Item description for Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer...
Overview The author, founder of Big Idea Productions and creator of " VeggieTales," describes the rapid success of his company and its eventual sale in bankruptcy, and explains how his Christian beliefs gave him insight and the strength to start a new venture in his chosen field.
This is a story of dreaming big and working hard, of spectacular success and breathtaking failure, of shouted questions, and, at long last, whispered answers. With trademark wit and heart, Phil Vischer shares how God can use the death of a dream to point us toward true success.
Larry. Bob. Archibald. These VeggieTales stars are the most famous vegetables you'll ever eat. Oops, meet. Their antics are known around the world. But so much of the VeggieTales story hasn't been told. In Me, Myself, and Bob, Phil Vischer, founder of Big Idea and creator of VeggieTales, gives a behind-the-scenes look at his not-so-funny journey with the loveable veggies. From famed creator to bankrupt dreamer, Vischer shares his story of trial and ultimate triumph as God inspired him with one big idea after another.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595551220 ISBN13 9781595551221 UPC 020049140895
Availability 0 units.
More About Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer was born June 16, 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa and grew-up in Chicago, Illinois.
He attended St. Paul Bible College and got involved with the puppet ministry where he met Mike Nawrocki. Vischer originally wanted to go to film school after Bible college but never made it. He ended up working for Amoco and Montgomery Ward as a truckdriver afterwards.
Vischer founded GRAFx Studios 1989, after buying animation software, in order to produce animated commercials and logos. That same year he animated and directed Mr. Cuke's Screen Test featuring Larry the Cucumber. In early 1993, he teamed up with Mike Nawrocki and started Big Idea Productions (now Big Idea Entertainment).
From 1993 to 2002, Vischer led the company as lead director and writer. In 2003 (after the release of Jonah) Big Idea went bankrupt, and Vischer sold the company to Classic Media and left the company.
In 2005 he started Jellyfish Labs a new creative workshop where he produces faith-based projects. In 2007 Vischer expanded the company by launching JellyTelly. Starting in 2010, Vischer produced What's In The Bible, a direct-to-DVD video series using puppetry and animation to present biblical material using a news-broadcast format and puppet characters.
Vischer still works on VeggieTales as a scriptwriter and voice actor, as well as serving as Big Idea's president under a contract by Classic Media.
He currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Lisa and two daughters, Sydney and Shelby, and his son, Jeremy.
Vischer has hosted a weekly podcast discussing life in a post-Christian America since 2012. The podcast, co-hosted by Christianity Today editor Skye Jethani and actress Christian Taylor, ranks in the top 100 podcasts regularly.
Spanish Biography: Cuando el animador por computadora, Phil Vischer, busco una nueva manera de integrar la fe con los cuentos, nacio un tomate llamado Bob y un pepino llamado Larry. VeggieTales paso a revolucionar la cinematografia cristiana, vendiendo mas de 40 millones de videos y poniendo sus historias llenas de fe en uno de cada tres hogares norteamericanos con ninos pequenos. Vive con su esposa Lisa, sus tres hijos y un perro en Illinois.
Phil Vischer currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables?
Funny, Intriguing, Life Affirming Nov 3, 2008
I was curious about what had happened to my kids' favorite vegetables (and penguins), so I searched the internet and found this book. What a treat! This story has everything: the rise and fall of an empire, geeks making good, the thrill of victory, courtroom drama, Shakespearean tragedy, and puppet anarchy. Phil Vischer records the Big Idea odessey from the company's small beginnings, through it's major successes, to it's meteoric fall into bankruptcy. Reading this book is a journey well worth taking, and ends in a surprisingly beautiful place. And days after I finished reading, I was still thinking about it. (Curious about what Phil's doing now? See [...].)
Fascinating Jun 21, 2008
As a Veggie fan since the inception of VeggieTales, I found this book riveting. The story of the spectacular rise of the Veggie kingdom and the lessons Phil V. learned along the way was interesting because I knew only parts of the whole story. The leadership lessons at the end were something I can apply to my specific situation. When some authors attempt to pass on wisdom they have gleaned, the book gets dry and boring. That didn't happen with this book, it was well-written all the way to the end. I can't wait to see what Phil Vischer comes up with next!
Best Business Book I've Ever Read Jun 10, 2008
I just got finished reading this and was totally blown away. I really appreciated his honesty and openness about what happened to Big Idea and this reaffirmed my feelings about the other so-called business books out there: it's easy to look like a genius when you study successful companies and draw contrasts, but the same methods don't work for every company.
Phil is a great storyteller, and I'm pleased to have been let into his world for a few hours.
Great insight into using creativity for God May 29, 2008
As a Christian business person and long-time fan of Phil Vischer, I had high hopes for this book. It did not disappoint. Part business book, part autobiography, and part spiritual reflection, this book has helped me to better articulate a philosophy of a God-driven business. Some of Vischer's thoughts have influenced the direction of our company, by pointing us toward the Henry Blackaby approach of waiting for God and joining Him in the work He's already doing.
This was a quick read, and very inspiring. I highly recommend it.
Thought provoking Apr 25, 2008
This was a fascinating read. The story of the building and collapse of a Christian business giant was intriguing, but I think what was more important was what Mr. Vischer learned about his own walk with God, and what he's attempting to share with others.