‘VeggieTales’ Celebrates 30 Years as an Icon in Christian Entertainment for Kids
Led by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the very first episode of VeggieTales was a VHS copy of “Where’s God When I’m S-Scared?” that was released in Christian bookstores in 1993. Vischer told the story of the first VHS tapes: he, along with co-creator Mike Nawrocki and a few friends, personally drove the 500 copies of the tapes to the post office to be delivered just in time for Christmas.
“I just never could have imagined [the cartoon’s success] in a million years,” “VeggieTales” creator Phil Vischer told Great American Pure Flix in a 2020 interview. “You can’t plan … a big success in entertainment and media … you just be true to yourself and enjoy.”
Fast forward 30 years and VeggieTales has sold more than 75 million videos, 16 million books, and 7 million CDs. There are even books, clothes, and tons of other merchandise all dedicated to spreading the love of Jesus through silly songs and skits that are beloved by kids and adults alike […]
VeggieTales has been providing hilarious stories and silly songs filled with values that kids can both learn and grow from for 30 years. VeggieTales, created by Big Idea Entertainment, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming. The bestselling children’s animated cartoon features talking vegetables, led by Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato.