Clay Classics™

Drawing on classic literature, poetry and children's books, we offer beautifully visualized tales. These lively and humorous stories illustrate basic human truths that stimulate discussion and reflection on the moral choices all of us encounter in our lives. Because of their emphasis on universal truths and values, viewers from across the nation and around the world have turned to our programs to teach, entertain and inspire.

Now, billy budd films is making their award-winning DVDs available to schools, libraries, churches and other organizations who will find them ideal. Parents, grandparents, teachers and others will be amazed and gratified at the riveting attention of children when watching clay animation.

+ Frank (Bud) Moynihan


It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Frank (Bud) Moynihan share the sad news that he died, Friday, September 4, 2020, of natural causes at home in Manhattan after an outstanding 94 years. Raised in Milwaukee, he attended Marquette High. Frank earned a B.A. and M.Ed. from Marquette University and served two years in the Navy before joining the Jesuits. He was ordained in 1962 and worked in the U.S. and South Korea before co-founding Billy Budd Films in 1969 and leaving Holy Orders. Frank called himself "the luckiest guy in the world." A wide circle of close friends from all facets of his life mourn his passing. Frank was laid to rest next to beloved wife Anne Kelly Moynihan. Please send memorials to Doctors Without Borders or Christo Rey Network.

Who do you feed?

It was a rainy day on the Indian reservation so the children gathered 'round an ancient Cherokee warrior and begged for a story. He began. "Inside each one of us there are two wolves. They are constantly fighting each other. One wolf is angry and mean, very selfish and unwilling to share. The other wolf is gentle, peaceful and kind, very giving and caring. They are always fighting and they will fight to the end - to the death." Then the old Indian fell silent until finally a brave little girl spoke up. "Grandfather, which wolf is going to win?" He answered, "The one you feed, my child. The one you feed."

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