Pope John Paul II — the animated cartoon!

Pope John Paul II — the animated cartoon! October 17, 2006

Reuters reports that the Vatican has approved a new hour-long film, John Paul II: The Friend of All Humanity, which is half cartoon and half archival montage. And YouTube has the following clip of the movie’s first five minutes, in which the Pope’s death is mourned by his stationery and his “bosom pigeons”:

As far as I can tell, the IMDB has no information on this film or on any of the names in the opening credits, except composer Marco Frisina, who has worked on a lot of the Bible Collection movies, as well as last year’s JP2 biopic starring Jon Voight. But you can download trailers and see glimpses from the rest of the film here.

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