The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and kid book publisher Scholastic have entered into a new agreement designed to bring Davey and Goliath to a new generation of children who may not be familiar with the classic faith-based, stop-motion animated series. The deal marks the first major publishing venture for the 40-year-old property.
Earlier this year the ELCA entered into an agreement with Animation Content LLC. of East Granby, Conn., to create more visibility for the Davey and Goliath property and shepherd its return to television. “We are delighted with this development in conjunction with several other initiatives that are currently under way for the re-release of the classic animated episodes and the release of the new modern-day Davey and Goliath animated holiday special, Davey and Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas," says Animation Content president and CEO Mark Bannon.
Scholastic will introduce Davey and Goliath storybooks and color/activity books that feature positive messages and emphasize good family and community values. News and information about Davey and Goliath can be found at www.daveyandgoliath.org.