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Chuck E. Cheese's is a chain of American family entertainment centers and restaurants founded in May 17, 1977. The chain is the primary brand of CEC Entertainment, Inc. and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. The current company was formed in a merger between Pizza Time Theatre and ShowBiz Pizza Place in 1984, with both brands unified into the modern brand between 1989 and 1993.

In 1999, Chuck E. Cheese's began to show clips from VeggieTales videos, mostly Silly Songs and any other song that falls under that category in their animatronic showtapes. They also were the first to preview the Newsboys' music video for The League of Incredible Vegetables. They've also shown clips from Big Idea's two other shows, LarryBoy: The Cartoon Adventures and 3-2-1 Penguins!. The company's tie-ins with VeggieTales were even acknowledged by the CEC characters in the April 2012 and April 2014 showtapes. CEC Entertainment Director Jeremy Blaido liked VeggieTales, and helped bring it to CEC,

As of 2024, clips from VeggieTales haven't been used in a showtape since the September 2014 show which used Perfect Puppy and Together from Celery Night Fever. This could likely be due to Big Idea ending their contract with Chuck E. Cheese's by the time Beauty and the Beet was released, so it's unknown whether or not VeggieTales will be shown on CEC TV or in stores again.

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