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Background: Founded in 1989 as "GRAFx Studios" by Phil Vischer, Big Idea Entertainment, LLC (officially established as "Big Idea Productions" in 1993) is an American animation production company best known for its Christian computer-animated series VeggieTales. In 2003, the company was acquired by Classic Media due to bankruptcy.

1st Logo
(1993-1997)
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Nicknames: "Big Idea Placeholder", "Boring Idea Productions"

Logo: Simply the text "Big Idea Productions" on a white background with "presents" under it.

Variant: This logo was used as an in-credit logo on Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, but the color was inverted. A closing variant is at the end of God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?!, without "presents" but with copyright info.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: This logo has not much to it, but this was their first logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the VeggieTales intro theme.

Availability: Seen in the intro on all VeggieTales videos from 1993 to 1997. The first tape to have this was the 1993 VHS of Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, and the last tape was the original VHS of Josh & The Big Wall! from 1997.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd logo
(1995-1996)
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Nicknames: "The VeggieFriends", "Bob and Larry"

Logo
: On a white BG we see a still of Larry looking down and Bob looking left. Between them is "BIG" and "IDEA" in a warped Times New Roman font. Underneath the logo is a copyright notice.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen at the end of Veggietales: Are You My Neighbor (1995 release).
This variant is reused in all known prints of The Toy that Saved Christmas. This one is also on the back cover of all VeggieTales tapes from 1995-1997, and 1998-2000 Lyrick Studios & Everland Entertainment VHS copies of Where's God When I'm S-Scared? and Are You My Neighbor?, plus on the sticker label of all Lyrick Studios releases of VeggieTales tapes and some Lyrick Studios tapes with an ink label similar to the ones on the Word Inc. (Veggietales releases from 2000 and later)

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo
(1997-2006)
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Nicknames: "The VeggieFriends II", "Bob and Larry II", "The Popping Letters"

Logo: On a white background, we see the VeggieTales characters Larry and Bob (a cucumber and tomato, respectively) in between the phrase "BIG IDEA" in Adobe Fangsong STD font. Suddenly, the "BIG IDE" text pops up and turns into the same font as before, and the size of some of the letters is a slightly different than the last logo. The "A" however, does not pop up. This startles Bob and Larry. They then look at each other before facing the viewer and smiling. The "A" then pops up into the same font as before (but is a little bigger than the last logo). Copyright information appears below.
Variants:
  • In some cases, a still shot of the logo is already formed, but no copyright stamp is present.
  • The logo's animation may start when Larry and Bob look at each other. Also, a larger and bolder 1998 copyright stamp appears below the finished logo. This variant of the 1997 version can be found on the 1998 reissues of Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!, Are You My Neighbor?, Rack, Shack, & Benny, Dave and the Giant Pickle, and Very Silly Songs!, as well as the 2001 Word Entertainment VHS release of The Toy That Saved Christmas.
  • Another variant of the 1997 version starts at the beginning of the logo, while retaining the large 1998 copyright stamp. This variant of the 1997 version can be found on the 1998 reissues of Larryboy! And the Fib from Outer Space and Josh and the Big Wall.
  • There is a sub-version of the still version above with "p r e s e n t s" underneath. This is found on Lryick Studios releases of a few VeggieTalesreleases, and it comes before the VeggieTales episode on the VHS.
  • There is a rare print version of the original version that is presumably found on ink labels on some Lyrick Studios VeggieTales releases, likely from around 1998-2000. Any copies that do have it would be very rare, though.
  • The Toy That Saved Christmas, the first VeggieTales episode without the intro, has a slightly smaller variant of the 1995 version of this logo. This is the only variant of the original version of this logo that is still on reprints (except the 2001 Word Entertainment VHS release, which uses the 1997 version instead), because this logo was never plastered, not even by the more common 1997 version of this logo.

FX/SFX: The character's animations, and the letters popping up.

Cheesy Factor: For the 1995 to 1997 variant, Bob & Larry look a bit grainy, and the way they look seems a bit weird.


