Monday, October 20, 2014

Flyby Review: Veggie Tales Beauty & the Beet

If you have not been reading my blog for very long, you may not realize that I've had a 21-year love affair with Veggie Tales, ever since I saw the first ones in 1993.  My husband and I had Veggie Tales videos and toys in our house before we ever had children (to be fair, we did teach preschoolers in Sunday School).  We passed our obsession onto our children, and now that the four of them range in age from 9-15, we still sit down as a family and watch every Veggie Tales story that comes out as soon as we can get our hands on it.

Beauty & the Beet did not disappoint!  The creators of Veggie Tales are getting back to their "roots" and creating delightful herbaceous characters to retell old favorite stories with a moral twist.

This brand-new VeggieTales musical premieres Oct. 14 and stars Kellie Pickler (American IdolDancing With the Stars), who brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom. BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about unconditional love. The DVD also includes Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine. 

Mirabelle steals the show with her beautiful voice and sweet personality.  No, it's not a "kissing movie" (my kids always want to make sure of that!), but when Mirabelle finds a beastly beet who needs love, she shows it unconditionally.  What results is a happy ending for all!

Kellie Pickler's voice is perfect for Mirabelle, and "Mac and Cheese" is our new favorite silly song.  (Well, I don't know, it may not be able to beat "Belly Button"!)

Whether you have young children who have never met the Veggies, are long-time fans, or are grandparents with children thousands of miles away, pop some popcorn and get your healthy dose of Veggies this weekend!

For some more fun, I am having a giveaway!  Leave a comment here or on Facebook telling me your FAVORITE SILLY SONG to win your own free copy of Beauty & the Beet!  Drawing held Oct. 27, 2014.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is  subject to eligibility verification.

Can't get enough Veggie Tales?  
Watch for more Veggie Tales fun, coming to Netflix Thanksgiving Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I like the song "God is bigger than the Boogie Man".