VeggieTales Celebrates Easter with The Little House That Stood DVD Adventure!

VeggieTales® Celebrates Easter With A Brand-New Building Adventure!

 

The Wise and Foolish Builders Meet The Three Little Pigs

In A Hilarious Veggie Parable

 

VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood DVD Launch

Supported by Extensive Marketing, Promotional and Licensing Campaign

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SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (January 30, 2013) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all-new DVD title, VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood on March 2 and March 5, 2013 in Christian and general markets stores respectively, just in time for the Easter season.

 

VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood features a cast of many fan-favorite VeggieTales® characters including Bob, Larry, Junior Asparagus, The French Peas, Madame Blueberry and others.  For the first time ever, this DVD parodies beloved nursery rhymes, with a signature VeggieTales® twist.  Families will enjoy learning the Biblical story of the wise and foolish builders made understandable for kids based on Matthew 7:24-27, making it a delightful addition to a child’s Easter basket.  Additionally, the story of “Humpty Dumpty” is hilariously re-told around the good neighbor parable in “The Good Egg of Gooseville,” inspired by Luke 10:27-37, the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The DVD also features a brand-new Silly Song, “Happy Tooth Day,” and “The History of Mother Goose” bonus features among others.

 

“We can’t wait to share The Little House That Stood with VeggieTales® fans and their families this Easter and spring season,” said Laura Neutzling, Director of Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. “The title helps teach an important lesson about making good choices and being a good neighbor. It also shows us what can happen if we choose to follow the wise plans God has for each of us in the ‘Master Builder’s Handbook.’ We invite you to join us for this VeggieTales® action-packed adventure that’s also full of silliness and fun!”

 

A comprehensive marketing, advertising and licensing campaign supports The VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood. Promotional partners include Chuck E. Cheese’s® with in-store video monitor clips, Big Boy® Restaurants with special kid’s menus and placements.   Non-profit partner Focus on the Family® is also working with Big Idea on initiatives that help teach families and children the importance of building their lives on a solid foundation.

 

DVD Synopsis

When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue!  Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation – following the wise plans from the “Master Builder’s Handbook!”  Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses – and their lives – on solid ground?  Find out in this parable that shows kids when they follow God’s blueprints, they can stand strong when the storms come!

 

PLUS!  Ever wonder what happened before Humpty cracked?  Find out in this very Veggie retelling of the classic Humpty Dumpty story, “The Good Egg of Gooseville,” where we learn that a good neighbor always “lends a little hand” to those in need!

 

Advertising, Radio, TV and Online Support

The title’s marketing and advertising campaign includes extensive print, radio, and online advertising, as well as social media promotions on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube and interactions with mom and parenting bloggers. Street level promotions with close to 300 members of the VeggieTales Ambassador team are also slated to take place this spring.

 

Promotional Partners

Chuck E. Cheese’s® will run indoor advertising on closed-circuit televisions at over 500 locations. Clips from the Little House That Stood DVD and the Silly Song “Happy Tooth Day” will play in their birthday party areas.

 

Exclusive VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood Kid’s placements will be available at Big Boy® Restaurantsspring 2013.

 

Safeway™ stores will offer customers a free package of Capri Sun® SuperV when they purchase The Little House that Stood DVD.

 

Retail Promotions

Christian retail stores will offer a $10 mail in rebate when customers purchase both The VeggieTales Bible (NIRV) from Zondervan® and The Little House That Stood DVD.   In addition to the DVD and the Bible, the floor display will also include Veggie Easter Egg Coloring Kits and A Very Veggie Easter Collection, featuring two Veggie Easter movies on DVD and two compilations of Easter and worship songs on CD.

 

Non-Profit Partners

Big Idea Entertainment has teamed up with Focus on the Family® for a Discussion Guide that is part of the Little House DVD.  Focus on the Family® will promote the release through their various channels including online initiatives and in Clubhouse Jr.® Magazine. Long-term partner World Vision® will also promote the DVD in the World Vision Spring Gift Catalog.

 

About VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood

Not Rated-48 minutes Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English & Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned

Full Screen & Widescreen Versions

DVD UPC Codes CBA: 82041328999 $14.99 (through Word Distribution) and GM: 037117063437 $14.97

 

About Big Idea Entertainment 

Big Idea Entertainment is celebrating 20 years as a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is a one of the most recognized brands in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*.  Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 60+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.  VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV.  The studio’s two theatrical releases, Lionsgate’s Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.

