Friday, March 10, 2006

‘Veggie Tales’ Creator Admits Kids Have Some Fruity Impressions

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One of the creators of the kiddie series, VeggieTales, is happy with the show’s success, but admits it’s given some children some fruity ideas.

Mike Nawrocki says because the series features talking vegetables like Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato, he’s heard reports of kids who are a little dicey about eating their vegetables because they don’t want to hurt their friends.

On the other hand, he says the show has what he calls “The Flintstones vitamin effect” on some kids and inspires them to chow down on their veggies more than ever before.

Nawrocki says he and partner Phil Vischner have tried to deal with the controversy by telling kids it’s okay to eat vegetables “as long as they’re not talking.”

The latest VeggieTales projects include two new CDs: A Very Veggie Easter and VeggieTales: Worship Songs, which just hit stores, and Sheerluck Holmes And The Golden Ruler, a DVD that will be released this Tuesday (Mar. 14).

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