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YMMV / Testament: The Bible in Animation

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  • Angst? What Angst?: Noah and his family are all pretty chill that everyone on Earth except them has just died a horrible death.
  • Awesome Art: The animation was good all through the series, but the Garden of Eden part of "Creation and the Flood" is gorgeous. It was animated using stained glass which gave it an appropriately ethereal quality and made the Art Shift even more distressing when Adam and Eve were cast out and the style changed back to ordinary traditional animation.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The opening theme.
    • The "Elijah" episode uses the oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn so of course it ends up being this.
  • Cult Classic
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • As obvious, the ending of the episode of Jonah is very sweet to watch, special mention goes to God sparing the Ninevites and the kids thanking Jonah.
    • Joseph and his father finally being reunited.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Inevitable when you're directly adapting from a book written thousands of years ago. The most difficult to accept would probably be Elijah ordering the execution of all the prophets of Baal simply because they worshipped an idol, or God killing everyone on Earth aside from Noah's family. Both are supposed to be very, very good things.
    • King Ahab being a villain. His original crimes, which make God consider him an enemy, are following a different religion and treating his wife as an equal. At one point he even says that Israel "has room for all the gods", including Judaism. These days he'd be considered positively enlightened, for his time and for today. It should be noted that he and Jezebel only turn on the Jewish priests after they attack a religious ceremony devoted to Baal.


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