*Spring 2012 Q-Score

VeggieTales "League of Incredible Vegetables" Out Oct. 13!

VEGGIETALES®: THE LEAGUE OF INCREDIBLE VEGETABLES
DVD IN STORES SATURDAY!

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
October 12, 2012

Available in Christian stores Saturday, October 13 and everywhere Tuesday, October 16, VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables is the fourth title in a series of DVD releases that stars the popular “LarryBoy” character while introducing four new superheroes played by beloved VeggieTales characters Bob the Tomato, Petunia Rhubarb, Junior Asparagus and Mr. Lunt, all with hilarious superhero abilities!

Based on Psalm 56:3 (ESV) which says, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You,” this all-new episode helps teach a lifelong lesson in handling fear, one of the most requested subject topics by VeggieTales fans and families, and features a brand-new League theme song and music video by GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning group, Newsboys!

Reviewers are Raving ==>
Aboutthechildrensdepartment.com exclaims, “Big Idea has absolutely ‘hit it out of the park,’ with The League of Incredible Vegetables . . . children will not only love the story, but they will ‘get it’, too! This powerful message about being able to defeat fear by trusting in God when we are afraid is one children – and adults – need to hear.”

Examiner.com and BuddyHollywood.com say, “Since its inception, Big Idea has set a high standard in quality animation, story-telling and all around entertainment while teaching important lessons…With a super blend of hilarious Veggie humor, pop culture references and lessons on facing fears, VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables is a video that Veggie-fans of all ages will enjoy.”

JesusFreakHideout.com notes, “Finally, parents won’t have to worry about rough content for their kids who just want a cool superhero to love or look up to…After all these years, the VeggieTales team is still producing great entertainment and The League of Incredible Vegetables is easily one of their best yet.”

NewReleaseTuesday.com says, “The League of Incredible of Vegetables is faith-based as always, and has a great message of combating your fears with the Word of God. Add to that the fascination of the unconquerable League of Incredible Vegetables and you have another fantastic film from VeggieTales! Who knows what they will come up with next? Hopefully a sequel to this film will be in the works soon!”

Suite101.com adds, “We all feel afraid sometimes, but the Veggies show us that fear doesn’t have to take us down.”

Jaci Velazquez, Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Pop & Latin Superstar and co-host of Salem Radio Network’s national “Family-Friendly Mornings with Doug & Jaci Velasquez” notes, “My kids LOVE this movie!!! We watch it 10 times a day!”

ON THE RADIO ==>
VEGGIETALES CO-CREATOR MIKE NAWROCKI AND VOICE OF “LARRYBOY” TEAMS UP WITH
GRAMMY-NOMINATED AND DOVE-AWARD-WINNING GROUP, NEWSBOYS!

Next week, VeggieTales Co-creator and voice of “LarryBoy,” Mike Nawrocki, and Newsboys Front man Michael Tait and Drummer Duncan Phillips, will team up for a national radio tour in support of The League of Incredible Vegetables. Nawrocki, Tait and Phillips will discuss the brand-new new DVD title and the Newsboys’ involvement as the first humans in history to appear in an animated VeggieTales video.

Fans will have the opportunity to hear about the new episode and the music video with the Newsboys on numerous national radio networks and top market stations including The Rick & Bubba Show, American Family Radio, Salem Broadcasting’s The FISH, Family Life Network, IRN/USA Radio Network, The Moody Broadcasting Network and many more. There will also be a special radio feature to air later on the nationally broadcast radio show, Keep the Faith.

Why We Do What We Do…
“League” Special Guest Appearance this Saturday! ==>
Big Idea Entertainment had a special opportunity to work with Kristina Barrett, a little girl stricken with a life-threatening illness, whose wish to be the voice of a VeggieTales character, was granted in conjunction with release of The League of Incredible Vegetables. Kristina visited Big Idea’s headquarters last year in Franklin, TN with her family to meet VeggieTales Co-creator Mike Nawrocki and staff and to voice a character (girl pea) for the all-new multi-superhero DVD! Kristina will attend the VeggieTales movie premiere to celebrate the release of this brand-new episode at Kingwood Bible Church in Kingwood, TX (Houston) on Saturday, October 13 and to be part of the Kristina Barrett Benefit to raise funds to help with her existing medical expenses from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm CDT!

