We spent the last two Sundays watching the animated 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".
With the movie hitting number one at the box office, we had to take this opportunity to implement it into our Children's Church. The children loved it.
I hope that when the movie is released, we can break the children into two groups (younger/animated & older/newest version) and be able to have either a complete rotation around it (pre-cursor to Easter?) VBS depending on timing of release. This was very last minute for us and I am working on ideas for future workshops. I am interested in any type of reference material for theological comparison to present and explain to the children. Has anyone come across anything like that? After reading the series I will be highlighting points that are not so obvious in the movie. The three children were overwhelmed with a wonderful feeling at the first mention of Aslan's name and Edmund was feeling uncomfortable. This was described in the book, but would be overlooked if only viewing the movie. Points like this could be used for discussion. I look forward to sharing ideas for this topic with the creative people who comprise this site.
Animated (30 min) version can be purchased through https://www.leaderresources.org/