If you’re looking for a show that teaches your child valuable life lessons with a relevant faith connection, “VeggieTales: In the House” is it! I had the pleasure of watching a full episode from the revamped Christian-animated series and had fun the whole way through.
I joined Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and a few of their veggie friends in Puppies and Guppies and Pie Fight, part 1 and 2 of this new adventured-filled episode. In both parts, the veggies featured in the episode have their hearts set on what they believe is right or best for them, but the Biblical lesson revealed at the end teaches not only the characters but also the viewers a far more valuable lesson.
The songs were super catchy from beginning to end, the characters were laugh-out-loud funny and the themes in combination with the strong moral values taught throughout served as a breath of fresh air in the world of children’s programming. I promise this series will be a fun one to watch for viewers of all ages. Be sure to catch new episodes of “VeggieTales: In the House,” available November 26 only on Netflix.
With much anticipation after the smash hit, The Bible, now you can get a glimpse of another epic story–A.D.
A snapshot can be viewed of this new series during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. It will be a first look from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey that will premiere on Easter 2015. Season 1 of A.D. takes viewers through the first 10 chapters of the Book of Acts, gives insight on the disciples after Jesus’ departure, and the early church.
Mamma Mia actor Juan Pablo di Pace will play Jesus, Babou Ceesay will play John, Adam Levy will be Peter, Mary will be played by Greta Scacchi and Chipo Chung is Mary Magdalene in this diverse cast.
“Christianity is among the most diverse movements in history, so when Mark and I looked to bring this epic story of A.D. to life on NBC. It was important to us to find a cast as diverse and beautiful as the church is around the world. We look forward to sharing these amazing performances with our audience, and in them we hope that people see themselves,” said Downey.
Don’t forget to check out the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC Thursday and don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see a clip from A.D.
Have courage and be kind.
Get ready! Disney has released its first official trailer for the fairy-tale classic ‘Cinderella,’ and it will blow you away. Contrary to the first teaser that simply focused on the glass slippers, this trailer gives us a better feel for what we can expect from the movie –breathtaking scenery, elaborate costumes and awesome acting.
The highly anticipated film is riddled with a star-studded cast including Cate Blanchett as the sinister evil stepmother, actor Richard Madden known best for his role as Robb Stark in HBO’s popular fantasy-drama “Game of Thrones” as Prince Charming and new-comer Lily James who plays Lady Rose MacClare on Downton Abbey, as Ella (Cinderella). We can’t wait.
The film is set for release March 13, 2015.
With headlines blaring about cyberbullying, “Nowhere Safe” is a sobering look at what could go wrong is this “Family Approved” movie by The Dove Foundation. Two teen girls Mel and Alana launch a massive cyber attack on Ashley (Danielle Chuchran) by using her identity and pretending to be her. Ashley and her family’s life is ruined, and after their house is vandalized, her mother, Julie Johnson, played by Natasha Henstridge leave town. But the past catches up with Ashley at a party, causing her to fear for her life again.
Stopbulling.gov describes and gives examples of cyberbullying. This includes “mean text messages or emails; rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites; and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites or fake profiles.”
Bullying is real, and will not just “run its course.” There is severe damage done to the victim. About 160,000 kids admitted that they skipped school because of bullying this year. Kids in their teens (25 percent) admitted that they have been harassed via social media, and on cell phones. About 95 percent of teens use social media have witnessed bullying on social networks according to a 2011 PEW Internet Research Center.
Check out this moving film and how it can help your kids.