Watch “The League of Incredible Vegetables” Music Video Featuring the Newsboys!


To view the “League” music video, please click on the image or here

THE LEAGUE OF INCREDIBLE VEGETABLES PROMOTED AS PART OF THE VEGGIETALES LIVE! GOD MADE YOU SPECIAL TOUR ==>
This fall, as part of the VeggieTales Live! God Made You Special Tour, audiences nationwide will have the opportunity to watch the League movie trailer and the Newsboys music video in support of the new DVD. Information on the tour, including the latest itinerary, may be found at http://veggietales.com/live/.

Best-Selling VeggieTales Christmas Shows Available in a Special DVD Collection for the Very First Time

BEST-SELLING VEGGIETALES® CHRISTMAS SHOWS AVAILABLE

IN A SPECIAL DVD COLLECTION FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

 

Six Fan-Favorite Titles Feature Lessons In Giving, Love, Hope and Forgiveness

SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (September 5, 2012) — Light the fire, make the cocoa and get ready for a VeggieTales Christmas marathon! Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release all of their VeggieTales® Christmas titles as part of a DVD box set, VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection, on September 29 and October 2, 2012 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

 

For the first time ever, the VeggieTales holiday classics will be packaged together in VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection, providing close to four hours of entertainment for families! DVD titles included in this special collection are The Toy That Saved Christmas, The Star of Christmas, Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving, It’s a Meaningful Life, The Little Drummer Boy and VeggieTales: Sing-along Christmas Songs. As a bonus, VeggieTales: 25 Favorite Christmas Songs! CD will also be part of the three-disc box set.

 

“We are delighted to bring the entire collection of top-selling VeggieTales Christmas favorites together for the first time in a special collector’s pack,” said Greg Fritz, SVP Sales & Marketing of Big Idea Entertainment. “We think VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection will help families celebrate the season and get into the holiday spirit as they watch shows that teach lessons on the true meaning of Christmas, joyful giving, being content, and how to love and forgive.”

 

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection will be supported by national print, online and radio advertising, as well as through social media promotions on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

About VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection

This set contains VeggieTales’ entire Christmas collection. Now your family can enjoy classic holiday shows The Toy That Saved Christmas—a lesson in giving; The Star of Christmas—a lesson in how to love; Saint Nicholas—a story in joyful giving; It’s a Meaningful Life—a lesson in being content; and The Little Drummer Boy—a story about hope, love and forgiveness. Also included in the collection is the VeggieTales: Christmas Sing-along Songs DVD and 25 Favorite Christmas Songs! CD.

 

Not Rated-Three Hours and 45 Minutes-Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English & Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned

Full Screen & Widescreen Versions

DVD UPC Codes CBA: 820413126599 $19.99 and GM: $19.99 037117043835

 

About Big Idea Entertainment

Big Idea Entertainment is celebrating 20 years as a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is a one of the most recognized brands in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*.  Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 60+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.  VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV.  The studio’s two theatrical releases, Lionsgate’s Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.

*Spring 2012 Q-Score

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"VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess" Review

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VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess

Company: Big Idea Entertainment
Release Date: August 14, 2012
Running Time: 50 minutes
Buy It: Amazon.com
Official Site

Plot Summary

VeggieTalesSweet Sara Crewe has everything a little could want – a loving family, lots of friends and a closet full of frilly dresses! But when life takes a turn and Sara goes from riches to rags, will she realize that her true worth lies not in what she has, but what she has in her heart? Find out in this inspiring new story from VeggieTales that reminds kids who they are in God’s eyes. (from VeggieTales.com)

Film Review

The most recent DVD release from Big Idea entitled, The Penniless Princess has definitely left me thinking about the important value of being content in life at all times, and has successfully illustrated the crucial importance of loving others because of how God is always faithful in His love for us no matter what the circumstances may be. Taking place in a familiar setting that fondly made me think of Mary Poppins, the scenery becomes a significant character in the newest VeggieTales story for little girls. This adds to the unique development of another fresh DVD from Big Idea, introducing a new adorable veggie character named Sara. A small asparagus, similar to the well-know and familiar Junior character (and another minor character named Ermingard), the character of Sara is illustrated as a delightful young daughter who is forced to embrace the difficult challenge of remembering that she is a child of God and deeply loved by her father in Heaven, even when events in her life test her ability to believe the promise that God is still there for her no matter what happens.


Borrowing from the Biblical tale of Job, the story shows Sara’s current situation as an innocent child who seems to have everything in life that could possibly make her happy. She is very thankful to have her loving father, played by Larry the Cucumber, sending her to a French finishing school in London. The wishes of her father to enable Sara to pursue an education while he has to fulfill his responsibility as a soldier at war, seems to be the driving motivation behind why Sara has to relocate to this new environment. The song that Sara shares with her father during this time of transitioning to a new home (where she will live with other students learning how to be educated young ladies) is the perfect introduction to one of the main themes that will be seen throughout the story of Sara’s experience at the school. With a new and charming song, Larry tries to illustrate to Sara how she is a true princess, because she is a daughter of Christ, who is the king of Heaven. The duet between father and daughter also discusses the commandment of loving others even when it does not seem like it is the popular thing to do. Sara will soon find out that it is very difficult to be the unfortunate center of attention when others try to ridicule her. Thankfully, she displays kindness to all of the girls who she meets at the school, with a very loving and selfless demeanor. Sara is even successful at being patient with one girl in particular, Lavinia, when Sara is embarrassed by her in front of the entire classroom. It is a scene too many young children today can most likely relate to, when the struggle to be accepted by your peers is often such an emotional rollercoaster that every child faces in a new environment. Sara must realize how important it is for her to show love to others even when they are not nice to her. This part of the story is such a wonderful example of how these lovable little veggies continue to successfully bring home powerful messages to children of all ages in a simple language with catchy songs that are memorable and easy to understand.

The characters that appeared throughout this enchanting story of Sara’s life as a “Penniless Princess” varied from some of the more familiar VeggieTales faces, along with developing a few more unique veggies who have only had very minor roles in prior veggies DVDs. I was so excited to see one of my favorite supporting veggies, non other than Madame Blueberry, playing the role of the assistant to the head mistress of the finishing school for young little ladies. Her main responsibility was established as helping to teach the students French. The scene when Sara revealed to the head mistress that she already had an exquisite development of the French language, along with the distinct accent, began the conflict that would lead to Sara’s confrontation with the head mistress. This was perhaps the fuel for the fire that started making Sara an envied student from the perspective of one of the other girls, Lavinia. Fortunately, the conflict between Lavinia and Sara allowed for Sara to show her love for others, even when these other individuals may seem undeserving of such love and understanding. Other important personality traits, such as patience, mercy, and forgiveness, were shown very clearly to viewers, when Sara chose to treat Lavinia the way God would want her to be treated.


Many young viewers may be able to relate to the choices Sara was faced with in this story. Having to decide how we are going to act towards others who need our love and patience more than anything, even if they are unkind or may try to put us down in front of others, is not an easy task. Sara’s encouragement from the Bible story of Joseph, which she shares with her fellow student, Ermingard, actually incorporates a discussion about making these important decisions. Sara explained how Joseph chose to treat his brothers with kindness and forgiveness, even though they were guilty of badly mistreating him. I am so thankful, that Big Idea continues to hold true to its devotion to teach its viewers how the Bible can apply to the challenging situations that the characters are experiencing in the story. It was a heartfelt moment for sure to see how Sara tried to illustrate the Biblical lesson to her friend, “Ermie,” while the girls were sharing some time together up in the attic of the school house.

The most controversial character to mention that fulfilled the role of the villain in the story was the head mistress of the school, seen as a tall scallion, who I could recognize from some other minor roles in earlier veggies DVDs. Her name, “Miss Minchin,” was comically delivered with such a scary tone when she first introduced herself to Sara’s father, and then was immediately followed by the shrieking sound of a horse in the background of the scene. This would become a pattern that continued consistently throughout the rest of the episode, whenever the head mistress’s name was mentioned. Although I truly found this to be humorous and innocent, parents may want to proceed with caution when showing the DVD to younger viewers. Speaking from experience that I had with my son, who was around 20 months old when we first watched the DVD together, the ominous deliverance of the villain in the story was so successful, that it actually caused my son to be very afraid of the character whenever she appeared on screen. I came to the realization that the frightening nature of how Miss Minchin’s personality was so serious and rather stern towards other characters in the story, unfortunately made it rather difficult for my son to enjoy most of the rest of the DVD. However, for children who are a bit older and able to grasp the wider meaning from the story and who can relate to the challenges of dealing with unkind individuals, I think that the somewhat scary character of Miss Minchin could also appear comical to this school-age population of viewers. She is clearly not meant to be evil or purposefully determined to mistreat Sara in the story. Instead, she appears to be an individual who has become hardened by her years of duty as such a prominent individual responsible for shaping the lives of young little ladies in London.

The Penniless Princess DVD really did a wonderful job with the bonus features, from the standpoint of continuing to develop and discuss many of the themes and values highlighted throughout Sara’s story. My favorite feature shows five different points to remember when learning more about becoming a true princess. All of the selections work in Bible verses to support the rationale behind how Sara chose to act towards others, as she tried her very best to love others no matter what. In addition to the five points that are sure to provide excellent avenues for discussion among young viewers with their parents, I also thought that the “Tour of London” from the perspective of the French peas was a priceless addition to this DVD. Once again reminding me of the beloved story of Mary Poppins, Jean Claude and Philippe try to take the viewers through key moments of the story when they can further explain some of the cultural significance behind the development of Sara’s experiences in London. This also includes a segment about the teddy bear, Mortimer, which Sara’s father gives to her as his last gift before he goes off to war. These adorable features from the French peas allow them to take the stage more prominently, since they only have minor roles in the actual DVD. Even Bob the tomato, although normally a leading role in many veggies DVDs, also is only seen briefly as a minor character in the story. Not to be a spoiler, but it might be worth mentioning the possibility that some viewers might come away from the story thinking, “was Bob really only the baker in the story?” Fortunately, I think viewers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy this new installment from Big Idea, when they are given the chance to see just how effectively some of the other new VeggieTales characters are able to eloquently deliver the very special message about the importance of loving others at all times.

– Review date: 8/18/12; Written by Amy DiBiase

Big Idea Releases "VeggieTales If I Sang a Silly Song" Jan. 24

IT’S A SILLY SONG CELEBRATION! 

BIG IDEA ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE DVD COLLECTION
OF THE BEST VEGGIETALES SILLY SONGS FROM THE PAST 20 YEARS

VeggieTales®: If I Sang a Silly Song Counts Down
20 Fan-Picked Favorite Tunes And Features An All-New Song

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media

December 6, 2011

FRANKLIN, TN (December 6, 2011) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they will release VeggieTales®: If I Sang a Silly Song, on DVD and through digital download January 24 and February 7, 2012 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

VeggieTales: If I Sang a Silly Song includes the fan-voted very best Silly Songs from the past two decades. Some of the most popular Silly Songs in VeggieTales history are featured in a “The Silly Song Telethon” hosted by Larry the Cucumber including “The Hairbrush Song,” “Pants,” “His Cheeseburger” and “Monkey” among others. This release contains over 60 minutes of fun music and family-friendly content with “sing-along” karaoke versions of each song so that kids can follow along with their favorite characters, or be the star of the song with video and background tracks!

“Our iconic Silly Songs have entertained and delighted fans and families since the VeggieTales series began,” said Greg Fritz, SVP Sales and Marketing of Big Idea Entertainment. “We wanted to put together a collection that features a variety of the most popular tunes from over the years, and unveils a brand-new Silly Song with a theme selected from fan idea submission. We think they’ll be happy with the catchy winning song.”

The new Silly Song music video will debut on the VeggieTales website January 24 at http://www.veggietales.com/SillySong. A daily Silly Song video countdown feature will lead up to the premier beginning January 4.

DVD Synopsis
This incredible, one-of-a-kind collection features the BEST of the BEST from 20 years of VeggieTales Silly Songs! Larry the Cucumber hosts “The Silly Song Telethon” and counts down the top favorite silly songs of all-time… voted for by the fans!! This titles features the top 10 songs of the first decade of VeggieTales with such classics like “Where is My Hairbrush” and “The Cheeseburger Song,” plus the top 10 songs from the second decade including “Pants,” “The Stapler Song” and “Monkey.” The fun continues with a surprise introduction of a never-before-seen, new Silly Song chosen by Larry the Cucumber from thousands of fan submissions!

About VeggieTales®: If I Sang a Silly Song
Not Rated-Over 60 minutes-Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English & Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned
Full Screen & Widescreen Versions
DVD UPC Codes CBA: 820413122997 $12.97 SRP and GM: 883476061962 $12.93 SRP

About Big Idea Entertainment
Big Idea Entertainment is a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is the #1 animated home video series in the US with moms of preschoolers*. Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo® children’s programming block. The studio’s two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ and Big Idea’s The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com. *Spring 2010 Q-Score

 

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! BABY EINSTEIN RELEASES NINE OF ITS MOST POPULAR COMPOSITIONS AS INDIVIDUAL DVDs ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! BABY EINSTEIN RELEASES NINE OF ITS MOST POPULAR COMPOSITIONS AS INDIVIDUAL DVDs ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012

SOURCE: Click Comm.

Back by popular demand, The Baby Einstein Company will be releasing nine of its most popular videos to market as individual DVDs on Tuesday, February 7th.  These fan-favorite DVDs help provide today’s parents and caregivers with compelling content that engage babies and provides meaningful ways to spend time together.

 

The DVDs can be found at stores across the U.S. and Canada only and/or at www.BabyEinstein.com and retail for the suggested price of $14.99 U.S./$16.99 Canada.

The nine titles are as follows:

•           Baby Lullaby – Take your baby on a soothing journey with classical lullabies by Bach, Brahms and Mozart. Enjoy relaxing ocean waves,sweet puppet shows, and tranquil images. From fun time to rest time, Baby Lullaby is the perfect way to spend special time with your baby.

•           Baby Beethoven – Parent and baby can listen to the joyous sounds and cherished works of Beethoven. See how music celebrates the sounds of different instruments.Together, they will experience a world of enchanting sights and sounds and make new discoveries with Baby Beethoven.

•           Baby Mozart – Parent and baby will discover the joy of classical music together and listen to Mozart’s popular works – including “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” – delightfully re-orchestrated for little ears. They’ll look at real-life images and enchanting puppet shows bringing a symphony of sights and sounds together as they share new discoveries with Baby Mozart.

•           Neptune’s Oceans – Dive in with your little explorer for a voyage of undersea discovery! Journey across Neptune’s Oceans to encounter amazing marine life in their natural habitats. Penguins, whales, dolphins, sea lions and crabs come to life in engaging musical portraits. Together, you and your baby will ride a tide of fun as you explore this wondrous new world!

•           Wild Animal Safari – Parents can take their little explorer on an exotic musical expedition to meet wild animals from across the globe. Together, they’ll journey to the jungle, savanna, desert and forest on a wild, wonderful voyage of discovery with Wild Animal Safari.

•           Animals Around Me – Parent and child set off on a fun-filled “field trip” to discover animals found at the park, on the farm, and in their own backyard – whether furry or feathered, winged or wiggly, bumpy or cuddly, they’ll explore the Animals Around Me.

•           World of Rhythm – Your little one will want to keep a beat, snap his fingers and march his feet! Join characters Pillie, the musical woodpecker, and Coco, the dancing cockatoo, and share the excitement of rhythm with your baby. World of Rhythm explores rhythm in music, rhythm in nature and rhythm as a form of expression. It’s a fun way to encourage children to express themselves through singing, dancing, clapping and playing!

•           World of Colors – Parent and child share a rainbow of sights and sounds and discover the wonders of color together! They’ll join puppet host “Vincent Van Goat” as he creates six Van Gogh masterpieces exploring red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple with World of Colors.

•           World of Words – Parent and child join playful puppet host Bard the Dragon on an exciting adventure using everyday words, such as flower, cat, and moon, plus beautiful scenery from nature with World of Words.

Big Idea to Release First Two VeggieTales DVDs in All-New "Family Builders" Series

LEARN TO LISTEN AND LEND A HELPING HAND!

BIG IDEA ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE

THE FIRST TWO VEGGIETALES® DVDS IN

ALL-NEW “FAMILY BUILDERS” SERIES

VeggieTales® Larry Learns to Listen and VeggieTales® Bob Lends a Helping Hand

Each DVD Includes Two Classic Shows, Silly Songs and Additional Bonus Content

Available Beginning This Fall


NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (August 9, 2011) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will roll out the first two brand-new VeggieTales® DVDs as part of their “Family Builders” series this September. VeggieTales® Larry Learns to Listen will be available on September 10 and September 13, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively, and VeggieTales® Bob Lends a Helping Hand will be available on September 10 and October 18, 2011 in Christian and general market stores.

Each DVD title features over 70 minutes of family-friendly fun with three stories including two classic bestselling VeggieTales shows, plenty of music and other bonus content. Both DVDs also help parents teach children important and valuable lessons.

“We talk to so many moms with young children, and they continue to tell us teaching their kids to listen and help others are two of their top priorities,” said Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. “We’re happy to present these new DVD titles as the first two items in our ‘Family Builders’ line.”

VeggieTales Larry Learns to Listen DVD Synopsis

When Larry’s new Space Squadron game finally arrives, he’s so anxious to play that he forgets to read the directions. When his friends do their best to tell him, Larry refuses to listen! What happens? His game goes ‘KERPOW!’ That’s when Larry learns a valuable lesson in listening as his friends come to the rescue. Kids will discover, right along with Larry, that God gave friends and family to help us through each day—so when we listen we don’t miss what others have to say! Also includes two classic shows: “Pistachio” and “Josh and the Big Wall”.

Bonus Features:

  • Sing-Along to “Larry Learns to Listen”
  • Visit a Marionette Theater
  • Sing-Along to “Song of the Cebu”
  • Interactive Book

About VeggieTales Larry Learns to Listen

Not Rated-Approximately 75 minutes-Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English and Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned

Widescreen Version

DVD UPC Codes CBA: 820413121594 $14.99 SRP and GM: 883476060040 $14.93 SRP

 

VeggieTales Bob Lends a Helping Hand DVD Synopsis

When Joe’s mom breaks her big left toe, Bob the Tomato decides to help. Larry and Joe offer their ‘superhero’ help, too, but that’s not exactly what Bob has in mind. Kids will discover right along with Larry and Joe that everyone can be a superhero if you lend a helping hand! Also includes two classic shows, “Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue” and “Lyle the Kindly Viking”.

Bonus Features:

  • Sing-Along to “Bob Lends A Helping Hand”
  • Boiling River Family Activity (From “Lyle the Kindly Viking” show)
  • How to Draw Tom and Huck (From “Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue” show)
  • Interactive Book

About VeggieTales Bob Lends a Helping Hand

Not Rated-Approximately 70 minutes-Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English and Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned

Widescreen Version

DVD UPC Codes CBA: 820413121495 $14.99 SRP and GM: 883476060453 $14.93 SRP

About Big Idea Entertainment

Big Idea Entertainment is a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is the #1 animated home video series in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*. Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo® children’s programming block. The studio’s two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ and Big Idea’s The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.

*Spring 2010 Q-Score

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"Extraordinary Measures" Comes To DVD May 18

“A feel-good, touching and terrific movie.

Believe again in the power of the human spirit.” -Jan Wahl, KRON-TV, San Francisco

“As inspirational and uplifting as THE BLIND SIDE.” -Jeanne Wolf, PARADE

“Harrison Ford’s finest performance in years!” – Scott Mantz, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

“You feel not only moved, but enlightened. SEE IT!” – A.O. Scott, AT THE MOVIES

Brendan Fraser, Academy Award®-Nominee Harrison Ford

and Golden Globe®-Winner Keri Russell Star in

Extraordinary Measures

Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 18

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 29, 2010) – Extraordinary Measures, the remarkable film inspired by a true story, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD May 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy films, Journey to the Center of the Earth), Academy Award®-nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Witness) and Golden Globe® winner Keri Russell (1998, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Drama for “Felicity”) star in the inspiring, touching drama about a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds to pursue a cure for his children’s life-threatening disease. It’s a race against time as John Crowley (Fraser), an idealistic father, and Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford), a reclusive medical researcher, battle the medical establishment to find a cure for John’s children before it’s too late. Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas, Starter For 10) directed the screenplay by Academy Award®-nominee Robert Nelson Jacobs (2000, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for Chocolat), based on the book The Cure, by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geeta Anand. Extraordinary Measures will be available for $28.95 SRP for the DVD and $34.95 for the Blu-ray.

Synopsis:

Fate and determination push idealistic father John Crowley (Fraser) into joining forces with reclusive medical researcher Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford). Together, this unlikely pair faces impossible odds as they battle the entire medical establishment and time itself to find a cure before it’s too late. Also starring is Keri Russell as Crowley’s wife Aileen. Extraordinary Measures is inspired by the true story about the power of love and faith against impossible odds.

Extraordinary Measures, a CBS Films picture, was executive produced by Ford and Nan Morales (Youth in Revolt) along with an all-star team of producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher (Freedom Writers, World Trade Center, Erin Brockovich) and Carla Santos Shamberg (Erin Brockovich). Extraordinary Measures has a run time of approximately 106 minutes and is rated PG for thematic material, language, and a mildly suggestive moment.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features include:

· Extraordinary Measures: The Power to Overcome Featurette

· Meet John Crowley Featurette

· Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Exclusives:

· movieIQ+sync™ and BD-Live™, which connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!

DVD

DVD Catalog # 33526

DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-33526-4

DVD Order Date: 4/15/10

DVD SRP: $28.95

Blu-ray

BD Catalog #35131

BD UPC Code: 0-43396-3513-8

BD Order Date: 4/15/10

BD SRP: $34.95

Artwork and digital clips are available for download at http://www.sphepublicity.com
Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at http://www.SonyPictures.com

The Blu-ray Disc™ version of Extraordinary Measures is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download content, give feedback through an exclusive survey, and register for rewards.

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New Children's Brand SEE THE LIGHT Uses Interactive Art To Bring Bible Stories To Life

NEW CHILDREN’S BRAND SEE THE LIGHT USES INTERACTIVE ART TO
BRING BIBLE STORIES TO LIFE

Product Uses Multi-Sensory Techniques With Draw-Along Art Edutainment

Source: The M Collective

Nashville, TN…March 16, 2010… In a world of bells, whistles and overstimulation, children will now See The Light in a new a DVD series that gives them a chance to experience the Bible in a unique and compelling way. Launched this week at the Children’s Pastors Conference in San Diego, See The Light is a new brand that uses multi-sensory techniques with draw along art “edutainment” that brings Bible stories to life. The program incorporates an interactive chalk-drawing curriculum, making a traditional art practice new again.

Created by author and educator Pat Holt, and produced by Parking Lot Production’s Kip Perry (Disney, ABC, “Guideposts Junction,” “A Distant Thunder”), See The Light is a series where Bible stories come to life as gifted artist Gloria Kohlmann develops a colorful canvas of chalk art. Then, at the story’s climax, an ultraviolet light reveals a hidden picture that reinforces the story with a truly memorable moment. The companion DVD elements and web-based curricula allow children to draw along with Kohlmann bringing the Bible stories to life.

The first DVD to be released in the series, entitled ‘The Crossmaker,’ contains two complete stories: “The Crossmaker” and “Jesus Loves the Children.” “The Crossmaker” tells the story of Dominic, a carpenter’s son who finds himself drawn into the unforgettable trial of the man called Jesus. “Jesus Loves the Children” recounts the beautiful story of Jesus demonstrating to the disciples His unconditional love for children.

“My hope is that See The Light will truly draw children to Him,” Holt declares. “It’s very evangelistic in its thrust. It presents the truth of God’s word very clearly. I want children and adults to know just how much God loves them, what the sacrifice of His Son really means, and the length that the Lord goes to in showing His grace and mercy to all of us. What better way to convey this message of God’s grace than through art.”

Other DVD components include a creative and dramatic presentation of the plan of salvation called “Know the Light” and an immersive and worshipful multi-sensory segment featuring original music called “Celebrate the Light,“ making the DVD perfect for co-viewing with parent or teacher and child. More features are available online at http://www.SeeTheLightshine.com, such as downloadable drawing lessons and an exclusive “Yes, I Can Draw Club” art clinic, where children will be exposed to various art techniques. The creativity continues as draw-along printouts extend the fun and learning beyond the DVD.

In addition, for more foundational Bible stories, subsequent titles in the series will include various themes, making the program appropriate not just for families at home but also as supplementary curriculum in churches and schools.

Holt is also hopeful that the project would extend the reach of God’s Word far beyond our borders. “I have a desire for mission organizations to embrace it, and that missionaries would take it all over the world. Because it is based on the universal presentation of art, it can easily be translated into any language.”

Holt has a passion for children and a heart for missions. She has worked with children since she volunteered for ministry at age 14 before earning degrees in education and instructional technology. Since then, she’s taught in public schools and founded a Christian school while authoring many books including the bestselling “When You Feel Like Screaming – Help for Frustrated Mothers,” as well as being a guest on a multitude of radio and TV programs.

For more information or to purchase See The Light, please visit www.SeeTheLightshine.com.

Left to Right: See The Light Artist Gloria Kohlmann and See The Light founder/creator Pat Holt at the Children’s Pastors Conference in San Diego.

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