DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010 Rating: Not Rated Studio: Big Idea, Inc.
FRANKLIN, TN (November 30, 2009) – This February, Big Idea, Inc. presents an all-new family adventure featuring a helpful lesson in listening to your parents with VeggieTales®: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t. In this creative parody of the beloved story of Pinocchio, VeggieTales follows its unique tradition of retelling classic adventures like Lord of the Beans, Wizard of Ha’s and Minnesota Cuke! The DVD, priced at $14.99 SRP, includes the brand new Silly Song, “Where Have All The Staplers Gone,” and lots of family friendly bonus features. Supported by a comprehensive advertising and marketing campaign, Pistachio comes to DVD in stores February 27 and March 2, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively.
“The storyline of Pistachio created the perfect opportunity to teach children the importance of family and listening to their parents,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Big Idea. “Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio and how he became a ‘real boy’, but Pistachio has a clever VeggieTales twist that incorporates elements of truth from the classic tale, while emphasizing the father-son relationship and the strength of family. Parents will resonate with the desire of ‘Gelato,’ who only wants to do what’s best for his child, while kids will see that there’s ultimately great reward in listening to them.”
Once upon a time in the small town of Bologna-Salami, there lived a lonely toymaker named Gelato and his assistant Cricket. Gelato had no children of his own, so one day he decided to carve a little boy out of wood. Imagine Gelato’s surprise when he learned this little boy could walk…and talk…and definitely had a mind of his own! When Pistachio tries to do things his way, he lands in a “whale” of a situation! Will he decide to listen to the wisdom of a loving father in time to save his whole family from becoming fish food? Find out in this all-new adventure with a lesson about the importance of family and learning to listen.
Obscure Broadway Showtunes with Larry (Silly Song) “Where Have All The Staplers Gone?”
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.