|‘Iesodo’ series becomes ‘the No.1 new kids animated property’ at Christian retail|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Friday, 27 December 2013 06:07 PM EST|
Believe (Capitol Christian Distribution), the first DVD in the new children's series, “Iesodo” (pronounced YAY-Sa-Doe), has continued to top the sales lists for Christian retailers.
“We are enthusiastic about ‘Iesodo’s strong performance right out of the gate with our first DVD release, Believe,” said Eric Rollman, producer and CEO of Rollman Entertainment. “ ‘Iesodo’ is the No. 1 new kids animated property at Christian book stores in the fourth quarter, and our December performance exceeded expectations with the most number of units sold per week since its release in October. We’re seeing 100%-plus growth week over week, which positions us very well for our second release, Love, in January.”
“This series is taking off with kids of all ages because of the high production quality, fun adventures, memorable songs and lovable characters in each episode,” said Executive Producer Jared Hankins. “Our goal is to reach as many children as possible with the stories of Jesus, and we are excited that families are enjoying the series together."
In addition to its success in stores, “Iesodo” has also received the Award of Excellence in Animation and the Award of Merit for an Original Song from the Accolade Competition.
The “Iesodo” series features a cast of animated birds who share the teachings of Jesus through stories with the principles of loving one another, conquering fear and sharing. The birds live in a cypress tree on the shores of the lake (Galilee), where they follow the biblical teachings of a wise white dove named Iesodo.
“Many of Jesus’ teachings are told in stories or parables. ‘Iesodo’ has been inspired by great creative minds like C.S. Lewis who chose an allegorical world to demonstrate spiritual truths,” said Rob Loos, producer and writer for the series.
Zaya Toonz, the animation studio behind the “Iesodo” series, is set to release the next DVD, Love, on Jan. 21. It will include two new episodes that feature stories focusing on themes like loving one another, conflict resolution and teamwork alongside four original songs.
A total of three new “Iesodo” DVDs are slated for release in 2014.