Sunday, April 5, 2015

Toons You Might've Missed: His Mother Marveled (1963)

3 years before Filmation became a household name in the animation business, two of its founders, Lou Scheimer and Hal Sutherland, shared directorial chores on Family Films' His Mother Marveled. A 3rd name familiar to Filmation in its history, Ervin Kaplan, was also involved.

Mother is an adaptation collected from the Gospels, from the Birth of Jesus, to early after his 12th birthday, when Jesus tarried in the temple in Jerusalem, learning from the priests, while his parents, Mary & Joseph, backtracked to find him when he had left their party.

Actor Marvin Miller (ex-The Millionaire), later the voice of Aquaman for Filmation, is the narrator.




Today, we celebrate His Resurrection after He gave His life so that we would live.

Rating: A.

Happy Easter.

6 comments:

SaturdayMorningFan said...

I remember reading about this in Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation. I wish it were avaialable on DVD. I wonder if the church that commissioned it still owns the rights?

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SaturdayMorningFan said...

Yes, I own the book. I meant that I wished His Mother Marveled was available on DVD, not Lou's book. I'm perfectly happy with an "old-fashioned" book printed on actual paper. Sorry about the poor wording in my previous comment.

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hobbyfan said...

Family Films may not even be around anymore, for all we know. I'll have to look that up.

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