VeggieTales: The Whole 45 DVD Story... so far

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Now a firm favourite with children, parents and teachers, Phil Visher's creation of salad and vegetable characters first launched in 1993 with the movie ‘Where’s God When I’m Scared’.

Now on its way onto your TV screen, the latest Bible inspired movie, 'Robin Good And His Not So Merry Men' is the new addition to more than 45 faith based story and song DVD animations.


Bob and Larry - The Veggie Stars

Released while Pixar’s groundbreaking ‘Toy Story’ was still in the studio, Phil Vischer's revolutionary VeggieTales debut film was the pioneer of a new genre of full-length, computer-animated movies.

Starring the irrepressible Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, over 19 years of Phil Vischer's stories and silly songs just about every item of fruit and vegetable have appeared to make VeggieTates the greatest story ever grown.

'God made you special' message

Originally for children aged 3 to 8, the popular series developed its content to reach older children and adults with its simple overall message that "God made you special, and He loves you very much!"

Expanding to meet the ever growing worldwide demand for wholesome, high quality family entertainment, the VeggieTales brand includes offerings in just about every printed and digital medium.


The Greatest Stories Ever Grown

In March 2012, Veggie Tales latest DVD 'Robin Good And His Not So Merry Men' releases with the tale of Robin Good and his mission to raise funds from the rich to give to the poor. But when donations fall, Robin's band of friends desert him and Robin Good turns to the bad in a story about handling grief.

With new VeggieTales DVDs, CDs and books released all the time, always check for pre-order availability and special offers. Here’s a round up of the huge choice of more than 50 VeggieTales movies from the years so far.


Catch up with VeggieTales value packs

With more than 45 high quality DVDs in the VeggieTales series, it's easy to catch up with the ones you've missed, or kick start your child's collection with value packs of Bob and Larry's early adventures.

With Bible stories made easy and relevant, a library of VeggieTales DVDs is a valuable resource in planning lessons and entertainment at home, school or at church. A good collection of previous releases creates a solid appreciation for new Veggietales stories and songs.


19 years of VeggieTales movies

Where's God When I'm Scared
The first episode of VeggieTales released on December 21 1993. Subtitled "A Lesson in Handling Fear", it features the stories "Tales from the Crisper" and "Daniel and the Lion's Den". (VHS 1993 – DVD 2004)

God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!?
"A Lesson in Forgiveness", it’s all about the need to find it within yourself to forgive. (VHS 1994 - DVD 2004)

Are You My Neighbour?
"A Lesson in Loving Your Neighbour", it features a version of the Good Samaritan and a parody of Star Trek. (VHS 1995 - DVD 2006)
Rack, Shack, and Benny
"A Lesson in Handling Peer Pressure", teaches resistance to peer pressure and standing up for what you believe. (VHS1995 - DVD 2009)
Dave and the Giant Pickle
"A Lesson in Self-Esteem", uses the story of David and Goliath to give the message that with God's help, his people can accomplish any goal. (VHS 1996 - DVD 2009)

The Toy That Saved Christmas
First holiday special in the VeggieTales series it presents an anti-materialistic take on the Christmas story. (VHS 1996 - DVD 2002)

Very Silly Songs
First that features only a compilation of silly songs including "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything". (VHS 1997 - DVD 2004)

Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space!
"A Lesson in Telling the Truth", VHS 1997 – DVD 2004)

Josh and the Big Wall!
"A Lesson in Obedience", retells the Battle of Jericho. (1997 - DVD 2009)

Madame Blueberry
"A Lesson in Thankfulness", material possessions will never truly make us happy - be thankful for what you have. (VHS 1998 - DVD 2003)

The End of Silliness?
Second sing-along episode. (VHS 1998 - DVD 2004).

Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed
"A Lesson in the Power of Words", how rumours can be destructive and how positive words can do good. (VHS 1999 - DVD 2004)
King George and the Ducky
"A Lesson about Selfishness", teaches that we must think of others before ourselves. (VHS 2000 - DVD 2003)
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen
 "A Lesson in Courage", with dramatic lighting, deep shadows, dark plot elements, and narrative voiceovers. (VHS 2000)
Lyle the Kindly Viking
"A Lesson in Sharing", two stories about sharing and selflessness. The first, titled "Omelet", is a parody of Shakespeare's Hamlet. (VHS 2001)

The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown
 Third Silly Song compilation. (VHS/DVD 2001)
Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!
Fourth Silly Song compilations and publicity for release of  Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (VHS/DVD 2002)

