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From Chuck Swindoll The Highly Anticipated Follow-up Episode in Paws & Tales the Animated Series ©

PLANO, TEXAS-- September 6, 2005-- This back-to-school season, children and parents alike can revel in the delightful Christian video series, Paws & Tales The Animated Series©. Christian film studio, Providential Pictures and Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living are proud to present their newest episode, "A Closer Look", which will be available in Christian bookstores nationwide on VHS and DVD, September 20, 2005. View trailer at: Pawsandtales3D.

Using the same cast of characters and high-quality 3D animation as the first episode ("Seeing the Unseen"), "A Closer Look" imparts an invaluable lesson about finding and appreciating our own God-given gifts and using them to serve others. The story follows Staci, a bright-eye bear cub who feels that she is not good in anything, unlike her talented friends. Despite the encouragement of her soft-spoken school teacher, Staci feels down-trodden. When an unexpected gift is left on Staci's doorsteps it sends her and her friends on an exciting clue-finding adventure to determine the identity of the mysterious gift-giver. As the final clue is revealed Saci discovers her own unique and special God-given gifts and how valuable they are to her friends and the community.

"This is a marvelous movie that will have the whole family entertained. Sometimes it takes someone else to help us find our God-given abilities. Just sit down with your children and watch this delightful series"
- Donna Rolfe, The Dove Foundation.

Paws & Tales The Animated Series© has received high praise from the critics. The first episode ("Seeing the Unseen") won the Best Children's Award at this year's ICVM show. The Dove foundation gave "A Closer Look" a perfect 5 out of 5.

Nationally syndicated radio host and columnist Michael Medved says, "Paws and Tale presents Biblical messages in an inventive and entertaining style. Christian families will feel grateful for this lively and warm-hearted alternative to the often dubious programming for the children from so-called mainstream media."

Paws & Tales The Animated Series© is adapted from Insight for Living's popular weekly radio show Paws & Tales which airs on over 450 outlets nationwide. All radio and animated scripts are given the seal of approval by Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living. "A Closer Look" is appropriate for children between the ages of 3 to 8. Children will also enjoy all of the fun and games found on the website: Pawsandtales3D. And coming this fall, parents and educators will be able to access a Q&A section to discuss each episode's biblical lessons. Closed captioning is available on both VHS and DVD. Spanish subtitles are also available on the DVD only. "A Closer Look" is distributed by Wesscott Marketing Inc. in the U.S. (1-800-375-3702) and Crown Video in Canada (1800-661-9467). Both DVD and VHS have an SRP of $11.99 and a run time of 30 minutes.

In November 2005, the Paws and Tales audio series will be available in Christian bookstores nationwide and will be available in the Christian bookstores nationwide and will be distributed by Tommy Nelson, the kids division of Thomas Nelson Inc. Each CD will contain eight 30-minute episodes on four discs and has an SRP of $24.99. For more information contact Katie Broaddus at 615-902-2742 or email at:

For More Information Please Contact:
Richter Strategic Communications,
Melisa Richter, 416-737-0960,

For Insight for Living Please Contact:
Robin Himan, 972-473-5077,

Click here to view the A Closer Look trailer