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VeggieTales is a children's animated series created by Big Idea featuring anthropomorphic vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity.


The show was created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki when they wanted to create a series of videos teaching children about stories and lessons from the Bible, while making it fun and entertaining.

Phil originally started out in 1990 when he wanted to use candy bars as a basis. However, his wife obejected the idea, as she thinks it's a bad influnce on kids. So he drew a cucumber and thought that was the best choice, vegetables. He chose these objects as he said they were easy to animate as compared to characters with limbs, clothes, or hair because of the limitations on 3D graphics during the early 90s'.

Phil then joined with Mike Nawrocki, who they both did puppet shows in Bible college. Phil did one on "The Princess and the Pea", but telling it from the Pea's perspective, but never made it as a puppet show. Ultimately, the sketches Phil drew became the basis for VeggieTales.

The name itself came from Mike Nawrocki, as he felt it was good title as it was about vegetables telling stories.

While Toy Story is considered the first animation film to use computer imagery for film, VeggieTales is the first video series using that type of animation prior to the film's release.

The series started with only either one or two episode(s) per year, until the company grew and produced three videos per year as of 2014. In 2016, no new episodes of the series were produced, likely due to Big Idea being too busy making the Netflix series.

According to Phil in a recent podcast, Netflix will release 11 minute shorts exclusively along with new redesigns of the original cast. Not much is said about them, though Phil says that they have colored iris', similar to the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and their mouths are more dynamic. He also says that Archibald's hair looks swirly.


  1. Where's God When I'm S-Scared?
  2. God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!
  3. Are You My Neighbor?
  4. Rack, Shack and Benny
  5. Dave and the Giant Pickle
  6. The Toy That Saved Christmas
  7. Very Silly Songs!
  8. Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!
  9. Josh and the Big Wall!
  10. Madame Blueberry
  11. The End of Silliness?
  12. Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed
  13. King George and the Ducky
  14. Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen
  15. Lyle the Kindly Viking
  16. The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown
  17. Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!
  18. The Star of Christmas
  19. The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!
  20. The Ballad of Little Joe
  21. An Easter Carol
  22. A Snoodle's Tale
  23. Sumo of the Opera
  24. Bob and Larry's How to Draw!
  25. Duke and the Great Pie War
  26. Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush
  27. Lord of the Beans
  28. Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler
  29. LarryBoy and the Bad Apple
  30. Gideon: Tuba Warrior
  31. Moe and the Big Exit
  32. The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
  33. Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue
  34. Abe and the Amazing Promise
  35. Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella
  36. Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
  37. Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't
  38. Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart
  39. It's a Meaningful Life
  40. Twas The Night Before Easter
  41. Princess and the Popstar
  42. The Little Drummer Boy
  43. Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men
  44. The Penniless Princess
  45. The League of Incredible Vegetables
  46. The Little House That Stood
  47. MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle
  48. Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas
  49. Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier
  50. Celery Night Fever
  51. Beauty and the Beet
  52. Noah's Ark

Feature Films

  1. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  2. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie


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