Though there is a intro that summarizes who’s who and what’s what, if you’re not familiarwith the Storykeepers cartoon, you might well find this a bit confusing (I know I did). Anyway,in 64 AD, a group of Christian orphans and their protector are on the run from the evil EmperorNero (who has henchmen with such subtle names as “Nihilus”). They flee the burning Rome,but do find the time to sit down and hear tales of Christ’s nativity and the like. The animationis primitive, a…d the whole thing looks and feels like a poor man’s Asterix.
The 2.0 mix is fine, but hardly exceptional. The music is properly majestic. There are veeryfew surround sound effects, however. There are some nice wind moments, but obviousopportunities (explosions during the burning of the city) are passed by, drowned in the rearspeakers by the music. The dialogue is clear and distortion-free.
One ugly picture, even if you ignore the boring animation. The colours shimmer and arepushed much too hard (the reds in particular are bad and bleed), there is noticeable grain, thelines of the drawings keep breaking up, and the pixellation is pretty bad too. Easily the worst-looking TV cartoon transfer I’ve seen.
Mediocre by any measure. If you want Christian-themed animation, you’re much better offwith the Veggie Tales.