Street Date:
October 14, 2014
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Iesodo is an instant classic! - Dennis Rainey, President and CEO, Family Life

Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe) is a wise white dove whose name means "The Way of Jesus". He and his feathered friends bring your favorite New Testament stories to life in a whole new way including this special re-imagining of the Nativity story.  Let your heart take flight and tweet along to holiday carols and all-new songs!

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!

Episode Synopsis:
Unto Us A Dove Is Born: Festivites are in full swing as the flock prepares to celebrate Iesodo's birthday! The Cypress Tree is decked out with holly berries and excitement is in the air. Everyone gathers as Rocky shares the incredible story of Iesodo's birth, and how it changed their lives forever. 

Genre: Children's/Family Animation 
Total Run Time: Approx. 50 mins
Number of Disc: 1 

  • Bible Connection with Pastor Tim
  • Christmas ast Natalie's Nest
  • Bible Verses
  • Christmas Sing-A-Long
  • Discussion Guide Avaiable at
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    Dove "Family-Approved"
    For All Ages

    The Iesodo series continues with this tale that deals with the joy of lesodo’s birth. Just as Jesus is the joy to the Christian world, Iesodo is the joy to the bird world.

    This episode, “Unto Us a Dove is Born”, is a parable comparable to the story in the Bible regarding the birth of Jesus. The birds get ready to celebrate Iesodo’s birthday but when a new law is given they might have to change their plans. While the birds prepare for changes the story of Iesodo’s birth is revealed. This is a wonderful animated series filled with music and a story that will entertain the entire family. We are proud to award these two tales the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

    Content Description
    Sex: None
    Language: None
    Violence: None
    Drugs: None
    Nudity: None
    Other: None
    About Joy
    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.