Gospel.com Topics Feed - Animation 2014-01-30T10:37:18-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/animation/ French animation by Michel Ocelot is a storytelling masterclass http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11918 2014-01-30T10:37:18-05:00 For Christmas, I received a little gem – the DVD Tales of the Night by celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot. It's based on the very simple device of story within story: a young man, woman and older technician meet in an abandoned cinema and collaborate together to create and act in (or perhaps animate – this is left open) a series of delightful short stories. See why storytelling communicates so well, and recognize the creative process for storytellers down the millenia. New contextualized evangelistic cartoon for India http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11698 2013-10-10T12:07:51-05:00 Videos and animations are a key to sharing the good news in the Majority World. Yet the range of materials in other languages, and especially in a culturally-appropriate format, is shockingly limited. The YWAM School of Animation and Cartooning for Missions has just released an evangelistic animation called Coconuts. Watch Disney animation Paperman free, why is animation great? http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/10278 2013-02-01T11:48:56-05:00 Thanks to Disney for releasing their 6-minute short animation Paperman completely free to watch below, embed or download. (It's been nominated for an Oscar.) The potential for evangelism through animations is huge. Training is strategic. YWAM offers their annual School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions. Oscar & other prizewinning animation / video shorts illuminate truth using film http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7232 2012-02-28T09:42:44-05:00 In all the hype about the Oscars, and the deserved accolades for The Artist, you may have missed the Oscar for best animation. It went to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a quirky allegory about the healing nature of story. (And due to be released as a bookand phone app.) Watch the full 15-minute animation below, and after it, prizewinning The Porcelain Unicorn. Animated video shorts are unique and effective genre for Christian communication http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/6039 2011-11-01T12:05:09-05:00 This charming animated short illustrates some of the strengths of the genre to communicate well, especially without using dialogue. Why animation tells story like no other medium http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/5668 2011-09-21T11:20:21-05:00 Because animation is not photo-realism, it takes us into a magic parallel world of our imagination where anything is possible. Review: Studio Ghibli film Arrietty is beautiful at every level http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/5082 2011-08-24T11:44:52-05:00 Arrietty, the latest animation from Studio Ghibli: released in Japan in 2010, it came to Europe in early 2011 and UK/Australia in July. Sadly for N America, you'll have to wait till February 2012, for reasons I know not. Because it is a sheer delight. Pure treasure. The artwork and soundtrack are beautiful, detailed and subtle. My Last Day: new anime film tells the story of Jesus and Easter http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4203 2011-04-25T14:34:56-05:00 History's most-translated film, JESUS, is now available in a unique translation. Instead of being in a different language, the new short film uses the Japanese animé format to tell the story of Jesus in a visual presentation familiar to Internet-savvy cultures. Cartoons, comics, animation and video clips for Christian evangelism http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/3416 2011-03-01T15:56:54-05:00 Cartoons, comics and animations are a key means of evangelism, as 'The blind missionaries' cartoon itself portrays clearly. Why are they so important? Using secular movies as a starting point in evangelism http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/2418 2010-08-27T05:15:04-05:00 Here are several examples of using movies to connect with outsiders. This strategy has huge potential, both online and offline. Watch too a trailer compilation of the wonderful Studio Ghibli films.