Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 9: Veggie Tales - It's A Meaningful Life Review

I was first introduced to Veggie Tales in 1995 and have loved them ever since. Even before my husband and I had children we were collecting them on video (eventually replaced by DVD). I would like to say it was to save them for our future children, but we watched them regularly! 

Now that we have children we are always looking for fun and exciting ways to introduce character education and Bible Stories to them. Veggie Tales fits the bill perfectly.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to review Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't (you can see the review here), and now I am excited to introduce you to the latest addition to the Veggie Tales Family: It's A Meaningful Life. 

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 53+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!, enjoyed four seasons 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,

About It's A Meaningful Life:

Life is more than a game…

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 find all he’s been looking for? And what does this mean for those he loves most? Find out in this story of wonder and a lesson in being content.

Featuring Meant To Be by Steven Curtis Chapman.

My Review:

One of my favorite movies is the old Jimmy Stewart movie, It's a Wonderful Life", and being we are in the Christmas, you know it will be aired at least a dozen times. Imagine my delight when I found out Veggie Tales was releasing a movie based on this delightful movie. 

It's A Meaningful Life is a wonderful movie that teaches children the importance of being content with what you have. In classic Veggie Tales fashion there is reference to Bible verses, and of course Silly Songs with Larry. I absolutely loved the Steven Curtis Song, "Meant To Be" and I know this movie will be viewed year round in our home and especially at Christmas when we bring out the original Stewart movie it is based on. A fun movie for the entire family, with a great lesson and awesome music!

If you are a Veggie Tales fan you will love "It's A Meaningful Life". I highly recommend it and would definitely put this on the must have list for this upcoming Christmas. 

BUY IT: You can purchase It's A Meaningful Life online here, directly from Big Idea, Inc.- it is also available through your local Christian bookseller

***I received a complimentary copy of this DVD, courtesy of Lovell-Fairchild Commications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and was not compensated in any other manner***

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