Sorry for the lack of news lately. I've got a lot to catch up on, but for now I'm focusing on the most pressing bit of information.
Unfortunately, it's time once again to play Who Owns The Veggies Now. And this time, the winner this time around is... DreamWorks Animation. Yes, it's true. DreamWorks, the company that made movies such as How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda, is now planning to purchase Classic Media, the company that bought Big Idea in 2003. Before you freak out, you should go read this article by Christianity Today and see what Big Idea manager Leslie Ferrell had to say about this.
What does this mean for VeggieTales? The truth is, I don't really know. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Hey everybody! Today I'm going to show you something that many of us were not looking forward to seeing- the new Silly Song, Best Friends Forever.
pretty much like I expected. Slightly annoying and a bit hard to follow.
Still, it got actually got better with a second watch. A lot of little
girls will probably like it.
According to this website, the band the Newsboys will be teaming with VeggieTales once again for the first time since their song In The Belly of the Whale. (EDIT: Scratch that, I forgot that they sang the chorus of the song Yo Ho Hero). The new song will be featured on the upcoming DVD The League of Incredible Vegetables.
There's a new VeggieTales music album coming out this Fall called Bob and Larry Go Country! This new CD will feature the Veggie's takes on country songs, including Achy Breaky Heart, I Will Always Love You, Mommas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys, 9 to 5, Jesus Take the Wheel and Forever and Ever Amen, and several more. The album will be released on October 13th, 2012, the same day as The League of Incredible Vegetables.
Hey Veggie fans! Today I have a few neat things to show you. First off,
some videos of a radio interview that Moody Radio did with Phil Vischer
and Mike Nawrocki back in December.
Next up, Phil Vischer's speech at Liberty University back in January.
And lastly, I must tell you all that Phil has started a podcast. Its lots of fun to listen to, and I would highly recommend that you either go to philvischer.com and give it listen, or subscribe to it on iTunes.
I didn't expect it to come until later this summer, but surprisingly enough, we have the first trailer for the first LarryBoy episode in six years, The League of Incredible Vegetables. Which, as another surprise, doesn't have the word LarryBoy in the title.
It looks amazing, doesn't it? I'm going to give it a quick review here.
0:05-0:13 Dr. Flurry looks really cool (no pun intended). He seems like the typical mad scientist kind of villain, but that's not something we've seen before in VeggieTales (except for in the 2D LarryBoy videos, perhaps). And he has penguin henchmen! How neat is that?
0:20-0:36 I really like these superhero costumes. They're pretty simple, but I guess I should have expected that. It seems like it would be difficult to design anything more complicated for a vegetable. And it wouldn't really be necessary anyway. The names of the superheros are pretty imaginative as well. I expected Bob to just be called The Red Wonder or Bobin like he called himself in LarryBoy and the Bad Apple. But nope, they decided to come up with something more creative and decided on the name Thingamabob, which was just genius.
0:37-0:39 The super vehicles. Let's see, we've got the LarryMobile, a helicopter thing which I'm assuming is Bob's, a shoe-car thing that is obviously Petunia's, and little car that could belong to either Junior or Lunt. Cool stuff. But where's the fifth one? It seems like the LarryCave is keeping its design from Bad Apple, which is good.
0:44-0:48 Wow, that logo looks awesome! And that is really all I can say about it.
Are you excited yet? Because I definitely am! This looks to be the best thing that the veggies have done in several years. And its coming to a store near you October 2012.
Today I'm here to tell you about a brand new DVD coming from VeggieTales this summer, called The Penniless Princess.
(Thanks to ThomasVeggieDramaFan on YouTube for the video.)
While I'm slightly annoyed that they're doing yet another princess episode, I love the story of The Little Princess, so I'm glad that they're doing this. I can't wait to see it! Of course, I'll keep you guys updated about it in the months to come. Happy Valentines Day!
Today, I'm very excited to announce our brand new Countertop Podcast! In Episode 1, I talk about several new things, including the new short Larry's Leapin' Leap Year and the new Silly Song. You'll also have the pleasure of hearing me ramble about how much VeggieTales has changed over the past few years.
Yesterday marked a big milestone for us here on The Countertop- it was our one year anniversary of being on the internet and providing VeggieTales fans with the latest news and reviews! Before I get to the news that I want to tell you about, as part of our celebration, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have supported us by keeping up with the blog over the past year. The fact that people even care to read this at all is a huge encouragement.
This past year has been a great start for us, and this coming year is going to be even better. One thing that will help make it so is feedback from you, our readers! So to help us get and listen to your feedback, we've set up a survey! We would love it if you could go here and help us out by taking the survey.
In other news, the new Silly Song DVD If I Sang A Silly Song is releasing tomorrow! A countdown of the best Silly Songs from the past two decades has been going on at veggietales.com/sillysong, and tomorrow you can go there and see the newest Silly Song which was made from an idea sent in by fans. You'll be able to see the entire countdown and the new Silly Song on If I Sang A Silly Song as well.
That's all for now. Again, thank you guys for supporting this blog over the last year. Be looking forward to some really great things coming from us in 2012.