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Writers:
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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:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A film dedicated to its target audience and nobody else 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Singapore:PG | USA:G (certificate #39192)

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Trivia:
The creators originally thought of doing the story of Noah's Ark for this movie but animal fur would have been expensive to create. They decided on the story of Jonah since whales don't have any fur.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Mr. Nezzer:Are you guys still doing that "pirate" thing?
Mr. Lunt:Argh! Watch your tongue, matey! Or we'll... what'll we do?
Larry:Nothing. We're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
Mr. Lunt:Oh. Argh! You got off easy today!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in VeggieTales: Pistachio (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Drive into the River BobSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A film dedicated to its target audience and nobody else, 8 November 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is a perfectly good-hearted, innocuous tool to help indoctrinate your children into the Christian faith. Of course, that's a little too brash, but it's an accurate summation of the animated film that features bright colors, grandscale animated settings, themes relevant to real life, and talking vegetables that simplify stories to make them accessible to your little ones.

This film seems to defy film criticism in the way that it already has its own route to its target audience. In addition, the audience who wants nothing to do with the film will find no challenge in trying to ignore it. Its target audience will find the film recommend to their young children at certain church events and religious gatherings and children will likely be fascinated by the franchise's aforementioned traits. Honestly, the VeggieTales shorts aren't the worst type of videos to show your children. However, if one can look past the colorful qualities for just a few moments, they will find nothing more than a surface-level, preachy, morality play that grows tiresome quickly and is thankfully punctuated by a fluffy song in between the dreary exposition of the Bible.

The film opens with Bob the Tomato driving Dad Asparagus and several young vegetable children to a concert. They wind up getting into a bit of a wreck and seek help at a seafood restaurant where they meet "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." "The Pirates" decide to entertain the gang by telling them the story of Jonah, an ambitious prophet who makes a living preaching the word of God to different towns. One day, God himself implores Jonah to preach his word to the town of Nineveh, a dangerous, unholy village, to which Jonah refuses and decides to travel to Tarshish, the furthest you can get from Nineveh.

What unfolds is something of a road movie, with Jonah, who is an asparagus creature mind you, meeting random assortments of food, getting infamously swallowed by the whale, and learning such themes as compassion and mercy. Even the Veggie children learn of such themes, one meaning to respect your companions, the other meaning to give others second chances even if they don't deserve them. Such morals are the foundation of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie's existence and, in seventy-eight minutes, it does more than get its point across. It beats the morals and themes into the head of the viewer until you feel like telling everyone within your vicinity what you learned just to make the knowledge you gained seem more useful in some way.

Thank the lord there are at least catchy songs that turn up every now and then to snap you back into reality. One song in particular I enjoyed, and wish was actually a complete tune, is "Billy Joe McGuffrey," which the young Veggie children are singing in the car which winds up distracting Bob the Tomato as he drives in a rush to see the concert. The fast-paced tune, the frantic animation, and the excitement of everything happening at once made me feel like a young kid watching the VeggieTales on a Saturday morning. What followed were other catchy tunes that, thankfully, were complete songs, like "Message From the Lord" and "Jonah Was a Prophet," two songs I'll be damned if I could get out of my head.

I think that's value of watching something like Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie when you're either too old or an outsider of the target audience is the nostalgia factor. My generation was one that probably got the most use out of this franchise, and seeing these characters come back for one harmless film was something that, at the very least, was cheerful and amusing. On another note, not completely necessary. However, at a concise seventy-eight minutes and featuring a few catchy anthems, it's not a real task by any means.

Voiced by: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer, Dan Anderson, Shelby Vischer, Kristin Blegen, and Jim Poole. Directed by: Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki.

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