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Get Ready For "Celery Night Fever"! // VeggieTales Review & Giveaway








The VeggieTales! I love them! I can't wait to have kids and show them all the awesome DVDs - which, I have to admit, I already own. So I was really happy to get the opportunity to review the newest Veggie Tales DVD for you guys. And the best part: You can win a copy (well, sorry, USA & Canada only!)! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this post. Good luck! And enjoy the review!

Here goes everything you need to know about the newest VeggieTales, "Celery Night Fever" - and, of course, the giveaway!


Terry Crews Lends his Voice to Veggies in the
New
VeggieTale Movie!

Actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who Wants to be a Millionaire) stars – and sings – in Celery Night Fever!

In Celery Night Fever, the retro funkadelic sights and sounds of polyester leisure suits and disco balls take center stage – along with a timeless message of friendship and forgiveness.

Crews provides the voice of Bruce Onion, a nefarious real-estate developer who plans to turn the serene, green Celery Park into a parking lot. His unsavory scheme spurs Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus to enact a bold plan: reuniting the long-lost ’70s band The Groovy Brothers to play at a fund-raising concert.

The problem is, The Groovy Brothers haven’t spoken to each other in decades, and the members have little interest in getting back together. Their long-simmering feud spills over to affect Laura and Junior. It’s not just Celery Park that’s in jeopardy – if best friends can’t learn to forgive each other and accept each other’s faults, the veggies might lose their cherished community gathering spot.

Celery Night Fever features six original songs, including a rousing number from Bruce Onion, showcasing the musical side of Terry Crews.

“I’ve been a fan of VeggieTales for the longest time,” said Crews. “To actually be a part of it is phenomenal. VeggieTales is good-hearted entertainment that I’m excited to share with my own family – plus, it’s awesome to be able to sing!”

Celery Night Fever debuts Aug. 5 exclusively on DVD.

This all new VeggieTales feature-length movie leads up to even more fresh, exciting news for VeggieTales fans: A brand-new Netflix original TV series, VeggieTales In the House, that will premiere on the streaming platform on Thanksgiving weekend.

About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) acquired VeggieTales’ parent company, Big Idea, as part of the studio’s Classic Media acquisition in 2012, and is releasing both new VeggieTales films on DVD and producing the Netflix original series VeggieTales In the House. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team, and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The company has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.







Celery Night Fever Teaches Valuable
Lessons About Forgiveness

In Celery Night Fever, the VeggieTales gang learns some valuable lessons about forgiveness

Old band mates from The Groovy Brothers, who have simmered in their own juices over a decades-old falling out rediscover their friendship. The nefarious Bruce Onion peels back the layers of his bitterness toward the band and learns to be sweet. And Laura Carrot, after cutting her best pal Junior Asparagus out of her life over a mistake he makes, decides everything is better when they’re like two peas in a pod. 

Each of them experiences the truth of Ephesians 4:12, the Bible verse Bob and Larry share at the end of the fresh and fun new DVD: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” 

The Bible has a lot to say about forgiveness – and not just its ultimate expression of God forgiving our sins. Many other verses address the importance of us forgiving each other and the benefits doing so brings to relationships. Everything really is better when realize we’ll all in this big salad of life together! 

The Bible offers many lessons in forgiveness, in addition to Ephesians 4:12. Parents of VeggieTales fans may find these verses helpful for discussions about the importance of forgiveness: 

  • Love and forgives go hand-in-hand – even for animated vegetables! 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 6 NIV
    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

  • Forgiveness is not a one-time event – we always have to engage in forgiving.
    Matthew 18: 21-22 NIV
    “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

  • Forgiveness helps to keep others from being mashed like a potato
    2 Corinthians 2:5-8 NIV
    “If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.”

  • Forgiving others is the organic way to keep us from judging them
    Luke 6:37 NIV
    “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

    John 8:7 NIV
    “When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

  • Yes, we’re even supposed to forgive our enemies
    “On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”


The Veggie Crew is Always Fun …
and Always Fresh

VeggieTales has been a trusted parenting partner to moms of preschoolers – and the world’s number one purveyor of silly songs -- for more than 20 years. It is truly a homegrown brand, created in 1993 by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, founders of Big Idea Productions, as a show to entertain their own children. But Phil and Mike soon discovered their veggies were more than just a garden-variety kids’ show: The off-the-wall stories and sing-along fun rooted in biblical morals and values struck a gourd – er, chord – with parents nationwide, and boys and girls everywhere proved wrong the old stereotype that kids just don’t like vegetables.

Phil and Mike have remained at the creative roots of VeggieTales, producing more than 50 original VeggieTales adventures, which first appeared on VHS (remember that?) and became the most popular Christian entertainment brand for kids in the U.S. – selling more than 70 million DVDs, 15 million books and 7 million CDs.

