Oct 12, 2010

VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life Review and Giveaway CLOSED


DVD Synopsis

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

Bonus Features:
  • Directors’ Audio Commentary
  • Art Gallery
  • Parents Guide presented by Family Life
  • “Goodnight Junior” Silly Songs Sing-Along
  • Visit a Train Museum with Larry
  • Behind The Music of It’s a Meaningful Life—An Interview with Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Meant To Be” Music Video
Another VeggieTales success.  We are big VeggieTales fans in our house and while I loved the original VT which consisted strictly of Bible stories (with a twist) I have also loved the last couple movies that have taken other well known stories and added the VeggieTales twist.  As with all VeggieTales movies, they start off with a question from a child, which leads them to tell a particular story to try and help them solve the child's problem.  I like this because it really makes it relevant to children from the start.  A young child will likely not see their connection with the story of an adult who becomes discontent with how their life has turned out, as compared to a former friend.  But most kids can feel some connection to the girl at the beginning of this movie who is bummed because she worked really hard but didn't make the cheer-leading team while her friend did.

A very cute story, with the well loved, goofy Veggies makes for another great movie that we all loved.


FRANKLIN, TN (June 28, 2010) Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all new VeggieTales® adventure, VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life, October 2 and October 5, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively. This fun and inspiring story of wonder shares valuable lessons in understanding one’s worth and importance, and in being content with what one already has rather than seeking out what others possess.

VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life includes an original new song from multi-GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman entitled “Meant To Be,” a brand new Silly Song called “Goodnight Junior,” and other family friendly bonus features. The It’s a Meaningful Life launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, Chuck E. Cheese’sÒ, GymboreeÒ, GundÒ, American GreetingsÒ, Show Hope, Family Life and more.

"We're very excited to share It's a Meaningful Life with VeggieTales fans and families everywhere," said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. "So many of us often wonder what our lives would be like if we had all we ever dreamed of. This title takes parents and children on a journey that explores that question, and it ultimately helps us discover the beauty of how our lives affect those around us."

Inspired by the It’s A Meaningful Life story, Steven Curtis Chapman notes, “The song is really shaped around, what I want to say, especially to children that wonder, ‘does my life have any meaning?’ To be able to say as I have said to so many orphans in China or even to my own children, ‘you are special, and you are meant to be because God has put us here.”

Meant to Be - Steven Curtis Chapman

Meant to Be - Behind the Song






Here are some fun coloring pages you can print out and color! (Just right click and open in a new tab to get the full sized file to print.)


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