This is a fabulous movie. I've seen many versions of the Gospel story, but this is one of my very favorites. The storytelling, the vocal acting, and the clay animation is all amazing. Most of all, I love the portrayal of Jesus. He is both warm and loving, yet still incredibly commanding, wise, and just. The story follows the Gospel story quite closely, and while there are a few small inaccuracies, and a few small liberties taken for dramatic effect, the overall picture is one that is in perfect accord with the New Testament. I would recommend it to anyone.
I truly enjoyed this film. I have always liked "Claymation" and this is done very well. The voice actors are also well known, and give excellent performances. My children (who are now adults) watched it when it was on TV. I am so thrilled it is on DVD now, and I can share with my future-grandchildren
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.