The fiery monk whose 95 Theses sparked the Reformation. In a world ruled by the church, all it took was one little nail, one well-written scroll, and one sharp-tongued monk to turn everything upside-down! Martin Luther didn’t mean to spark the Reformation with his 95 Theses, but his realization that salvation comes through faith and not works ignited the revolution that changed the world.
The African youth who inspired a generation. Young Prince Kaboo knows his fate is sealed. Since his father can no longer meet his captors' ransom demands, Kaboo is to be tortured until death. But a bigger plan is about to unfold!
Colossal Tales (Being Yourself) -- A new student spells competitive trouble for Carlos and Sluggy and catapults our hero into a tangled web of deception and lies.
Cheater Critters (Honesty) -- Carlos would rather play computer games than study for his upcoming exams. He decides to follow Sluggy and cheat his way to good grades. When his deceit is exposed, he learns that dishonesty doesn't pay! This episode teaches about the negative consequences of cheating and the benefit of good study and honest work habits.
Hocus Bogus (Honest Choices and Hard Work) -- It's time for the most exciting event of the year: the State Fair! But the bugs have no money. While most try to raise funds through a charity event, Carlos and Sluggy use questionable means to try and get the money they need. Children will learn the importance of honest choices, diligence, and hard work in achieving lasting goals.
Topsy Turvy (Responsibility) -- The town's residents slack off their responsibilities to pursue music careers, professional leapfrogging and martial arts, leaving Carlos alone to face a near disaster.
No Prize Surprise (Appreciation for what we have) -- Carlos has a gleam in his eye for a cool gadget just like Sluggy's. A blunder of the mouth boomerangs back to Carlos, bringing him to his senses as to the real treasures he possesses.
Litterbug (Care of the environment) -- While the rest of their schoolmates participate in cleaning their school grounds, Carlos and Antonio give everyone the slip and head out for a day of fun in the sun at the local beach. Little do they realize, however, that while they are away, their busy friends experience an earth-shattering event as giant-sized objects begin to pelt the town!
Buggy Bigbucks (Contentment) -- When Carlos finds a lottery ticket and wins what he thinks is a large fortune, his life suddenly takes a new twist! Sluggy becomes his new best friend and teaches him the ropes of the rich life! All seems well until Carlos finds out that his winnings are not as much as he had expected and that being liked by others has little to do with money.
Ultrabug (True Heroism) -- The peaceful town of Mogan is disrupted by the sudden appearance of a costumed duo of super-heroes: Ultrabug and Wonderbug, his faithful helper! Unbeknown to these masked “heroes,” their well-intentioned capers result in a series of mishaps causing some of the town residents to set up a trap for their capture.
Bug-A-Boo (Safe Viewing) -- Carlos and his friends are off to a weekend of fun on a school camping trip! But the outing takes a twist as a dare to watch a series of “scary movies” sets the imagination of the student bugs awhirl. Suddenly the fun adventure doesn’t seem so fun after all. Additionally, a plan by Sluggy to embarrass Carlos by showing him to be a “scaredy bug” backfires in a big way!
Batter Chatter (The Dangers of Gossip) -- When a pie competition is announced, the bugs all get right to work, each hoping that they’ll be the one to bake the winning pie. When Carlos spies Lety meeting with the local chef, and suddenly Fleacia’s famous family pie recipe goes missing, he jumps to a far-fetched conclusion which spreads like wildfire.
Buggy Breakup (The Importance of Teamwork) -- Things are going just peachy when all the bug students begin to work together on a school float to collect food for a charity event. However, everything starts to go awry when they lose sight of the goal and begin to compete against each other, thanks to Sluggy’s subtle pairing of each bug against the other. Meanwhile, he is secretly creating his own float, a tribute to his own greatness!
This episode, The Gift, is a wonderful reminder to celebrate the life of Christ all year long, not just at Christmas.
"The Selfish Brother" is a humorous story about a son's desire for money, freedom and adventure. When given everything he wants, he discovers that faithful friends are hard to find and that home was not so bad after all. He learns that a Father's love never fails. This comical cast of characters is serious when it comes to ministry.
The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs with strong values and educational content for youth ages 8-12. Each episode presents the story of a true-life hero from Christian history. Kids will see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" and will be challenged to carry their own torch while learning about the history of our faith. This set includes the first twelve episodes.
Pressure to follow public opinion couldn't get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday because of his religious convictions, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II.
The missionary who led 100 orphans 100 miles to safety through war-torn China.
Does God answer prayers? Every day Harriet Tubman prayed for deliverance from the oppression of slavery. Little did she know, God had a plan, and she was part of it. Discover the incredible story of faith, perseverance, and prayer in our latest Torchlighters episode: The Harriet Tubman story!
As little Preena is snatched away from the most gentle woman she has seen in months, she wonders how she will ever again find a way out of the temple, where she is held against her will. How will she find the missionary known as Amy Carmichael, the one who wears a cross and serves a different sort of God? Meanwhile, Amy is also consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the “temple girls.” Will Amy’s faithful determination be enough to free Preena from the powerful customs and superstitions that keep her hostage?
The Bible smuggler who brought light into the dark kingdom of Korea. Young Robert Jermain Thomas is a promising Welsh minister with a gift for new languages. For Robert, there is no doubt God wants him to use his abilities to bring the Gospel of Jesus to the Far East. But when he suffers tragedy in China, Robert loses direction and hope.
An animated story for children ages 8-12 on the runaway slave who brought the Gospel to Ireland.
Introduce children to the action-packed story behind The Salvation Army. William Booth is determined to bring life-changing Gospel to London's most troubled neighborhood, the East End.
William Tyndale tops King Henry VIII's "Most Wanted" list in 1535 and is being pursued across Europe by the king's bounty hunters. What is his crime? Murder? Theft? No, none of these. William Tyndale's "crime" is translating the Bible into English for the common people. Is he willing to risk his life for this cause? This episode of The Torchlighters follows William Tyndale's adventures as he works in secret, moving from town to town as a fugitive to avoid capture. Friends and allies help him along, but enemies may be lurking around any corner.