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Veggie Tales

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The Veggie Tales, nearing their 20th birthday, are still entertaining and enlightening children. Uploaded by mycelulardotorg

It’s a basic law of children’s entertainment that the best movies and videos appeal not just to kids, but to parents as well. Which is why the Toy Story movies have been such phenomenal successes, for example. All Pixar films, for that matter. And you can definitely add Veggie Tales to that list.

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Veggie Tales are different because they talk about Christian values – but in a way that’s catchy and funny. Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki created them way back in 1993, so they’re coming up on their twentieth birthday. (Veggie Tales, that is. Phil and Mike are a bit past that.) The guys and their company, Big Idea Productions, have now done 45 episodes and two movies: Jonah, a Veggie Tales Movie and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.

The Veggie Tales characters are a lovable lot: Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus, Madame Blueberry, Petunia Rhubarb, The French Peas, and all the rest. Believe me, if you have to sit in front of the TV and watch a program over and over because your kids love it, you’d better make it Veggie Tales. You can watch that purple dinosaur, or those wobblies or whatever they are, but for your sanity, watch Veggie Tales.

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