The Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated Christian comedy-drama film produced by Animated Family Films, distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures and starring Scott Eastwood, Georgina Cordova, Sandi Patty, Anupam Kher, Michael Madsen, Alphonso McAuley, Omar Benson Miller, Vic Mignogna and Ernest Borgnine. It is the sequel to the Christmas short film Once Upon A Stable, taking place 30 years earlier in a Bethlehem stable as The Stable-Mates witness the birth of "The King". Lion of Judah had a limited release to theaters starting June 3, 2011, and a domestic DVD release Easter 2012.


During the time of Jesus' crucifixion, a lamb named Judah tries to avoid being sacrificed. Her friends from the stable in Bethlehem embark on a journey to save their friend.


The film was animated at the Character Matters Animation Studio in Cape Town, South Africa. It was converted to Stereoscopic 3D for theaters and was released in the United States by Rocky Mountain Pictures on June 3, 2011.


The film was panned by critics; it has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.


The film was released on 7 June 2011 in cinemas and 27 March 2012 and 8 March 2013 in the DVD Premieres in the United States and Germany.

Home media

The Lion of Judah was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Warner Home Video on March 27, 2012.