I highly recommend this movie for all ages. It was well beyond my expectations!!! I'm in my 60's; a good friend of mine is 40; a friend has young children... its a favourite of each of us... we've each watched it many times (only a few movies have I wanted to watch more than once or twice).
Even the bonus material that introduces the makers of the film & highlights the challenges they faced in making this movie using puppets is very interesting.
This is one of the best movies about Jesus that I have ever seen. Although marketed to children, I have seen this DVD several times as an adult, and found it to be very moving emotionally and spiritually each time I saw it. The artistry, acting, and animation are all superb. But more importantly, this movie brings together the historical and religious background to the story of Jesus, such as the Roman occupation of the Jewish Holy Land at that time, and restores Jesus to His original Jewish context. This is also a tremendous bargan.
Our family really loved this movie. I saw it a decade ago and remembered it for my own kids. It is captivating to the young and older. The music is good, the voices are authentic with feeling and not overacted. Its great! The price was good enough to order more as a Christmas gift to some of our younger family members.
This movie made a lasting impression on me when I first saw it on TV several years ago. It portrays the ministry of Jesus from the viewpoint of a child who had an extraordinary encounter with Him that changed her life forever. What a great tool to help children get started on a life-long relationship with the Savior!
This clay-mation film was surprisingly interesting with interesting characters and voices that made Jesus very approachable. The actor who voiced Rameses in Prince of Egypt voices Jesus in this film. My children enjoyed it immensely.
Because it is clay-mation, the more difficult scenes of his crucifixion were not too scary for my little ones, but they clearly understood what happened.
There were a couple minor variations from strict Scriptural telling of the story, but I have yet to encounter one movie version that doesn't. It has a unique take on the part of Judas Iscariot, essentially explaining his betrayal as being the result of fear of being punished with Jesus' followers in addition to disappointment upon realizing that Jesus did not come to conquer and save the Jews from the Romans. It also does an interesting job capturing the reaction of the Jewish leaders to Jesus and how they rationalized their actions.
This is not a simplistic retelling, but tries to capture the complicated facets of his ministry in a kid-friendly way. Worth having for you family, and a great introduction to the ministry of Jesus for all ages.