 1 DVD, Single Disc, English Language
  • Feature Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Visit the Gloriious Films Website
  • Suggested Price - $14.99 (Will Vary)  
  • You can Buy a Copy from Amazon or Popular Christian Booksellers
Today is the first day of Advent, the time of year when Christians begin to prepare for Christmas by reflecting on the story of the Nativity.  This movie, The Promise, is an animated musical that is based on Luke's Gospel retelling of the event.  The film is very good about keeping to the Gospel without taking any questionable creative licence. Instead, they put their creative energy into creating beautiful 3D animation set to a lovely musical score.

I am not exaggerating about the animation. It is stunning and flows seamlessly.  I am including this trailer so you can see for yourselves.

As you can see, it is a musical.  If you like musicals you will probably enjoy The Promise.  I was a member of my school's Drama Club and a card carrying Thespian so yes, I am a fan!

The movie does a very good job of making the characters real to the viewer.  The relationships ring true, and the faithfulness to the Lord comes across as genuine.  The interactions - even though a lot of them are sung - are authentic.  The characters portray love, friendship, parental concern, encouragement, fear, awe, etc. in a convincing manner.

The movie is done well and is suitable for all ages.  I am already looking forward to the Spring 2014 release of The Prodigal, another animated musical by Glorious Films based on the parable of the prodigal son.

I am so happy that I have the chance to offer a copy of this DVD as a giveaway.  Use the Rafflecopter form below - please be aware that it is only going to run for one week so that the company can get the DVDs out in time for Christmas.  Follow the directions and good luck!
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