Thursday, August 7, 2014

Veggie Tales: Celery Night Fever Review & Giveaway

About the product

In Celery Night Fever, the retro funkadelic sights and sounds of polyester leisure suits and disco balls take center stage – along with a timeless message of friendship and forgiveness. Actor Terry Crews provides the voice of Bruce Onion, a nefarious real-estate developer who plans to turn the serene, green Celery Park into a parking lot. His unsavory scheme spurs Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus to enact a bold plan: reuniting the long-lost ’70s band The Groovy Brothers to play at a fund-raising concert. The problem is, The Groovy Brothers haven’t spoken to each other in decades, and the members have little interest in getting back together.  Their long-simmering feud spills over to affect Laura and Junior.  It’s not just Celery Park that’s in jeopardy – if best friends can’t learn to forgive each other and accept each other’s faults, the veggies might lose their cherished community gathering spot. Celery Night Fever features six original songs, including a rousing number from Bruce Onion, showcasing the musical side of Terry Crews.

About Veggie Tales

VeggieTales has been a trusted parenting partner to moms of preschoolers – and the world’s number one purveyor of silly songs -- for more than 20 years. It is truly a homegrown brand, created in 1993 by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, founders of Big Idea Productions, as a show to entertain their own children. But Phil and Mike soon discovered their veggies were more than just a garden-variety kids’ show: The off-the-wall stories and sing-along fun rooted in biblical morals and values struck a gourd – er, chord – with parents nationwide, and boys and girls everywhere proved wrong the old stereotype that kids just don’t like vegetables.
Phil and Mike have remained at the creative roots of VeggieTales, producing more than 50 original VeggieTales adventures, which first appeared on VHS (remember that?) and became the most popular Christian entertainment brand for kids in the U.S. – selling more than 70 million DVDs, 15 million books and 7 million CDs.
Each VeggieTales story incorporates original music and imaginative storytelling to relate the lighthearted escapades of a group of animated vegetable friends, led by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.
Their exploits frequently offer gentle parodies of pop culture – and, most importantly to fans, impart an important character trait for children, such as honesty, contentment, kindness, sharing and forgiveness. At the end of each story, Bob and Larry share Bible passages that reflect and reinforce the lessons they and their veggie crew have learned, always leaving viewers with the important reminder: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”
VeggieTales made an organic transition to U.S. network television in 2006, where it appeared on NBC through 2009; and the whole gang stirred the pot at the box office by appearing in two feature-length theatrical films, Jonah (2002) and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (2009).  Fans have been able to enjoy live stage shows across the country featuring their favorite veggie characters, and this fall will be able to see them in an all-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House.  In 2012, VeggieTales became part of DreamWorks Animation when the studio acquired Big Idea’s parent company, Classic Media.
In a crowded field of entertainment for kids, VeggieTales is the single most trusted and most popular brand among practicing Christian moms, according to a 2014 survey by Barna Research Group. That study found that 91 percent of those moms rated the series from 8 to 10 on “family-friendliness,” outscoring other well-known, popular kids’ entertainment properties by double digits. The study also found that the series’ appeal crosses generational lines, with even more “Millennial” Christian moms describing themselves as “big fans” of the series than those who belong to “Generation X.”
In the past 20 years, VeggieTales has inspired a full line of popular products, including books, audio CDs and computer games; smartphone apps; a wide variety of toys, clothing and home décor, plus a Bible study curriculum for home and church.

To find out more about VeggieTales and Celery Night Fever, the all-new musical adventure featuring the veggie crew, visit

My thoughts

It was about a year ago that I was introduced to Veggie Tales. Why so long? To be honest, I thought they looked stupid. Thankfully, my sister fixed that when she gave my oldest boy two Veggie Tales DVDs.  I decided to watch them with my son, and I was so surprised by how funny, cute, and entertaining the movies were. But the best part about the Veggie Tales is that they teach good principles. I love it when shows teach about faith and God. I don't let Monkey watch a lot of "television" (we don't have cable, but we do have movies) because I don't want him wasting time and being exposed to harmful messages. With Veggie Tales, I don't have to worry about what Monkey is picking up from the shows. I enjoy watching them too and I get to relax with my kiddos. Plus, my husband loves Veggie Tales too so it is a great family show for my family.

Celery Night Fever is another great Veggie Tale movie. I love the message about forgiving others and remembering to not focus on the faults of others. I loved the opportunity to talk to Monkey about this movie and what forgiveness means. I absolutely enjoyed watching this movie. And, now let me share Monkey's thoughts. Monkey was so excited to watch Celery Night Fever, and he keeps asking to watch it again. In his words, "I love Veggie Tales. Lets watch it again, please."

And, don't forget about Silly Songs by Larry! I love watching these because they are so catchy and so hilarious. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as my family did.

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  1. My favorite character is Larry! One of the songs that I find funny is "His Cheeseburger". This really doesnt answer the question, but its all I have.

  2. I love the lessons they teach my son plus the songs are very fun to sing along with.