Introducing Brycen’s new review called “Brycen’s Review to You!” Each segment will feature reviews of new children’s videos and products. What better than to hear from an eight year old regarding her feelings about new stuff available to families and kids? On Brycen’s first review post she gives an overview and her insightful thoughts about this new Veggietales episode The Little House That Stood.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the truest heart of all? Well – this is the question that is asked in the next Veggietales episode from the studios of Big Idea called “Sweetpea Beauty – A Girl after God’s Own Heart”.
This new installment deals with a Lesson About True Beauty.
According to Big Idea The story goes like this . . .
“Once upon a time, there lived a royally sour blueberry, a fair rhubarb maiden
and a dastardly deceptive mirror! Sweetpea Beauty knows that what’s on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can’t see past her own reflection! So, when a decree is handed down that only the most beautiful can rule the land, the Queen gets nervous and things turn ugly! Banished to the dark forest, Sweetpea’s fate seems bleak until a charming prince, a band of merry minstrels and seven snow peas come to the rescue! Will Sweetpea and her friends be able to warn the Queen in time to save her from the clutches of the tricky mirror — or will the crumbling kingdom and the Queen’s own heart be lost forever? Find out in this fairy “Veggie” tale about the real meaning of true beauty”. Stay tuned for this new installment this summer!
Also on the new disk will be the new Silly Song is called “Pants” and I wonder if it will be able to top “The Hairbrush Song”? We’ll just have to wait and see.
New compilation DVD coming this summer . . .
The girls are taking over on this summer and Bob and Larry are focusing on the stories from the softer side of life in a compilation DVD called “Girl Power” featuring Madame Blueberry, Esther and Duke and The Great Pie Wars.
Street date for Veggietales Sweetpea Beauty DVD is July 31st, 2010.
I had the honor this past week to travel with the cast and crew of Veggietales Live – God Made You Special Tour. I was able to see first hand the quality of the show from start to finish. First of all I had never traveled with a Live show and after one week I sure do appreciate the long days and hard work that both cast and crew put forth in order to produce a great show. I traveled from Bozeman Montana to Eugene Oregon and each show was awesome – but some of the shows stood out during the 12 show run. Missoula Montana made a mark in my mind. It was so cool to see families engaged in the show and singing the songs with their kids and just having a great family time together. I stood back and thought – every Veggietales fan needs to be at this Live Show! Let face it – there are not to many solid Live shows that a Christian family can attend these days. Veggietales delivers on this one for sure!!
Let me give you an overview of the show . . .
If you arrive early there will be some pre show videos playing on the screen that everyone will love. The music is classic Veggietales – you will find yourself tapping your toes and singing thru each line of some of your favorite Veggie Tunes. The costumes are larger than life ( which make each seat in the house have a pretty good view). The story line is classic Veggie ( Bob is lost in Larry time machine – Larry bought it on Ebay) and they have to find where Bob disappeared to. In the midst of all this we are reminded that “God Made You Special” and loves you very Much ( as Bob always says). I loved the show and thought it was very well written and executed. The show is mixed with live actors with creative dance steps, colorful costumes and the Wierd Ometer ( you will find out when you go to the show).
Has anyone seen the live show? Let me know what you think about this all new Veggietales Live Show.
So if you want a great family outing that the entire clan will love – than check out Veggietale Live this fall. Now on tour thru Thanksgiving.
How cool would it be to have your child’s favorite characters singing their favorite song with your child’s name in the song? Well – now it is possible with a new line of CDs and books from a company called Just Me Music. They have created a great new line of CDs that has Barney, Mickey, Bob and Larry and a few other popular characters singing their trademark songs to your child. It is really a wonderful idea. I have to say that I was concerned when I first heard of this idea – I thought it would sound cheesy. The reality is that the quality is very good and the sound is seamless regarding the singing of the child’s name in the songs. They also feature a line of personalized books ( Veggietales) that insert the child’s name in the story. This is awesome!! They take into consideration the personality of the child and incorporate the child’s name as they progress through the story.
So if you are looking for a unique gift for that special child in your life this Christmas season- than this could be the perfect gift. This is very different and is specific to the child you are giving the present to for their birthday, Christmas or just because. I have provided a link to their web site justmemusic.com.
The pirate’s are pulling up to the dock October 11th, 2008 on DVD. The theatrical release produced $12.5 million at the box office. What will the DVD sales look like as it hits the store in time for the Christmas season? Will the FREE pirate hat and sword convince fans to take the plunge or will they walk the plank and make the purchase? Big Idea and the parent company sure hope that this new Veggie title performs well this holiday season. Maybe strong sales on this title can help keep Bob and Larry off the sale block. The rumor is that Entertainment Rights is trying to sell off some of their assets to help cover some debt. We will see what happens with this story.Regardless of the status of Big Idea – The Pirates movie is a wholesome family movie that delivers a message that God can use anybody and wants to be apart of our lives. The music is classic Veggie and the story is creatively written by Phil Vischer.
Big Idea is now 15 years old and seems to be holding on with consumer interest. Saturday mornings on NBC seem to be going strong. Numbers are down from season #1 -but NBC has committed to go thru this season with Bob house and 321 Penguins.
The Penguins from Big Idea are back with an all new episode that is due to hit the street July 12th, 2008. This series has been around for a number of years and has been re-energized for a new generation. Kid and parents will love this unique and lovable series.
Attention Veggietale fans. Big Idea is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special edition DVD re-release of Where’s God When I’m Scared? A live 10 week stage tour “Where’s God When I’m Scared”, two new book titles and other product tie-ins.
The re-release of the first Veggietales title “Where’s God When I’m Scared’ (Thank you – I still have this one on VHS and I need to upgrade to a DVD version) is coming to an e-tailer near you on August 19th, 2008 (Kidzonearth.com). This classic title is where it all started back in 1993 in the spare bedroom of Mr. Jellyfish ( Phil Vischer). The live stage tour will land this fall in a city near you and the other product tie-ins will hit just in time for school.
Where’s God When I’m Scared was a groundbreaking title that launched Veggietales forward into the Christian market and beyond. The story is simple, the the characters are endearing and you will find yourself singing and or humming the song “God is Bigger than the Boogieman” as you walk the isle of your local grocery store. In the end we find out that God can help us thru our fears and He will comfort us in our times of need.
Meet Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry – two friends homesteading along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Tom & Huck look forward to owning their own land, building a home and opening Huck’s Jerkey Land and Tom’s Tax Service. But everything changes when they meet a mysterious stranger who is on the run and trying to find his mama. Will Huck & Tom risk losing all they’ve worked for in order to help someone they hardly know? A lesson in helping others.
This new episode is the latest all new Veggietales episode to arrive on the scene since the Pirates Movie. Rumor is that Phil Vischer wrote this story – if this is true it will be a great episode. There was a screening last night for a conference in the south (April 14th). If anyone happened to be at this screening of Huck Larry – please chime in and let us know what is in store with this clever spin on Huck Fin.
Find out in this all-new adventure Veggietales – Big River Rescue! Coming to DVD this July 12th, 2008. Pre order this new title at Kidzonearth.com.
If you live in Portland Oregon – Mark your calendars for ( Saturday July 12th 10:30am) the big screen premiere of Huckleberry Larry. This event will be held at the Hollywood theater in Portland Oregon.
Click here to view a trailer of the new Veggietales episode.