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Superbook: The Series II

 

Film Description:

Chris Quantum is your typical Valleyview Middle School student except if you take into account one of his best friends is a robot named Gizmo. Add his best friend Joy Pepper into the mix and you have a recipe for adventure. The adventures begin for this trio when a mysterious device appears and takes them on journeys throughout the Bible. Travel back with Chris, Joy and Gizmo and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

“In 1981, the Christian Broadcasting Network created a children animated Bible series as part of an outreach to the nation of Japan. Little did we realize what impact the series would have in Japan and throughout the world. The English name for this series was “Superbook”.”

“Research performed during and after the outreach showed that this series was an unprecedented success. Superbook, also known as Animated Parent and Child Theater (Anime Oyako Gekijo), is an anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States. Over 8 million people a night watched Superbook on Japanese prime-time television, 104 episodes were produced and aired on television throughout Japan, and the Bible became the best selling book in Japan. From Japan, the Superbook series went on to air throughout the world from Asia to North America…” by John J. Schafer

Now it’s time to believe God for even greater things. We are bringing the new “Superbook” to a new generation!

Using state-the-art animation, each episode features Superbook’s heroes — Chris, Joy and Gizmo — as they travel through time finding adventure and discovering biblical truth that speaks to today’s kids.

These beloved Superbook characters are being re-imagined in CBN’s updated version of the animated classic. First airing in Japan in the early 1980s, the series sparked an interest in the Bible in the minds of kids around the world. Today, a team of talented artists, including a few industry veterans, is bringing these adventures back to life.

Our vision is to produce a total of 104 episodes over a period of eight years.

Check out the Full Superbook/Flying House Series!

Superbook: The Series I
Superbook: The Series II
The Flying House: Film Series

The Historical Accuracy of Superbook

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Season 1,

Episode 100:

Chris Quantum is your typical Valleyview Middle School student except if you take into account one of his best friends is a robot named Gizmo. Add his best friend Joy Pepper into the mix and you have a recipe for adventure. The adventures begin for this trio when a mysterious device appears and takes them on journeys throughout the Bible. Travel back with Chris, Joy and Gizmo and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

Superbook Episode 100:

Episode 101: In the Beginning

When Chris disobeys his father by sneaking into the Quantum lab to look at the Professor’s latest invention, he has an accident that almost destroys the top secret work-in-progress. Chris is mortified and doesn’t know what he’ll say to his father. Superbook intervenes and takes our three heroes on a journey to witness Lucifer’s fall and transformation into Satan during a blistering heavenly battle. After Satan has been cast to Earth, Chris, Joy and Gizmo are witness to the destruction of Adam and Eve’s perfect world in Eden due to their own disobedience. Superbook eventually returns our kids home with an important message about God’s love and forgiveness. Chris has come to understand that we’re all human and in our weakness we do things we shouldn’t; however, God knows this and is forgiving. Chris applies his new found knowledge to his relationship with his own father. Although the Professor is disappointed in his son’s disobedience, he does love Chris and ultimately forgives him – but there are repercussions and Chris knows he will need to make amends for what’s occurred through his act of disobedience.

Lesson: Learn obedience, as there are consequences to your actions.

Super Episode 101: In the Beginning

Episode 102: The Test

The story of Abraham and Isaac. Chris is stoked because he got an HoloStation 4, the ultimate holographic gaming system! But Chris starts to feel a twinge of guilt, when he hears that a sick boy in the hospital would like to have one. It takes SUPERBOOK’S assistance to turn Chris around after he meets Abraham and Issac. Through Abraham’s obedience to God, Chris learns that you should put God first, above all else (even an Holostation 4) and everything else will work out.

Lesson: Put God first, above all else.

Superbook Episode 102: The Test

Episode 103:  Jacob and Esau

In the Quantum yard, during a spirited water fight, Joy accidentally gets Gizmo’s inner workings wet and he fritzes out. Because of this, Chris becomes furious with Joy, saying he’ll never forgive her. SUPERBOOK intercedes and whisks the kids back to the days of Jacob and Esau. The two brothers compete over many things, but when Esau gives up his birthright and Jacob tricks his father out of a blessing they become estranged for many years thereafter. When Jacob finally goes to Esau and his brother finds it in his heart to forgive Jacob, Chris takes the cue and forgives Joy as well.

Lesson: When you have wronged someone, seek forgiveness.

Superbook Episode 103:  Jacob and Esau

Episode 104: Let My People Go

You and your children will experience the adventure as you watch Moses confront Pharaoh, witness the miracles God performed, survive the plagues, and see the parting of the Red Sea.  You’ll discover the important lesson that when God is for us, it doesn’t matter who is against us!  We can always count on God and His great love.

