VeggieTales®: 'Twas The Night Before Easter
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DVD Release Date: March 5 and March 8, 2011
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Big Idea, Inc.
FRANKLIN, TN (January 13, 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 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 how important it is to help other people while exploring the real meaning of Easter. The title's launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, Gund , Toys "R" Us , Walmart , Target , American Greetings Interactive , Frankford Candy & Chocolate , American Puzzle Company and more, as well as live events.
"We hatched 'Twas The Night Before Easter as a holiday surprise for families," said Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. "This title follows the huge sales success our first Easter-themed release, An Easter Carol, and we couldn't be more thrilled to deliver a new DVD timed to the holiday this year. It was truly a rewarding experience working with Melinda Doolittle, and we think fans are going to love her character, Cassie Cassava, just as much as her wonderful singing!"
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
Or print out this fun Easter Activity Sheet in JPG or PDF
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About Big Idea Entertainment
Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children's and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea's best-selling animated series VeggieTales has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales and Big Idea's property, 3-2-1 Penguins! , enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo children's programming block. The studio's two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie (2002), and Universal Pictures' and Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything -A VeggieTales Movie (2008), are distinguished among the top ten most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.bigidea.com.