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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 ... See full summary »

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Dad Asparagus (voice)
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Laura Carrot (voice)
Shelby Vischer ...
Annie (voice)
Jim Poole ...
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Message from the Lord Choir (voice) (as Mike Harrison)
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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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pirate | whale | pirate ship | tomato | dream | See more »

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Fresh Fish. Mixed Vegetables. See more »


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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,201,345 (USA) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$25,571,351 (USA) (24 January 2003)
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Auditions for Khalil proved to be difficult. It eventually came down to Tim Hodge and Mike Nawrocki. Hodge got the part. See more »

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When Jonah is in the process of receiving the oracle for Ninevah, he asks, "Where would you like me to go? Jericho? Damascus?" just before it is revealed that he is unwilling to go to non-Israelite towns. In the song that follows, he again states his willingness to bring a message to Damascus. Damascus was never an Israelite-controlled city, but was rather the capital of Aram (now Syria), making it just as unappealing as Ninevah (the capital of Assyria). See more »

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City Official, Crazy Jopponian: [after Jonah says he was swallowed by whale] How do we know if he is telling the truth, sire?
King Twistomer: Smell him.
City Official, Crazy Jopponian: Excuse me, sire?
King Twistomer: Smell him.
[official smells Jonah and faints]
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This movie filmed entirely on location in a mall in Lombard, Illinois. See more »


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Jonah Was a Prophet
Produced by David Mullen
Written by Phil Vischer and David Mullen
©2002 Bob and Larry Publishing, Seat of the Pants Productions and Word Music
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All Hands On Deck!...And Get Me Some Popcorn!
13 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After countless 1/2 hour videos and even more countless silly songs, Veggie Tales hits the big screen with a whale of a tale (get it, WHALE of a tale? HA HA!) in JONAH: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE. True to the Veggie theme, the entire cast is made completely of talking fruits and veggies (save for a camel, a whale, and an annoying little catapillar named Khalil). Although the movie tells the biblical story of Jonah, plenty of artistic lisence is taken to provide an upbeat, musical, and knee slapping experiance for the entire audiance. And when I mean the entire audiance, I mean everyone from little bitty kids to adults. You see, the creators of Veggie Tales (Big Idea) always try to throw in a few jokes every now and then that only adults will be able to enjoy, but unless you are actually paying attention to the film you might miss it.

Now I've said that artistic lisence is taken in telling the Jonah story; however, this does not mean that you are being told an entirely different story from the one in the bible. Overall, the story told in JONAH is basically the same as it is told in the Bible, so parents don't worry about showing this film to your kids...in fact, I encourage you to see this film with your kids. Have a good time with them. Know that you are seeing a quality film and a pretty faithful retelling of the Jonah story.


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