Owlegories is the brainchild of the husband and wife team of Thomas and Julie Boto. The animated series team consists of producer Chad Gundersen and co-writer/co-director Keith Alcorn, creator and executive producer of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Ant Bully. Owlegories take us along with a group of owl students traveling on adventures, learning about nature, faith and God. Taught from the premise, “You can tell a lot about an artist by what he creates,” is the basis for the Owlegories series. Young learners explore the nature of God as the Creator of our Universe while sharing the faith-based message of creation inspired by the series’ banner verse, Psalm 19:1-4 (NIV)-
Providing education and entertainment, The Owlegories series features engaging storytelling, high-quality graphics and animation, and an “owl-star” cast of lively little owl characters- Professor Owlester and his students- Violet, Gus, Joey, Nora and Twitch. Each of the lessons focuses on an one particular element of nature, teaching children an understanding of God and His Word through the effective use of allegories (Owlegories), metaphors and analogies.
“My wife and I created Owlegories because we wanted a fun way to teach our kids about our great God and His amazing love for us,” shares Thomas Boto. “Our hope is that others can use the Owlegories episodes and our Owlegories apps as tools to teach family, friends, neighbors, classmates or the church body the wonderful truths of God’s Word and the good news of His saving grace. Creating Owlegories has been an incredible blessing, and I think the show and our apps reflect the fun we had in making it come to life.”
Highlights from each episode include the opening Owlegories theme song—with lyrics by Julie Boto, Thomas Boto and award-winning film composer/producer Mark Menza and music by Mark Menza (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Dragon Ball GT, Beet and Wishbone), an applicable Bible verse to correspond with each adventure, the “Owl Pledge” and a recap of the lesson, followed with a special message to help to reinforce the lesson and understanding of the gospel.
Owlegories DVD Vol. 1 – The Sun, The Seed, and The Water
Episode 1: The Sun: On the first day of class with their new teacher, the students take to the desert in search of a rare, ancient artifact. Following this mysterious tool through the desert, the owls begin to discover ways in which the sun is like God, and the students discuss the ways in which the Creator of the Universe can be known through his creation.
Episode 2: The Seed: While visiting Yellingstone National Park with Professor Owlester, the students are on a quest to discover what makes seeds grow. Following an exciting scavenger hunt and making use of some helpful seeds, the owls discover that their faith can grow when properly nourished and cared for, just like the seeds!
Episode 3: The Water: While on a quest to hunt down the foundation of life, the owls have to band together to discover this secret destination. And in so doing, they also learn about the ways in which God, the Creator of all things, is like water!
Adding to the experience, to accompany the Vol. 1 DVD series and interactive app, Owlegories TV may be downloaded as an app to any tablet or smartphone to watch the latest episodes. Owlegories is ad-free and safe for the whole family, without inappropriate content accidentally being viewed by little ones. Currently in the works, Owlegories will offer a fun, effective and interactive way to help young children memorize God’s Word with the release of the Owlegories Memory Verse app coming later this year.
For all the latest information on Owlegories and the launch of Owlegories Vol. 1 – The Sun, The Seed, and The Water, visit owlegories.com,Facebook and Twitter.