Delightful Animated Kids' Feature the First 3D Animated Christian Film Ever Released
LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) – the world's largest religious broadcaster and the most watched faith-based channel globally – announces the premiere of The Lion of Judah
, which begins screening this month at theaters nationwide.
"TBN is honored to be part of the team working to get the word out about this heartwarming and endearing family tale," says Paul Crouch Jr., TBN's chief of staff. "We're just thrilled to be announcing the premiere of the first 3D animated Christian film ever."
The Lion of Judah is a classic in the making that the entire family will enjoy. It's an animated, laugh-filled, and touching Bible tale, told through the eyes of a zany cast of stable animals, and featuring the voices of Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine (Red, The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen, Marty, From Here to Eternity, TV's McHale's Navy), Scott Eastwood (Invictus, Gran Torino, Pride, Flags of Our Fathers), Michael Madsen (Donnie Brasco, Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2, Reservoir Dogs), Georgina Cordova (The Tale of Despereaux), and others.
"This delightful animated story is a wonderful way to begin discussing the hope of Jesus with your younger children," says Ruth Graham (& Friends), daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. "I loved it, and my grandchildren adored the characters."
A wonderful epic, The Lion of Judah entertains with humorous antics as it re-imagines the story of Easter in a uniquely contemporary way; it's a rollicking adventure starring a spunky and heroic lamb, a rat with a plan, a downtrodden donkey, a street-smart raven, a motherly cow, an unmannerly but big-hearted pig, a faint-hearted horse, and a zany, rambling rooster.
Rated PG and recognized by The Dove Foundation with the Dove Seal for Family Friendly Entertainment, The Lion of Judah won the award for Best Animated Film at the 2011 Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.
To be released this fall on DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, The Lion of Judah's original motion picture soundtrack (available on iTunes) features eleven songs and ten underscores created by award-winning composer/producer Greg Sims. Featured are two-time Dove Award-winning artist and chart-topping Christian pop/folk music sensation Kari Jobe, performing Carry Me, and internationally known worship artist Klaus performing the title track, The Lion of Judah.
About Trinity Broadcasting Network
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world's largest religious network and America's most watched and requested faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to viewers from a wide variety of denominations and backgrounds. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California, TBN now reaches every major continent via 78 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives millions of visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates ten networks, including the Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish language network, Smile of a Child children's network, the Arabic language Healing Channel, and Nejat TV in Farsi. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org and www.tbnnetworks.com.