Superbook: The Series I

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Highly recommended series for children, but even adults can benefit from this series.

Superbook: The Series I

Film Description:

Imagine a book that transports you to fantastic adventures in ancient history! Children of all ages will enjoy traveling back in time to revisit favorite stories from the Bible. Chris, Joy and their toy robot Gizmo find themselves right in the middle of things when David does battle with Goliath. They take part in the biggest roundup in history while visiting with Noah, and watch in awe as Moses parts the Red Sea. Children love learning about Adam and Eve, Jonah, Samson and other great figures from the world’s most popular book.

The 52 half-hour “Superbook” episodes have been translated into more than 30 languages and have found enthusiastic audiences in over 70 countries. Aired on CBN from 1981-1983

Only 3 DVDs were ever released, all 3 are Out of Print!

Check out the Full Superbook/Flying House Series!

Superbook: The Series I
Superbook: The Series II
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Superbook Volume #1 on DVD includes four half-hour episodes – 120min.

 Superbook Volume #1, includes four half-hour episodes – 120min. CFDb

How It All Began – Chris, Joy and Gizmo meet SuperBook while reluctantly cleaning the attic for Chris’ father. SuperBook transports the children back in time, where they meet the first man and woman in the garden of Eden.

My Brother’s Keeper – Chris, Joy and Gizmo meet Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve. The travelers witness a jealous Cain who kills Abel, and then gets punished.

The Flood – SuperBook takes the children back in time to witness the story of Noah and the flood. During the flood, the children board Noah’s ark, along with two of every living thing on the earth.

The Test – The children travel to meet Abraham and his son Isaac. They witness Abraham attempting to sacrifice Isaac on an altar.

Superbook Volume #2 on DVD includes four half-hour episodes – 120min.

Superbook Volume #2, includes four half-hour episodes – 120min. CFDb

Here Comes The Bride: Rebecca and Isaac.

Jacob and Esau: The Story of Two Brothers.

A Dream Comes True: The Story of Joseph.

The Miracle Rod: The Life of Moses.

Superbook Volume #3 on DVD includes four half-hour episodes – 120min.

Superbook Volume #3, includes four half-hour episodes – 120min. CFDb

Those Amazing Trumpets — In this action-packed episode, the travelers experience the battle of Jericho and the crushing of the Jericho walls.

Pitchers of Fire — The children witness the victorious story of Gideon and his army defeating the Midianites by shouting and breaking pitchers with torches inside.

Muscleman — The children travel back to live the story of Samson, one of the world’s most powerful men. Samson gets deceived, captured, and then destroys the temple where he’s held as a prisoner and a slave.

The First Christmas — The children experience the first Christmas where they meet Mary and Joseph. Mary bears a child, and King Herod attempts to kill the baby.

Superbook: The Series I - CFDb

All 52 Episodes VHS/TV Series!

Season 1
Episode 1: How It All Began: Adam and Eve

Episode 2: My Brother’s Keeper: Cain and Abel

Episode 3: The Flood: Noah’s Ark

Episode 4: The Test: Abraham and Isaac

Episode 5: Here Comes the Bride: Rebekah

Episode 6: Double Trouble: Jacob and Esau

Episode 7: A Dream Come True: Joseph

Episode 8: The Miracle Rod: Moses

Episode 9: Those Amazing Trumpets: Joshua and the Fall of Jericho)

Episode 10: Pitchers of Fire: Gideon

Episode 11: Muscleman: Samson and Delilah

Episode 12: The First Christmas: The Birth of Jesus

Episode 13: Miracles of Love: The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Episode 14: The Best News Yet: The Death and Resurrection of Jesus)

Episode 15: Mother’s Day: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz

Episode 16: The Patience of Job: Job

Episode 17: Big Fish, Little Fish: Jonah and the Whale

Episode 18: The First King: Samuel and Saul

Episode 19: The Giant Killer: David

Episode 20: Superbrain: King Solomon

Episode 21: A True Prophet: Elijah and King Ahab

Episode 22: Flaming Chariots: Elisha

Episode 23: The Lion’s Den: Daniel

Episode 24: Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem

Episode 25: The Beauty Queen: Esther

Episode 26: The Mighty Convert: Paul of Tarsus

Season 2
Episode 1: Where, Oh Where…

Episode 2: Hot Dog

Episode 3: Test of Faith

Episode 4: Love at First Sight

Episode 5: Father’s Pet

Episode 6: All About Dreams

Episode 7: The Hostage

Episode 8: The Family Reunion

Episode 9: A Gift from Heaven

Episode 10: The Burning Bush

Episode 11: No More Plagues

Episode 12: So You Want to Go Back to Egypt!

Episode 13: Snakes and a Donkey

Episode 14: Worth Fighting For

Episode 15: The Good Left Arm

Episode 16: Stick in the Mud

Episode 17: That’s a Promise

Episode 18: Just Rewards

Episode 19: A Wonderful Gift

Episode 20: The Mighty Little Shepherd

Episode 21: The Bigger They Come…

Episode 22: Faithful and True

Episode 23: David the King..

Episode 24: In All His Glory

Episode 25: The Wicked Queen

Episode 26: A Matter of Time

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ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Billie Lou Watt … Christopher ‘Chris’ Peeper
  • Ray Owens … Professor Fred Peeper
  • Sonia Owens … Joy
  • Helena Van Koert … Gizmo
  • Lionel G. Wilson … Additional Voices
  • Hal Studer … Abel
FILM CONTACT DETAILS
Company: The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc (CBN)
Contact Person:
Phone: 1-800-759-0700
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Superbook: The Series I (1981)

 

Duration: | Release Date:October 9, 1981 | MPAA Rating: Not Rated |
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Imagine a book that transports you to fantastic adventures in ancient history! Children of all ages will enjoy traveling back in time to revisit favorite stories from the Bible. Chris, Joy and their toy robot Gizmo find themselves right in the middle of things when David does battle with Goliath. They take part in the biggest roundup in history while visiting with Noah, and watch in awe as Moses parts the Red Sea. Children love learning about Adam and Eve, Jonah, Samson and other great figures from the world’s most popular book.

Director:

Norio Yazawa

Writers:

Billie Lou Watt

Stars:

Billie Lou Watt, Hal Studer, Helena Van Koert, Lionel G. Wilson, Peter Fernandez, Ray Owens, Sonia Owens

Genre:
Animation, Biblical, Children, True Films

Production Company:

The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. (CBN)
Superbook: The Series I, 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

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  1. CFDb says
    10 September 12, 4:56pm

    This film is out of print, we will let you know when a re-release is planned. Thanks

  2. lucinda says
    12 April 14, 2:09pm

    I hope it all come out again as I enjoyed these as a child and want my kids to see then as well ,as it make s it easer to under stand for kids

  3. Stephen says
    01 October 14, 8:15pm

    Yeah I love this show. I had several of the vhs as a child and I would love to get the entire collection and share them with my children.

  4. Annelie says
    02 October 14, 7:01am

    There are some on Amazon on DVD now and then here as well:
    http://www.cbn.com/kids/superbook/

    CFDb

  5. Angela says
    02 October 14, 12:44pm

    When will the new prints be released?

  6. Annelie says
    03 October 14, 9:18am

    I believe they are released almost monthly with a new one.

  7. Lisa Fitzgerald says
    31 December 14, 6:39pm

    Please see if there’s anyway you can get the original Superbook anime dvds in print again. Please let me know. Thank you!

  8. Annelie says
    01 January 15, 9:41am

    I think you would have to contact CBN directly to find out.

    CFDb

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