Pictured: Susan Popin, Bryan Popin, Leslie Ferrell (general manager, Big Idea Entertainment), and four of the Popin’s children
Big Idea Entertainment enlists rising gospel star Bryan Popin and family to help deliver VeggieTales school supplies, clothing and toys to Hurricane Harvey’s displaced families
Nashville, TN (September 7, 2017) – Big Idea Entertainment, home of the leading faith-based studio and producer of the children’s brand, VeggieTales, and rising gospel star Bryan Popin found a way to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts from their Nashville, TN hubs. Big Idea donated VeggieTales school supplies, toys and clothing to families that have been displaced from their homes because of Hurricane Harvey’s flooding and storm damage. Popin, his wife Susan, and four of their children ferried VeggieTales supplies to a holding facility for the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Center in Nashville, TN in preparation for an upcoming delivery to Houston area families.
“We wanted to do something to help the families that have suffered so much from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. “Hopefully our toys, games, Veggie school supplies and t-shirts will bring a smile and some comfort during this very difficult time.”
“I have 5 kids and one on the way, and I love being a dad. I don’t know how parents are finding the words to help their kids cope with all the loss and chaos. When I heard that my kids’ favorite talking veggies, VeggieTales, were going to make a donation and needed help making the delivery, my hand (and my kids’ hands!) went up! So glad we can help bring a smile to the faces of kids who have lost so much,” said Bryan Popin.
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About Big Idea Entertainment
Teaching children faith-based lessons through entertaining animation has made VeggieTales one of the most successful children’s brands in the world. Big Idea Inc. was launched in 1993 and since then VeggieTales has sold over 75 million videos, 13 million books and more than seven million CDs. VeggieTales and Big Idea’s property “3-2-1 Penguins” enjoyed four seasons as a top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings. There have also been two successful theatrical releases-2002’s “Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie” and 2008’s “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything-A VeggieTales Movie.” VeggieTales in the House an original preschool Emmy nominated Netflix TV series launched November 2014. Big Idea also maintains a wide presence in publishing and licensing.
About Bryan Popin:
A native of NJ, Bryan Popin was a piano protégé by his early teens. Later in his career, the legendary Stevie Wonder nicknamed him the “Little Boy Wonder” and he’s continued to impress with his songwriting, keyboard skills and vocal flow. Popin has appeared with Bishop TD Jakes numerous times and was featured at both MegaFest and Bishop Jakes’ Pastors & Leader’s Conference. He’s written with R&B legend Chaka Khan, opened for Tye Tribbett, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and American Idol alum Danny Gokey. At the height of their popularity, Justin Timberlake’s *NSYNC recorded one of Popin’s songs for their multi-platinum album and stadium tour, Celebrity. His Billboard No. 1 gospel album, I Got Out, is available in stores and online.