Brand New Holiday Musical Special
Full of Magic, Theatrics and Vegetables!
Perfect Stocking Stuffer Premieres October 29th on VHS & DVD
CHICAGO (September 18, 2002) — Big Idea Productions, creators of the best-selling VeggieTales children’s video series, ushers in the holiday season with a joyous new VeggieTales musical extravaganza, The Star of Christmas. Featuring everyone’s favorite Veggie characters in a brand-new heartfelt holiday release, The Star of Christmas is being distributed by Warner Home Video and WEA Corp. and will be available to own October 29, 2002 on VHS for $14.99 SRP and DVD for $19.99 SRP.
Following the release of VeggieTales’ first holiday episode, the popular The Toy That Saved Christmas (Big Idea’s biggest selling title with over 2.5 million units sold to date), and inspired by the grand tradition of Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary musicals, The Star of Christmas is a “uniquely Veggie” take on a simple story of the true meaning of Christmas. With classic VeggieTales humor, stunning animation, delightful song-and-dance numbers and a whimsical cast of characters including Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus, Archibald Asparagus, Jimmy Gourd, Laura Carrot, Madame Blueberry, Jean Claude Pea and Pa Grape - The Star of Christmas is unlike anything Veggie fans have seen before!
It’s Christmas time in 1880’s London. Tired of their lives writing jingles for Durling’s Dental Wax, Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) are putting the finishing touches on their very first theatrical Christmas Spectacular – “The Princess and the Plumber.” Filled with song, spectacle and more electric lights than 19th Century London has ever seen, Cavis is sure his new show has what it takes to “teach London to love!”
Unfortunately, our boys have hit a few snags. With only three days left, Millward has yet to finish the script, they have no princess, and Cavis still hasn’t convinced England’s most influential theatre critic, Prince Frederick, to attend. To top it all off, little Edmund Gilbert’s (Junior Asparagus) Christmas pageant, featuring the re-unveiling of “The Star of Christmas,” a priceless artifact that hasn’t been seen in 79 years, is scheduled for the same night!
If Cavis and Millward are to stand a chance against the celebrated “Star of Christmas” and a determined young asparagus, drastic measures will have to be taken. Will Millward finish the script? Will Cavis get the Prince to attend? Or will their dream of fame, fortune and high-wattage theatrics go up in smoke?
Find out as the artists at Big Idea Productions take you on an adventure through bell towers and jail cells, flying over London in a rocket-powered horseless carriage, and all the way to a new understanding of the one Christmas story that really can teach us to love each other!
ABOUT BIG IDEA PRODUCTIONS
Big Idea Productions is a family media company committed to providing entertaining stories that help parents teach children important life lessons in a delightfully wacky way. Based in the Chicago area, Big Idea Productions is best known for its award-winning VeggieTales animated series which, combined with the new Larryboy and 3-2-1 Penguins series, have sold over 30 million videos and over 3 million albums of chart-topping audio since 1993. In addition to extending the property into licensing, publishing and live entertainment arenas, the Company will release their first-ever feature film, Jonah – a VeggieTales Movie on October 4, through Artisan’s Family Home Entertainment Pictures. Big Idea is recognized as the leading producer and creator of values-based product reflecting a Judeo-Christian worldview in the family entertainment industry.
WEA Corp. handles sales, marketing and distribution for Warner Music Group labels The Atlantic Group, Elektra Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records and Rhino Entertainment; for affiliated labels including Curb and Time-Life Music; and for a variety of CD-ROM titles from third-party multi-media companies. WEA Corp. is a unit of WEA Inc., a Warner Music Group company.
With operations in 78 international territories – more than the video division of any other studio – Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top-quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.