History Trivia / VeggieTales

1st Nov '17 12:05:52 PM ryanruff13
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** In an interview conducted with ''World'' Magazine in 2011, Phil Vischer, who no longer has any control of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' or of ''Big Idea'', said that he now considers the series something of a disappointment due to him using it just to teach basic morals rather than specific Christian beliefs (something he decided to rectify in his new series, ''Jelly Telly'', which he produces through his new company, ''Jellyfish L.L.C.''). Those doesn't mean he doesn't still like working on the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]).

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** In an interview conducted with ''World'' Magazine in 2011, Phil Vischer, who no longer has any control of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' or of ''Big Idea'', said that he now considers the series something of a disappointment due to him using it just to teach basic morals rather than specific Christian beliefs (something he decided to rectify in his new series, ''Jelly Telly'', which he produces through his new company, ''Jellyfish L.L.C.''). Those doesn't mean he doesn't still like working on the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]).Creator/DougTenNapel.
10th Oct '17 7:21:32 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: In an interview conducted with ''World'' Magazine in 2011, Phil Vischer, who no longer has any control of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' or of ''Big Idea'', said that he now considers the series something of a disappointment due to him using it just to teach basic morals rather than specific Christian beliefs (something he decided to rectify in his new series, ''Jelly Telly'', which he produces through his new company, ''Jellyfish L.L.C.'').
** Though a podcast Phil posted (which no longer exists) says that he still likes working with the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]).

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In an interview conducted with ''World'' Magazine in 2011, Phil Vischer, who no longer has any control of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' or of ''Big Idea'', said that he now considers the series something of a disappointment due to him using it just to teach basic morals rather than specific Christian beliefs (something he decided to rectify in his new series, ''Jelly Telly'', which he produces through his new company, ''Jellyfish L.L.C.'').
** Though a podcast Phil posted (which no longer exists) says that
''). Those doesn't mean he doesn't still likes like working with on the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]).


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** While they held no ill will towards it, the crew of ''Larry Boy & The Rumor Weed'' later admitted that trying to create a "racially diverse" metropolitan area was more trouble than it was worth, as they not only had to create a ton of new characters from scratch out of veggies they'd never featured before, but there had to be enough to fill out any potential dead space in the frame. Some of them tried to cheat by making larger characters, such as a pumpkin and a broccoli florette.
10th Oct '17 7:13:11 PM NWolfman
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** The first video, ''Where's God When I'm S-s-scared?!'', was reportedly a nightmare to make. It began with Phil Vischer animating the entire thing himself, only to hire two more animators on the fly when it was clear he couldn't achieve the level of animation quality he was aiming for alone, leading to the rental of a storefront for extra space, which stretched the already minuscule budget. The project was funded by a Christian mail-order service, with customers ordering the video while it was still in production, meaning that the creators were legally required to finish the project on a stone-set date, lest they be charged with mail fraud.

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** The first video, ''Where's God When I'm S-s-scared?!'', was reportedly a nightmare to make. It began with Phil Vischer animating the entire thing himself, only to hire two more animators on the fly when it was clear he couldn't achieve the level of animation quality he was aiming for alone, leading to the rental of alone. The three animators then moved into a rented storefront for extra space, which stretched the already minuscule budget. The project was funded by a Christian mail-order service, with customers ordering the video while it was still in production, meaning that the creators were legally required to finish the project on a stone-set date, lest they be charged with mail fraud.
7th Oct '17 10:42:53 AM RaineyH
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* ShallowParody: As one of the more mainstream Christian shows out there, it is occasionally the target of these. WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether's is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the shallower ones [[FelonyMisdemeanor (the veggies even have arms!)]], while WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons came out with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwBfDdzv4F0 a pretty good one.]]
5th Sep '17 9:00:29 AM ryanruff13
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** Though a podcast Phil posted (which no longer exists) says that he still likes working with the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]... [[HeteronormativeCrusader and]], [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on your point of view]], ''[[InnocentBigot THAT]]'' [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence one]]).
** There was another recent podcast that he didn't mind the new designs of the characters, though he thinks Jimmy looks kinda scary with his new teeth.

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** Though a podcast Phil posted (which no longer exists) says that he still likes working with the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]... [[HeteronormativeCrusader and]], [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on your point of view]], ''[[InnocentBigot THAT]]'' [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence one]]).
** There was another recent podcast where he states that he didn't mind the new designs of the characters, though he thinks does think that Jimmy looks kinda scary with his new teeth.



* TheDanza: In "Where's God When I'm Scared?", Phil Winklestein was voiced by Phil Vischeir.
* DevelopmentHell: The idea to adapt the story of Noah was pitched in 1998 but ditched in favor of what became ''[[WesternAnimation/JonahAVeggieTalesMovie Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie]]'' because 'the fur would've killed us!'. The story was finally tackled for a show released in March 2015 (more than 15 years after the original idea was proposed).

