About the Project

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Project History

After working on “Rezin”, a very long and challenging 3D animated project, I stumbled upon the 2D animation creation software, Anime Studio (now MOHO). It was inexpensive and seemed to have a reasonable learning curve. This time around, I figured I'd create shorter stand-alone animations that I could post as they were created. After producing the first 20 episodes I decided to invite writers, graphic artists and voice actors from anywhere in the world to join me on this project. As a result, we obtained 3 writers, 2 graphic artists, and 2 voice actors from different areas around the US to as far as Columbia, South America and South Africa! There was a definite quality change from season 1 to season 2 after gaining help from our volunteer graphic artists. During the production of the 40 episode cartoon series, I decided to also create 40 comic strips, a comic book and 40 online puzzles as well, focusing on different stories, adding new characters and exploring other biblical principles. The series wrapped in 2011.

Purpose

I wanted to make a project that could speak to all ages with each episode highlighting a biblical principle. My hope was that as viewers watched the series, they will be able to connect with what the characters of their age group were experiencing. Children can model Will's childlike faith and strength of belief, teenagers can see Abby's efforts to be Christ-like in a compromised world, and adults can observe Jerry and Judy's efforts to balance work, marriage and family while also being mindful of their spiritual walk and example to their kids and those around them. 

Videos about the Project

Season 1 Featurette: Hear from the voice actors. (16 minutes)

Season 1 Featurette: Hear from the voice actors. (16 minutes)

Promo #1 of its original rollout (1 minute)

Promo #1 of its original rollout (1 minute)

Season 2 Featurette: Hear from the project creator. (6 minutes)

Season 2 Featurette: Hear from the project creator. (6 minutes)

Credits

Production Crew

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jeannene Evans
David M. Evans

WRITERS
David M. Evans
Amy Atnip
Kev Hill
Ivin Viljoen

DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR/EDITOR
David M. Evans

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Philip Stephens
Paul Wycliffe

Cast

JERRY WARTLEY - Tom Cox

JUDY WARTLEY - Jessica Cox

WILL WARTLEY - Keegan Cox

ABBY WARTLEY - Holly Otis

KELLY CONROY - Jocelyn Trautman

ADAM BECKMAN - Ian Trautman

MR. CHURCHILL - Brian Pride

DAVID WHITFIELD - Mick Fisher

JESSICA MOORE - Kaitlyn Haan

MIGUEL FUENTES - Zach Stoner

TONY LAI - Zack Lawrence

SHERRI LAI - Kelly McMeekan

MILTON JOHNSON - Sid Ellis

CARLA JOHNSON - Sherri Evans

RON TYLER - Troy Randall-Kilpatrick

PASTOR SWARTZ - David Sullivan

DR. EDMONDS - Vernal Shephard