As co-creator of “VeggieTales,” co-founder of Big Idea Entertainment and the voice of the beloved Larry the Cucumber, Mike Nawrocki has been part of the pulse of the “VeggieTales” brand, which boasts sales of over 85 million videos, audio CDs and books, generating over one billion dollars at retail since its inception in 1993. Nawrocki has created, written and directed most of the extremely popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of “VeggieTales” episodes such as “Madame Blueberry” and “The League of Incredible Vegetables,” as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, “Jonah” and “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.” In addition, Nawrocki has won multiple Dove awards and authored a number of “VeggieTales” books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another one of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, “3-2-1 Penguins!”
Nawrocki is the author of “The Dead Sea Squirrels,” an illustrated early reader series which is currently in development for animation. You will find this book series available for sale at the Realm Makers Bookstore in the exhibit hall. Stop by early to learn when Mike will be available for a book signing!
Nawrocki is a professor of film and animation at Lipscomb University in Nashville and lives in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife Lisa, and their two children Alejandra and Michael.