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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie -- The Veggie gang set sail on a whale of an adventure in Jonah.  Filled with music, laughs and the strangest adventurers ever to be swallowed whole, this is the story of Jonah and the whale as you've never seen it before.
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Writers:
Phil Vischer (written by) &
Mike Nawrocki (written by) ...
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Release Date:
4 October 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Fresh Fish. Mixed Vegetables. See more »
Plot:
When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they're stranded at old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Jonah is a catch! See more (78 total) »

Cast

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Phil Vischer ... Archibald Asparagus / Jonah / Twippo / Bob the Tomato / Mr. Lunt / Pirate Lunt / Percy Pea / Phillipe Pea / Pa Grape / Pirate Pa / Nezzer / King Twistomer / Cockney Pea #2 (voice)
Mike Nawrocki ... Larry the Cucumber / Pirate Larry / Jean Claude Pea / Cockney Pea #1 / Self-Help Tape Voice / Jerry Gourd / Whooping BBQ Pea (voice)

Tim Hodge ... Khalil (voice)
Lisa Vischer ... Junior Asparagus (voice)
Dan Anderson ... Dad Asparagus (voice)
Kristin Blegen ... Laura Carrot (voice)
Shelby Vischer ... Annie (voice)
Jim Poole ... Scooter / Townsperson (voice)
Ron Smith ... City Official / Crazy Jopponian (voice)
Sarah Catherine Brooks ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Paige Craig ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Adam Frick ... 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 ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Tracy Johnson ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Paul Kaiser ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Bob Landon ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Joshua Quinn Lindsay ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice) (as Joshua Lindsay)
Rebekah Litfin ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Shari Martin ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Laura Richey ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Jon Reich ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Brian Roberts ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Ellen Silvestri ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Christy Sumner ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
John Trauscht ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Nathan Tungseth ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Elizabeth West ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Melissa Abenti ... Townsperson (voice)
Jay Elder ... Townsperson (voice)
Amanda Fragale ... Townsperson (voice)
Ken Greene ... Townsperson (voice)
Steve Hullfish ... Townsperson (voice)
Lennie Jarrat ... Townsperson (voice)
Buddy Lewis ... Townsperson (voice)
Alan Millman ... Townsperson (voice)
Patty O'Kelley ... Townsperson (voice)
Kenya Raichart ... Townsperson (voice)
Tim Toll ... Townsperson (voice)
Marc Vulcano ... Townsperson (voice)
John Wahba ... Townsperson (voice)
David Watson ... Townsperson (voice)
G. Bock ... Townsperson (voice)

Directed by
Mike Nawrocki 
Phil Vischer 
 
Writing credits
Phil Vischer (written by) &
Mike Nawrocki (written by)

Tim Hodge  story

Produced by
Terry Botwick .... executive producer
Ameake Owens .... producer
Dan Philips .... executive producer
Phil Vischer .... executive producer
John Wahba .... director of post productions
 
Original Music by
Kurt Heinecke 
David Mullen 
Phil Vischer 
 
Film Editing by
John Wahba 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph Sapulich  (as Joe Sapulich)
 
Production Management
Jennifer Combs .... production manager
 
Art Department
Dennis Bredow .... visual development
Tod Carter .... storyboard artist
Philip Dimitriadis .... visual development artist
Daniel Lopez Munoz .... visual development artist
Jody Nilsen .... concept artist
Jeremy Vickery .... additional concept art
Charles R. Vollmer .... concept artist
Charles R. Vollmer .... visual development artist
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Stephen Barden .... sound editor
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Alex Bullick .... first assistant sound editor
Elius Caruso .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee de Lang .... sound effects editor
J.R. Fountain .... co-supervising sound editor
J.R. Fountain .... supervising sound editor
Adam Frick .... dialog editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Craig Henighan .... sound effects editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Zoern .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Lisa Atkinson .... production supervisor
Gerhard Borchers .... lighting artist
Chris Browne .... lighting artist
Pei Cheng .... lighting artist
Kyudon Choi .... character technical director
Richard Gouge .... master lighting artist
Allen Hemberger .... water development
Brad Hiebert .... character rigging: visual effects department
Ian Hubbard .... digital modeling supervisor
Yong Duk Jhun .... layout artist
David Jordan .... lighting artist
Alex Li .... senior layout artist
Luke Martorelli .... master lighting artist
Daniel Patrick O'Brien .... lighting supervisor
Ben Radcliffe .... lighting & compositing
Lorna Saunders .... lighting and compositing
Sean Skube .... render wrangler
Peter Szewczyk .... additional lighting artist
Kevin Vassey .... render wrangler
Henry Vera .... visual effects supervisor
Andres Vitale .... technical consultant
Dan A. Walker .... studio technical director
Terry Ziegelman .... lighting artist
 
