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Autodesk Maya (previously known as Alias|Wavefront Maya and Alias Maya) is a computer animation program, specializing in graphics and animation for video games, TV shows, and theatrical films.

Big Idea used the Autodesk Maya animation software from 1999 to 2003, replacing Softimage 3D as their main animation software. Phil Vischer states in a tweet that the reason for this change was because Softimage 3D stopped updating their softwares. Since 2003, outsourced animation companies used Autodesk Maya for future VeggieTales videos.

List of works with Big Idea


Title Year
King George and the Ducky 2000
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen
Lyle the Kindly Viking 2001
The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown
Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More! 2002
The Star of Christmas
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! 2003
The Ballad of Little Joe
An Easter Carol 2004
A Snoodle's Tale
Bob and Larry's How to Draw!
Sumo of the Opera
Duke and the Great Pie War 2005
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush
Lord of the Beans
Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler 2006
LarryBoy and the Bad Apple
Gideon: Tuba Warrior
Moe and the Big Exit 2007
God Made You Special
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything 2008
Lessons from the Sock Drawer
Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue
Abe and the Amazing Promise 2009
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella
Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
Silly Little Thing Called Love 2010
Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't
Sweetpea Beauty
It's a Meaningful Life
Happy Together! 2011
Twas The Night Before Easter
Princess and the Popstar
Larry Learns to Listen
Bob Lends a Helping Hand
The Little Drummer Boy
God Loves You Very Much
If I Sang A Silly Song 2012
Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men
The Penniless Princess
Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too!
The League of Incredible Vegetables
Lettuce Love One Another!
The Little House That Stood 2013
MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier 2014
Celery Night Fever
Beauty and the Beet
Noah's Ark 2015
Parade of Animals

Other works and projects

Title Year
Barber of Seville 1999
VeggieTown Values: On The Job 2000
3-2-1 Penguins!: Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn
3-2-1 Penguins!: The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka 2001
Jonah: An Overboard Adventure!
3-2-1 Penguins!: The Amazing Carnival of Complaining
3-2-1 Penguins!: Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt 2002
The Great Cheese Squeeze
3-2-1 Penguins!: The Doom Funnel Rescue!
3-2-1 Penguins!: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie! 2003
VeggieTales on TV 2006-2009
3-2-1 Penguins! 2007-2008
VeggieTales in the House 2014-2016
VeggieTales in the City 2017
The VeggieTales Show 2019-2022