New VeggieTales DVD to be Released in October

Big Idea Entertainment has announced a new VeggieTales film, VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life, which will be released October 2 to Christian retail stores and October 5 to the general market. The new movie will include a new original song from Grammy and Dove Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman entitled “Meant to Be,” and a new Silly Song entitled “Goodnight Junior.”

The launch for the movie will be supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners that include Burger King, McDonald’s, Chuck E. Cheese, Denny’s, KFC, Gymboree, Gund, American Greetings, Show Hope, Family Life, and more.

The story focuses on Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) and his opportunity to change the past, ultimately exploring life’s lesson of being content. Bonus features on the DVD will include director’s audio commentary, art gallery, a parent’s guide by Family Life, “Goodnight Junior” Silly Songs Sing-along, a Visit the Train Museum with Larry feature, an interview with Steven Curtis Chapman, and the “Meant to Be” music video.

“Sing Yourself Silly” With VeggieTales Live!

Big Idea Entertainment has announced the VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly tour. The 60-minute musical features characters from the VeggieTales franchise and a new song, “My Bear,” set to release with this fall’s VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life DVD.

The tour will visit some 37 cities across the U.S., kicking off in Shreveport, La., September 28. Tickets range in price from $10 to $25, and more information can be found on Big Idea’s website at BigIdea.com/events.

Big Idea Entertainment is also partnering with World Vision, an organization that sponsors underprivileged children. World Vision information will be presented at each show via video and sponsorship cards.

Big Idea Signs New Licensing Deals with Hedstrom and More

Big Idea Entertainment is expanding its licensing program for its popular VeggieTales brand. Big Idea has recently signed deals with several new licensing partners across various categories, including play ball and toy products from Hedstrom, confectionery products from Frankford Candy & Chocolate, and Easter candy baskets and gift sets from Sherwood Brands.

Hedstrom will develop a wide range of children’s licensed play ball, bounce, and sport toy products for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The line of VeggieTales vinyl balls and bounce toys are slated to be released in time for summer.

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Big Idea to Release New VeggieTales DVD, Teams with Manufacturers

Big Idea Entertainment is releasing a brand new VeggieTales adventure targeted towards girls, VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty—A Girl After God’s Own Heart. The DVD, to be released on July 31 in Christian market stores and on August 3 in the general marketplace, tells a tale of true beauty.

When a decree is made that only the most beautiful can rule the land, the insecure Queen Blueberry banishes Sweetpea Beauty to a dark forest. Sweetpea’s fate seems bleak until a charming prince, a band of merry minstrels, and seven snow peas come to her rescue. The DVD also features the tale of Snoodlerella and bonus features such as sing-along songs.

Beginning July 31, Big Idea Entertainment will roll out a line of Sweetpea Beauty-themed consumer products. Merchandise will include plush toys of Sweetpea Beauty and Prince Larry from Gund, a puzzle from Talicor, purse and shoe charms from Crocs/Jibbitz, and more.