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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

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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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Khalil (voice)
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Dan Anderson ...
Dad Asparagus (voice)
Kristin Blegen ...
Laura Carrot (voice)
Shelby Vischer ...
Annie (voice)
Jim Poole ...
Scooter / Townsperson (voice)
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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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Fresh Fish. Mixed Vegetables. See more »


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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) (4 October 2002)

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$25,571,351 (USA) (24 January 2003)
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Big idea nearly made a Noahs ark movie, but it didn't happen. They wouldn't do a Noah's ark story until 13 years later. 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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Khalil: Now you are sad, my friend. Something about Ninevah makes you sad?
Jonah: Oh, I don't want to talk about it.
Khalil: Oh, you do not have to tell me. Because I already know.
Jonah: You do?
Khalil: Oh, yes. There is a woman in Ninevah, is there not? A beautiful young asparagus? She is waiting for you, but your job is in the way. Her father is the head of an international band of camel thieves. Today you sail out to Tarshish to deliver a message to the camel thieves, but in the process will break the heart of the woman you ...
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Crazy Credits

This movie filmed entirely on location in a mall in Lombard, Illinois. See more »

Connections

Referenced in VeggieTales: Pistachio (2010) See more »

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Steak and Shrimp
Written and Produced by Mike Nawrocki and Kurt Heinecke
©2002 Bob and Larry Publishing
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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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