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The Historical Accuracy of Superbook

A look behind-the-scenes at the historical and biblical accuracy of CBN's Superbook animated series Read Transcript


I AM TAKING YOU TO MEET A

MAN WHO STOOD UP FOR WHAT HE

BELIEVED WAS RIGHT.

WHEN YOU'RE WATCHING

SUPER BOOK, YOU'RE NOT JUST

WATCHING ANIMATED BIBLE

STORY.

YOU'RE ALSO WATCHING ONE OF

THE MOST ACCURATE PORTRAYALS

OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST

EVER PUT IN A CARTOON.

IT APPEARS WE'RE IN

ANCIENT BABYLON, 500 B.C.

Reporter: EVERYTHING

HAS BEEN CHECKED, FROM THE

CLOTHES TO THE ARMOR, EVEN

DOWN TO THE TAPESTRIES IN

THE BACKGROUND.

IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT THEN,

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE IT

IN SUPER BOOK.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: TAKE A

LOOK AT THIS SHOT.

IT IS ONLY UP THERE FOR A

FEW SECONDS, SO IF YOU

BLINK, YOU MIGHT MISS IT.

THAT IS CALL THE ASHTAR

GATE, AND IT WAS BUILT IN 75

B.C., AND FAITHFULLY REBUILT

BY OUR SUPER BOOK ANIMATORS

2500 YEARS LATER.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THAT GATE

IS STILL AROUND.

ONLY IT IS NOT IN BABYLON

ANYMORE.

IT IS NOW STANDING AT A

MUSEUM IN GERMANY.

OUR PRODUCERS SAW THE GATE,

AND MADE SURE WHEN WE DREW

IT, WE HAD THE RIGHT COLORS,

THE RIGHT SIZE, AND ALL OF

THOSE LIONS ON THE WALL

FACING IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

Gordon: THE REASON IS

WE WANT TO LET CHILDREN KNOW

THIS IS A REAL PLACE AND A

REALTIME AND THIS IS AN HIS

CUHISTORICAL EVENT THAT

HAPPENED.

Reporter: AND IT IS NOT

JUST THE BACKGROUND.

TAKE THIS HANDSOME FELLOW.

HIS NAME IS DARIUS THE

GREAT.

HE WAS A REIGNING EMPEROR.

HE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE GUY

IN CHARGE OF BABYLON IN THE

YEARS AFTER THE JEWISH

EXILE, AND HE IS THOUGHT TO

BE THE DARIUS REFERRED TO IN

THE BOOK OF DANIEL.

WELL, WE DIDN'T JUST DRAW

HIM TO SUPPORT THE ZZ TOP

BEARD BECAUSE IT IS COOL.

THAT IS ACTUALLY THE WAY HE

LOOKS.

EVEN A KING CAN BE

WRONG.

Gordon: THE MORE

HISTORICALLY CORRECT WE CAN

MAKE IT, THE LONGER IT WILL

LAST.

Reporter: AND THE STORY

IN THE SUPER BOOK IS THE

BIBLE'S STORY.

WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE

STORY BEING TOLD BY US

MATCHES UP TO THE STORY

BEING TOLD IN THE BIBLE,

EVEN DOWN TO THE DIALOGUE,

WHICH COMES DIRECTLY FROM

THE SCRIPTURES.

LONG LIVE THE KING!

SHOOK THE LION'S MOUTH SO

THEY WOULD NOT HURT ME FOR I

HAVE BEEN FOUND INNOCENT IN

HIS SIGHT.

Reporter: THE GOAL IN

SUPER BOOK IS TO TEACH KIDS

AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

THAT'S WHY THIS SERIES WILL

BE TRANSLATED IN INTO 18

LANGUAGES.

WE HOPE IN THE NEXT FEW

YEARS, 300 MILLION CHILDREN

WILL HEAR STORIES FROM

GENESIS TO REVALATION

THROUGH THE SUPER BOOK.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SUCH A

STICKLER FOR ACCURACY.

WE JUST ADDED THE TALKING ROBOT.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


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