Resurrection of Jesus (Animated in Japanese) ---

Resurrection of Jesus (Animated in Japanese)

Resurrection of Jesus (Animated in Japanese) A very cool, yet not so accurate, animation of the Resurrection of Jesus.  This video was probably about John 20, but if you first read John 20, then see this video, you’ll see what I mean.  Mary did not see Jesus descending from Heaven!  In fact, at the time Mary saw Him, He had not yet “ascended to His Father” (John...

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Elisha, The Children, and The Bears ---

Elisha, The Children, and The Bears

One of the strangest bible stories is in 2 Kings. Shortly after Elijah had been taken away by God, Elisha traveled to Bethel to be confronted by “little children” who call him “bald head”. Elisha cursed them, and two bears attacked them. Perhaps I can provide some answers for this…

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David and Goliath (Animated) ---

David and Goliath (Animated)

David and Goliath (Animated) This story is taken from 1Samuel 17.  Probably the most accurate version of David & Goliath so far (but I’m still waiting for better).  The bible says David was ruddy/redish (1Sam 16:12 & 1Sam 17:42) which probably means he had red hair or his skin was red because of being out with sheep all day.  Goliath was 6 cubits and a span.  This all depends on how a cubit is measured… A cubit is measured from the tip of the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.  With 1 cubit = 25 in and 1 span = 10 in, Goliath would be 13 ft 4 in.  If 1 cubit = 18 in and 1 span = 10 in, then Goliath would be 9.83 feet.  In the cartoon, David stood next to Goliath and there wasn’t much different. It’s like the animator just wanted to make Goliath out to be a really tall guy and not a giant. It also looks like they didn’t go out to meet each other with David running after...

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Peter’s Denial of Jesus (Animation) ---

Peter’s Denial of Jesus (Animation)

Peter’s Denial of Jesus (Animation) Peter’s Denial – taken from Mark 14, is a video from the makers of “A Demon Possessed Man” and “My Last Day”.

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Demon Possessed Man Legion (Animated) ---

Demon Possessed Man Legion (Animated)

Demon Possessed Man Legion (Animated) AWESOME!  Taken from Mark 5:1-19.  This is an incomplete animation, therefore the movements are choppy and the mouths don’t move much while talking.  It is part of a project started in 2006 to animate the gospels, which is yet to be...

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Lazarus Raised (Animated) ---

Lazarus Raised (Animated)

Lazarus Raised (Animated) This is an animated video of the death and resurrection of Lazarus taken from John 11:1-44.  This reading was taken from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) translation.  It’s not bad quality, though I do not agree completely with the translation.  By choosing these verses alone and not including Jesus’ situation from John 10:39, that many people were trying to kill Jesus, this animation makes it look like Jesus waited for 2 days just so that Lazarus would die so Jesus could resurrect him.  However, by the time Jesus and the apostles knew Lazarus was sick, it was too late; he was already dead.  How we know that is because Jesus waited for 2 days, took a 2 day journey to Bethany, and when He arrived, Lazarus had been dead for 4 days (John 11:39).  If Jesus would have left to heal Lazarus as soon as He received the message, He probably would have been killed.  Still, if Jesus would have left the same day He received the message, Lazarus would have been dead for 2 days by the time He...

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The Rapture (Animated) ---

The Rapture (Animated)

The Rapture (Animated) This is a short animated film that someone made of how they imagined the rapture.  While watching it, I noticed the woman at 1:30 who smiled.  I can’t imagine anyone not being scared by the situation that this animation portrays. What the bible says concerning this event is that first, the dead in Christ will come back to life!  The bible doesn’t say it, but I assume they are “caught up” and meet Christ in the sky.  Then, the living in Christ will be caught up (known as “raptured”) and be with Jesus (1Th...

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My Last Day (Animated) ---

My Last Day (Animated)

My Last Day (Animated) This is an anime recreation of the crucifixion of Jesus as witnessed by the thief who crucified with Jesus.  It is the same man who was told that he would be with Jesus in paradise that same day (Luke 23:43). ———————— A few years ago, in Budapest, colleagues brainstormed an idea for creating a Japanese “Anime” version of Jesus’ story. We met with former Disney animator, Barry Cooke who loved the idea. My role was very small, but after various scripts, music and concepts. HERE IT IS! At one point it was the story of Jesus meeting the “Demoniac.” Eventually, we decided the first story would be about Jesus’ death and...

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