VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is airing six episodes of its Emmy®-nominated, animated series Superbook on ABC Family with simultaneous streaming access within the Superbook Kids Bible app.
Beginning December 24 the following episodes will air at 9:30 a.m. on ABC Family:
December 24 and 25: "The First Christmas"
December 28: "Tower of Babel and the Day of Pentecost"
December 29: "Isaac and Rebekah"
December 30: "The Birth of John the Baptist"
December 31: "The Good Samaritan"
January 1: "Ruth"
"Our vision is to bring the Bible to the children of the world," said CBN's CEO Gordon Robertson. "Mobile devices are a tremendous way to reach people anywhere, anytime. The Superbook Kids Bible app is a wonderful version of the Bible and brings the Bible to life for the entire family with a full Bible, videos, images and engaging interactive games. The app will stream all six episodes during the Christmas airings and offers children an opportunity to journey through the Bible to experience the greatest stories ever told."
CBN launched the animation series Superbook in Japan in 1981, as an adventure-fueled cartoon whose mission was to bring the Gospel to the Asian nation. It didn't take long for Japan's children to come to know Christ. In fact, Superbook became so popular that the Bible became Japan's best-selling book.
Since the first episode aired, more than a half-billion people have viewed Superbook. To date, Superbook has been dubbed in 35 languages and broadcast in more than 90 countries.
CBN and a team of Emmy-winning artists and storytellers (whose credits include Mulan, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast) are collaborating to reimagine the series in CG animation, bringing the hope of God's Word to a new generation of children and families.
"The tremendous technology advances in animation have enhanced Superbook," said Robertson. "Animation is extremely popular around the world with children and adults, alike. CBN's new version of Superbook will be viewed and enjoyed by a new generation of viewers."
In addition to the series, the Superbook team has created a website—Superbook.CBN.com. The website provides a fun and entertaining way for the entire family to learn the Bible. For example, kids can create their own characters, play Bible-themed games, learn about God and His Word, listen to Superbook Radio, and even download a 30-day devotional.
For more details on Superbook and the Superbook DVD Club go to http://www.CBN.com/Superbook, or call 800-759-0700. Supporting the Superbook series will help CBN continue its mission to reach a new generation with the message of Christ's love.
SOURCE The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)