Dad of Divas' Reviews: VeggieTales - It's a Meaningful Life

Thursday, October 7, 2010

VeggieTales - It's a Meaningful Life

About the Movie
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. The It’s a Meaningful Life launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, Chuck E. Cheese’sÒ, GymboreeÒ, GundÒ, American GreetingsÒ, Show Hope, Family Life and more.
"We're very excited to share It's a Meaningful Life with VeggieTales fans and families everywhere," said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. "So many of us often wonder what our lives would be like if we had all we ever dreamed of. This title takes parents and children on a journey that explores that question, and it ultimately helps us discover the beauty of how our lives affect those around us."
Inspired by the It’s A Meaningful Life story, Steven Curtis Chapman notes, “The song is really shaped around, what I want to say, especially to children that wonder, ‘does my life have any meaning?’ To be able to say as I have said to so many orphans in China or even to my own children, ‘you are special, and you are meant to be because God has put us here.”

DVD Synopsis

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.
Bonus Features:
  • Directors’ Audio Commentary
  • Art Gallery
  • Parents Guide presented by Family Life
  • “Goodnight Junior” Silly Songs Sing-Along
  • Visit a Train Museum with Larry
  • Behind The Music of It’s a Meaningful Life—An Interview with Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Meant To Be” Music Video

My Take on the Movie
We love VeggieTales movies. Why you might ask? Because of their redeeming quality and what they are preaching. This movie is no different. While the movie is a remake of the movie It's a Wonderful Life (in most aspects), it has its' own twists and turns and brings it into present day. With wonderful music and great family messages this movie hits home the ideas of being content with your life and what you have, which is something that not only kids need to hear but too often adults too need to remember this.

Overall, I was impressed with the animation, music and message, and believe that your family will be as well.

If you would like this movie to be a part of your own collection, you can find it on Amazon!

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