Each VeggieTales story incorporates original music and imaginative storytelling to relate the lighthearted escapades of a group of animated vegetable friends, led by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.

Their exploits frequently offer gentle parodies of pop culture – and, most importantly to fans, impart an important character trait for children, such as honesty, contentment, kindness, sharing and forgiveness. At the end of each story, Bob and Larry share Bible passages that reflect and reinforce the lessons they and their veggie crew have learned, always leaving viewers with the important reminder: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”

VeggieTales made an organic transition to U.S. network television in 2006, where it appeared on NBC through 2009; and the whole gang stirred the pot at the box office by appearing in two feature-length theatrical films, Jonah (2002) and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (2009). Fans have been able to enjoy live stage shows across the country featuring their favorite veggie characters, and this fall will be able to see them in an all-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House. In 2012, VeggieTales became part of DreamWorks Animation when the studio acquired Big Idea’s parent company, Classic Media.

In a crowded field of entertainment for kids, VeggieTales is the single most trusted and most popular brand among practicing Christian moms, according to a 2014 survey by Barna Research Group. That study found that 91 percent of those moms rated the series from 8 to 10 on “family-friendliness,” outscoring other well-known, popular kids’ entertainment properties by double digits. The study also found that the series’ appeal crosses generational lines, with even more “Millennial” Christian moms describing themselves as “big fans” of the series than those who belong to “Generation X.”

In the past 20 years, VeggieTales has inspired a full line of popular products, including books, audio CDs and computer games; smartphone apps; a wide variety of toys, clothing and home décor, plus a Bible study curriculum for home and church.

To find out more about VeggieTales and Celery Night Fever, the all-new musical adventure featuring the veggie crew, visit www.veggietales.com.



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6 comments :

  1. I would give this DVD to my son! I can't wait until he is a little older and can watch VT! I grew up watching them with my little sister. :)

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  2. wakka wakka wakka! I love the title of the DVD. Barbara Manatee and Where is my Hairbrush were always my favorites.

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  3. I love the VeggieTales stories! Those are so cute. :-) I think my favorite one is one of the older ones about the chocolate bunnies.

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  4. I LOVE Veggie Tales I think a bit more than my Kiddies...LOL

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  5. My kids love veggie Tales! Such a great show! I love that they are on hulu now!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Get Ready For "Celery Night Fever"! // VeggieTales Review & Giveaway








The VeggieTales! I love them! I can't wait to have kids and show them all the awesome DVDs - which, I have to admit, I already own. So I was really happy to get the opportunity to review the newest Veggie Tales DVD for you guys. And the best part: You can win a copy (well, sorry, USA & Canada only!)! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this post. Good luck! And enjoy the review!

Here goes everything you need to know about the newest VeggieTales, "Celery Night Fever" - and, of course, the giveaway!


Terry Crews Lends his Voice to Veggies in the
New
VeggieTale Movie!

Actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who Wants to be a Millionaire) stars – and sings – in Celery Night Fever!

In Celery Night Fever, the retro funkadelic sights and sounds of polyester leisure suits and disco balls take center stage – along with a timeless message of friendship and forgiveness.

Crews provides the voice of Bruce Onion, a nefarious real-estate developer who plans to turn the serene, green Celery Park into a parking lot. His unsavory scheme spurs Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus to enact a bold plan: reuniting the long-lost ’70s band The Groovy Brothers to play at a fund-raising concert.

The problem is, The Groovy Brothers haven’t spoken to each other in decades, and the members have little interest in getting back together. Their long-simmering feud spills over to affect Laura and Junior. It’s not just Celery Park that’s in jeopardy – if best friends can’t learn to forgive each other and accept each other’s faults, the veggies might lose their cherished community gathering spot.

Celery Night Fever features six original songs, including a rousing number from Bruce Onion, showcasing the musical side of Terry Crews.

“I’ve been a fan of VeggieTales for the longest time,” said Crews. “To actually be a part of it is phenomenal. VeggieTales is good-hearted entertainment that I’m excited to share with my own family – plus, it’s awesome to be able to sing!”

Celery Night Fever debuts Aug. 5 exclusively on DVD.

This all new VeggieTales feature-length movie leads up to even more fresh, exciting news for VeggieTales fans: A brand-new Netflix original TV series, VeggieTales In the House, that will premiere on the streaming platform on Thanksgiving weekend.

About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) acquired VeggieTales’ parent company, Big Idea, as part of the studio’s Classic Media acquisition in 2012, and is releasing both new VeggieTales films on DVD and producing the Netflix original series VeggieTales In the House. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team, and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The company has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.







