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Focus on the Family and "VeggieTales" Creator Introduce "JellyTelly"

Families will find engaging daily programming and games that also offer valuable life lessons from a biblical perspective

October 12, 2009

Colorado Springs, Colo – Focus on the Family® recently teamed with VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer to launch our newest faith-building entertainment product for young families: JellyTelly® – a 20 minute daily internet variety show for kids that teaches biblical literacy and principles in attention-grabbing ways through the use of cartoons, puppets and real-life characters.

A product of Vischer's innovative mind, JellyTelly is a tool that makes even the most complex stories and principles tangible and fun for families. The show offers humorous entertainment via characters like Clive and Ian, brothers who thrive on adventures in God's creation; the Bentley Brothers, clever-minded musicians who take difficult biblical concepts and arrange them into catchy, hilarious tunes; and Quacky the Duck, a duckling who thinks up big questions and travels in search of answers.

"Focus on the Family is excited to become the exclusive provider of JellyTelly, bringing together our heritage as a trusted source of children's content with one of the most innovative, creative and ministry-driven talents in the Church today," said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. "Phil Vischer has a proven track record developing ground-breaking, family-oriented faith-based kids content that entertains with a purpose. We share his passion to help today's parents instill a meaningful Christian faith in their children."

At www.jellytelly.com, families will find engaging daily programming and games that also offer valuable life lessons from a biblical perspective. Beginning this fall, families will be able to access the website through a monthly subscription for the complete library of videos clips, shows, online games and other member features.

"Focus on the Family has played a huge role over the years in shaping the world of Christian kids media," said Phil Vischer. "Their groundbreaking work with projects like McGee & Me, Adventures in Odyssey® and Last Chance Detectives® inspired a generation of Christian filmmakers to integrate their faith with their films - myself included. It's an honor to team with Focus on JellyTelly as we bring biblical truth to today's internet-savvy kids."

Phil Vischer also recently aligned with Tyndale for a DVD series called What's in the Bible? set to release in March 2010. The series will take a journey through the Bible and feature some of the same characters that also appear on the daily programs at www.jellytelly.com.

To learn more about JellyTelly, visit www.jellytelly.com. Or, to discover other family-friendly products from Focus on the Family, visit www.focusonthefamily.com. Please direct interview requests to Sara Woodard @ 719-268-4890 or sara.woodard@fotf.org.

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