Pope John Paul II: The Friend of All Humanity

"Animated Film of John Paul II’s Life by Sister Julie on October 17, 2006 J.M.J.A.T. in blog post,catholic life and theology I just came a news release for a biographical cartoon of John Paul II’s life. What a fabulous idea!I grew up on comic books — I remember vividly the one of John Paul II and one of Maximilian Kolbe. I read them over and over again. I think it is really important that people in religious life, religious educators, ministers, etc. take note of such a production because it is a great example of putting the Gospel message in a form that children, young people, and even adults can find meaningful. I know how much those comic books meant to me. And though some may not agree with John Paul II’s theology, I don’t think any one can dispute the fact that the man was truly holy and an inspiration to people across the globe. Kudos to Calvin Cooper Productions and the Vatican Television Center. Here’s the Catholic News Agency’s news brief announcing the release of the film. Biographical John Paul II cartoon presents Pope’s life in a format for the whole family Barcelona, Oct. 16, 2006 (CNA) – The first animated film on the life of Pope John Paul II will be released this week. John Paul II: The Friend of All Humanity spans the life of the former Pope, from his birth as Karol Wojtyla, in Poland, to his death as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome at the age of 84. The hour-long animation, dubbed in seven languages, was made by Barcelona-based Cavin Cooper Productions, in partnership with the Vatican Television Centre. The film was produced by Cavin Cooper founder Jose Luis Lopez-Guardia. Lopez-Guardia has been working extensively in the last few years as a creative artist in animation, as well as in editing and production. He has also developed conceptual studies for Disney, Warner Bros, Universal Studios, MGM, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Sony and Hanna-Barbera. He has supervised and directed some animated television episodes. "

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