Originally released in direct-to-video format, the videos debuted on December 21, 1993. VeggieTales was the world's first half-hour CGI animated show. VeggieTales released three episodes a year for a total of over 60 episodes. Big Idea Entertainment has released two theatrical feature films: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) in association with Lionsgate and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008) in association with Universal Studios. From 2002 to 2003, Big Idea created a short running spin-off called Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures. For three seasons from September 9, 2006 to September 7, 2009, VeggieTales on TV appeared on NBC, Telemundo, and ION TV as part of the Qubo Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning children's programming block . On November 3, 2012, the show began running on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) as well as its children's network Smile, where it currently continues to air episodes (in a repackaged and edited format).