VeggieTales Review

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I was delighted to have the opportunity, along with my children, to review the newly released 'Twas The Night Before Easter and HOSANNA CD.  I have been a fan of these adorable characters since I first heard their song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything".

It’s Easter time in Crisper County and cable news reporter Marlee Meade is hunting for a way to help others. She cooks up a plan to save the old theater with a cast of costume-clad townies, massive props and a 20-foot robot rabbit to perform “Up With Bunnies.” Now there’s only one thing missing – the star of the show! When word spreads that singing sensation Cassie Cassava (Melinda Doolittle) is arriving to perform in her hometown church’s Easter service, Marlee schemes to steal the starlet for her own pageant! But when things go haywire, will it be curtains for Marlee’s dreams – or will she discover the true meaning of Easter and what helping others is really all about?

“Eggs-tra” Bonus Features:

Audio Commentary
“The Hopperena” Silly Songs Sing-Along
Behind the voice of “Cassie” with Melinda Doolittle
Larry’s backstage pass to “VeggieTales Live!”
“Easter Cards” Interactive Matching Game

Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced their release of their first new Easter holiday DVD in seven years, VeggieTales®: ‘Twas The Night Before Easter, on March 5 and March 8, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively. This brand new DVD features plenty of fun music as well as a new character—Cassie Cassava—voiced by American Idol top finalist Melinda Doolittle. Other memorable family-friendly content includes silly songs, interviews and a backstage pass feature with Larry the Cucumber on the “VeggieTales Live!” tour. ‘Twas The Night Before Easter examines the importance of helping others and serving those in need while exploring the real meaning of Easter based on Mark 10:45.
I've really enjoyed watching this video numerous times with my children... a few of the jokes were over their heads but appealing to the parents in the room. 

The Hosanna! CD includes ten all new easy-to-sing worship favorites made popular by some of today’s top worship artists – sung by beloved VeggieTales characters and kids just for kids! Amy Grant sings the title track, “Hosanna,” and lead vocalist Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, lends his voice on “Who Am I.”

The songs on the CD are:

1. Your Grace is Enough
2. Everlasting Love
3. Hosanna
4. Our God
5. Just Wanna Say
6. Mighty to Save
7. Amazing Grace
8. Who Am I
9. Perfect Love
10. Your Name

The kiddos have a lot of fun popping this CD in while singing and dancing through the house.  Their own little versions of songs that mommy loves to listen to in the car.  I think it makes them feel grown up!

VeggieTales 'Twas The Night Before Easter and VeggieTales Hosanna! Today's Top Worship Songs For Kids! was provided by Big Idea for review purposes.