DVD #4 is headed your way …

Well, we wrapped up the fourth “What’s in the Bible?” DVD, which takes us through the book of Ruth. It should start showing up in stores around the beginning of October.  I’m now in the midst of writing DVD #5, covering the lives of Samuel, Saul, David and Solomon.  Fun stuff!  That one will come out in the Spring of 2011.  Response to the DVDs has been great, though we still need to keep getting the word out to churches and families who don’t know what we’re up to.

The church curriculum version of What’s in the Bible? is coming along well, and will probably be available this November.  (Yes, we had hoped for an earlier date, but, well, we haven’t made Sunday School curriculum before!  We’re getting the hang of it…)

On the JellyTelly front, we’re deep in talks with our partner Focus on the Family about plans for JellyTelly over the next few years.  Too soon to say, but we’re talking about some fun stuff.  We’re also looking at ways to create a TV series out of some of the stuff we’ve created, perhaps for Christian television.  Oh, and 24 episodes of “Clive & Ian’s Wonder Blimp of Knowledge” are headed to your local Awana Club this Fall!  (They’ll also probably show up on JellyTelly, but I’m not certain when that will happen yet.)

So… yeah… we’ve been busy.  On top of that, our editor, Bill Ebel, has spent a bunch of the summer helping the Kendrick brothers (Facing the Giants, Fireproof) with their next feature film.  Bill had a co-editing credit on Fireproof, and will probably have another one on the next film.  He’s learning lots about theatrical production that could come in handy as we take on progressively more elaborate productions here at Jellyfish.  We had a couple great interns in from our friends Huntington University to help out while Bill was gone.  They were up to their elbows in Awana episodes!

Hmm… what else… oh, Sunday School Lady may be coming to a radio station near you to give Beth Moore a run for her money as America’s favorite female Bible teacher!  We’re producing a series of 1-minute radio shorts where Sunday School Lady teaches different facts about the Bible.  Those shorts are being picked up by numerous radio networks, including Moody and American Family Radio, so our slightly-deranged Sunday School teacher should be popping up all over the country!

What does it all add up to?  Well, the goal is to provide multiple ways for kids and parents to bump into good, in-depth biblical teaching.  We live in a world where 65% of our kids are walking away from the church as soon as they graduate from High School.  We’re losing a generation.  I recently spoke at the national Christian retail show, and, in reference to the shrinking budgets facing Christian producers everywhere, I said that if I have a chance to work with Pixar-sized budgets to produce Pixar-caliber animation, I will.  If not, I’m going to grab a puppet and start shooting.  Our kids need the content.  We need to be resourceful enough to get it to them in as many ways as possible.

So… back to the lab!  There’s more work to be done!

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Karin
Karin

I just want to say "THANK YOU!" for what you are allowing God to do through you. These DVD's have been such a wonderful addition to our family and we can't wait to see the Sunday School material - to possibly add to our homeschool curriculum. Please keep doing what you are doing and teaching what you are teaching. I will continue to pray the Lord paves the way for you to do the whole series through Revelation!

Delaina
Delaina

My family really loves what you are doing! So happy to hear that more DVDs will be available soon! Keep up the good work! My family is soaking in the content and telling others about them!!!

Andrew Jeffery
Andrew Jeffery

Just wondering if you can put out a tentative release date schedule. I really like the video's and I know my kids like them too. Thanks Andrew

Chris
Chris

Thank you for the great products you are putting together. I just became aware of them a few weeks ago and now I can't stop telling others about them. (maybe it has something to do with my kids singing the songs all the time) This is a great resource for people of all ages in my church! You are helping teach great biblical truth in a fun way. Thank you!

Emily
Emily

Thank you so much. You all are amazing and SUCH a blessing! My kids love your DVDs and are learning so much (me too). Looking forward to seeing more. You make learning fun. God bless you and your team!

Maria Huber
Maria Huber

My children ask me for #4 and we all look forward to it. Thanks for making learning about the Bible fun!

Karen Aiken
Karen Aiken

Wow! God keep you and your extensive messures under His wing! God Bless you for all your hard work. We love the DVD's and can't wait for the next ones to come out!

Marcie
Marcie

Thanks for the update! We can't wait till the curriculum comes out! God bless!

Jen D.
Jen D.

Have you considered doing a VBS program? I think the first three videos could be a wonderful start on a VBS about the books of Moses. Im looking forward to each and every new video!

Princess Leia
Princess Leia

Awesome! We're all looking forward to it! And in your ample spare time, if you'd like to put together a folio of JellyTelly/WitB? music, I'd be happy to buy it! Heck, I'd even help put it together!

Sue
Sue

Wonderful!!! We have been looking forward to DVD #4! God Bless You :)

Kyle Frisch
Kyle Frisch

Fantastic news! The first three DVDs have been extremely well received by everyone I know. Sounds like God's really working behind the scenes here. Can't wait to check out the next DVD and everything else in the works!