I remember a short film (I don't think it was a series) from my childhood that told a story a group of knights fighting giants. I don't really remember much about the animation, only that it was clearly western and kind of nice looking. It could be older but I saw it in the time frame mentioned. I'll describe the story as I remember it to avoid confusions.

So the story was about these knights who were led by a wizard. The intro exposition told that he had enchanted the knights' shields so that the more honorable the knight was, the brighter it would shine. And the greatest heroes would also receive a golden cross on theirs.

The main character was a young knight who was left on guard duty of the castle whilst the other knights left for a battle. He was reluctant to stay behind since he wanted some shine on his shield, but the others told him that someone needed to stay behind and he was still too young for a battle. So the others left and he stayed. Then suddenly one knight returned and told they needed him on the battlefield and that now he had a chance to earn some honor. He answered that he couldn't go because it was his duty to guard the castle. The knight then got angry and left. It turned out he was actually a giant in disguise.

Then the knights returned and the young knight was still a bit depressed since he hadn't done any fighting. He told about the giant to the other knights and said that he should have come and help them. He said his shield would probably never shine because his cowardice. But the others told him to look at his shield. Not only was it shining as bright as sun, but it also had a golden cross on it.

The movie didn't show much fighting because it was mostly from the point of the young knight. I think it was more of a moral story about sense of duty than trying to tell an actual fantasy tale.

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There is a story, it is called the The Knight Of The Shining Shield or the The Knights of the Silver Shield. It is a Christian parable. The cartoon was probably made from that story. I have watched the show. I'll try to find how it was called.

The show was called Adventures from the Book of Virtues.

The kids would usually enter the book and follow the main character in the story. Each story was about one of Christian virtues. That was one of the stories.

The episode aired in 1998. First episode of the second season.

Zach is excited that a college football player that he has as his role model will attend his school pep rally, so volunteers to help out in order to meet him. But he doesn't think cleaning up for the assembly is worth it, and is prepared to go back on his word. Meanwhile, Sock is reluctant to help Ari find his misplaced glasses as promised because of his fear of tunnels. Plato explains that character is shown by letting actions compare to words as shown in "The Bear and the Travellers", where a badger learned of his companion's nature in a bad time, and in "The Knights of the Silver Shield" where one was rewarded based on his choices on how to see his job completed. Stories:

The Bear and the Travellers

Knights of the Silver Shield

  • That sounds like an excellent match! How did you find it?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Oct 4, 2019 at 17:27
  • I vaguely remembered the story. I found the story first, then I looked for Christian animated tvshows which were airing at the time. Then I chose 3 of them and looked through episode lists. Odd thing is, I actually watched the show as a child, just not all episodes.
    – jo1storm
    Oct 5, 2019 at 16:13

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