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Update on Davey and Goliath for 2005

Davey and Goliath is the popular stop motion animation program for children produced by the Lutheran church and shown on commercial television in the 1960s.

Back in 2003...

bullet "Oh Davey! History of the 'Davey and Goliath' Television Series" was produced by the ELCA and broadcast on ABC television local affiliates. Click here to read more about the documentary and order a copy today.
bullet 2003 also brought Davey and Goliath’s appearance before 42,000 young people at the ELCA Youth Gatherings in Atlanta. The duo led the conga line in the evening dome events and posed for photos in the interaction center. A new 90-second short subject on baptism was part of their Youth Gathering dome appearances. View photos from their Youth Gathering.
bullet Davey and Goliath also made an appearance at the 2003 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee.

In 2004...

bullet We celebrated a new contract with Scholastic, Inc. to produce Davey and Goliath storybooks and color/activity books. Read related news story.
bullet Augsburg Fortress, the publishing house of the ELCA, featured Davey and Goliath in their 2004 Vacation Bible School (VBS) curriculum, Davey and Goliath’s Camp Creation.
bullet Augsburg Fortress also redesigned the Home Altar Devotions for families focusing on Davey and Goliath.
bullet Davey and Goliath made a number of 2004 personal appearances including at the ELCA Global Mission Events and Multicultural Mission Festival.
bullet In November the founders of Davey and Goliath received the Luther Institute's Wittenberg Award.
bullet Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas , a modern-day one-hour Christmas special completed in 2004 and the first new Davey and Goliath production in over 30 years, broadcast on the Hallmark Channel in December 2004, creating a national sensation and garnering hundreds of press articles throughout North America.

New in 2005...

bullet In February 2005 Scholastic released the first series of four (4) Davey and Goliath books which are now available at retailers throughout North America. Additional Davey and Goliath books are scheduled to be released by Scholastic in the Fall of 2005 and beyond.
bullet Tommy Nelson, the children’s division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., signed-on in February 2005 as the distributor of Davey and Goliath for DVD and home entertainment in the CBA and religious markets. Initial releases to the CBA and other religious markets are schedule for Summer 2005.
bullet Starlight Home Entertainment teams-up with the ELCA as a non-exclusive licensee to distribute a one-time special double-disk DVD consisting of a compilation of classic Davey and Goliath episodes, special and bonus material to the general retail market. This extraordinary compilation is slated for release in Summer 2005.
bullet Life Magazine is scheduled to feature Davey and Goliath in their March 25, 2005 Issue.
bullet The Davey and Goliath special "Happy Easter," the classic, restored Easter special from 1967 broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on Easter Sunday.
bullet Davey and Goliath's Circus Spectacular is the theme of Augsburg Fortress' 2005 VBS.
bullet Other initiatives and negotiations are underway for the full release of the entire library of classic Davey and Goliath episodes and specials on DVD and home entertainment to the general market, as well as initiatives for new productions of Davey and Goliath episodes and specials and numerous other ancillary licensing and merchandising releases.

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