The Best Thing you Never Heard of
I watch a lot of animated films and seek out the very best that I can find. This film is a gem. You might find it too violent for children, but something that people don't often consider is that the bible itself isn't rated G. What I cannot understand for the life of me is why you gave three stars for "positive role models" in a movie about Jesus. And I find it funny you gave it one star for too much drinking. Is that because of the scene where Jesus turned water into wine? That is laughable. I know that you are making a rating based on whether or not this film is appropriate for children, and from a Christian standpoint, it most definitely is. In Christian families, children are not spared images of Christ's crucifixion because it's central to the whole religion. Even with that said, The Miracle Maker doesn't make it too graphic.
This aside, the art and story are absolutely beautiful, and that is something that should definitely be considered. Children deserve quality movies as well. When all you focus on is whether or not a film is appropriate and disregard how beautiful it is, you are starving a child's creativity. When I was young I saw this film for the first time and the absolute beauty of this film left an imprint on me. I knew the difference. I knew that this movie was a cut above the rest. Children know these things and I am sure many other children would love this movie as well.