A Snoodle's Tale
A VeggieTales Production
Big Idea, 2004.
I'm normally not too excited by boosting self-worth, as North American kids tend to think far too highly of themselves as it is. However, A Snoodle's Tale, which is subtitled as "A lesson in Self Worth," shows children that our worth is found in the fact that we have been created by God, and that's a valid approach.
This DVD gives you plenty of bang for your buck. It begins with Dr. Jiggle & Mr. Sly, a humorous five and a half minute retelling of the Jekyll and Hyde tale that even turns into an old-fashioned musical at one point. That's followed by The SUV Song that will irritate some environmentalists but make everyone else chuckle. The main feature, A Snoodle's Tale follows. It's just over 15 minutes, and does a fine job of conveying that it's okay to be different because we were created. I don't want to give away the story, but envision a cute little misunderstood creature that looks like a cross between a blueberry and a gourd. Then think of a Dr. Seuss rhyming tale and you've got the idea.
A rerun of Flibber-o-loo, (originally on VeggieTales #3 Are You My Neighbor?) follows. It's a retelling of the story of the Good Samaritan and teaches understanding and tolerance of those who are different.
Quite a few bonus features are on the DVD as well. An eleven-minute Behind The Scenes feature shows us design ideas and progress in the making of the Dr. Jiggle & Mr. Sly story as well as the making of the main feature. An Art Gallery section offers various drawings, and the Progression Reel feature shows four views of the design to the final product on several scenes. Insert the DVD into your computer DVD-ROM and there are even more goodies, including a trivia game.
I recommend A Snoodle's Tale for all the VeggieTales fans in your family.
Visit the Big Idea website for more information.