I can hardly contain my excitement to share this review!!
For years, I have loved watching the VeggieTales movies. I mean, uhm, my kids have loved watching the VeggieTales movies. Okay, okay. My husband and I enjoy the movies, too. LOL!
I was introduced to VeggieTales when my younger cousins began watching them. It was love at first sight with these talking and singing vegetables. I even bought a VeggieTale t-shirt that I wore in high school and college. What is there not to love about those cute vegetables!
When I had children of my own, finding good, wholesome, God-honoring programs was not easy. When Bookworm (my oldest) was a baby, I often played a VeggieTale movie or CD for him. Within a few short months he had already picked out his favorite VeggieTale DVD/CD – Silly Song Countdown. He would jump in his little jumperoo out of sheer excitement. His chubby little legs pushing with all their might as his feet elevated a couple of inches off the floor. His happy baby screams would echo throughout the house. The way he became excited made me love VeggieTales even more. As he grew older, VeggieTales was always a huge hit! That little one is now almost 11 and he STILL loves to watch those talking, dancing and singing vegetables!
His younger brothers followed suit and have always adored the shows, too! They are wonderful, clean, wholesome, and teach a Bible lesson/Character trait in every DVD. I don’t have to worry about bad language, slang talk, or the kids picking up behaviors that are not honoring to God. Besides, what is not to like about Bob, Larry, Junior, Laura, and the rest of the gang?
We limit television time in our family. We want our children to enjoy and be entertained in what we allow them to watch, but our selection in movies goes beyond just entertainment. We find movies/shows that are honoring to God. We try hard to not just talk about the Bible but to live it out. That is why VeggieTales has been a staple in our family for 11 years now.
We don’t limit our boys’ cartoon choices to strictly DVD. Occasionally, we’ll allow them to watch a program on Cable TV; however, is it just me or has Cable TV spiraled out of control with the inappropriate content for children? A few weeks before we moved from Washington, we decided to cancel the cable television and began watching movies/shows on Netflix almost exclusively. By switching to Netflix, we not longer worry about the content of commercials and it also gives us more control over what the boys watch. For example, we no longer have flip through channels because a show they are not allowed to watch is scheduled after a program they are allowed to watch. We can also limit their time much more easily with Netflix. Is is easy to get lost in cable because your children’s favorite shows may be scheduled back to back to back. It is easy to go from one show to the next and then, before you realize it, your children have spent the last 2 to 3 hours mindlessly watching television. On occasion that is not a bad thing. We all deserve a chance once in a while to curl up on the couch under a warm blanket with a bowl of popcorn to just Veggie out (pun intended..lol).
Netflix has been WONDERFUL for us! Netflix is also easy to put on an iPad or Kindle. My kids have them on their devices and that is a big help! We only have one TV and I’m sure you know how that goes. “Mommy, it’s my turn to watch what I want! Mommy, he got to choose last time! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” Each of my boys have their favorite VeggieTale episode and each want something different. The fix to this problem? Each can watch their favorite episode on their device with their headphones.
Recently, I had a slight issue with Netflix that I feel obligated to share. In the adult section on Netflix, some shows offered were not something my husband and I cared for. I contacted customer service expecting a knock down, drag out fight as I listened to them state that they couldn’t do anything about my concerns. Instead, customer service looked over our account and immediately blocked those shows from being advertised on our account. Even us adults are protected from watching movies/shows that are not honoring. I shared this because I wanted you to see how AWESOME this company is to work with!
What can be better than VeggieTales and Netflix? VeggieTales ON Netflix!!!!
VeggieTales and Netflix teamed up to begin a new series called “VeggieTales in the House.” This is an ORIGINAL Netflix series that premiered on November 26th. This is the same beloved faith-based VeggieTales that we have all came to know and love, but with a facelift! 🙂 Bob and Larry have received a slightly new look, but I don’t think it is that noticeable. Personally, I think the new look is fresh. As my boys watched the first episode, they didn’t mention the slight change in appearance to the characters. Even Bookworm, who happens to be a stickler for details, didn’t say a word about their appearance! 🙂
Each episode features brand new silly songs that are upbeat and fun! The VeggieTales characters embark on new adventures throughout their house that kids are sure to enjoy. The show remains very true to the beloved stories of old by continuing to weave strong moral messages that capture the hearts of VeggieTale lovers of all ages; myself included! I love the old Veggies, but I also love the new ones as well!
Here are the episodes:
- Episode 1A – Puppies and Guppies: After seeing Ichabeezer with a puppy, Larry and Laura Carrot each want one of their own, but can they even take care of a bowl of guppies?
- Episode 1B – Sorry, We’re Closed: In an effort to hide from one another, Bob, Larry, and the rest of the Veggie cast accidentally get locked in Pa Grape’s store overnight.
- Episode 2A – Bob and the Awesome Frosting Mustache: Bob orders “hair anywhere growth frosting” so he can grow a huge mustache in order to have the confidence to compete in a karaoke contest.
- Episode 2B – Bob and Larry Getting Angry: After hearing the Scripture about not letting the sun go down on your anger, Bob and Larry get into a big argument, and stay up all night being angry at each other, doing whatever it takes to stay awake.
- Episode 3A – Bob’s Bad Breath: Bob becomes the store greeter at Pa Grapes’s store, meanwhile Larry doesn’t feel like brushing his tooth.
- Episode 3B – Trading Places: Bob and Jimmy are tired of their respective roommates, Larry and Jerry, so they decide to swap, and get surprising results.
- Episode 4A – Jimmy and Jerry are Rich: Bob and Larry act extra friendly to Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, who have just inherited a large fortune, just so they would buy them a monster truck.
- Episode 4B – Feeling Hot Hot Hot: Petunia Rhubarb is left in charge of running Pa Grape’s store, but cannot resist the temptation to raise the temperature on the thermostat.
- Episode 5A – Laura at Bat: Laura Carrot dreams of hitting a game-winning home run, but discovers that it takes more then dreaming in order to be good at something.
- Episode 5B – Pie Fight: When Bob wins the annual Pie Baking contest, Madame Blueberry suspects him of cheating.
We enjoyed “VeggieTales in the House” so much that we’re watching the first episode again! This show takes the lessons that we been teaching our boys and gives them a cute, funny way to drive home those lessons. I like the new character designs, too. Most importantly, I LOVE that they did NOT take away the Bible messages that Veggie Tales teaches! Check them out on Netflix! I hope you love it as much as we did!!
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***As part of my review for this post I was given a free subscription to Netflix from Propeller entertainment***