Built Upon the Rock is a story of two brothers and how an inheritance teaches them about their own foundation and eternal life. In the beginning of the video, Gideon is dying and has asked that his two sons, Thomas and Sahara work together overseeing his vineyards after he is gone. When Gideon dies, Sahara takes control of the vineyards and begins to sell grapes that are not yet ripe to loyal customers. Thomas is greatly disturbed and seeks out a lawyer named Josiah to help him regain his part of his inheritance. Josiah has left law practice to follow Jesus. He encourages Thomas to listen to the words of Jesus to find the answers to his problems. Jesus is giving his sermon on the mount and shares the beatitudes, or the actions, attitudes and blessings true believers should experience. He tells the people they need to go beyond just believing and act upon their faith. Jesus uses the parable of the wise man who built his house upon a rock...
A mysterious disappearance on a late 1960s space journey entrances the nation. The ensuing search for the lost astronauts radically changes the nature of the country. This film reexamines the nature of our country's expansionist doctrines and the desire to push too far, too fast.
Explores how Iranians use blogs to express their ideas and feelings despite the restrictions imposed by their government.
Woody Woodpecker is engaged in combat with a big tomcat and after several break-even escapades, Woody finally tricks the cat into a dogcatcher's truck which is filled with dogs with a sour disposition, especially regarding cats. Woody finally shoots the cat off into outer space using a giant rocket (not from Acme).
Andy Panda is the painter and his dog, Butch, is the pointer, and Andy is trying to paint a portrait of Butch doing what a bird-dog is supposed to do...standing still and pointing to the game-bird. But Butch won't stand still. Andy's solution is to rig a gun to go off if Butch moves a muscle. Butch gamely resists all temptations to move but a couple of spiders carry him off in their web, with the gun going off repeatedly and peppering Butch's posterior.
Woody Woodpecker is having a good time wandering around the County Fair and blowing his bubble gum, and is a big distraction to Buzzy Buzzard's attempts to sell his home-made tonics. Buzzy grabs Woody to demonstrate his wares on him and Woody is not pleased at all with this turn of events. He runs into a magician's tent and uses all the equipment there to make Buzzy's life miserable.
For her birthday, Andy presents his sweetheart, Miranda, with her usual present, candy and flowers. Miranda complains she wants something decent for her birthday like a fur coat...which Andy can't afford. A con man tells him he doesn't need money. He sells him a tracking hound and tells him he can hunt for the fox himself. Unfortunately, the fox Andy and his hound find has no intentions of being caught. Eventually, Andy does capture an animal to make a fur stole with. It's not the fox but, rather, something that's more of a surprise.
Treasured animated shorts from Studio Ghibli available for the first time ever! Includes all 23 of their short works ranging from Studio Ghibli's first ever short film from 1992 "Sora Iro no Tane" to their latest animated music videos. Be sure to catch the animations from your favorite commercials by House Foods and Asahi Beverage Company.
There is a sculpture contest with large prize money for the winner, and Mr. Magoo decides to become a sculptor and do some sculpturing. He borrows a friend's studio and goes to work on his creation. When a police-pursued jewel thief enter the studio, he convinces the near-sighted Magoo that he is a beautiful model, and Magoo, happy to have a beautiful woman as his model, sculpts away. The police finally arrive, and Magoo gets a reward for the thief's capture, and his sculpture wins the first-place prize money in the sculpture contest.
Woody Woodpecker is reading "Hansel and Gretel" to his two young cousins, Knothead, a boy, and Splinter,a girl. The children decide to get lost in a forest. A cat spots them and lures them to a gingerbread house. The cat tries to make woodpecker-pie out of the kids, but they outsmart him and escape.
Andy reads in the newspaper that dog catcher Wally Walrus is coming to collect $3.00 worth of dog tax from every dog owner. Being kind of a cheapskate, he hides his dog in the closet from Wally's presence but, upon entering Andy's house, Wally still suspects something is amiss. He uses a trained flea to reveal the dog who gets chased by Wally into a pond in the backyard. After "fishing" the dog out, Wally demands Andy pay his $3.00 but both are in for a surprise: the dog has an entire litter of puppies each worth an additional $3.00!
Andy Panda finds his cornfield besieged by crows. He gets rid of them... except for one stubborn member who refuses to leave. When Andy realizes he's no match for the crow, he lets his dog, Milo, keep watch for him. Milo, however, is no genius himself and the crow soon convinces him that he should be chasing a goat and a bull. Finally, Milo comes to his senses and goes after the crow as does Andy but the two end up inadvertantly clubbing each other senseless while the crow makes off with the remainder of Andy's cornfield.
Woody Woodpecker is working as a woodcarver, a very apt occupation for a woodpecker, and is carving a wooden when the outlaw, Chief Charley Horse, being pursued by the sheriff, ducks into Woody's shop. The sheriff also arrives and there is much confusion on the premises before Woody gets the reward for capturing the chief.
A clockmaker goes into the woods in search of a cuckoo and finds Woodpecker. Figuring a coo-coo could double as a cuckoo, the clockmaker sets out to capture Woody, take him home and put him to work on the clock. Woody figures otherwise, and introduces the clockmaker to an angry bear. Chaos follows.
The Cabbage Patch Kids are putting on a Christmas play at school and Vernon's younger cousins Amy and Henry are visiting for the holidays. When Missy & Prissy inadvertently imply that Santa is on vacation and will not show up for Christmas, Amy and Henry go to Vernon for reassurance. Vernon promises them that Santa will visit them on Christmas night. As time goes on Vernon becomes worried that Santa may be delayed and decides, with the help of the other kids to hatch a plan to ensure that Amy and Henry do see Santa.
Dr. Frank Baxter, with the help of The Mad Hatter and Jabberwock, takes young Judy exploring the world of language, in which she finds out that language is for doing more than just talking.
The Goddess Venus is jealous of the beautiful human girl Psyche and blames her pet unicorn, Unico, as Psyche's source of good luck that keeps her from the harm of the goddess' cruel intentions. Unico has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. Venus has Unico banished, and the West Wind now takes Unico from one place and time to the next. Taken to a heavily polluted city, Unico meets a sickly girl named Chiko who is suffering because of the pollution of a nearby factory that darkens the entire sky. Unico then is determined to cheer her up, cure her, and destroy the nearby factory.
Mampato, a little boy with a time-travelling belt, goes with his caveman friend Ogú to the ancient land of Rapa Nui on Easter Island. There they will meet a little girl name Marama and discover the old traditions of the natives.
Children will fall in love with these wonderful characters as they "Meet the Letters". A recent study of over 50 babies and toddlers, who watched Meet the Letters daily, resulted in over 90% of these children having complete upper and lowercase letter recognition by or before the end of the two-month study. Many learned their letters in less than two weeks! Most impressively, nearly 70% of children under 24 months of age mastered the alphabet. You will be amazed at how easily your little ones can learn their letters!