"THE LION KING OF CHRISTIAN TOONS" -Examiner.comLOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe), the highly acclaimed Telly and Accolade Award winning series, will soon be available in nearly every living room in America through a broadcast deal with TBN, the largest religious television network in the world. A wise dove gives an allegory to the stories and messages of Jesus with "solid biblical teaching" (American Family Journal) in four DVD releases to date, "Believe", "Love", "Faith" and "Joy." "Iesodo, which means 'the way of Jesus,' has been well received by the Christian community seeking new family product. We are thrilled to reach even more families through the TV world premiere on SMILE OF A CHILD, TBN's 24-hour network programmed especially for children," said Zaya Toonz President, Jared Hankins.
"We are thrilled to bring the fun, warmth, and joy of Iesodo to families all over the world," said Brenda Rossman, program director for SMILE OF A CHILD. "With memorable characters, solid biblical stories, and unparalleled production values, this is the kind of quality series that we're proud to add to our SMILE OF A CHILD program lineup." Featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee, Iesodo is consistently ranking in the Top Ten Best Selling children's Titles at Christian Retail. Iesodo is also the first New Testament ONLY animated series where every episode presents "the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome, compelling way." (MovieGuide.org). Each release is supported by a Bible based family discussion guide and national advertising campaign. The next DVD will release in time for Easter under the title of "Forgiveness" and featuring teachable Moments with Dennis Rainey, the President and CEO of FamilyLife, who called the animated series "an instant classic" that brings "the story of Jesus to the kids of a sight and sound generation on their terms." And Pastor Michael Catt of Sherwood Baptist Church -- which has produced such popular Christian movies as "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof" -- called Iesodo "a wonderful animated series" and "a positive faith-based tool for families and churches."
Zaya Toonz, the animation company behind Iesodo, assembled a collaboration of animation experts including the Directors for the series, 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 held the position of animation supervisor for Pixar Animation Studios. Two time Emmy Nominee and Producer Eric S. Rollman, President of Rollman Entertainment, formerly served as President of Production for Saban, Fox Family and Marvel, while writer/producer Rob Loos is an Emmy Nominee and writer/producer for "McGee and Me," and "Touched by an Angel." For more information, visit http://www.iesodo.com.
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