DVD Re-Release Date: October 5, 2010 Rating: Not Rated Studio: Big Idea, Inc.
Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all new VeggieTales® adventure, VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life, October 2 and October 5, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively. This fun and inspiring story of wonder shares valuable lessons in understanding one’s worth and importance, and in being content with what one already has rather than seeking out what others possess.
VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life includes an original new song from multi-GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman entitled “Meant To Be,” a brand new Silly Song called “Goodnight Junior,” and other family friendly bonus features. The It’s a Meaningful Life launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, Chuck E. Cheese’sÒ, GymboreeÒ, GundÒ, American GreetingsÒ, Show Hope, Family Life and more.
"We're very excited to share It's a Meaningful Life with VeggieTales fans and families everywhere," said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. "So many of us often wonder what our lives would be like if we had all we ever dreamed of. This title takes parents and children on a journey that explores that question, and it ultimately helps us discover the beauty of how our lives affect those around us."
Inspired by the It’s A Meaningful Life story, Steven Curtis Chapman notes, “The song is really shaped around, what I want to say, especially to children that wonder, ‘does my life have any meaning?’ To be able to say as I have said to so many orphans in China or even to my own children, ‘you are special, and you are meant to be because God has put us here.”
It was the biggest football game of his life and Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) had a chance to win it all. Injured in one bad play, his hopes of playing in the Salad Bowl – and living a life of fame and fortune – are dashed forever. Years later, silly-but-sweet Stewart loves his family, friends and job at the toy train factory, but still wonders “what if” things had been different. When he meets a mysterious train conductor who can turn back time, Stewart gets a chance to have the life he always wanted. Will he finally find all he’s been looking for? And what does this mean for those he loves most? Find out in this story of wonder that’s a lesson in being content.
Directors’ Audio Commentary
Parents Guide presented by Family Life
“Goodnight Junior” Silly Songs Sing-Along
Visit a Train Museum with Larry
Behind The Music of It’s a Meaningful Life—An Interview with Steven Curtis Chapman
“Meant To Be” Music Video
Big Idea released their all new adventure VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life DVD, and in support of the release they are offering $3 off any retail (sale or full) price of It’s A Meaningful Life! VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life portrays a powerful lesson in being content, along with wonderful holiday themes throughout it.
Be sure to download and print out the coupon in order to redeem the offer. To access the coupon, users must click on the coupon and it will pop up a grayscale PDF of the coupon, which also includes more redemption details. Good in USA and Canada. Expires 12/24/10.
About Big Idea, Inc.
Big Idea, Inc., an Entertainment Rights group company, 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 top-rated 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 faith-based 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.