VeggieTales is an American Christian computer generated children's animation created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki under Big Idea Entertainment. It follows talking fruit and vegetable characters who retell Bible stories, with episodes presenting life lessons through a biblical worldview. It originated as a video series; episodes were distributed primarily direct to home media, first in 1993 on VHS, and later on DVD and Blu-ray through to 2015. The television series VeggieTales on TV! ran on NBC from 2006 to 2009, and two Netflix series debuted in 2014 and 2017. Two films were released, Jonah (2002) and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (2008). The success of the animations helped establish a franchise of related media, including music, stage productions, and video games. It is distinguished as the most successful Christian children's franchise of all time; in 1999 and 2000, at the height of its popularity, the videos outsold every other kids property at the time. It has sold over 16 million books, 7 million music CDs, and 235 million music streams.