Nashville, TN (DATE) - Big Idea Entertainment, a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., and Capitol Christian Distribution, the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution, have announced a new, long term agreement. The new affiliation with Big Idea Entertainment will now make Capitol Christian Distribution the Christian market leader in both recorded music and home entertainment distribution. Included in the agreement will be the physical retail distribution rights for video products in the U.S. and Canadian Christian retail markets, as well as exclusive worldwide rights, including digital distribution, for all recorded music products. Capitol Christian Distribution will begin shipping orders and processing returns on October 1, 2015.
A total of 17 catalog DVD titles will remain with Word Distribution, including ten of Big Idea's original VeggieTales episodes, six compilations and the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie. Word will continue to process orders and returns for these titles.
“For more than 20 years, Big Idea has been a consistent leader in children's and family programming,” remarked Greg Bays, Capitol Christian Distribution’s Executive Vice President. “We are proud to partner with such a long-standing, family and faith-focused organization committed to quality and integrity-filled products.”
In conjunction with the new relationship with Capitol Christian Distribution, Big Idea also announces a new pricing model for its DVD catalog. Beginning October 1, 2015, all single-disc DVD titles will be priced at $9.99 SRP, a reduction for many titles previously priced at $12.99 SRP and $14.99 SRP. Additionally, three new Collectible Tins, Bible Stories, Princess Stories and Christmas Stories will be available this November. At $29.99 SRP, each collection includes 4 DVDs and other bonus content.
Capitol Christian Distribution will kick off Veggie Tales’ annual Christmas Retail Campaign in October with a Celebrate the Joy of Christmas endcap. This promotion provides independent retailers the opportunity to create a unique Christmas shopping zone, and bring key VeggieTales products together for the holiday season. Titles featured include Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD, three Christmas Double Feature DVDs, and four Christmas-themed books from Worthy Media/Ideals.
During the first quarter of 2016, Capitol Christian Distribution will exclusively premiere the first DVD release from the Emmy Award® nominated Netflix series, VeggieTales in the House.
“We are thrilled to partner with Capitol Christian Distribution to bring the classic VeggieTales catalog and exciting new releases to retail,” stated Greg Fritz, Big Idea’s SVP Home Entertainment. “Capitol’s position as the Christian retail market leader, expertise in sales & distribution and innovation in strategic marketing make them the perfect partner to continue to build the VeggieTales brand.”
About Big Idea Entertainment
Big Idea Entertainment, a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., is a leading studio and producer of children's and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea’s best-selling animated series, VeggieTales, has sold 70 million videos, 15 million books and more than 7 million CD's. The beloved faith-based brand expanded its reach in November, 2014 with the Emmy® Award-nominated* television series, VeggieTales in the House, exclusively on Netflix. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.
*Nominee: Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
About Capitol Christian Distribution
Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader Christian and Gospel music distribution and represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books reaching the US Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard's Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine's Top Christian Music Distributor 17 times since 1995. In addition to distributing Capitol Christian Music Group's fully-owned labels, which include Sparrow, ForeFront and Credential imprints, as well as Motown Gospel and Worship Together, Capitol Christian Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with Centricity Records, City on A Hill, City of Peace Records, Difference Media, Dream Records, Gaither Music Group, Green Hill Productions, Inpop, Hillsong, sixstepsrecords, Sonoma Music, Maranatha! Music, North Point Music, Spring Hill Music Group, Troubadour for the Lord, Universal Music Group, VSR Music Group, Advent Film Group, Alchemy, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz, Cinedigm Entertainment, City of Peace Films, Creative Trust Media, Getty Music, Goose Creek Productions, Friends Media, For Our Father Films, Foreshadow Productions, Glorious Films, Guardian Studios/Bananas, Jason Campbell Films, Jellyfish Labs, Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Owlegories, Pure Flix Entertainment, Thinking Man Films, Vertical Praise Productions, WP Films, Whitestone Media, Zayatoonz, Worthy Publishing, Authentic Publishers and many more. Capitol Christian Distribution is a division of Capitol Christian Music Group, which is part of Universal Music's Capitol Music Group. For more information, visit capitolchristiandistribution.com