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Studio 4°C Animates Campus Crusade for Christ's Jesus Short

posted on 2011-04-15 12:00 EDT
Animatrix studio, Mulan director adapt crucifixion story from 1979 Jesus film

Japan's Studio 4°C (Genius Party, Tekkonkinkreet, segments of The Animatrix) animated a nine-minute adaptation of Jesus, the 1979 live-action film version of Jesus Christ's story from the organizers of the Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) group, and the producers posted the short online on Tuesday. "My Last Day" depicts the biblical story of the crucifixion of Jesus through the perspective of a thief who was also crucified.

Barry Cook, the director of Disney's Mulan film, wrote the short's screenplay for CCC's Jesus Film Project ministry. The current online version is in English, and the producers plan to translate the short into other languages.

Christianity has been covered in Tatsunoko's Superbook (Anime Oyako Gekijō) anime series, and manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka worked with the Vatican on the In The Beginning - The Bible Stories anime series just before he passed away. Gundam character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Arion) created a manga series about Jesus and another about the Catholic saint Joan of Arc (Joan).

Source: Christian Post


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