Hi friends. We’re home! And the trip was great, no major breakdowns by Jones. (It could’ve been all the snacks and VeggieTales, but I’m not going to complain — its summer vacation.) But before I blog about the trip, I wanted to do a little press for something I think is important.. and very cool.
While in Tokyo, I learned from friends there that VeggieTales had been sold and was no longer a Christian-themed program. I was shocked. I wanted to know what happened. I wanted to know why. So I googled it — and came up with Phil Vischer’s blog. I read the whole story of the bankruptcy of Big Idea Productions, and the selling of VeggieTales. It was a sad story. (Click here to start from the beginning.) But then I learned that since I’m three years behind the story, a new idea was already in the making, and the more I read about it, the more excited I got. I’m not really a media person. I like the internet, I like movies, I like blogging — but they don’t fascinate or excite me. But this did.. There is just nothing like realizing that something you enjoy by someone you don’t know is for Jesus — I mean REALLY for Jesus, not just looking like it or using Christian-lingo or attempting to mimic the bigger market, but with a Christian faceplate.. Really, truly something for Jesus. I am so excited about this company, their ideas, their values, and they way they are going about the entire business — its different from the world, its business, its marketing, its values. I’m praying that it works.
To watch their intro video, go to JellyTelly.com