THE LONG WAIT IS FINALLY OVER
THE DAY WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR HAS COME
GET READY TO RELIVE THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME.
Do the names Gizmo, Chris and Joy ring a bell? Were you an avid fan of the Superbook TV series or a member of the Superkids Club? Or is it your first time to hear about Superbook? Whether you’re a first timer or a long-time fan, we’ve got great news for you!
The phenomenal 1980’s animation we love is back! Get ready as Christian Network (CBN) brings you an all-new Superbook. Once more, viewers will experience a one of kind journey with triple the excitement. On June 1, 2013, the new Superbook’s pilot episode “In the Beginning” will air at 7:30 a.m. on GMA 7. In addition, Superbook Classic episodes will air every Sunday, starting June 2 at 7:30 a.m. also on GMA.
What started as an animated Bible series for children in Japan is now a world-class animation production. Since its first airing in Japan, the Superbook series has now been broadcasted in over 106 countries, translated into 43 languages and has been viewed by over a half billion people.
And to keep up with today’s new storytelling technology, the original series has been improved to match this media-savvy generation. To address this challenge, CBN, together with top Hollywood producers, animators, and directors, put their minds together and as a result: a relived, reinvented, and reimagined Superbook.
“Our goal is not only to produce a child-friendly program, but more importantly, a child-focused show for this generation to digest. Superbook aims to capture the hearts of the children of today. In addition, even the parents will enjoy and learn from it. It’s a perfect bonding activity for families,” says Icko Gonzalez, Superbook Project Head in the Philippines.
As Gonzalez puts it, “The new Superbook is for the NOW generation.”
**MY TAKE AS A MOM ON SUPERBOOK:
Cartoons can be found in almost every channels, may it be free or cable TV. I strongly and highly recommend Superbook for the children (and even to kids-at-heart) to watch. When my daughter and I watched an episode last Saturday, May 25th, during the Media & Bloggers launch, I totally fell in love with it (all over again), even if I’m an old Batang Superbook (and The Flying House) myself. The quality of the animation is superb, and of course, the excellent and child-proof portrayal of the Bible stories that we’ve all come to love. This will surely go to our regular family TV viewing time.
My daughter entered the cinema for the first time, and I’m very happy that the film she first saw was about the story of Moses, in a Superbook episode entitled, “Let My People Go.” I could tell by the look on her face that she was mesmerized by the whole Superbook experience. Take note: my daughter is only turning 2 in July and she was well-behaved inside the cinema the whole time!
I’ve also spoken to our Youth Pastor in our home church last Sunday and I gave them the poster that I got from the launch so they could place it at our church bulletin board. I pray that this little step could reach out to more parents and children and let them know about the coming of the new Superbook.
So are you ready to experience the greatest adventure ever written and told? Mark your calendars, save the date and spread the news. Beginning June 1, watch Superbook on Saturdays and Sundays on GMA, 7:30 a.m. Support Superbook and be part of the NOW GENERATION.
For more information on how you can help promote Superbook, please contact (02) 812-4747 local 440 (Icko) or local 411 (Krizia). •
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