Big Idea Grows VeggieTales Next Feature

Big Idea Productions has announced it is currently in pre-production on THE BOB AND LARRY MOVIE, slated for release in 2005. Following the success of the VeggieTales debut animated feature film, JONAH - A VEGGIETALES MOVIE, Artisan's FHE Pictures and Big Idea Productions have continued their relationship for this next feature film. As with JONAH, Artisan will retain all North American rights to the film. JONAH - A VEGGIETALES MOVIE has earned a domestic gross to date of over $24 million and the film will be released into the home entertainment market in March 2003. THE BOB AND LARRY MOVIE features the classic VeggieTales characters Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber along with a host of new animated characters, and will also feature the first humans to appear in a VeggieTales story. All writing, animation and music will once again be created in-house at Big Idea's studio in the Chicago area under the leadership of Big Idea CEO Phil Vischer, co-founder and writer/director Mike Nawrocki, and CGI animation veteran Dan Philips.

Phil Vischer, founder of Big Idea Productions, explains how he turned a bunch of God loving vegetables into one of the hottest commodities around. Let's face itthese legumes are cute!

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