VeggieTales creator recounts his ‘Life as a Tomato’ during Forester Lecture Series

Phil Vischer, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind. — Phil Vischer, best known as the creative genius behind the VeggieTales series, will be the featured speaker for the Forester Lectures Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The lecture will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on the Huntington University campus.

Vischer’s original company, Big Idea Productions, launched the VeggieTales series in 1991 and today VeggieTales videos, some 50 million, can be found in one-third of all American homes with young children. His current venture, Jellyfish Labs, produces and develops media content geared toward helping children grow in the Christian faith.

His presentation, titled “My Life as a Tomato,” will recount his experiences with Big Idea Productions and reflect on his contributions to the world of character animation and Christian filmmaking.

Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The lectures are designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history at Huntington University. For more information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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