Lesson: Experience one of the greatest stories in the Bible!

Superbook Episode 104: Let My People Go

Episode 105:  The Ten Commandments

The Quantum family along with Joy and Gizmo are enjoying a family camp out when Chris secretly decides it’ll be more adventurous to ignore the rules laid down by his parents and the park ranger. His flagrant disregard ends up causing Superbook to send our dynamic trio on a trip back in time, so they can learn that rules are in place to protect you – not to make your life no fun!

Lesson: God’s rules are there to help and protect us.

Superbook Episode 105:  The Ten Commandments

Episode 106: A Giant Adventure

For “A Giant Adventure,” there were key moments that Gordon Robertson (Executive Producer) really wanted in there. The biggest thing was that the anointing of David had to be a powerful moment. He wanted to really show that no one saw value in David, not even his own father. Gordon wanted the children of the world to know… “You have a purpose. You have a destiny, and no matter what anyone says about you God has a plan for you.”

This Film was the 1st film released as the Pilot of this series! “Of all the episodes we could have done as a pilot, we thought of David and Goliath mainly because we could show people the cool fight scene. Gordon approved it not because of the action scene, but he thought that it could really speak to people. He wanted to show that this kid was plucked out of obscurity to all of the sudden one day he is going to become king. The anointing scene was a very powerful one, and then he was in the chambers with Saul. At that moment, he wanted there to be a powerful time when Saul saw something David.”

Lesson: When God is with you, you can face any kind of giant that comes your way!

Superbook Episode 106: A Giant Adventure

Episode 107: Roar

Daniel and the lions’ den. Chris is morally challenged, “to do the right thing,” when a smaller boy, Tommy, is harassed by Skateboard Park bully, Barry. SUPERBOOK takes the kids off to an adventure where they meet Daniel and King Darius in the land of Babylon. Through this adventure, Chris learns that no matter how difficult the situation, when you stand up for what is right, God will be with you.

Lesson: Stand up for what is right, for what you believe in, no matter how difficult it may seem.

Superbook Episode 107: Roar

Episode 108: The First Christmas

The kids in your life will love this new Superbook adventure as they learn the true meaning of Christmas and why Jesus came into our world. From Bethlehem’s manger to the majestic choir of angels – it’s sure to be a holiday classic in your home for many years to come!

Lesson: The True Meaning of Christmas – God’s Promise is Fulfilled!

Superbook Episode 108: The First Christmas

Episode 109: Miracles of Jesus

When Chris begins to believe that Miraculo The Miracle Maker magician possesses real powers, Superbook whisks the kids off to historical Galilee where Jesus is performing true miracles like healing a cripple, calming a storm on the sea and banishing demons from a possessed man. During the course of their miraculous adventure, Chris comes to understand the power to perform miracles comes only from God.

Lesson: True miracles come only from God.

Superbook Episode 109: Miracles of Jesus

Episode 110: The Last Supper

Chris is getting big-headed because his band has been invited to audition for an American Idol-like show, called World’s Best Band. To address this issue, SUPERBOOK whisks the kids off to Jerusalem and Chris learns from Jesus that even though Jesus is famous, he was humble and served others. During the Last Supper, the gang ultimately returns home and Chris has a major shift in his attitude towards others.

Lesson: Jesus is a true King because He serves and He asks us to do the same.

Superbook Episode 110: The Last Supper

Episode 111: He Is Risen

Chris is arguing with his mom, Phoebe. SUPERBOOK intervenes and in a very special episode, takes Chris, Joy, Gizmo AND Phoebe back in time, for an encounter with Jesus’ mother Mary during the time of her son’s crucifixion. When Superbook returns the family home, a wiser Chris apologizes for their argument and their relationship is restored.

Lesson: Jesus’ life is about the restoration of relationships.

Superbook Episode 111: He Is Risen

Episode 112:  The Road to Damascus

When a delinquent teen enters Chris and Joy’s lives they don’t see any chance of him changing his ways. However, Superbook takes our heroes on a journey where they encounter the sinister Saul of Tarsus. Through experiencing Saul’s dramatic life change, the kids return home with a renewed hope that amazing change is always possible with God.

Lesson: No matter how bad you are, or what you have done, God can help you change.

Superbook Episode 112:  The Road to Damascus

Episode 113: Revelation

Chris accidentally burns down his family’s home and he is sure that there is no forgiveness for something this big! Superbook then takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to witness the end of days and through this experience, he discovers the greatness of God’s forgiveness and restoration.

