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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they're stranded at old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems. As Bob the Tomato and the kids settle in to wait for ... See full summary »

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Dad Asparagus (voice)
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When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they're stranded at old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems. As Bob the Tomato and the kids settle in to wait for a tow truck to help get their van back on the road, the "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" share a little story about a guy named Jonah. Jonah was kind of like a mailman except his messages came straight from God. Jonah loves his job, until the day comes when he has to deliver a message to the people of Nineveh. Instead of carrying out his mission, Jonah turns and sets sail in the opposite direction onboard a pirate ship. Soon Jonah embarks on an adventure that leads him into the belly of a whale, and to the heart of Nineveh for a hilarious showdown. Written by Anonymous

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A comic adventure with bite. See more »


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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,201,345 (USA) (6 October 2002)

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$25,581,229 (USA)
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Trivia

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Goofs

After the demonstration "slap of no return", there is a long shot showing the prisoners and the 'demo station'. The demo station still has a complete uncut rope even though it was cut to drop the slap. See more »

Quotes

[outtake; Jonah is trying to sleep but is interrupted by the Self Help Tape]
Self-Help Tape Voice: You are so vain. I bet you think this movie's about you. Don't you. Don't you.
Jonah: Ah, good one, boys...
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Crazy Credits

No vegetables were harmed in the making of this picture. See more »

Connections

Follows VeggieTales: Rack, Shack & Benny (1995) See more »

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It Can Not Be
Produced by Kurt Heinecke and Phil Vischer
Written by Phil Vischer and Kurt Heinecke
©2002 Bob and Larry Publishing
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good kids' film
28 October 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

So I have a two year old at my house and we watch a LOT of VeggieTales. However, I have lots of friends with no children at their houses who also watch VeggieTales (albeit less than we do). That's because the Veggies, unlike so many kids' videos and other entertainment, talk to kids without talking down to them, and also throw in stuff that parents like. Good entertainment, and smart marketing -- more kids' entertainment needs to realize that parents BUY the videos, and are much more likely to buy stuff that the parents like, too.

That said, while I didn't like this movie as much as I like the half-hour VeggieTales videotapes, I still liked it much, much better than 95% of the kids movies I've seen. My two year old (his first movie) sat through it without a peep, except for the occasional observation about Jonah or the whale or the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.

This movie is actually a bit more overtly Judeo-Christian than most of the videos. I honestly don't get how people are put off by the Veggie videos, as they are very non-preachy and simply teach kids, in an entertaining way, that it's good to share, be thankful for what you have and to have the courage to stand up for your convictions. The movie is a little more, "We should do what God wants us to do." Still, kids will be entertained and parents won't be checking their watches.


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