Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Iesodo" Faith-based Children's DVDs Review

*Disclosure: I was provided copies of two of the DVDs in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.






About Iesodo from the Press Release:
Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe) is a highly acclaimed Telly and Accolade Award winning series featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee. Presented with cutting edge imagery, Iesodo, which means “The way of Jesus”, is a wise and gentle dove that gives an allegory to the stories and messages of Jesus with “solid biblical teaching.” (American Family Journal). With each and every story, he and his lovable feathered friends “present the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome, compelling way” through music and adventure (MovieGuide.org).

Directors for the series include Brian E. Ray whose credits consist of Muppet Babies, My Little Pony Tales and Ed, Ed, and Eddy, as well as Colin Brady, whose credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and A Bug's Life. Brady also served as the former animation supervisor for Pixar Animation Studios. Producer Eric S. Rollman, President/CEO of Rollman Entertainment, formerly served as President of Production for Fox Kids and Marvel, and writer/producer Rob Loos is an Emmy Nominee and writer/producer for McGee and Me! Christmas Lamb, Kids 10 Commandments and Touched by an Angel. The Iesodo series also features the voice of Erin Bethea (Fireproof, Amazing Love) as Maggie.

What others are saying about Iesodo
“The lion king of christian toons”      “BEAUTIFUL! very impressive.”
-Examiner.com                                   -Homeschool.com
“EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS SERIES.”
-Dove Foundation
“a dvd that parents will love”      “A BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED SERIES.”
-American Family Association                             -Movieguide.org
 
Check out the Iesodo Trailer:


My Review:
I received a copy of "LOVE" and the newest release, "FAITH", out of the three current Iesodo DVDs.  (The third is "BELIEVE".)  Each DVD has two 15 minute episodes, which is great for little ones with short attention spans or if you don't want your child watching too much TV/videos.

My kids were super excited to have the opportunity to watch the Iesodo videos.  We first had to learn how to pronounce the word "Iesodo" as "Yay-Sa-Doe".  I think we have it down now! ;-)  The characters, mostly birds, are very cute and the animation, in general, in beautiful.  We enjoyed the simple humor and the wonderful songs....the kids even tried singing along!

I personally like that the stories are Bible stories that teach the kids very important Christian principles.  Although I feel it's important for the children to know the real Bible stories, I think the Iesodo DVDs are a great way to help the kids understand what they should be learning from those stories.

Buy It!
To learn more about the Iesodo DVDs please visit Iesodo.com.  The DVDs can be purchased on amazon.com for anywhere from $12.74 to $14.99, or at Wal-Mart and Christian retail stores.

3 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for your review. I haven't even heard of these but they would make some awesome gifts. I put one in my Amazon cart so I would remember them!

mail4rosey said...

I was just thinking there aren't enough animated Christian shows, and then you posted this! Very cool!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm going to have to check these out for the boys!!

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