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* TheDanza: In "Where's God When I'm Scared?", Phil Winklestein was voiced by Phil Vischeir.
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* DevelopmentHell: The idea to adapt the story of Noah was pitched in 1998 but ditched in favor of what became ''[[WesternAnimation/JonahAVeggieTalesMovie Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie]]'' because 'the "[[NoFlowInCGI the fur would've killed us!'.us!]]'. The story was finally tackled for a show released in March 2015 (more than 15 years after the original idea was proposed).
17th Aug '17 12:03:29 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Examples from shows that have their own recap pages can be found in the trivia section of those pages.



** The "Larry's Lagoon" segment of ''God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?'' was originally going to have Larry crash the boat by having his daydream be his nose coming off and flying around his face. This was considered too hallucinogenic and replaced with him daydreaming about being an iceberg smashing captain.
*** Speaking of Larry-Boy, the opening scene of him with the Milk Money Bandit in ''Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed'' was originally written for ''Larry-Boy & the Fib from Outer Space!''.
** Gaspard the skunk's role in ''Sweetpea Beauty'' was originally written for the porcupine from ''Jonah'' who was to be named Gaspard. However, the skunk became Gaspard after it became too difficult to animate the porcupine due to the model's age[[note]]The porcupine still makes a brief cameo during the song "More Beautiful"[[/note]].



*** In the same promo, Bob speaks with a Southern accent, Larry sounds more like Scallion #2, Archibald Asparagus disapproves of the concept of the series, and Mom Asparagus is Archibald's wife.

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*** In ** Gaspard the same promo, Bob speaks with a Southern accent, Larry sounds more like Scallion #2, Archibald Asparagus disapproves of skunk's role in ''Sweetpea Beauty'' was originally written for the concept of porcupine from ''Jonah'' who was to be named Gaspard. However, the series, and Mom Asparagus is Archibald's wife.skunk became Gaspard after it became too difficult to animate the porcupine due to the model's age[[note]]The porcupine still makes a brief cameo during the song "More Beautiful"[[/note]].
15th Jul '17 10:40:59 PM katrinahood
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* PeripheryDemographic: While the show wears its Christian identity on its sleeve, it's charming and funny enough to have a large secular (and otherwise non-Christian) fanbase.
26th Jun '17 3:39:42 PM BNSF1995
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** Early in the show's development, there was also going to be an anthropomorphic toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to proving to be difficult to animate using the limited early 90's computer technology. However, he can be briefly glimpsed at in [[http://bigfatloser86.deviantart.com/art/RARE-VeggieTales-Magazine-Image-from-1993-522049137 an early ad]] that was placed in several Christian magazines in order to promote the series.

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** Early in the show's development, there was also going to be an anthropomorphic toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to proving to be difficult to animate using the limited early 90's computer technology.technology (he may have also been cut due to fears that it would invite comparison to ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''). However, he can be briefly glimpsed at in [[http://bigfatloser86.deviantart.com/art/RARE-VeggieTales-Magazine-Image-from-1993-522049137 an early ad]] that was placed in several Christian magazines in order to promote the series.
15th May '17 9:02:37 PM Segal991
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* TheDanza: In "Where's God When I'm Scared?", Phil Winklestein was voiced by Phil Vischeir.
14th May '17 3:19:24 PM PrincessGwen
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** The "On TV" version of the show aired its' first two seasons on NBC, and its' third season [[note]] which never saw the light of day during it's original run because [[ScrewedByTheNetwork qubo decided not to air it]] [[/note]] in syndication six years after leaving qubo.

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** The "On TV" version of the show aired its' its first two seasons on NBC, and its' third season [[note]] which never saw the light of day during it's its original run because [[ScrewedByTheNetwork qubo decided not to air it]] [[/note]] in syndication six years after leaving qubo.



** Early in the show's development, there were also going to be an anthropomorphic toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to proving to be difficult to animate using the limited early 90's computer technology. However, he can be briefly glimpsed at in [[http://bigfatloser86.deviantart.com/art/RARE-VeggieTales-Magazine-Image-from-1993-522049137 an early ad]] that was placed in several Christian magazines in order to promote the series.

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** Early in the show's development, there were was also going to be an anthropomorphic toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to proving to be difficult to animate using the limited early 90's computer technology. However, he can be briefly glimpsed at in [[http://bigfatloser86.deviantart.com/art/RARE-VeggieTales-Magazine-Image-from-1993-522049137 an early ad]] that was placed in several Christian magazines in order to promote the series.
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