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Veggie Tales Headed for CD-ROM

19 Feb, 2002 By: Hive News

Big Idea Productions and software publisher and distributor ValuSoft have struck a deal that may have parents encouraging kids to play with their food.

The deal will birng the popular direct-to-video VeggieTales franchise to the PC with three new interactive PC CD-ROM games.

Based on the VeggieTales characters including Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber each adventure game will also teach lessons like kindness, honesty and forgiveness as kids join the VeggieTales characters in silly games and projects.

"We are excited to launch our popular VeggieTales series into the interactive software marketplace through this partnership with ValuSoft. Interactive games are a great way to let kids interact with Veggie characters and environments in a way that no other medium can. Kids love video games. That makes software a great way for us to help parents share with their kids the values they need with all the fun they want," stated Phil Vischer, CEO and chief creative officer at Big Idea Productions. "We feel strongly that VeggieTales software will be interactive fun that parents can trust to be safe for their kids."

The first VeggieTales interactive adventure game, The Mystery of Veggie Island, will be available for $19.99 SRP at most retailers and mass merchants Sept. 15. The second adventure game, Jonah, is based on Big Idea's new theatrical feature Jonah -- A VeggieTales Movie, and will street Oct. 15 alongside the film's premier. The third game will follow in November.

"VeggieTales have connected with kids in a unique and special way with catchy tunes, original storytelling, wacky humor and endearing," said Doug Clemmer, CEO of ValuSoft. "We have built strong relationships with major software and mass merchant retailers-this extensive distribution will get VeggieTales into the hearts and CPUs of children everywhere."

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