The Lion of Judah

2011 PG 1h 27m DVD

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The Lion of Judah

2011 PG 1h 27m DVD
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In this imaginative retelling of the story of Easter, brave Judah (Georgina Cordova) the lamb learns he's marked for sacrifice, then hightails from Bethlehem with Horace (Omar Benson Miller) the hearty pig, Slink (Ernest Borgnine) the intellectual rat and their pals on a madcap journey to Jerusalem. The road is filled with dark and wondrous moments, and all the friends flash hidden strengths -- Judah above all -- as they head to Calvary.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Leon Clingman
  • Georgina Cordova
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Asunta D'Urso Fleming
  • Roger Hawkins
  • Anupam Kher
  • Michael Madsen
  • David Magidoff
  • Bruce Marchiano
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that since this animated drama follows animals that encounter Jesus right before the crucifixion, it will primarily appeal to Christian families who are looking to teach their children more about New Testament themes. Since Jesus (who is referred to as "the King" by the animals) is shown being jostled, hit, and eventually flogged and crucified, some very young children may be disturbed (although most of these scenes are brief and don't show any details). Judah the lamb is also nearly slaughtered (as the sacrificial lamb) but is saved at the last moment. While the film will be educational for Christian children, families of other faiths may be less comfortable with the movie's subject matter and overtly evangelical message.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Two menacing ravens terrorize a few animals and try to catch a rat. The Gospel story of Jesus cleansing the temple (expelling the money changers) is depicted, as is Jesus being hit (briefly) and the crucifixion (but nothing bloody is shown). The death of Jesus and possible slaughter of Judah may upset young children, especially since the protagonist animals are so upset.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Many positive, Christian-themed messages about Jesus' life, death, and love. The animals learn the value of sacrifice and friendship as they try to save Judah.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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