Sunday, August 3, 2014

VeggieTales Celery Night Fever Review and Giveaway! #Baby and #Toddler Gift Guide


Disclosure: I received the following DVD for review purposes all opinions are 100 percent my own!

Terry Crews and Kellie Pickler
Lend their Voices to Veggies in
Two New VeggieTales Movies
Celery Night Fever and Beauty and the Beet, Filled With the
Fun, Music and Lessons of VeggieTales, to Debut Exclusively on DVD
GLENDALE, Calif. (July 25, 2014) 
 All the music, fun and values-based
storytelling of VeggieTales return in two brand-new movies starring the veggie
crew, whose antics are fresher than ever in Celery Night Fever, debuting on Aug. 5,
and Beauty and the Beet, which premieres Oct. 14.
Actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who Wants to be a Millionaire)
stars – and sings – in Celery Night Fever, while country-music superstar Kellie
Pickler (American Idol, “Best Days of Your Life”) brings her unmistakable voice and
irresistible charm to Beauty and the Beet.
“Having two brand-new movies premiere in the same year is pretty exciting
news for any veggie – but starring right alongside Terry and Kellie is just dressing
on the salad,” said VeggieTales stars Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.
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.
In October – just in time for the holidays – the veggies return in the winter-
themed Beauty and the Beet, an all-new take on the classic fairy tale. Pickler stars as
Mirabelle, the sweet-potato lead singer of a family band that meets with unexpected
trouble when an angry innkeeper makes them feel unwelcome. As she befriends the
Beet and matches his harshness with loving acts, Mirabelle proves that compassion
and kindness reap their own rewards.
Beauty and the Beet features seven original songs performed by Pickler,
which will be collected on a companion CD that features a special rendition of “Deck
the Halls” also sung by Pickler. The holiday album will be released to coincide with
the DVD and will be available for download via iTunes.
These two all-new VeggieTales feature-length movies lead 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.

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
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 d├ęcor, 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.
My kids couldn't stop laughing and dancing while we watched VeggieTales Celery Night Fever they love the Veggie Tales crew. Mommy loves that I can trust VeggieTales to be kid friendly and teach good values. Do your kids have a favorite VeggieTales character? Or do they like them all? Well you are in luck Veggie Tales is giving Free For All readers a chance to win their own copy of Veggie Tales Celery Night Fever!
Enter Below:
Just answer the following question in the comments:
Who is your child's favorite Veggie Tales character?

"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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10 comments

  1. We love VeggieTales! I think our favorite is Larry. We used to have the video game where he was a superhero lol

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  2. We love Veggie Tales. Patunia Rhubarb.

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  3. To be honest I don't know who my grandsons Favorite is .. But I am sure he would like it.

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  4. I don't know why my name isn't showing but it's Jessica Goble lol..Both of my boys love Larry he's def there favorite veggie tale character

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    1. Jessica Random picked 4 and that is your number I am sending you instructions now on how to claim

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  6. Bob the Tomato is our favorite character in the series.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. I don't have a favorite, but my daughter is in love with Bob. Has the tshirt, the water bottle, the backpack... Any time we see anything Bob she freaks :)

    Laceymarie89 at live.com

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  8. Our favorite character is Bob the
    Tomato!

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