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VeggieTales Co-Creator to Launch New Animated Series ‘The Dead Sea Squirrels’

Mike Nawrocki, VeggieTales co-creator and voice of Larry the Cucumber, is teaming up with renowned Disney animator Tom Bancroft and legendary producer and artist Steve Taylor to bring to life the new animated series “The Dead Sea Squirrels” now that the team has secured potential investors.

“I’m thrilled to see the ‘Dead Sea Squirrels’ coming to life,” Nawrocki told the Christian Post. “The beginnings of the idea came to me over a dozen years ago. So, to get the opportunity to write a book series and now to move into animation — it is a longtime dream come true.”

Nawrocki said his prayer is that the stories in the new series will help kids “make a connection to the Bible and life of Jesus.”

According to the Kickstarter campaign launched at the top of the year and then canceled, Nawrocki and the team needed to raise at least $1.2 million to get the animated series made because of the high cost of animation. 

But after raising over $35,000 in just a few days, they have lined up potential investors who would fund the entire project. 

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