We received a wonderful new movie The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah from Glorious Films to review. Glorious films is a new production company based out of Canada. They believe in creating high quality entertainment products with a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and are from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that was release in the Fall 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.
A moms review:
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas movie that teaches children the real meaning of Christmas? Then look no further and purchase The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah. This movie is a beautifully animated, musical celebrating one of the most pivotal events in history, the birth of Jesus. The movie is 50 minutes long and great for children of all ages. Adults will enjoy this wonderful movie too!
The character design reminded me of the characters in the Prince of Egypt film from 1998 and Joseph King of Dreams from 2000. The characters are very angular with big, bold eyes. And their facial expressions did a great job of showing emotion. The colors in the movie were also very bright and bold. And the scenery and clothing depicted the time period very well.
Both my 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter enjoyed the movie. They really loved all of the signing throughout the movie...there are 10+ beautiful songs. You can listen to some sneak peeks of the songs here. Much of the singing and speaking parts are taken directly from the book of Luke! They also thoroughly enjoyed the dancing. You could definitely tell while watching the movie that Glorious films used a lot of motion capture and 3D technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and stage actors.
|"My soul magnifies the Lord and my Spirit rejoices in God, my Savior, Holy, Holy is his name."|
I loved how the movie started out with Joseph and Mary first meeting. It is vary rare in faithful adaptation stories and movies that you get a look at what their first meeting was like. The movie also covered Zachariah, Elizabeth and John who are very important people in the story of Jesus' birth that are often left out of Nativity story and movie adaptations. I also loved the attention to details. A lot of effort was put into showing the relationships between the characters like Mary and her father, Mary and Elizabeth, etc. The courtship and marriage ceremony for Joseph and Mary was very accurate for the time period. And the detailing of the temple and temple courtyard were quite fascinating and very accurate. The movie ends with Mary singing a lullaby to Jesus and calling him her little King which I thought was a beautiful ending.
As a Christian family that doesn't attend Church we rely on faith based resources to help us teach our children about Christianity. The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah was a beautifully crafted, inspiring movie that not only exposed my children to the birth of Jesus (a well know bible story) but also other key biblical events such as the prophecy about Jesus' birth and Zachariah and Elizabeth miraculous son.
This is definitely a 5 star movie and one we will watch over and over again each year!
In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.
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Glorious Films has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of the this amazing DVD to one lucky reader. Only the first entry is mandatory. Other entries are optional and give you extra chances. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. The winner will be posted on the blog and will be emailed. Winner must reply within 48 hrs with their contact information or another winner will be chosen. Prize will be mailed via the marketing company.
This is a quick giveaway because they want to get the DVD shipped to the winner on the 13th so you receive it in time for Christmas!
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