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VeggieTales: Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)

Unrated | | Animation, Short, Family | Video October 1995
A classic Bible story from the book of Daniel is brought to life by Big Idea Productions. Rack, Shack, and Benny work in a factory that makes chocolate bunnies, owned by Nebbie K. Nezzer (a... See full summary »

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Dad Asparagus (voice)
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Laura Carrot (voice)
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Larry the Cucumber (Benny) / Injured Pea / Pea Choir (voice)
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Junior Asparagus (Shack) / Mom Asparagus (voice)
Phil Vischer ...
Bob the Tomato (Rack) / Mr. Nezzer / Mr. Lunt / Grandpa George / Pea Choir (voice)
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A classic Bible story from the book of Daniel is brought to life by Big Idea Productions. Rack, Shack, and Benny work in a factory that makes chocolate bunnies, owned by Nebbie K. Nezzer (a la King Nebecanezzer). His obsession with the bunnies leads him to build a giant one. Anyone who doesn't bow down and worship is fed to the furnace, where the "bad bunnies" go. While most employees worship it, Rack, Shack, and Benny cling to their Christian faith. Written by The Extra

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Laura Carrot: [singing] Good morning, George, how are you? / I hope you're feeling fine. / I'd love to stay and talk / but it's almost eight o'clock ,/ and I haven't got the time. / Because we work real hard at the Chocolate Factory. / We start at 8, and we don't get lunch till 3.
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Lyrics and Music by Phil Vischer
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Possibly one of the best morals out of the whole series.
22 October 2007 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Veggietales has come a long way. since 1993, they have made computer animated cartoons with none other than...Vegetables...no i'm not talking about people who can't move but still live on life support. these are computer animated Vegetables that hop around and lift objects with telepathic powers (ok, they have invisible arms) And they get a letter from a fictional boy or girl who asks a question that is simple for children to understand, but also for adults to understand, and recall from their younger days.

Anyways, this particular episode takes place in Nezzar's chocolate factory, and thats a sugar coated idea if i ever saw one! anyways, these young characters are working in the factories, making chocolate bunnies for little to nothing. (No some of you might think these characters might think of running away, but in the original story, if they ran, they got the gallows) anyways, one day, Mr. nezzar announces that the company has shipped their 2 millionth chocolate bunny, and decides to let the workers eat as many chocolate bunnies for the next half hour...of course when he finds them, they're all sick from the huge intake of chocolate...except for Rack, Shack, and Benny. so, while Mr. nezzar sees them still standing, he decides to make them all "junior executives". Along this time, Mr. nezzar has also built a 90 foot tall bunny, because he's obsessed with "the bunny" and he also writes a song and tells rack, shack, and Benny that he's going to make everyone sing the bunny song, and if they defy him, they get thrown into the burning furnace. Now how does some cooked asparagus, tomato, and cucumber sound?

The moral of this story is "standing up for what you believe in" and even if you're not a Christian, thats a good thing to remember. for example, you might find your best friend smoking crack with a multitude of people. of course, you can say no. thats standing up for what you believe in.

What also contributed to this one videos good moral, is when it was released...it was released only 2 or 3 years before the Pokémon craze. many Strong Christian families didn't like the idea of their children capturing Pokemon animals and telling them to battle (in a way, it's somewhat like Dungeons and Dragons, and that just got a bad rep because most of the stuff marketed towards that is satanic, and that a lot of stupid people were committing suicide after playing it. plus, you could use your imagination and make a totally Christian DnD game, only it's because of the stupid marketing.) either way, this video was still pretty popular around the Pokémon craze, so many families stood up against Pokémon and stood with god, just like Radshack, Meshack, and Abendigo did against Nebuchadnezzar in the original Bible story from the book of Daniel.

i suggest you watch this, big-time.


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