VeggieTales®: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella
DVD Release Date: August 4, 2009 Rating: Not Rated Studio: Big Idea, Inc.
FRANKLIN, TN (May 4, 2009) – Grab your lasso and fedora! This August, Big Idea will release its second action-packed Minnesota Cuke adventure on DVD, VeggieTales®: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella, A Lesson in Confidence. Supported by a comprehensive marketing, promotional and advertising campaign across TV, print, radio, online and in-theater, Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella debuts August 1st in the Christian market (CBA) through Word Distribution ($14.99 SRP) and August 4th in the general market through Genius Products ($14.93 SRP), timed for the back-to-school season.
Inspired by the beloved Bible story of Noah’s ark, the new VeggieTales DVD is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the highly successful Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson’s Hairbrush, released Direct-to-Video in 2005.
“VeggieTales fans love Minnesota Cuke, and we are excited to bring him back for an all-new adventure,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Big Idea. “Our partnerships with LifeTouch Portrait Studios, CURE International and Chuck E. Cheese’s, as well as our comprehensive media plan, will help us reach millions of kids with a timely lesson in confidence as families are preparing for the new school season.”
Minnesota Cuke is on the search for Noah’s famous ark when he learns of a mysterious and powerful umbrella – and a clever villain who wants it for his own schemes. Will Minnesota have the confidence to face the challenges and keep searching – or will all hopes of finding the ark be washed away for good?
About CURE International and Big Idea Partnership
Founded in 1996, CURE International is the largest non-profit provider of pediatric specialty surgical care in the developing world, transforming the lives of disabled children and their families through medical and spiritual healing. To date, it has performed more than 54,000 surgeries and treated over 800,000 patients. Big Idea recently partnered in the grand opening of CURE International’s Children’s Hospital of Honduras -- the country’s first and only hospital that specializes in pediatric orthopedics. The goal of this on-going ministry partnership is to share God’s love with disabled children and their families as they receive much needed care. More information may be found at www.helpcurenow.org/veggie.
About Big Idea, Inc.
Big Idea, Inc. is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea’s best-selling animated series VeggieTales? has sold 52+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales? and Big Idea’s newest property, 3-2-1 Penguins!?, are in their third season as toprated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo? children’s programming block. The studio's two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie? (2002), and Universal Pictures' and Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything?-A VeggieTales Movie? (2008), are distinguished among the top ten most successful faithbased films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.bigidea.com.