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‘Guardian Force’ tween series returns Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 23 February 2009 02:25 PM America/New_York

A successful animation series for tweens returns next month after a near-two-year hiatus, buoyed by a recent string of big-screen superhero movies that promise heightened interest for the new "Guardian Force" release.

Releasing March 17, Angel Wars: The Messengers finds members of the Guardian Force brotherhood of angels once again battling agents of darkness, in the fourth animated installment from TeleStoryToons.

Running 90 minutes--compared to the three previous half-hour installments, which sold a total of 400,000 units--the film unfolds in five episodes, centering on junior angels Kira and Eli as they strive to bring hope back to The Dark City.

Made on a $1 million budget by an international team of animators in partnership with Huhu Studios in New Zealand--where "Hermie & Friends" has also been created- Angel Wars targets a group that creator Chris Waters says is largely overlooked, 5- to 11-year-olds.

They are "tough to reach, but are at this great developmental age where they are not cynical. They are still open to the wonder of imaginative storytelling," said Waters, "yet they are old enough to really understand some of the more complex aspects of Scripture and the deeper truths."

Read more in the March 9 issue of Christian Retailing.