The Star of Christmas
Second holiday special with a theme of the true meaning of Christmas. (2002)

The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!
Silly Songs variety show. Only VeggieTales video without a central moral theme. (VHS/DVD 2003)

The Ballad of Little Joe
"A Lesson in Facing Hardship", Wild West retelling of the Joseph story. (VHS/DVD 2003)
An Easter Carol
The episode is a reworking of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and sequel to The Star of Christmas. (VHS/DVD 2004)
A Snoodle's Tale
"A Lesson in Self Worth", teaches that you are special in God's eyes and don't need extraordinary talents to be a worthy individual. (VHS/DVD 2004)
Bob and Larry's How to Draw!
Shows how to draw a dozen different characters from the VeggieTales series including Bob and Larry. Live-action film featuring the writers, directors and artists (VHS/DVD 2004)

Sumo of the Opera
"A Lesson in Perseverance", first show produced by the new Big Idea, Inc. after the bankruptcy sale of 2003. Teaches the importance of working through adversity to accomplish your goals. (VHS/DVD 2004)

Duke and the Great Pie War
"A Lesson in Loving Your Family", the importance of putting others' needs ahead of your own. (VHS/DVD 2005)

Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush
"A Lesson in Dealing with Bullies", how to confront, overcome, and forgive bullies. Title story is a parody of Raiders of the Lost Ark. (VHS/DVD 2005)

Lord of the Beans
"A Lesson in Using Your Gifts", how to bring joy to others rather than merely bringing glory or satisfaction to yourself. (VHS/DVD 2005).

Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler

"A Lesson in Friendship", two stories that illustrate what it means to be a good friend. (VHS/DVD 2006)

Larry-Boy and the Bad Apple
Focuses on dealing with temptations. First VeggieTales episode released only on DVD. (2006)

Gideon: Tuba Warrior
"A lesson about trusting God", adapted from the story of Gideon from the Book of Judges. (2006)

Moe and the Big Exit
Thirty-first episode in the VeggieTales series and a lesson in following directions. (2007)

The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
Parody of The Wizard of Oz but based on the parable of the ‘Prodigal Son’ and with a theme of loss and redemption. (2007).

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything's Silly Song Countdown
Fourth Silly Song compilation includes the Silly Song TV Top 21 Silly Songs. (2007)

Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue
Parody of Mark Twain's novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (2008)

Lessons from the Sock Drawer
Compilation of 15 VeggieTales shorts from previous episodes and two new releases. (2008)

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Sing-Along Songs And More!
More sing-alongs from previous episodes. (2008)
Abe and the Amazing Promise
"A Lesson in Patience". Dealing with waiting with a retelling of the birth of Isaac and a film crew interviewing Abraham. (2009)
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella
Another parody of the Indiana Jones brand. (2009)

Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
Third Christmas-themed VeggieTales episode and a retelling of the Santa Claus legend. (2009)

Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't
VeggieTales version of the classic, Pinocchio. (2010)

Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart
VeggieTales does Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. (2010)

It's a Meaningful Life
A lesson is about being content based on the movie It's A Wonderful Life (2010)

Twas The Night Before Easter
The true meaning of Easter with American idol finalsash Buckle ist, Melinda Doolittle. (2011)

The Princess and the Popstar
All about being who God made you to be. (2011)

The Little Drummer Boy
Directly from the 1968 animated film of the same name. (2011)

Robin Good And His Not So Merry Men
Desertion and handling grief. (to be released March 2012)

Brand New VeggieTale for 2012

In March 2012, Veggie Tales latest DVD 'Robin Good And His Not So Merry Men' releases with the tale of Robin Good and his mission to raise funds from the rich to give to the poor. But when donations fall, Robin's band of friends desert him and Robin Good turns to the bad in a story about handling grief.

With it’s themes of finding God in darker times, the latest VeggieTales release brings Phil Vischer creation to where it started out on his mission to assure children that ‘God made you special and loves you very much.’

Quick Guide to VeggieTales - the entire DVD series

What are they?

  • Bible stories and themes for children explored with animated fruit and vegetables.
  • DVD stories, songs, activities and games presented with a fun and friendly focus.
  • Fully supported by story reading books and other online interactive resources.

What will Veggie give me?

  • Top quality video entertainment and interaction to engage young minds.
  • Leadership resources for parents and teachers share the Bible with children.
  • Gifts to introduce children to the Bible through high quality DVD stories and song.
5th March

March 5th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

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