Animation Department
Andrew Arnett .... animator
Justin Barrett .... animator
Tom Danen .... animator
Thom Falter .... animator
Joe Gorski .... animator
Christopher Hickman .... animator
Christopher Hickman .... animator
Jin Jang .... character modeling
Amber Rudolph .... animator
Nathan Tungseth .... animator
Marc Vulcano .... animation director
Marc Vulcano .... animator
Danny Wawrzaszek .... animator
Ryan Williams .... layout artist
 
Editorial Department
Vaughan Killin .... co-color timer
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
 
Other crew
Joji Arnett .... corporate counsel
Jana Day .... director of staffing
Ryan Forrister .... software developer
Ken Greene .... software developer
Paul Kaiser .... software developer
Buddy Lewis .... lead rendering artist
Alan Millman .... software development lead
Scott Nelson .... software developer
Eric Salituro .... technical consultant
Joseph Sapulich .... concept supervisor (as Joe Sapulich)
Tim Toll .... render architect
Andy Youssi .... art production coordinator
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Singapore:PG | USA:G (certificate #39192)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The license plate on the van reads, "IN A PKL"See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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 love!
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Movie Connections:
References Free Willy (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Second ChancesSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Jonah is a catch!, 5 October 2002
Author: rolleriffic from Carpentersville, IL

I just got back from the theatre from seeing this film. I took my 3 year old daughter who is an avid veggie fan to see the film. It was her first movie and Jonah was well worth being her inaugural film going experience. But this is far from just a kid's movie. One of the Chicago newspaper reviewers said that this was not a film for adults without children. This would be far from accurate. The movie certainly works for children, but those familiar with the Veggie franchise understand that much in the same way as Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, and the Muppets that much of the humor is for the adults.

The movie works on a number of levels:

1) It tells a cohesive story for both the Veghead and the Veggie novice. Three of the main characters in the film are the Pirates who don't do anything who have a prominent part in the Veggie sing-a-long videos. However, there is nothing in the film that hinges on previous experience with Bob, Larry et al.

2) The movie entertains and instructs. Veggie Tales are educational. They are meant to be. This film is certainly no exception. The point of this story is to be compassionate and merciful. It makes that point by telling the story of a character who was neither and a God who was both. The story effectively segues between Veggie present and Bible past to let the modern day characters learn from the Biblical ones. I do not want to leave you with the impression that this film is merely a 90 minute flannel graph (Oooh flannel graph) for church going children. This is a fine and funny film for kids of all ages (Including 38). The animation is crisp. The musical numbers are fun and provocative.

3) Junior Asparagus is in a limited role. I am not certain if I am the only one who thinks this but Jr. Asparagus is the animated Wesley Crusher. (He actually does help save the ship in one episode.) I like Jr. in small doses and I was certainly able to swallow his part in this movie.

4) Larry the Cucumber is an integral part of the film. I am a big fan of Larry and I certainly think he is the funniest cucumber making movies today.

5) Silliness abounds. From the opening car trip sing-a-long to the closing credits, the high standard of Veggie insanity is maintained.

The film is certainly not Citizen Kane for the green grocer section. It could certainly be better in parts. Some of the teaching points are a little too pronounced. I also took umbrage with a legal proceeding taking place in a land where we are continually told that they did not know wrong from right. Also I write very silly songs and live near Lombard, IL where the movie was filmed and my phone never rang once. The film is certainly strong enough to overcome these minor flaws (but when Veggie 2 starts being created, I better get a call!)

Overall, Big Idea Productions should be very pleased with this movie and I think the film going public should be as well.

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