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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  4 October 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Also Known As:

Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$25,571,351 (USA) (24 January 2003)
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Trivia

The first ever VeggieTales feature, following years of half-hour video releases. See more »

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During Jonah's song rejecting the Lord's call to Ninevah, Jonah is on a giant map of Israel. The city of Joppa is shown well inland. Joppa is a port town on the Mediterranean, and is shown as such in the next scene in the movie. See more »

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[as Bob dodges obstacles]
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Crazy Credits

Larry the cucumber and the rest of the cast sing "This is the song that goes under the credits" during the last credits. Lyrics include, "There should be a rule that the song under the credits remotely pertains to the movie we just saw." See more »

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Ding Dong
Written and Produced by Mike Nawrocki and Kurt Heinecke
©2002 Bob and Larry Publishing
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A view from the other side of the pond.
26 January 2004 | by (Reading, England) – See all my reviews

My family and I are big VeggieTales fan from the UK. The movie wasn't released over here, so I had to get a Region 1 DVD and a Multi-region player just to see it.

To be honest, the film, while good, was slightly disappointing. However the DVD extras were fantastic and also explained the reason for my initial disappointment.

One of the DVD extras tries to justify what I consider the movies two biggest faults. These are the choice of story and the choice of characters from the VeggieTale universe.

The problem with the story is that they stick to the well-known Bible Story TOO WELL. They carry on past the 'famous bit' and show the end of the story, which shows that actually Jonah is a bit mean and was disappointed that God didn't kill everyone! This means the main story ends on a bit of a down, and the tacked on `big finale' seems out of place to me.

The fact that the main character turns out to be not so nice partially explains the "casting".

If you're a big VeggieTale fan, you'll be left wondering why both the stars `Bob and Larry' have such a small part. If you're not a fan, you'll be wondering who all these characters are, especially "The Pirates who don't do anything!"

As a VeggieTale fan, I was also disappointed by a) The introduction of a major non-vegetable character!!! b) The fact that they continue to move away from the original ‘joke' that vegetables can't hold anything (due to lack of arms). The movie has object's being held by ‘invisible' hands and that just doesn't seem right to me.

All that aside, the movie is pretty good. Bright, fun, silly, and a good `moral' Bible story without `morality' being laid on too thickly.

The DVD extras disk was full of VERY funny stuff, and made up for the aggravation of having to send across the pond for a DVD.

P.S. It took me a while to realise that while the Outtakes appear in Spanish (!?!) the English version is available as an ‘alternative' language.


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