Big Idea Productions, creators of the direct-to-video children's series VEGGIETALES, has teamed with interactive entertainment publisher ValuSoft, to create and distribute three new interactive PC CD-ROM games. Based on the VEGGIETALES series, each interactive game allows players to join their favorite VEGGIETALES characters including Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, to play games and complete projects. The first title, THE MYSTERY OF VEGGIE ISLAND, will be available on September 15, 2002. The second adventure game, JONAH, is based on Big Idea's upcoming theatrical feature film JONAH - A VEGGIETALES MOVIE, and will be released on October 15, 2002, in support of the film's premiere. The third game will follow in November 2002.
Michael Hurwicz investigates the ways some animated properties, like VEGGIETALES, have been able to rack up big licensing and merchandising success without the usual exposure of television or a feature film release.