Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: David and Goliath

DVD Release: October 16, 2012


For more than 40 years, Charlton Heston has been captivating audiences with his thrilling portrayals of biblical heroes such as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” Now, sit back and relax as he shares with you and your family his passion for biblical literature and his unique insights into these timeless stories of faith.

David and Goliath is one of the most inspiring stories of all time. Now this legendary tale has been brought to life in a beautiful animated film that you and your family can enjoy together.

When the story begins, David is a mere shepherd boy. He is a lad of uncommon courage. But no one imagines that he will someday become king of Israel–no one, that is, except God. And so David must prove himself. He does so by single-handedly defeating Goliath–a giant who has been terrorizing God’s chosen people. Later, David faces an even greater challenge. But his faith in the Lord allows him to overcome all obstacles. Eventually he takes his rightful place on the throne.

Dove Review

This wonderful story of King David is well done and accurately portrayed! Featuring an introduction by legendary actor Charlton Heston, this animated movie is a quality product all the way. Heston comments that, with the possible exception of Moses, no other mortal man was as great as David.

David’s story is presented here from beginning to end, including his selection as the next king of Israel by God and the prophet Samuel. We see David tending and protecting his sheep, standing up to the giant Goliath and defeating him, playing his harp for King Saul, hiding in caves from Saul and his jealousy, and ultimately ascending to the throne. His defeat of the Jebusites and taking of Jerusalem is mentioned, and to this day it is known as the City of David.

David is a clear example of how God chooses those who surprise others. David’s own brothers only saw a younger brother, a keeper of the sheep. But God saw a king in David. He became a king who ruled for forty years. We are pleased to award this wonderful movie our Dove Seal for all ages. Watch this film and see King David come to life!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: David is called "runt" several times by his brothers; Israelite dogs-1.
Violence: A few battles and sword fights; little blood is seen on a man's chest area; dying man falls to ground; ram bumps a lion and David protects his lamb by fighting lion off with his staff; spear thrust at David; David kills giant with a stone from his slingshot but it is not graphic; David cuts off head of giant but it is not seen; javelin is thrown at David; it is stated that Saul has killed his thousands and David his tens of thousands.
Drugs: King drinks wine and asks for more.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: Jealousy by a king; betrayal.


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 46 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter