As I have mentioned before, we are all a little crazy about veggies around here. VeggieTales, that is. Especially now that the kids have seen VeggieTales Live. Mister easily recognizes Bob, Larry, and Junior.
VeggieTales continues their animated awesomeness with their latest Tale, It’s a Meaningful Life, out just in time for Christmas.
It was the biggest football game of his life and Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) had a chance to win it all. Injured in one bad play, his hopes of playing in the Salad Bowl – and living a life of fame and fortune – are dashed forever. Years later, silly-but-sweet Stewart loves his family, friends and job at the toy train factory, but still wonders “what if” things had been different. When he meets a mysterious train conductor who can turn back time, Stewart gets a chance to have the life he always wanted. Will he finally find all he’s been looking for? And what does this mean for those he loves most? Find out in this story of wonder that’s a lesson in being content.
This fun and inspiring story of wonder shares valuable lessons in understanding one’s worth and importance, and in being content with what one already has rather than seeking out what others possess.
VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life includes an original new song from multi-GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman entitled “Meant To Be,” a brand new Silly Song called “Goodnight Junior,” and other family friendly bonus features.
Check out this trailer…
Am I the only one that thinks it is HILARIOUS that Stewart (i.e. Larry) loves the Coffee Shop?
I understand that It’s a Meaningful Life is a spin off of the old classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life. As one who has never (*insert gasp here) seen the old black and white film, I can’t really say how closely it ties to that film. I can say that I was reminded of The Polar Express, the 2004 animated film for children, with the train that Stewart rode.
This fun, and whimsical, tale is an awesome lesson in being content. I want my children to strive for excellence, I don’t want them to be plagued by the “what if’s” as they grow up.
Mister and Sister both enjoy watching this film. And I enjoyed it so much, that I asked my husband if we could play it at our next family movie night in the backyard. I loved seeing it on our television, but seeing it on the huge screen that Hubs built for our backyard theater is going to be SO much fun!
Since we are currently experiencing bedtime battles, the new silly song, “Goodnight Junior” hit close to home and made me chuckle out loud.
All in all, this is a wonderful video, would be a great addition to any child’s video library, and would make a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift.
It’s a Meaningful Life is available on the Big Ideas website and on Amazon.com.
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