Movie Review: Lion of Judah

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend the premier of a fabulous new South African animated movie – “Lion of Judah” – at the Labia Theatre in Gardens. I took along a very handsome young man as my date – my son! He was enthralled with going to see a movie on the BIG screen (and it was very big for a 5 year old 3 rows from the front!) and we both really enjoyed the movie’s storyline – a great evening of entertainment for parent and kid alike.

The story follows the lives of a group of farmyard animals who are making their way to Jerusalem in time to save a friend – Judah the Lamb – from being sacrificed at Passover (Easter). Lion of Judah is a production that has been in the making for 6 years by a group of South Africa animators and they have done a wonderful job – the quality of the animation is amazing in comparison to recent South African animated movies and the movie does a great job retelling the Easter story. Kids always are drawn to animals and watching the story of Easter unfold through the eyes of these characterful characters makes is accessible to them. I had plenty of questions to answer during the movie but what a great opportunity to talk about key themes such as Friendship, Sacrifice and Freedom!

Watch the trailer here:

The movie is being released Internationally and in South Africa just in time for Easter so if you are looking for a great family outing over this long weekend, why not head out to your nearest independent cinema for a family movie night. (click the link for cinemas showing the movie)

If Lion of Judah is not playing in a cinema near you, you can arrange for your church to host a screening! Contact Humble Pie Entertainment at to get your screening license and package to promote your event. You can also pre-book to purchase the DVD for R150. Visit the Lion of Judah website for more details.

For further enquiries contact Humble Pie Entertainment –
Tel: 079 183 7164 / 021-802 6809 (Office Hours- South Africa)

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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