Cartoonucopia: Chick Tracts
As if Chick tracts were not obscene enough, someone had the bright idea to turn them into 3-D Animations… and trust me, this is not your Pixar or Disney animation, this is Chick hyper-fundamentalist craziness animation.
Chick publications suggests, “You can show them to your Sunday School class, youth group, or even your church. Then discuss the message of the story and lead people to Christ.” So what happens in a Chick Cartoon that you can discuss with your Sunday School?
Demons! Intoxication! Gambling! More demons! Yahweh impersonates Zeus! Small children die! People die! People burn! Torture! The end of the world! People are thrown into the lake of fire FOREVER!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Die! Die sinner! Die vile sinner!
The only reason I can think of to play these 3-D animations at your Sunday School is if you hate your kids in your class–and I mean really hate them, if they’re just a pain in the arse then leave them be–but if you truly dislike them, then you could play this for them, scare the skubalon out of them, and leave them with psychological and emotional scars for life… Praise the love of Jesus!
The hook: You can convince a redneck trucker to receive Jesus in their heart by showing them how much ‘guts’ Jesus had…that, and the ‘fact’ they’re going to burn forever after Jesus destroys the world!
The hook: Dad’s drinking and gambling cause the death of his little boy, but if he receives Jesus he can see his dead boy again in heaven.
Four years ago, Steve West called Chick Publications with an idea, and a vision. He asked for permission to make video animations of Chick tracts, using software currently available. His vision was to deliver these gospel messages to a generation that is reading less and less. He hoped to have them translated and make something that would help missionaries spread the Gospel.
We gave him permission, and he formed Littleshots Productions and produced videos from two of Jack Chick’s stories, “The Sissy” and “Tiny Shoes.”
If you really dislike yourself today you can read the tracks and then do a comparison with the animations.