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New VeggieTales series "In the House" coming to Netflix Nov. 26, 2014

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by antsamthompson9, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering I casually watched a few episodes and dug it, but am otherwise not a big fan, it really seems like much ado about nothing. Only thing that sounds like an issue is the thing about autistic kids being weirded out by their new eyes. The only thing I see is the original primitive CGI being updated with something more big budget and professional looking. Some of the first ones, being an indie studio at the time, looked like the Money for Nothing music video.

    Seems that the franchise is partly in the original creators' hands. But I have faith in Doug TenNapel... dude created Earthworm Jim! That's a lot of talent right there. If there was any issues with change, it should have started with the bankruptcy and aquisition.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of the new looks (they look more like spoof caricatures), but I don't watch the newer videos so I guess it's moot.

    I enjoy the primitive CGI of the earlier ones; it has a charm to it.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The new looks are gonna take getting used to. But I think they look pretty cool. The only ones who look significantly different are the French Peas and Pa Grape.
  5. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    At least Mr. Lunt hasn't changed a bit...:p

    Erm, I don't think I'm wild about the updated looks of these characters, but like what @antsamthompson9 had said, I need to somehow get used to them. This Netfilx series looks pretty adorable, though.:p

    By the way, I had no idea the lead female was Petunia!:) I thought it was that girl from the Beauty and the Beet episode.:p
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You have to admit, at least Dreamworks cared enough about the franchise to do something with it. They own all these Classic Media owned characters, and other than a Peabody and Sherman movie and a Bullwinkle cartoon (that's ONLY available on the crappy super duper 3-D Blu-Ray disk), they haven't announced anything, let alone have plans for anything. There's talk of a Hot Stuff movie, but I don't think that's gonna happen (please! We need a reboot-or rather deboot Underdog film). They could have just buried this with Toonsylvania (which is due for a Netflix release in the US, but doesn't have one).

    Veggietales is essentially the only major Christian entertainment program that made it mainstream. All owed to the fact they made them fun, accessible, and not preachy. Unlike most which have some...ehhh.. unfortunate ulterior motives and are made on the cheap that manage to scare off even Christian audiences. As long as it manages to keep the fun, wacky, people pleasing antics, I'm sure this will be a good hit. I'd also like to add that I'm pleased that Dreamworks is partnering up with Netflix for original series like Turbo F.A.S.T. (which gives a whole new lease on life for the movie, and it's far better as well) and the upcoming All Hail King Julien. Even managed to give long forgotten Father of the Pride a home for reruns. There's a lot of potential there. Just, seriously... put Toonsylvania on the darn thing!!!
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I like the old designs better.

  8. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    In case you guys are wondering, the big green guy with white hair isn't Mr. Nezzer. He's out of the Netflix show because, Dreamworks has a policy to have real ethic actors for the ethnic voices. As Phil explains here at 30:04:
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  9. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I loved VeggieTales as a kid. I think the redesigns make them look adorable!
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  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I never watched Veggietales as a kid. I watched PBS, Nickelodeon, Playhouse Disney, and Disney Channel.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    I have to admit, I'm 50/50 about the looks, and I agree they should have kept the classic black eye cartoon look over the realistic iris and retina eyes. Though they don't look as bad here as, well, Scooby-Doo, Garfield, and the Smurfs. Even Mr. Peabody looked a little...err...awkward with those things (but probably the better of the bunch).

    It's good to know that the original voice actors (or some of them) are in there with the American animation heavy hitters. I like the idea of Tress and Rob being there. Always nice to hear their voices.
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  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    If it was Mirabelle, she would be orange, not green. That's one thing to be positive about: At least they didn't change any of their colors.
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really hope that with this, Turbo, and King Julien's shorts, we'll see more Dreamworks animated shows on Netflix. There was loose talk of a Croods series in the works. I hope if it doesn't find a place on TV (and with Nick screwing over MVA, that's almost a given) it continues there.

    I can't stress enough that the big story is that with everything they own, they actually cared to dig this one up and utilize it.
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    The 3rd season of the Dragons series will premiere on Netflix, as well.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering how CN fluffed that one up. Really?! Not one marathon to promote the film? Just dumping the entire thing, I see.

    Still think MVA could be resurrected if it wasn't part Nickelodeon. It really needed a better finale where they actually dealt with Coverton. Whole show was a misfire. Not that it wasn't good, but the invention of the week format really held the series back. Should have been more Monster of the week anyway.
  16. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    SpongeBob is to blame for any Nickelodeon Dreamworks show being mistreated. It's also the reason why Digimon Fusion only aired two episodes. I agree that some of the Nick shows should have been on Netflix...them replacing it with SpongeBob is just nuts! Though with the recent high ratings of Sofia the First and movies like Despicable Me, the popularity may be starting to slow down...
    Also, on the Facebook, a snippet of a song from VeggieTales in the House. I watched it, and the music reminded me of what a VeggieTales song should be!
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The only thing Spongebob is to blame for is that Nick expects Spongebob levels of success early in their other programs when Spongebob itself was almost kicked off the line up the first year! Spongebob had a slow rise to massive popularity... it took its second year to really blow up. Frankly, all the most popular Nicktoons started small. They pegged Doug to be their first massive hit, but that went to Ren and Stimpy. A few years after Rugrats premiered it turned into their cash cow franchise. And it was just as marathoned over and over as Spongebob is.

    Seriously. If TMNT action figures didn't always sell out the second they hit shelves, I'd worry about that show. Nick hasn't bothered to let a single cartoon grow an audience. you think they would have learned after making a crapload of Hot Topic money from Invader Zim.

    Personally, the real blame lies in their need for crappy kid's sitcoms. They put more time and effort into kids with 'tude hitting adults in the crotch into their animation line up. Sure, they've made more cartoons, but they refuse to let them be successful.
  18. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    For those who don't have Netflix, here's one of the episodes. It's very funny, as to be expected from Doug TenNapel.
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  19. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Hee hee! This series looks so cute and cartoony!:) I now think it's nice that they have a new little series on Netflix that I can watch whenever.:)
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  20. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    I really like the new show, including the designs. It's cute and entertaining. And this is coming from someone who used to be intensely loyal to the VT fandom and even ran a successful fansite for a while. The only design I'm not crazy about is Jimmy. He's terrifying. His mouth takes up about half of his body.
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