Phil Vischer


Phil Vischer

Phil Vischer (born 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa) is a writer, actor, animator, puppeteer, and along with Mike Nawrocki, the cofounder of Big Idea Productions, the company best known for bringing computer-animated vegetables to life in the popular "VeggieTales" series. Vischer led the company through 2003, when it was sold to Classic Media as part of bankruptcy proceedings, and he chose not to remain with the new company.

Since leaving Big Idea, Vischer has started a new creative shop called Jellyfish Labs where he and a small team work to produce faith-based media for children and families. Vischer and Jellyfish are based in Wheaton, Illinois. He also still works with Big Idea on a contract basis, writing scripts and performing many of the voices for new VeggieTales productions. In 2006, Vischer exercised an option to renew his contract with Big Idea.

Vischer's family also played a major role in the VeggieTales voice work. His wife Lisa Pautz whom he wedded in 1989 voiced Junior Asparagus, and his daughter Shelby voiced the role of Annie the Scallion Girl. The role of Annie was given to Mike Nawrocki's daughter Ally in 2005.


thumb|Phil Vischer, creator of the popular "Veggie Tales." The Christian children's video series sold more than 50 million copies, with characters like "Bob the Tomato," "Larry the Cucumber," "Mr. Lunt" or "Pa Grape" (Photo for the Tribune by Anthony Robert La Penna) Chicago Tribune - October 12, 2006

"Veggies" voiced by Phil Vischer

*Bob the Tomato
*Archibald Asparagus
*Mr. Lunt
*Jimmy Gourd
*Mr. Nezzer
*Phillipe Pea
*Scallion #1
*Pa Grape
*Tom Grape
*Grandpa George
*Announcer
*Goliath the Giant Pickle
*Mr. Twisty (King Twistomer)
*Percy Pea
*Dad Pea
*Frankencelery
*Cockney Pea #2 (was a second Ninevite from the VeggieTales first featured film )
*Frankencelery (Phil Winklestein)
*Peas (extras)

Published works

Books by Vischer include the following:

*"Junior's Colors" (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1487-6
*"How Many Veggies?" (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1488-4
*"Pa Grape's Shapes" (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1507-4
*"Bob & Larry's ABC's" (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1508-6
*"Archibald's Opposites" (1998) ISBN 0-8499-1533-3
*"Time for Tom" (1998) ISBN 0-8499-1534-1
*"A Snoodle's Tale" (2004) ISBN 0-310-70751-X
*"Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs" (2006) ISBN 1-4003-0834-8
*"Me, Myself, & Bob" (2006) ISBN 0785-22207-3
*"47 Beavers On the Big Blue Sea" (2007) ISBN 1400308364
*"Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" (2007) A First Little Golden Book
*"The Ballad of Little Joe" (2007) A Second Little Golden Book
*"Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space" (2008) A Third Golden Book
*"Lyle the Kindly Viking" (2008) A Fourth Golden Book with Timmy Hodge
*"" (2009) A Fifth Golden Book
*"King George and the Ducky" (2009) A Sixth Golden Book
*"Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen" (2009) A Seventh Golden Book
*"Madame Blueberry" (2009) An Eighth Golden Book
*"Josh and the Big Wall!" (2009) A Ninth Golden Book
*"Dave and the Giant Pickle" (2009) A Tenth Golden Book
*"LarryBoy & the Rumor Weed" (2009) An Eleventh Golden Book

External links

* [http://www.philvischer.com Vischer's Web Site]
* [http://www.jellyfishland.com Jellyfish Studios]
* [http://www.philvischer.com/index.php/?p=38 "What Happened to Big Idea?" by Phil Vischer]
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