Lesson: God’s forgiveness has made it possible for all of us to be saved.

Superbook Episode 113: Revelation

Season 2,

Episode 201: Jonah

Joy witnesses Sharon Myers stealing a bike, and reports it to the principal. To Joy’s surprise, Principal Travis offers Sharon mercy instead of demanding justice. As Joy questions why Sharon shouldn’t punished, Superbook transports her, Chris and Gizmo, to meet up with a prophet named Jonah. Jonah is running away from God because he doesn’t think the people of Ninevah deserve God’s mercy. Through Jonah’s experiences, Joy realizes that mercy is a great gift to give as well as to receive.

Lesson: God has a plan that includes mercy, love and forgiveness for all people.

Superbook Episode 201: Jonah

Episode 202: Joseph

Superbook transports Chris back to ancient Egypt. Chris, Gizmo, and Joy travel with Joseph through several trials and triumphs. in all of their journeys, Joseph continues to trust in God. After witnessing God take Joseph from the pit to the palace, Chris realizes the value of trusting in God’s plans.

Lesson: Trust God. He has a plan for you, even if you don’t see that plan!

Superbook Episode 202: Joseph

Episode 203: The Fiery Furnace

Chris is tested with a moral dilemma and Joy warns him to do the right thing. Suddenly, Superbook launches them back to a time where three men are tested by fire!

Lesson: Obey God even when everyone else does not. He will be your protector.

Superbook Episode 203: The Fiery Furnace

Episode 204: Rahab and Jericho

At school, Joy is not getting along with Becky. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time where Israeli spies team up with Rahab. Joy learns that those who seem like enemies can get along and find common ground.

Lesson: When you get to know your enemies, you can sometimes find common ground.

Superbook Episode 204: Rahab and Jericho

Episode 205: Queen Esther

At school, Joy has to choose between standing up for Bonnie or going with the crowd. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Queen Esther chooses to stand up for the Israelite people. This encourages Joy when she faces Janice and the Girl’s Leadership Club.

Lesson: Be (brave and) ready to do good things. Be the best/greatest for the benefit of others.

Superbook Episode 205: Queen Esther

Episode 206: John the Baptist

At home, Chris has to choose between playing stolen games or deleting them. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when John the Baptizer chooses to live truthfully and point others to Jesus. This encourages Chris when he returns to face Sam.

Lesson: Live truthfully and point others to Jesus

Superbook Episode 206: John the Baptist

Episode 207: Paul and the Shipwreck

At a disaster relief effort, Joy has to choose between finishing her mission or giving up. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Paul chooses to focus on his mission, no matter the circumstances. This encourages Joy when she returns to face her relief project.

Lesson: Focus on the goal and the mission, no matter your fear, circumstances or distractions.

Superbook Episode 207: Paul and the Shipwreck

Episode 208: ?

Episode 209: Noah and the Ark

During school hours, Joy and Chris have to choose between skipping school with a bad crowd or rejecting Pearce’s dangerous influence. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when the world was fraught with evil. This encourages Joy and Chris to reject Pearce’s dangerous influence.

Lesson: God does not always protect us from trouble but cares for us in spite of trouble.

Superbook Episode 209: Noah and the Ark

Episode 210: ?

Episode 211: Peter’s Denial

While hanging with the cool kids, Chris has to chooses to ignore his friendship with the less cool Joy. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Peter denies Jesus three times. This helps Chris understand the value of true friendship. ~ Luke 22:32

Lesson: You can find forgiveness and restoration with friends no matter how big your mistake.

Episode 211: Peter's Denial Superbook

Episode 212:

Superbook: The Series II DVDs - CFDb

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  • Lee Tockar … Jason (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Superbook: The Film Series II (2011)

Duration: | Release Date:September 1, 2011 | MPAA Rating: Not Rated |
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Chris Quantum is your typical Valleyview Middle School student except if you take into account one of his best friends is a robot named Gizmo. Add his best friend Joy Pepper into the mix and you have a recipe for adventure. The adventures begin for this trio when a mysterious device appears and takes them on journeys throughout the Bible. Travel back with Chris, Joy and Gizmo and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

Director:

Robert O. Corley, Tom Bancroft

Writers:

Stars:

Alessandro Juliani, Cathy Weseluck, Colin Murdock, Jan Rabson, Lee Tockar, Nicole Oliver, Paul Dobson, Sam Vincent, Scott McNeil, Shannon Chan Kent, Trevor Devall

Genre:
Children, Biblical, True Films, Animation

Production Company:

The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. (CBN)
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