Yesterday, The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's was released in the Christian market. This VeggieTales DVD will be released in the broader market this Tuesday, October 9th. I can only say this about it. It has without a doubt one of the BEST BEST BEST Silly Songs with Larry of all times. It has been a long time since I've been this excited about a new silly song. I'm not saying it will ever take the place of Hairbrush or Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. But it should be in the top five anyway :) You can watch three full song clips here. Over the Rainbow (the song during the credits), The Monkey Song (the new Silly Song), and Somewhere Beyond the Barn (a song from the story). You can also watch the trailer.
The story as you can guess is a parady of The Wizard of Oz. It is using the Prodigal Son story of Luke 15. The Land of Ha's is an amusement park that Darby O'Gill (Junior) just can't wait to visit. But when his dad says they've got too much work to do around the farm...it might just take a tornado to get him out of Kansas and closer to the roller coaster ride of his dreams. My favorite parts of the parody...insteading of following the Yellow Brick Road...they're following Yellow McToad, a rather old and quite slow guide that leads them all the way to the Land of Ha's. Also there isn't a field of poppies, there's a field of puppies. And the good fairy? She's named Splenda. (She's played by Madame Blueberry).