TBN and Big Idea Content Group (BICG) will partner to produce all new and original episodes of VeggieTales®. It’s the leading children’s faith-base property and will launch on TBN in the Fall of 2019. Each episode will remain true to the classic VeggieTales brand to deliver clever storytelling, Bible based lessons, and memorable songs.
The first new VeggieTales episode premieres as a Christmas special on TBN and distributed on DVD and Digital download by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Bob and Larry and the VeggieTales crew bring a fresh, new story of the promise of Christmas: God With Us.
Other new episodes will explore beloved Bible stories and lessons, including a nine-episode series on the fruits of the Spirit. As well as new adventures starring beloved super-hero characters LarryBoy and the League of Incredible Vegetables. VeggieTales is distinguished as the most successful faith-based children’s franchise of all time.
Original VeggieTales creators Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki reprise their roles as the voices of Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. Vischer and Nawrocki will also join the creative team, led by show-runner Todd Waterman (Mulan, Transformers Prime). The episodic series will provide VeggieTales content through 2021.
BICG and TBN will launch the new episodes on the TBN broadcast channel and all other media platforms. Together with their teams, they will develop a comprehensive and extensive marketing plan to support domestic and international distribution.
“TBN is excited to partner with BICG to bring new life to a much-loved children’s brand,” said Tom Newman, head of Development and Production at TBN. “These all new episodes will re-introduce VeggieTales to existing fans and remind new ones about the importance of presenting biblical values through high-quality children’s entertainment.”
In fact, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television worldwide. Specifically the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. In addition, as part of its expansion, TBN will leverage the new VeggieTales episodes across its multiple platforms.
Press release from TBN