I have been a Veggie Tales fan since they debuted in 1993, which happens to be the year my oldest son was born. My boys have grown up on Bob, Larry, Junior, and all the other Veggies. Everything that Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki and the rest of the team touch is wonderful. Today I learned about Phil Vischer’s latest project, not a Big Idea or Veggie Tales project, but this is from his own creative workshop-Jellyfish Labs. This project is an innovative, interactive multimedia experience for kids. It is an online children’s network which reaches beyond the traditions of television and DVD entertainment, offering 24-hour access to high-quality Christian programming to children ages 5-11. This media experience is Jelly Telly. “Through JellyTelly, we can bring the Bible to life for kids on a daily basis. Our mission is to help raise the next generation of Christian kids so they know what they believe and why they believe it,” says Vischer.
I spent a lot of time this afternoon checking out the site, watching the adorable videos and playing some of the games. I am very impressed by the video quality-they are using Ooyala to stream their videos. The site’s shows consist of a mix of puppets, animation and live action and everything on the site is faith-based. Right now the site is free and they are trying to decide the best way to support this site financially. During it’s beta period there was a modest $2.99 a month subscription fee. That fee is very low considering you get new programming available daily! I would willingly pay 10 cents a day for my child to have access to this kind of positive online experience.
Children’s Pastors: Jelly Telly has a sister site Jellybits, where for $4.99 each you can purchase Jelly Telly shows to use in your children’s church services. Please support this awesome Christian service and visit JellyTelly with your child today.
Here is one of their videos that they have released on YouTube.