VeggieTales, offering kids’ faith-based home entertainment, is featuring pop culture icon, Si Robertson of Duck Commander, in the cast of its upcoming Christmas DVD, “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.”
Scheduled to arrive in Christian retail outlets on Oct. 19, 2013, followed by a broader release in general retailers on Oct. 22, 2013, the new holiday story blends fun and entertainment while telling a tale of the true meaning of Christmas as only VeggieTales can.
Reality television star, Si Robertson, is transformed into a loveable and wise okra janitor named Silas. Silas narrates the adventures of the holiday flick, which stars Larry the Cucumber, the vibrant Head Elf of the mall who will stop at nothing to assist a compassionate young girl on her quest to help a neighbor in need for Christmas.
Bob the Tomato co-stars as Phillip Fleagle, a harried mall employee who takes some time to realize that there is more to the holiday season than material gifts and light displays.
The uplifting theme song, “Light of Christmas,” from radio hit maker Owl City, featuring multi-Grammy award winning artist, TobyMac, brightens the release and is certain to be a holiday hit among children and music lovers of all ages, believes VeggieTales.
“We’re especially excited to be adding a celebrity okra to our star-studded cast of vegetables to give our new holiday DVD added fun and sparkle, while illuminating the core values of VeggieTales,” said Leslie Ferrell, president of Big Idea Entertainment.
“Si Robertson is a perfect fit because, like VeggieTales, Duck Commander is all about celebrating faith and family.”
Big Idea’s VeggieTales series is said to be among the most recognized brands in the US with moms of pre-schoolers.