It can be hard to find family friendly movies in today's "anything goes" culture. That's why it's such a treat to review for FishFlix.com. Everything on the FishFlix.com website is family friendly! This time around, we received Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly. Owlegories is a faith-based children's show. This DVD is actually disc 2 in the series. Volume 1 contains episodes on The Sun, The Seed, and The Water.
Owlegories is a cute little cartoon show, based on a group of student owls, each with their own personality. One really neat tie in is that members of the Crew who live where it is cold enough got the incredible experience of reviewing maple sugaring kits recently. I read several of their reviews, and I learned how maple sap is collected and how syrup is made. In The Ant episode, the Professor sends the students out to tap trees for maple syrup (conveniently skipping the straining and boiling parts!) to have on their pancakes.
The students are easily distracted, and they don't attain their goal. The class ants, however, because they work hard, plan for the future, and cooperate, are the ones who bring back the syrup. At the conclusion, guitar toting Gus leads the class in a rollicking round of "God Made Lots of Things." This catchy tune had my kids giggling at the randomness of the "things" he named off in his song. The lessons in each episode are driven home in a wrap up from a live person at the end of the story.
There is a "bad guy" owl (who happens to be purple, my favorite color) and his minion, the hummingbird with a crooked beak. In The Fruit episode, one of the students, Twitch, saves the day with his ability to do impersonations after the hummingbird makes off with the fruits that the Professor has instructed the students to collect from the orchard. I particularly liked the way the young owls found a couple of rotten fruits, Anger and Envy, in their quest for the fruits of the spirit.
In the final episode, The Butterfly, the Professor sends the class out to collect caterpillars, but the caterpillars are not in the tank the next morning! Hence the little owlets learn about metamorphosis, and about how we are changed when we believe in Christ. We're also reminded that it doesn't matter what we look like on the outside, that God looks on the heart.
One of the neat extras about the Owlegories DVD is that you can go to owlegories.com and find out how to get the free Owlegories app.
Poking around FishFlix.com leaves me with a wish list! They have all the When Calls The Heart DVDs, Left Behind, and old favorites like Anne of Green Gables, and Little House on the Prairie, plus kids movies like VeggieTales and What's In The Bible? If you missed our prior FishFlix.com reviews, you can read Faith of our Fathers or Exploring Ephesus.
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