Music/Sounds: Just a "boing" sound when the "A" pops up, depending on the show or episode. None for the still versions except with the intro's dialogue. Most episodes have a specific sound play when the "A" moves, like:

Rack, Shack and Benny: The whooshing of the spoon being flipped out of the sink; other prints have Bob say
"I'd like to get out now!"
Dave and the Giant Pickle: the sound of the pebble hitting Goliath's head.
Larry-Boy! ...And the Fib from Outer Space!: A plunger's suction.
Duke and the Great Pie War: A poodle bark.
Lord of the Beans: "Bacon! It's a longshot."

Availability: Rare these days, but can still be seen on VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins! of the time. The last show using this is LarryBoy: The Cartoon Adventures.

Scare Factor: None to minimal. The letters popping up could startle people a bit, but this is a nice and friendly logo.




3rd Logo
(1998-2006)

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Nickname: "The VeggieFriends III", "Bob and Larry III"


Logo: Like the first logo, we have Bob and Larry, but they look cleaner and more straight forward than the previous logo. The logotype is also slightly bolder than the previous.

Variant: Sometimes "p r e s e n t s" is below the logo in an Century Gothic font. This is used in the 1998 VeggieTales intro and as a simple home video logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the VeggieTales intro theme.

Availability: Seen in the intro on all VeggieTales videos from 1998-2006. It can be seen as a simple home video still logo on some tapes. The version without "presents" was seen on Larry-Boy & The Rumor Weed. This is also on the back of the cover of VeggieTales Tapes from 1998 to 2000.

Scare Factor: None.



4th Logo
(1999-2014)

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Nicknames: "The VeggieFriends IV", "Bob and Larry IV", "The New and Improved VeggieFriends"

Logo: On a white background, we see Larry and Bob moving up to their normal position, but the logo is backwards. Bob looks at the logo with Larry. Then, Larry bumps the I, causing it to shake a little and rotate. Bob smiles, then Larry moves out of the way as Bob gets stuck in the D and moves around, but frees himself and bumps into Larry, and Bob is a little tilted. Larry gets Bob into position and both Bob and Larry smile and both go to their normal pose. Starting in 2007, a byline for the respective company appears below.

Bylines:
  • 2007-2009: "An Entertainment Rights group company"
  • 2009-2012: "A Classic Media group company"

Variants:
  • When this logo debuted, there was no byline.
  • In some occasions, the logo is still.
  • On TV, the logo is already formed, with Bob and Larry grinning.
  • At the end of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, a still version with a black background is used.
  • Another still version appeared on a white background, with "p r e s e n t s" below the logo in a Century Gothic font. This version is used at the beginning of VeggieTales videos from 2006-2008.
  • The logo also looked different when it debuted from 1999 to 2001. In this variant, the "D" is slightly wider, Larry and Bob look more straightforward, and the logotype looks less bolder.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: A 3-note jingle that suddenly goes down pitches and stops. This is followed by sound effects accompanying the actions, then an 6-note jingle.

Availability: Common. First seen on Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything as well as newer VeggieTales episodes. The early still version in 2000-2001 are on King George & The Ducky, Lyle the Kindly Viking, 3-2-1 Penguins: Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn!, and other VeggieTales videos of the time. However, the logo itself actually debuted as a print logo in 1999, as seen on the back of the VHS cover of the Lyrick Studios copy of Madame Blueberry and a preview for Larry-Boy & The Rumor Weed.

Scare Factor: None for all the variants.



5th Logo
(November 26, 2014-)
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Nicknames: "The VeggieFriends V", "Bob and Larry V", "VeggieFriends in the House", "The New VeggieFriends"

Logo: We see the Big Idea text in its typical style as well as a byline reading "© (YEAR) Big Idea Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved." Bob and Larry (in their VeggieTales in the House redesigned styles) drop down from the top of the screen to their usual positions and smile with wide open grins.

FX/SFX: The animation...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is recycled from the VeggieTales in the House intro.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Brand new. Appears on VeggieTales in the House episodes on Netflix.

Scare Factor: None. It's harmless, but not well-liked by those who hate the redesigns of the characters.



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