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 former Disney director Richard Rich.
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 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.
- Abraham & Isaac (1992)
- Joseph in Egypt (1992)
- Samuel the Boy Prophet (1993)
- Elijah (1993)
- Daniel (1993)
- Esther (1993)
- Moses: From Birth to Burning Bush (1993)
- Elisha: Man of God (1994)
- The Story of Ruth (1994)
- David and Goliath (1995)
- Solomon (1995)
- Joseph’s Reunion (1995)