Larryboy: The Angry Eyebrows
Working as the mild-mannered janitor at bumblyburg’s newspaper, The Daily Bumble, alongside editor-in-chief Bob the Tomato, cub reporter Junior Asparagus, and a host of new veggie friends, Larry the Cucumber must put on his plungers and fly into action as super-villain Awful Alvin unleashes a swarm of Angry Eyebrows on this otherwise friendly town!
Can Larryboy convince the townsfolk to let go of their anger in time to stop this menace and his litany of lashes? And who will save Larryboy if he gets caught up in Alvin’s diabolical scheme?!? The bonus cartoon, “Fly By Might” shows Larryboy trying to “eliminate” a taunting pest who is spoiling his relaxation time. Larryboy fixates on getting the fly and goes through a variety of disastrous situations during the battle.
It’s wonderful to have a company like Big Idea on “God’s team.” They have beautifully captured the theme of showing children how to follow God’s instructions regarding letting go of anger. In addition, they have done this in a language that children enjoy and embrace…quality animation.
The evil plan is to send out little flying angry eyebrows to attach to people who do not let go of their anger. Larryboy, in his classic silly way, battles against what God would not want for his children (holding on to anger). In a very engaging way, this story shows the benefit of letting go of our anger and becoming joyful. It shows how it is so much better to not be angry.
In Larryboy’s super-hero training class, the instructor quotes from the super-hero handbook (Bible) that we “should not let the sun go down on our anger.” I particularly liked Larryboy’s description, “considered armless and dangerous” and the cheese-breathing cow dragon. After you get past the difference from 3D to 2D (having gone to an animation format), this is a fun one to watch with our children and enjoy discussing their comments about it afterward. The bonus cartoon, “Fly By Might” could be considered a follow-up scenario about not obsessing on something irritating because you could only end up hurting yourself.