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Terrific animated series
on February 24, 2010
I wish they would hurry up and do a box set of all these, or at least release all the titles in the series. "The Greatest Adventures of the Bible" is a series made by Hanna-Barbera for television many years ago. There are a ton of titles on VHS and only a few on DVD. Even though they are only 30 minute episodes, the studio chooses to release one title per disc. David and Goliath from this set is also really good. The premise of the series is that 3 young teens are on an archeological dig site in the middle east, when they discover a tomb door that sends them back in time. So they land in different biblical episodes and interact with people like Noah. It sound weird, but it is actually fun to watch the kids in the different stories and how it affects them. They do not always know what part of biblical times they are in until later in the story. It may sound realistic but it plays well. If you think about it, if it happened what would you do? Learn and help out of course and that is what these kids do. In the story the teens meet Noah and his family as they are constructing the ark. They chip in and help out. It shows the pressures put on them by the local people that harass Noah during the project, and how that affects his own family. When the rains come, it shows the hard work of taking care of the animals and the ark itself during the flood, as well as the fate of the people who jeered at Noah when the flood hit.
The stories are entertaining, well animated, respectful and I recommend.