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VeggieTales®: Sweetpea Beauty – A Girl After God’s Own Heart

VeggieTales®: Sweetpea Beauty – A Girl After God’s Own Heart

DVD Release Date: August 3, 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, will release a brand new enchanting adventure on DVD, VeggieTales®: Sweetpea Beauty—A Girl After God’s Own Heart, on July 31, 2010 for $14.99 SRP in Christian market stores, and on August 3, 2010 for $14.93 SRP in the general marketplace. This creative fairy-tale parody teaches a valuable lesson about true beauty based on 1 Samuel 16:7 which says, “For the Lord sees not as man sees. Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

The DVD features an original new song entitled “Beautiful For Me” by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and nine-time Dove Award winner—including two for “Female Vocalist of the Year”— Nichole Nordeman. Also included on this show is the fun Silly Song, “Pants” written by recording artist and Dove Award-winning writer and “Producer of the Year” Ian Eskelin, a sing-along song called “More Beautiful,” and other family friendly exclusive interviews and guide content. The Sweetpea Beauty launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, GundÒ, Gregg GiftÒ, Chuck E. Cheese’sÒ, Crocs/JibbitzÒ, GymboreeÒ, Crazy 8Ò and more.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the first VeggieTales show created specifically for girls,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. “Sweetpea Beauty is a fun and meaningful fairy ‘Veggie’ tale that will help young girls understand the real value of true beauty and that God loves them just as He made them. A comprehensive line of consumer products will be available that will allow girls to play and learn about this important life-changing lesson.”

As a special musical feature for the DVD, Big Idea enlisted the songwriting talents of Sparrow Records recording artist and VeggieTales enthusiast Nichole Nordeman, who wrote and recorded an original song for the first time in more than two years, which is about the importance of embracing the beauty God sees in each of us as shown in the Sweetpea Beauty episode.

“The topic of beauty...real beauty...has long been near and dear to my heart,” says Nordeman. “I am thrilled that VeggieTales is tackling this tough and murky issue for young girls. A year and a half ago, God blessed our family with a daughter, and even though she is still too young to grapple with big questions like, ‘Am I beautiful?,’ it forced me to dust off my own skeletons and snarky old whispers regarding that question from my own mirror.”

DVD Synopsis

Once upon a time, there lived a royally sour blueberry, a fair rhubarb maiden and a dastardly deceptive mirror! Sweetpea Beauty knows that what’s on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can’t see past her own reflection! So, when a decree is handed down that only the most beautiful can rule the land, the Queen gets nervous and things turn ugly! Banished to the dark forest, Sweetpea’s fate seems bleak until a charming prince, a band of merry minstrels and seven snow peas come to the rescue! Will Sweetpea and her friends be able to warn the Queen in time to save her from the clutches of the tricky mirror – or will the crumbling kingdom and the Queen’s own heart be lost forever? Find out in this fairy "Veggie" tale about the real meaning of true beauty.

Plus, the almost-classic tale of...Snoodlerella. A self- conscious Snoodlerella is the star of the ball after getting an extreme makeover. Her life of glamour is short-lived as the clock strikes midnight and her glasses, braces and insecurities return. Will she be able to see herself as the good King sees her—unique, beautiful and perfect just the way she is?

Bonus Features

  • Directors’ Audio Commentary
  • Art Gallery
  • Sweetpea’s True Beauty Guide For Girls
  • “Pants” Silly Songs with Larry Sing-Along
  • “More Beautiful” Sing-Along
  • Girl Talk – Kids thoughts on true beauty
  • Behind The Music of Sweetpea Beauty—An Interview with Nichole Nordeman

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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: