Nephi and Laban (formally titled "I Will Go and Do") is Episode 1 in the "Liken the Scriptures" series
Treat your family to what is being called "a marvelous adventure" (Joan Peterson, Sounds of the Sabbath, KOSY-FM 106.5, Salt Lake City) with "I Will Go and Do," the first in a series of live-action movie musicals based on scripture stories, including those from the Book of Mormon.
In this episode, young Spencer (Garrett Summers) has a hard time paying attention in Primary. Fortunately, his teacher, Sister Larsen (Joy Gardner, "The Testaments"), knows just what Spencer needs in order to make the scripture stories exciting, and all it takes is a little imagination. But not even Sister Larsen can predict the amazing outcome of Spencer's imagination, where the story he's learning about turns into a fun, yet heart-warming, musical production. Cast also includes Larry Bagby (Disney's "Hocus Pocus," "Saints and Soldiers") as Laman, Merrill Dodge ("The R.M.") as Laban, and introduces Jared M. Young as Nephi. Your whole family will enjoy watching Nephi and his brothers as they return to Jerusalem to try to get the plates of brass from the fierce Laban.
"Don't be fooled by the child-centric premise of the story," says Thomas Baggaley, of Meridian Magazine. "Adults can enjoy it too — and in fact, that is one of its real successes."
Lyrics and music by LDS recording artist and producer Aaron Edson (whose CD, "Wondering," is also available at Deseret Book), "I Will Go and Do" was produced by One South Studios, Pasadena, California. The production was shot on two 24-frame, high-definition cameras to achieve high production values sure to be appreciated by today's media-savvy LDS families.
Available on DVD and VHS.Released: September 2003
My family has really enjoyed the entire Liken series. It is both humorous and uplifting. With so few clean media selections now, it is a great blessing to see such a wonderful set of movies! Great job Liken!
We watched this video in YW on wed. night and again this morning during seminary. This is a FANTASTIC video! Most scripture movies are corny and silly, but this one is funny on purpose. Our whole class had the best time with this video. It does a great job of making the scriptures seem more real and less like just a story. The songs are amazing and so is everything else. Two thumbs way way up!
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