Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hey, Kids!

Coming soon to DVD: A very animated portrait of our former pontiff, as reported by the BBC.
A cartoon version of the life of Pope John Paul II, telling the story of his life and death in animated form, is to be released on DVD by the Vatican. The film, subtitled The Friend of All Humanity, will be the first cartoon account of a Pope's life.

The cartoon traces the history of a man who rose from humble beginnings in Poland to lead millions of Catholics.

The story is narrated by two white doves and animated versions of his personal diary and fountain pen.
This is one of those things that, for me anyway, is equally intriguing and frightening. (An animated diary and fountain pen?) I was somewhat comforted by the closing line of the BBC's report about the film.

It is intended to appeal particularly to children.
You think?


At 2:31 AM, October 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cartoon has created lots of discussion here in the UK.

God bless

At 7:17 PM, February 06, 2007, Blogger Lil' Bit said...

that's kinda cute. i might watch something like that even if i'm not technically a kid anymore.



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