I’m sure you’re all familiar with VeggieTales and What’s In The Bible? creator Phil Vischer, right?
Well, did you know that he has a new company, and that he’s still making amazing children’s entertainment that is both wholesome and points them to God? That’s right: JellyTelly!
JellyTelly‘s video for kids is one that we just received to review (AND one blessed reader will win one in my giveaway!) from FlyBy Promotions. GALAXY BUCK: MISSION TO SECTOR 9 is a 40-minute video that will delight both children and parents, as it follows Buck and his friends on an actual space mission!
Who is Galaxy Buck?
Buck Denver is a customer service representative for the Galactic Mission Board. (He’s also a puppet.) A normal day’s work for him includes answering the phone, solving problems for customers (for example, “Where is my tote bag?!”), and dreaming of the big things he can do for God. Like piloting a space mission! He is SURE that God wants him to do something BIG. After all, he even has a poster up on his cubicle wall that says so!
His coworkers aren’t so sure. They think that other people are supposed to do that job! But, with one thing and another, Pastor Paul, the head of the Galactic Mission Board, agrees to send Buck and a team out to Sector 9, where there is a malfunctioning unit that’s not able to broadcast the Christian messages for that area.
Now, Buck and his friends have never piloted a spacecraft. But apparently, the buttons on this one do all the work! The crew heads out to Sector 9 and they find the broken transponder. But that’s not all they find! There are also peril, sandstorms, aliens, and a very special man who’s going to teach Buck what a relationship with God really looks like….and it’s actually not based on doing big things!
Our family’s impressions:
This was the very first one of the JellyTelly videos our family has seen. We are so familiar with VeggieTales, but not with Phil Vischer’s newer works. However, this was just wonderful. The artwork is pretty fantastic; it’s a combination of CGI, matte painting and actual puppets. Really, it’s incredible.
Even more than the wonderful video experience, though, are the story and the lesson for viewers. Fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings (which means, probably, the parents) will appreciate the little nods and jokes from those genres. But the teaching itself is spectacular. What does it really mean to please God? Does He only want us to “do” stuff for Him? What does He really expect from His followers? Honestly, I could have used this teaching early on in my Christian walk. And as much as it impacted me and my husband, it was just as meaningful to my son. We definitely recommend GALAXY BUCK: MISSION TO SECTOR 9 for you and your family!
And now…the giveaway!
Please enter the Rafflecopter form below to win your very own copy of GALAXY BUCK: MISSION TO SECTOR 9. (If you can’t wait to get your own DVD, you can see it at JellyTelly!)
Please note that ***if you have won a FlyBy Promotions giveaway in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win this one.***
You can also visit Buck, JellyTelly and Phil Vischer on the following social media sites!
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