Greatest Heroes and Legends Of The Bible: Daniel and The Lions Den

DVD Release: October 16, 2012
Greatest Heroes and Legends Of The Bible: Daniel and The Lions Den


For more than 40 years, Charlton Heston has been captivating audiences with his thrilling portrayals of Biblical heroes such as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” Now, sit back and relax as he shares with you and your family his passion for Biblical literature and his unique insights into these timeless stories of faith.

There are many heroes in the Old Testament. Some are great warriors. But others are men of quiet faith—men who display their courage not on the battlefield, but simply by refusing to disobey God. Daniel is such a man. His story has been brought to life in a beautifully animated film that will appeal to your entire family. “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” is one of twelve programs in the Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible series. This program features all-new animation, an introduction by Charlton Heston, and “Simon & Gimmel -Your Faithful Guides,” two animated characters who lead viewers through the story and make it accessible for all ages.

Dove Review

This is a fantastic, animated Bible story that focuses on the story of Daniel. Charlton Heston makes special mention of the strength of Daniel’s faith in his introduction.

We see the siege of Jerusalem and Daniel taken from his homeland. He misses his Jewish tradition but he continues to seek God in prayer. He is shown as the king’s advisor and he continues to pray to God when a new law forbids it. Finally, Daniel is seen in the lion’s den with an angel of the Lord keeping the lions calm. Daniel’s faith brings him out of the lion’s den.

This is an amazing story that is nicely portrayed in the film. This one has earned our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages and five Doves, and that’s as high as we go!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Man is killed by a lion but it is not seen; man is shot in the back with an arrow but it is brief; a few men are hit by arrows but no blood; man re-directs knife toward someone else.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: The king's men lie to the king to impress him.


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 50 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter