Tuesday, July 9, 2013

These Veggies Don’t Need Tupperware to Stay Fresh

In 1993, America was first introduced to Junior Asparagus, the little veggie with the big annoying voice. He starred in the very first Veggie Tales animated project, “Where’s God When I’m S-Scared?” in the episode, “Tales from the Crisper.” If you remember, this is the story where Junior learns that “God is bigger than the boogey-man” and his fear of Frankencelery was unfounded.

Veggie Tales was created by Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer 20 years ago providing a new, unique animated experience for children and their parents with Biblical values. Computer animation was still pretty new back then and the new series was unlike anything else out there on the shelves of Christian bookstores. Veggie

Tales was such a new product, that the first edition of the new cartoon was finished at Big Idea Studios on one day and then shipped off the next. The first batch was just 500 VHS cassettes. Soon Larry the cucumber, Bob the tomato and Junior became household names and a staple for many a Sunday school class. Since that time, Nawrocki has gone on to be involved with every facet of production including editing, animation, sound, story development, writing, directing and of course, voice acting (no, he doesn’t sound like Larry in real life). Nawrocki and friends have created numerous stories for home viewing, two full length theatrical cartoons, and many, many toys making him the Walt Disney of Christian animation. And no, he doesn’t sound like a giant cucumber in real life.

After 20 years, the vegetables are showing no signs of mold and will be presenting their next
big adventure, “MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle” which debuts July 30th. It tells the tale of one of the “silliest prank feuds of all time” featuring pies and water balloons as weapons of mass destruction amongst the Veggie clan. However, when the biggest prank of all is presented, the feuding tribes are in danger of becoming overcome by the stinkiest cheese in the land. Larry the Cucumber stars as MacLarry who discovers that his God-given talent may be just was is needed to save them from the rotten cheddar.

Mike Nawrocki and Big Idea Entertainment, (now a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.) are pretty excited about this new milestone and the new story. At the center of “Stinky Cheese” there is a lesson about getting along with others and recognizing others’ special talents. A storyline based on the results of a special poll taken from the mothers of fans about what they would like their kids to learn from produce. (Originally posted on Examiner.com)


          

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