Street Date:
March 18, 2014
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Series Synopsis: Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe) and his friends live in the Holy Land, in a beautiful Cypress Tree on the shores of a vast Lake (or as we know it, the Sea of Galilee). These birds are an unlikely group of friends, and though they have their differences, they have one thing in common: since they met Iesodo, their lives have never been the same. Now they’re out to spread his message of hope to the entire bird world!

Miracles Are Everywhere (15 mins)
A big event is happening! Thousands of birds from all over the world have gathered to meet Iesodo, but food is scarce and the flocks are getting hungry. Iesodo provides in a way no one could have expected.

The Wind And The Rain (15 mins)

The flock is soaring through the sky on their way back to the Cypress Tree when a sudden storm approaches out of nowhere! Trapped at sea and frightened, they learn that when you have faith, anything is possible.


  • First-ever animated series to focus solely on the stories of the Gospels
  • 2 original songs in every episode
  • Set in the Holy Land and animation backgrounds are based on actual topographical photos of Israel
  • Each of the birds featured are based on actual species of birds, most of which are indigenous to the Middle East
  • Produced by Eric S. Rollman (President of Rollman Entertainment) - former President of Production for Fox Kids and Marvel, has been involved in animated series brands The Avengers, Iron Man, X-Men, and Super Mario Brothers
  • Written and Created by Rob Loos - Emmy Nominee, writer/producer for McGee and Me, Christmas Lamb, Kids 10 Commandments, and Touched by an Angel
  • Faith Content Advisor Tim Timmons – former pastor of South Coast Community Church in CA
  • Erin Bethea as the voice of Maggie – star of Fireproof, Amazing Love, and other highly successful Inspirational Films
    Special Features: "Jesus and Miracles Are Everywherer", "Jesus and The Wind and The Rain", "Natalie's Nest", "Bible Verses", "Songs", "Sing-A-Long"
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    About Faith
    Iesodo (YAY-Sa-Doe), meaning “The Way of Jesus,” and commonly referred to as "The Bible Bird" stars Erin Bethea (Fireproof, The Redemption of Henry Myers) as the voice of “Maggie” and has consistently been among the Top Ten Christian Kids DVDs in America since its world premiere in October 2013. With five DVDs released to date, and a soundtrack album, Iesodo has garnered two Telly Awards, two Accolade Awards, two Cynopsis Imagination Nominations and just received a Parents Choice Award. It’s also been awarded 5 Doves and 4 Stars from Movieguide. Iesodo is currently available through Christian Retail, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and iTunes in the USA, with two more episodes awaiting release. All 13 episodes will be rolling out across key foreign markets immediately.

    ZayaToonz, the studio behind Iesodo is quickly making a name for itself by locking up its domestic (US) distribution partners – the studio has its own label for DVD and audio product at Capitol Christian Distribution, a domestic television deal with Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), digital distribution across Netflix, iTunes and Amazon and international television distribution through Ireland’s Monster Entertainment.

    Zaya Toonz principals include indie producers Jared Hankins, Mike Hofferth and Emmy nominated Eric S. Rollman ( Rollman, Iesodo’s Producer, is the former President of Marvel Animation and President of Saban/Fox Family Productions, with over 10,000 hours of television to his credit. He is joined by Rob Loos, Emmy nominated writer and producer with over 100 awards and an impressive track record in the Christian kids market for his work which in the aggregate has grossed over $300 Million and includes such revered titles as McGee and Me!, Christmas Lamb, Kids 10 Commandments and Touched by an Angel.