Tuesday, November 19, 2013

VeggieTales are Bigger and Brighter than Ever in New Toon

Merry Larry is available now!

FROM PEANUTS & POPCORN

Since 1993, the folks at Big Idea Entertainment have been churning out new VeggieTales stories on a regular basis. While most have been hits, there have been a few misses too. Over the years, the vegetable franchise has spoofed (or honored depending on how you look at it) Bible stories, super heroes, adventure movies as well as presenting their own versions of classic stories. However, the best Veggies by far have been the ones that have been totally original and for those who have been waiting to experience that joy all over again, wait no longer.




Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas has so much going for it, I am surprised that a television network hasn’t snatched it up for a holiday special. Though it is yet another Christmas story, this one is truly original. Taking a nod from the classic Rankin/Bass holiday special of yore (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, etc.), Merry Larry is narrated by Si Robertson. Robertson is from Duck Dynasty and thankfully, there is no reference to the show in the special. (No offense to Si or his show, as he does a great job in his vegetable debut, but to have Duck Dynasty pop culture references would have done this story a disservice.) Robertson play Silas, a wise old okra who is also a janitor at the Spring Valley Mall, which is on the brink of closing if they don’t bring in the Christmas shopping crowds. 

RELATED: Win a Pack of VeggieTales (contest ends 11/20/13.)

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