Easter DVD Prize Pack! Veggie Tales, Ice Age, and Peppa Pig!

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

I am thrilled to announce a spectacular new contest! Just in time for Easter I have a fabulous Fox Family Home Entertainment prize package including:

Here Comes Peter Cottontail DVD
Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade DVD
Peppa Pig: Around the World DVD
Veggie Tales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter DVD
Veggie Tales: A Very Veggie Easter Collection DVD
Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol DVD
Veggie Tales: Easter Double Feature: An Easter Carol/Abe and the Amazing Promise DVD
Veggie Tales: Easter Double Feature: Twas the Night Before Easter/God Made You Special DVD
Veggie Tales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen DVD
Veggie Tales: Noah’s Ark DVD

To enter, send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with Easter in the subject line and tell me your favorite Easter memory. Don’t forget your address! (US addresses only) I will pick a winner at random on March 30, 2017. Good luck and happy Easter!

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Exclusive Clip: VeggieTales in the City

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

VeggieTales grows beyond the house and takes root in the city in the newly re-imagined VeggieTales in the City! Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all your favorite Veggies are ready for a new set of adventures—all while imparting valuable and inspirational lessons along the way with original songs in every episode! Join these friends as they explore the city in all new fun-filled episodes only on Netflix February 24th! We are pleased to share an exclusive clip.

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Exclusive Clip: VeggieTales in the House Season 3

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 5:47 pm

From DreamWorks Animation comes season 3 of VeggieTales in the House, only on Netflix.

The faith‐based adventures of Bob, Larry, and their veggie housemates continue in season 3, only on Netflix, debuting March 25, 2016. The Veggies learn important lessons about being a good friend, including: being a good listener, not over‐reacting, being honest, and gratitude. There are also a handful of exciting episodes with LarryBoy as he meets new heroes and takes on new villains.

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Interview: Phil Vischer of VeggieTales in the House

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 7:00 am

Phil Vischer is co-creator of the popular VeggieTales characters and videos and still provides the voice of Bob the Tomato. It was a lot of fun to talk to him about the characters and their new series, VeggieTales in the House. The new season premieres on Netflix this week.

“This is the second season of Veggietales in the House so it’s not any different than the first season — it’s just more of it. On Netflix there were 26 half hours in the first season and there will be 26 half hours in this season so it’s a whole lot of vegetable content.” The dramatic changes in technology for creating and viewing the content have made a difference, though. “When I started, it was VHS cassettes that were the revolutionary technology that was transforming America. So I wrote and directed the first ten years of VeggieTales. We did about 20 different films in only two years. Moms would go to stores and then buy them and stick them in their VHS players. That’s completely changed now. It’s kids with Netflix and it’s kids with streaming on demand on their phones and on their iPods. So with the new Veggietales In The House which was created by Duncan Abel, he has really found the format to match the new technology with short little eleven minute clips and beautiful songs and lessons and they’re just much easier for kids to carry with them. So Mike and I are, we are voices now. We are not into writing or directing anymore but it’s fun to see what new generations of guys are doing with the old characters.”

Copyright Big Idea 2015
Copyright Big Idea 2015

Vischer told me a new generation of kids is watching VeggieTales with parents who grew up on the original series. “I do a lot of speaking on college campuses. Everywhere from big places like Baylor to little tiny Christian colleges. It’s about the same thing everywhere because I come out and the first thing I say is, ‘Hi kids I’m Bob the Tomato, and these college kids just flip out. It always amazes me because I don’t feel like I’m very cool. I get a lot of kids who come up to me and acknowledge that they are starting to have their own kids. They say, ‘We are introducing our kids to Bob and Larry. Thank you for making my childhood.”

He gave the new guys some advice about the characters. “OK, this is who Bob and Larry are; this is what makes them tick. Basically Bob wants to help kids and Larry wants to help Bob. You know, he is the sidekick and Bob, I’ve always described him as a frustrated Mr. Rogers. In the original shows he wants to be teaching, he wants everything to go smoothly and he wants to make it look effortless like Mr. Rogers always made it look but it always goes wrong and part of why it always goes wrong is because sidekick Larry is just so gosh darn silly that he can’t quite follow the directions.” He compares them to classic comedy duos like Abbott and Costello, with “a clear straight guy and then more of a goofy character or just a childlike character. A character who has the innocence and just not know what you should do not out of mischievousness but just out of innocence. Bob will start to put on a show and it can be frustrating to put on a show if you’ve got Mr.Goofball next to you who doesn’t take it as seriously as you do.” He admits that “I really am much closer to Bob the tomato in my temperament. I want to be teaching things and my buddy Mike is really much closer to Larry the Cucumber in temperament.”

And he says that teaching children the lessons about character, integrity, and faith affected him as well. “The best lessons are ones that change you while you are presenting them and while you are researching them. And the best way to learn something is to try to teach it to a four year old. If you don’t understand it well enough to articulate it clearly for a four year old you don’t understand it. And so it has been great for me for the last 25 years for all the projects I have worked on to have to bury myself in the Bible and reading commentaries and trying to figure out what is Biblical forgiveness? What is sanctification? And to understand it well enough that you can turn it around and explain it to a four year old.”

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Contest: VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I have a bunch of great holiday treats to give away!  We’ll get things off to a great start with the VeggieTales and their Ultimate Christmas Collection.  All of the Veggies delightful Christmas DVDs are combined in one terrific package.  Join Bob, Larry and the entire VeggieTales gang for a very Veggie Christmas marathon. The VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection features the entire Veggie Christmas catalog, including “The Toy that Saved Christmas,” “The Star of Christmas,” “Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving,” “It’s a Meaningful Life” and “The Little Drummer Boy!” Plus – this super duper Christmas collection also includes “Christmas Singalong Songs” DVD and a 25 Christmas Favorites CD! Hours and hours of fun for everyone!

To enter, send me an email at movimom@moviemom.com with Bob in the subject line and tell me your favorite Veggie song.  Don’t forget your address!  (US addresses only.)  I’ll pick a winner at random on December 3.  Good luck!

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