Davie and Golimyr
When the ferocious giant Golimyr threatens the peaceful village of the Zites, King Sullic sends a proclamation throughout the land calling for a champion to vanquish the foe. To the King’s dismay, the only champion who rises to their aid is young Davie, a peaceful pear grower whose only defense is a sling, a sheep and his faith. Set within the imaginative fantasy and world of renowned artist James C. Chritensen and based on the biblical story of David and Goliath, this stop-motion animated adventure is bursting with visual wonders. From sneeze-powered windmills to a colossal ship made of stone, join Davie and his woolly sidekick Chops as they discover a little Faith can do Giant things.
The animation in this DVD is absolutely excellent. The picture has bright colors, great details and to top it off the characters are a delight. The story is a twist on the story of David and Goliath, taken from 1 Samuel 17. In this version, a pear is used to teach young Davie a lesson, that if his faith is small like a pear, he can still do great things and lead a “fruitful” life. This story includes humor. An example of this is when a minstrel speaks of romance and love and begins kissing his lyre, a stringed guitar-like instrument.
The voice talent is extraordinary including the voice of the giant, done by John Schneider. The host in the story is an interesting character and the film itself is a feast for the eyes. The story differs a bit from the biblical story but it’s similar enough for viewers to recognize the biblical inspiration. We award this video five doves, the highest number we can award. Every family should see this entertainment spectacle!