The completed animation project is now provided as of Monday, April 20th, 2020 !!!
– R David Foster – 2020-04-09
HESUS JOY CHRIST / . . . . . . . . an animated series !!!!
Matthew’s Two Four
Matthew’s One Too !
Matthew’s Three Fold
Matthew’s Foretold —>>>> all completed by May 2010 !!!!!
Matthew’s Five’s Nine ———->>>>>THIS PROJECT HAD A WORLD PREMIERE THE SECOND WEEK OF MAY 2020 !!!
An eyewitness tour through the Gospel of Matthew, to a concept thoroughly rooted in faith yet paving the way far beyond anything yet imagined – the concept of marriage. As shows such as Family Guy, after The Simpsons, have established, animation clearly communicates the simple truths of complex dynamic social systems and practices and is uniquely suited to relating these truths. Indeed, since the sinking of the Lusitania, this is animation’s destiny ! As shrewd as any two bit advertising executive, HESUS JOY CHRIST puts images to work establishing the divine role of marriage as put forth, as far as I can tell, in Pope John Paul II’s ‘Theology of the Body’.
Matthew’s Five’s Nine, is based on the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, which includes the Beatitudes. Two previews may be viewed at www.sites.google.com/site/vid932008 . This project was completed and delivered by April 13th, 2020. This episode does not have any references to the personal life of the filmmaker, so this episode takes a turn away from the previous five episodes in that it is not a Personal Testimony of the Animator’s life and experience of both the Gospel of Matthew AND Theology of the Body, in his life.
Instead, this episode begins to show how Theology of the Body is the fulfillment of the Gospel of Matthew, by presenting the corollaries of the truths spoken, rather than the hopes assumed, in this chapter of the Gospel of Matthew.
HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew’s Five’s Nine :
This episode marks a turning point in this HESUS JOY CHRIST series as this episode relates to the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew and begins the story of the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes.
This original presentation challenges both the pious and the secular if they are to consider themselves ethical in light of this interpretation of this chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, of the Bible.
The scope of this production is so large that a 2 second scene required 169 drawings and 40 hours of work ! About eight scenes of about a total of 25 scenes, are more or less completed by the end of 2011. By February 2018 there are still about 500 hours of animation work required to complete this episode.
Director – R David Foster