Mike Nawrocki

CWVFF Speaker2018

As co-creator of VeggieTales, co-founder of Big Idea and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, Mike Nawrocki has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike 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, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales Books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins!

For 30 years, Mike has been in a production environment, landing his first job in film and video production in 1987 in Chicago while in college. Along with fellow co-worker and friend Phil Vischer, he turned an idea for telling stories, using the then new technology of 3D computer animation, into the phenomenon of VeggieTales. Establishing a homespun business dubbed Big Idea, the two launched the first ever CGI (computer-generated imagery) video series to the consumer market. Mike has gone on to be involved with every facet of VeggieTales production including editing, animation, sound, story development, writing, directing and character voicing.

Mike continues to use his experience and knowledge in entertainment to create and develop stories that can help parents pass on wholesome values to their children.

Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN with his wife and two children.

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