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Note: Do not add "Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki got fired from Universal" because this was before that happened and do not put this film in the "Universal films" category since this was also before VeggieTales was purchased by NBCUniversal in 2016.

While Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie was about to be released, Big Idea Entertainment had an idea to make a Bob & Larry movie called The Bob & Larry Movie, it was planned to release it in the year 2005. However, It was scrapped in 2003 due to the fact that Big Idea got bankrupt and animated humans were too complicated at the time. It was later replaced with The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, which was released in January 2008. [1]

Bob&Larry

Plot[]

According to a tweet by Phil Vischer, the film would have started with a short synopsis of talking vegetables in world history. Many examples, including a pharaoh consulting with a leek, were to be shown.

The movie's main plot was said to be about how Bob and Larry met and got their own show. Phil stated in another tweet that before they met, Bob was to be working in local TV news on a segment called "Farm Report", and Larry was working as a tester at a factory that made hats for chickens due to the fact that his head was chicken-sized.

The film would have also included humans. Bob and Larry would have lived with a boy named Dexter, and would sleep in little beds in his nightstand.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Big Idea went bankrupt in mid-2003 from a lawsuit by HiT Entertainment. (as mentioned earlier) [2]
  2. Animated humans were too complicated at the time when the film was in production.
  3. Big Idea was purchased by Classic Media in 2003 and then DreamWorks in 2012 and was renamed to DreamWorks Classics.
  4. The film has been delayed way too many times.

Results[]

  • The film was replaced with The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, which was released in 2008.
  • It was announced that Universal is possibly doing another VeggieTales movie, Vischer confirmed that the film will not be The Bob and Larry Movie, but will be similar to Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, centered around a Bible story.
  • According to Phil Vischer in 2018, "I have a copy of The Bob and Larry script on my laptop, but probably won't release it because it is technically owned by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. It will hopefully be produced in the near future."[3]
  • However, in late June 2021, Phil Vischer revealed on his Twitter that he, along with Mike Nawrocki, Lisa Vischer, and Kurt Heinecke, had been fired by NBCUniversal from working on future VeggieTales-related projects, causing the VeggieTales franchise to get cancelled on April 1, 2022 for unknown reasons. Because of this, it is currently unknown if this film will ever enter production.[4]

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