Hermie and Friends: Milo – The Mantis who Wouldnt Pray

DVD Release: August 1, 2008
Hermie and Friends: Milo – The Mantis who Wouldnt Pray


When a big storm destroys Milo’s Snack Shack, he doesn’t know what to do–not even how to talk to God about it. Milo thinks he has to get God’s attention in order for God to hear him. Milo finally learns to pray and realizes that God has been helping him all along. The garden gang learns an important lesson about how to trust God after we pray and that His answers come in many different forms.

Dove Review

This was a well done cartoon for children of all ages. Max and Hermie appear first and have a discussion. Then they go to the story about “ Milo: The mantis who wouldn’t pray”. Milo runs a family business and all the insects go there for treats. Then there is a storm and it ravages Milo’s business and Hermie and Wormie try to help him. Then they decide he needs to pray. Milo doesn’t know how to pray, so the garden friends show him how.

God listens to Milo’s attempt to pray, and he helps Milo get the things he needs to rebuild his business. It takes awhile for Milo to understand God was giving him what he needs to build it again. Then Milo realizes it’s pretty easy to pray to God and that God does listen. The garden friends sing a song called, “Just can’t pray”. This movie is suitable for all ages. We gladly award this DVD our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Thomas Nelson
Writer: Max Lucado
Director: Demetre Gionis
Producer: Rick Eldridge
Genre: Children
Runtime: 60 min.
Starring: Voices: Tim Conway, Richard Kind
Reviewer: Judy Horan