Big Idea Content Group and Kingstone Studios have partnered to develop the untitled film, which follows LarryBoy, the suction cup-eared, crime-fighting superhero; the project is set for a 2026 theatrical release.
Big Idea Content Group and Kingstone Studios have announced a collaborative development agreement for an upcoming untitled “LarryBoy” film, set for a 2026 theatrical release. The feature will transport LarryBoy, the suction cup-eared, crime-fighting superhero, to the big screen for the first time.
"VeggieTales is the absolute gold standard for faith-based children's animation, says Art Ayris, CEO of Kingstone Studios. “We couldn't imagine a better brand in providing a big screen treatment for kids than to bring LarryBoy and the cast of memorable VeggieTales characters back into theaters.”
The VeggieTales franchise remains the most successful faith-based children's series of all time, generating over $1.7 billion in retail sales. Big Idea has successfully released two theatrical films to date: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (2008), earning over $39 million combined at the box office. The upcoming feature will build on the legacy of the brand's faith-friendly storytelling, zany humor, and catchy silly songs that fans have come to know and love.
"LarryBoy is a fan favorite – who doesn't love a superhero that has plungers on the side of his head?! The fans are always asking to see more of him," says Leslie Ferrell, SVP Big Idea, Content Group Universal Pictures. "With LarryBoy in the lead role, we know we can deliver an entertaining movie for the whole family."
While the title and plot details are being kept under wraps, producer Dan Merrell (MKM Development) has gathered a team of writers who are excited to helm LarryBoy's first theatrical adventure. "I'm honored to partner with Big Idea and Kingstone Studios on a new film because I've loved LarryBoy for decades,” said Merrell, who is leading the development efforts behind the project. “I believe both the existing fan base and new audiences are primed for a new VeggieTales feature, one that not only reveres its classic past but also promises some thrilling, new surprises.”
"Kingstone focuses on epic content and Big Idea is the perfect partner for launching a new LarryBoy feature into theaters for families to enjoy worldwide," concludes Ayris.