Celery Night Fever Teaches Valuable
Lessons About Forgiveness

In Celery Night Fever, the VeggieTales gang learns some valuable lessons about forgiveness

Old band mates from The Groovy Brothers, who have simmered in their own juices over a decades-old falling out rediscover their friendship. The nefarious Bruce Onion peels back the layers of his bitterness toward the band and learns to be sweet. And Laura Carrot, after cutting her best pal Junior Asparagus out of her life over a mistake he makes, decides everything is better when they’re like two peas in a pod. 

Each of them experiences the truth of Ephesians 4:12, the Bible verse Bob and Larry share at the end of the fresh and fun new DVD: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” 

The Bible has a lot to say about forgiveness – and not just its ultimate expression of God forgiving our sins. Many other verses address the importance of us forgiving each other and the benefits doing so brings to relationships. Everything really is better when realize we’ll all in this big salad of life together! 

The Bible offers many lessons in forgiveness, in addition to Ephesians 4:12. Parents of VeggieTales fans may find these verses helpful for discussions about the importance of forgiveness: 

  • Love and forgives go hand-in-hand – even for animated vegetables! 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 6 NIV
    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

  • Forgiveness is not a one-time event – we always have to engage in forgiving.
    Matthew 18: 21-22 NIV
    “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

  • Forgiveness helps to keep others from being mashed like a potato
    2 Corinthians 2:5-8 NIV
    “If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.”

  • Forgiving others is the organic way to keep us from judging them
    Luke 6:37 NIV
    “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

    John 8:7 NIV
    “When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

  • Yes, we’re even supposed to forgive our enemies
    “On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”


The Veggie Crew is Always Fun …
and Always Fresh

VeggieTales has been a trusted parenting partner to moms of preschoolers – and the world’s number one purveyor of silly songs -- for more than 20 years. It is truly a homegrown brand, created in 1993 by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, founders of Big Idea Productions, as a show to entertain their own children. But Phil and Mike soon discovered their veggies were more than just a garden-variety kids’ show: The off-the-wall stories and sing-along fun rooted in biblical morals and values struck a gourd – er, chord – with parents nationwide, and boys and girls everywhere proved wrong the old stereotype that kids just don’t like vegetables.

Phil and Mike have remained at the creative roots of VeggieTales, producing more than 50 original VeggieTales adventures, which first appeared on VHS (remember that?) and became the most popular Christian entertainment brand for kids in the U.S. – selling more than 70 million DVDs, 15 million books and 7 million CDs.

Each VeggieTales story incorporates original music and imaginative storytelling to relate the lighthearted escapades of a group of animated vegetable friends, led by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.

Their exploits frequently offer gentle parodies of pop culture – and, most importantly to fans, impart an important character trait for children, such as honesty, contentment, kindness, sharing and forgiveness. At the end of each story, Bob and Larry share Bible passages that reflect and reinforce the lessons they and their veggie crew have learned, always leaving viewers with the important reminder: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”

VeggieTales made an organic transition to U.S. network television in 2006, where it appeared on NBC through 2009; and the whole gang stirred the pot at the box office by appearing in two feature-length theatrical films, Jonah (2002) and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (2009). Fans have been able to enjoy live stage shows across the country featuring their favorite veggie characters, and this fall will be able to see them in an all-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House. In 2012, VeggieTales became part of DreamWorks Animation when the studio acquired Big Idea’s parent company, Classic Media.

In a crowded field of entertainment for kids, VeggieTales is the single most trusted and most popular brand among practicing Christian moms, according to a 2014 survey by Barna Research Group. That study found that 91 percent of those moms rated the series from 8 to 10 on “family-friendliness,” outscoring other well-known, popular kids’ entertainment properties by double digits. The study also found that the series’ appeal crosses generational lines, with even more “Millennial” Christian moms describing themselves as “big fans” of the series than those who belong to “Generation X.”

In the past 20 years, VeggieTales has inspired a full line of popular products, including books, audio CDs and computer games; smartphone apps; a wide variety of toys, clothing and home décor, plus a Bible study curriculum for home and church.

To find out more about VeggieTales and Celery Night Fever, the all-new musical adventure featuring the veggie crew, visit www.veggietales.com.



a Rafflecopter giveaway



"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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6 comments :

  1. I would give this DVD to my son! I can't wait until he is a little older and can watch VT! I grew up watching them with my little sister. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. wakka wakka wakka! I love the title of the DVD. Barbara Manatee and Where is my Hairbrush were always my favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the VeggieTales stories! Those are so cute. :-) I think my favorite one is one of the older ones about the chocolate bunnies.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE Veggie Tales I think a bit more than my Kiddies...LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. My kids love veggie Tales! Such a great show! I love that they are on hulu now!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni