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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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Laura Carrot (voice)
Shelby Vischer ...
Annie (voice)
Jim Poole ...
Scooter / Townsperson (voice)
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Sarah Catherine Brooks ...
Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Paige Craig ...
Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
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Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Chris Geiger ...
Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Michael Harrison ...
Message from the Lord Choir (voice) (as Mike Harrison)
Amy Howard ...
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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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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

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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

The license plate on the van reads, "IN A PKL" See more »

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

Junior: What did he learn?
Pa Grape: The question is, "What did YOU learn?"
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Crazy Credits

Larry the cucumber, Pa Grape, and Mr. Lunt sing "This is the song that runs 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's basic plot." See more »

Connections

Followed by VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty (2010) See more »

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In the Belly of a Whale
Written and Produced by Steve Taylor and Peter Furler
©2002 Soylent Tunes/SESAC (admin. By ICG)
Ariose Music/ASCAP (admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing)
Bob and Larry Publishing/ASCAP (admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing)
All rights reserved. Used by Permission
Performed by Newsboys
Newboys Appear Courtesy of Sparrow Records
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I laughed, I cried...it moved me, Bob!
11 October 2002 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Do you know all of Larry's Silly-Songs by heart? Can you and your friends/children/parents recite an entire episode of VeggieTales without having the video in the VCR? If you answered yes, then I see no reason why you won't absolutely adore this great accomplishment and wonderful new addition to the Big Idea Productions family.

A full-length VeggieTales movie (83 minutes is a bit on the short side, but that works better for the kids) is slightly different from one of their videos. The plot is more developed and drawn out; attention is given to more details; the full story of Jonah (as found in the Bible...Veggie style, of course) is portrayed. The kids might get a little antsy with such a long movie compared to the Veggies they're used to, but they broke it up nicely with the narration sections.

The whale was impressive, but it might scare some of the kids at first. After the initial "swallowing", though, it's not nearly as scary. The creators didn't sacrifice the message to release this movie on the big screen, and I was proud to see it.

Overall, I loved the movie. Larry was cute, the message was positive, the songs were entertaining and educational/fun. If you've never experienced VeggieTales, you might not get all of the jokes or might think it's a little strange to see "hopping" talking vegetables, but believe me...it's worth it.

Happy movie watching, and stick around through the credits for a cute little addition!


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