Two Giant Breakthroughs in Ministering to Kids Through Media.
A History of Faith and Fun
A Phenomenon Is Born
In December of 1993, a remarkable, faith-centered animated video series for children burst onto the scene. VeggieTales captured the imaginations of an entire generation of kids, ours included. The passion project of two brilliant men—Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki—broke new ground and set a new standard of excellence in Christian programming for children.
More than just the creative geniuses behind the art and writing, Phil and Mike also provided the voices for the series’ two beloved main characters—Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. Over the next 10 years, VeggieTales became the most successful direct-to-video animated franchise of all time.
... we couldn’t be happier about providing this spiritually enriching program for our children at home and around the world …
Bringing Bob and Larry Back
... the children of the world are about to discover what our kids learned from Bob and Larry.
In fact, translation of the VeggieTales content into Mandarin, the native language of nearly one billion Chinese people, is already underway. And more languages will follow!
Now, we mentioned “two” major breakthroughs at the opening of this partner update. Here’s the second ...
That’s why TBN is on the threshold of launching Yippee, a groundbreaking new on-demand streaming service just for kids. At Yippee.tv, parents will be able to give their kids of all ages access to more than 1,000 safe, God-honoring, character-building, Jesus-glorifying programs—including VeggieTales, of course! Yippee will be the place “where characters build character™.”
Together, these two developments add up to a giant leap forward in ministry to children. We wanted you to be among the first to hear about these thrilling developments, because without you, none of this would be possible!
For the Children of the World
We’re so proud to be able to provide this new Bible-inspired content for children all over the world who have access, but we know there’s more we need to do. Meeting children’s basic needs is so important as well. That’s why this month we’re also partnering with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse to provide blankets and Bibles for children and families in need.
That means, with the help of our friends at Samaritan’s Purse, your gift of support this month will help address both the spiritual and physical needs of children this Christmas. At the same time, it makes you a part of proclaiming the Good News to children and their parents on every inhabited continent in 17 languages. Thank you!