Friday, October 7, 2016

Literary Toons: Superbook (1981)

We told you before how a Japanese anime studio was essentially commissioned by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to produce a pair of animated series for children. We've seen the Flying House. Now, it's time to open the Superbook.

The title, of course, refers to the Bible, after a fashion, sending two kids and a robot into various points in Biblical history. Four seasons were produced in Japan in the 80's. In 2009, the series was relaunched by CBN, which now doesn't have a real network to call home, as its former space now belongs to Disney (Freeform).

I never saw the show, so there won't be a rating. However, we'll leave you with a sample episode, "The Best News Yet":

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