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The VeggieTales return in new TBN series


Just a year ago, things looked grim for The VeggieTales. The franchise’s Netflix series had ended and nothing else was in the works. You can’t keep a good vegetable down for long, though. Christian channel Trinity Broadcasting Network has announced a new animated show bringing back the creative leads that made the original direct-to-video series such a huge success.

Details are scarce, but The VeggieTales Show will see Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber as owners of a theatre company putting on elaborate plays. VeggieTales co-creators Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki have returned to voice the duo and are writing the new episodes.

The new series promises a return to the franchise’s roots, with more episodes and themes directly based on the bible. There will of course be wacky hi-jinks and infectious songs, too. Those will be new tracks from the mind of original VeggieTales composer Kurt Heinecke.

The VeggieTales Show is set to debut this October on TBN with a Christmas story.

The property began life as a series of Christian faith-based direct-to-video CG-animated releases back in 1993 created by Vischer and Nawrocki’s Big Idea Entertainment. Through that format, 47 episodes were created, selling over 65 million units, before things came to a halt after 2015’s Noah’s Ark. Episodes from that production were later re-edited for television broadcast. This was succeeded by the more secular Netflix original series VeggieTales in the House, which ran for 52 episodes between November 2014 and September 2016. A followup, VeggieTales in the City, debuted in 2017. The franchise also inspired the short-lived 2D animated direct-to-video series Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures, a TV special and two theatrical films, 2002’s Jonah and 2008’s The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.

VeggieTales is currently owned by DreamWorks Animation. Big Idea Entertainment filed for bankruptcy in 2003 and was purchased by Classic Media shortly after. In 2006, Classic Media was purchased by Entertainment Rights. Boomerang Media, a new company from the founders of Classic Media, bought back what they had sold in 2009. In 2012, DreamWorks acquired Classic Media.

According to Vischer, a new film is also in development at DreamWorks owner Universal Pictures.

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