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iantimothy Posted: May 18th 2011

In my 12 years of Catholic school I have seen a "Lot" (Biblical Pun there!) of Jesus movies..... from "King of Kings" to "Jesus Christ Superstar."

But! I stumbled upon this on YouTube a few days ago, I have never seen anything like this. The movie is called "The Miracle Maker", and this is really one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. it was made in 2000, i think. If you haven't seen it, The whole thing is on YouTube, and I definitely suggest you watch it, or at least some of it.

Except for the hand-drawn flashbacks, it is ALL stop motion, FRAME BY FRAME, not only that, it is incredibly detailed, and very smooth and lifelike.
I can't even imagine how the animators kept track of every move. And the flashbacks are really well done too! it is actual hand drawn animation which you don't see any more. Not only that, there is almost no liberties taken, everything is almost word for word from the gospels, something not often done in movies.

I rented the DVD, and watched the behind the scenes, The stop motion was animated in Moscow, and even more amazing still, is that it was not done digitally!
The sets and characters were relatively small, the puppets looked about 8 inches tall, so they werent very big for as detailed as they are.

and you should also recognize the voice of Jesus....... none other than Ralph Fiennes, the voice of Victor Quartermaine in CotWR

Not only is it "the greatest story ever told" (biblical film pun) I think it is one of the best animated films I have ever seen, and very under-rated, considering i had never heard of it. This is definitely one of my new favorite movies.

Here is the link.

iantimothy Posted: May 18th 2011

and here is the poster.

Gromits little bro Posted: May 19th 2011

OMG YES!! I used to have it on VHS, it was amazing. I bought the DVD a couple of months ago but I don't know where it's gone :(

fluffles the poodle Posted: May 19th 2011

omg i think i remember watching this when i was in year 3 in an re lesson,i had forgotten all about it, as that was 10 years ago lol,i will have to take a look at the youtube link

mmasonghi studios Posted: May 20th 2011

yes i've seen it on TBN awesome detail

mariahdevans Posted: May 27th 2011

I agree with you iantimothy -- this is a remarkable film that everyone should experience in their lifetime.

iantimothy Posted: May 27th 2011

I've never seen it on TV, which is too bad, definitely seems overlooked. I guess it is just too politically incorrect.
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edmond Posted: May 30th 2011

WOW are the people in that movie made with clay

iantimothy Posted: May 30th 2011

no, i think, it is a silicon kind of thing, and the faces are plastic with replaceable mouths (the behind the scenes was good!)

Calls Posted: Jun 4th 2011

Do you know who the actors are?

iantimothy Posted: Jun 5th 2011

The guy who plays Jesus is the same guy who plays Victor Quartermain in "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and he plays Voldemort in Harry Potter 4-7.

Gromits little bro Posted: Jun 25th 2011

Voldermort to Jesus, a bit of a contrast :P

iantimothy Posted: Jul 2nd 2011

not sure if you can have two more different people really!

Sniggles Posted: Jul 23rd 2011

oh my god i saw this at school! i go to a catholic school too and i watched this like three years ago!!!! my school has the word convent in it so people always ask if we are like nuns!!!

morph2468 Posted: Jan 2nd 2012

i watched this just now it is amazing!

Darthplatypus Posted: Jan 31st 2012

yeah i've heard of it before but never saw it it sounds good the youtube link doesn't work though :-( i hope some day to make some sorta of stop motion biblical movie...;)

MrTechnoTrousers Posted: Jan 31st 2012

this should be on general chat

mmasonghi studios Posted: Jan 31st 2012

no this is about animation ;)

MrTechnoTrousers Posted: Jan 31st 2012

it's not about wallace and gromit
it's just a random animated film not even aardman

mmasonghi studios Posted: Jan 31st 2012

take a look at this ;)

Gromits little bro Posted: Feb 1st 2012

Mmhmm it has every right to be here

Clay Fighter Posted: Feb 1st 2012

Plus it was made before the 'General Chat' section was created!

mmasonghi studios Posted: Feb 1st 2012

true CF ;)

MrTechnoTrousers Posted: Feb 1st 2012

ok fair enough

iantimothy Posted: Feb 2nd 2012

It has a wallace and gromit connection with Ralph Fiennes

mmasonghi studios Posted: Feb 2nd 2012

tru dat :D

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