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Another triumph for Big Idea Productions

10/10
Author: dcfan427
7 April 2001

The creators of VeggieTales have consistently put out some of the best Christian children's entertainment I have seen in a long time. "Dave and the Giant Pickle" is no exception.

The Biblical story of David and Goliath is told using great computer animation and a cast of (what else) vegetables. Junior Asparagus plays Dave, the youngest of Jesse's sons. While his brothers often pick on him because of his size, Dave realizes that "little guys can do big things, too" as he ventures forward to face Goliath, a giant, Philistine pickle with boxing gloves.

Most of all, this movie is a perfect lesson in self-esteem. Children and parents who watch this movie are reminded that "God made them special and He loves them very much."

I would recommend this video, and the rest of the VeggieTales collection, for every family's collection.

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Size doesn't matter

6/10
Author: Thomas (filmreviews@web.de) from Berlin, Germany
4 June 2015

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This rule also applies to the VeggieTale universe. In today's short film, we learn about the uneven battle between small David and giant Goliath. The music is okay. Most of it is forgettable, also the silly song segment this time, but there is a nice song about being little at the end and I also liked the inclusion of "Freude schöner Götterfunken". This is also worth a watch if you do not care about the religious message. But I liked how they did it that they did not close the film with the tomato's final sentence about God, but with the pickle joking around as always playing a superhero this time. This takes some seriousness out of this half-hour movie. I also liked the way that one guy reacted when little David told him that he will fight Goliath or what they are told by the enemy is going to happen when they are defeated, like scratch their backs. All very much aimed at young audiences. It's an early entry of the series and like the others directed by and starring Phil Vischer. I think this almost 20-year-old short film went better the longer it went and at the end it was a pretty decent watch. That's why I recommend it. Also I learned a bit more about the famous David/Goliath story, even if I vaguely knew the core elements of it and the lesson it is supposed to teach.

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Veggies with morals...who thought this great idea up?

Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK
21 November 2002

Computer animated veggies...who would think of something kids hate to eat and apply morals to them, to make the best Christian videos ever? BigIdea productions. I think we all need to salute these guys. They take the same technique as the Simpsons (few people do all the voices, great humor, etc.) and apply, as I said before, morals. Great for kids, and even fun for us adults.

5/5 STARS

John Ulmer

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Second worst Veggie Tales movie

2/10
Author: bobojiggler from Iowa
7 September 2009

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This is my second least favorite Veggie Tales movie right after Where's God When I'm S-S-Scared?. The plot didn't make any sense. The plot was that they were in a war and the only way to end it was to have Dave fight Goliath (the giant pickle). When Goliath went to their land for a fight, no one fought. So he came back day after day and no one would fight. Since Goliath and the Philistines where such idiots, why didn't the Israelites just not go over there every day? That way there would be no fight and idiotic Goliath will keep on going there day after day until he dies. I also hated Goliath's voice. After all of the good Veggie Tales movies that I have seen, this is a big disappointment.

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Fried Chicken Joke and Slavery

1/10
Author: cgarners from United States
19 June 2011

You will see in the movie the Isrealites instead of saying that they do not want to be slaves to Philistines this:

Jimmy Gourd (Isrealite): Um - do you guys have any fried chicken? I've got a real hankering for fried chicken.

I am horrified to see this in a children's movie. Especially one that is supposed to be teaching Bible lessons. It is wrong. Slaves did not ask for fried chicken.

I have banned VeggieTales from my house. I do NOT tolerate racial remarks.

Context is important. Being threatened slavery, and then asking if the people have fried chicken? This was not an unintentional remark.

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