Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Flicks: Adventures in Booga Booga Land

Adventures in Booga Booga Land

From the movie: Based on the Parables of Jesus, join Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe as they bungle their way thru the paradise of Booga Booga Land inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus taught many years ago.

So This is Booga: Marty and Gerard meet for the first time in the city of Booga Booga, becoming instant best friends. Early one morning they decide to become window washers for a day to earn 20 bamolies. But when they see the boss also give 20 bamolies the other works who arrived late in the day, Martya and Gerard want to know why. (Based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16)

Marty’s Sandcastle Marty and Gerard decide to go to carpentry school, taught by the German instructor Mr. Guudsaw. After graduating, they each decide to build their own home. But one night a great storm destroys Marty’s flimsy house. (Based on the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders from Luke 06:47-49)

No Light In This Lighthouse: Marty gets a bright idea to build a lighthouse, but ends up rushing the job when he sees that there are ships being lost while he works! (Based on the Parable of the Lamp Under the Bowl from Matthew 5:14-16)

From me: This DVD contained three episodes/parables: The workers in the vineyard, the wise and foolish builders and the lamp under the bowl. *I* liked how easily recognizable the parables were, but for those kids who may not have been introduced to these parables yet, they would really have no clue that they were watching a Bible story. I was kinda disappointed that there wasn't a single Bible verse or reinforcement of what these stories meant for them. I also wasn't too impressed with the visuals - it wasn't the best-drawn cartoon. The boys do like the show though and we will be keeping it around, but it just didn't top my list.

Thanks to Book Sneeze for offering me a copy of this movie in exchange for my honest opinion.


Odie Langley said...

I am sure my daughter will want this one for my two grandsons. Thanks.