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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 »
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The Veggie gang makes its way onto the big screen to tell the tale of Jonah. 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:
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:
All the places Jonah (Archibald) sings about in "It Cannot Be" are real places from that period of history, among them Joppa, Jericho, and Damascus, which are still inhabited cities.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
Mr. Lunt:Remember that time we did that one thing with that one guy?
Pa Grape:Oh, do I ever.
Larry:I remember it like it was yesterday.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Credits SongSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Veggie gang makes its way onto the big screen to tell the tale of Jonah., 24 May 2005
Author: schmimic (schmimic@hotmail.com) from Canada

I bought this movie before I ever even bothered watching it because I figured, hey, it's Veggie Tales. How can you go wrong, right? Well, I don't regret buying it, but it's not quite as good as most of the regular Veggie stuff.

Most of us have a pretty good grasp on the Jonah story right? Well, just as always with Veggie Tales, the heart of the story is there with the most important details, and then everything else gets mixed up and screwed around with. It starts off with Dad Asparagus and Bob the Tomato driving a bunch of the little veggies to a Twippo concert. Then they encounter some difficulties on the road and find themselves with two flat tires and crashed into a tree stump.

They get out and head for the nearest building, a seafood restaurant. When Junior Asparagus sits down at the table, he hears some people talking on the other side of the glass. It's the pirates who don't do anything! I don't remember what they ask Junior, but they eventually strike up a conversation, and the pirates tell Junior the story of that one time when they met Jonah and had a little adventure… Jonah was a prophet who traveled across Israel delivering God's messages to His people. Then Jonah gets a call from God to deliver a "turn and repent" message to Ninevah. But why Ninevah? The Israelites and the Ninevites don't get along, and Jonah would rather die than go there. So he decides to go against God's orders and sail as far as possible in the opposite direction, to Tarshish. He hires the pirates who don't do anything to take him out there, and so the four of them set sail for Tarshish.

Just like in the Bible story, there's a big storm because of Jonah, and after they cast lots to determine who is responsible (done quite ingeniously in the movie I think), they throw Jonah into the ocean. The storm goes away when they throw him in, and a whale (not a big fish like the story) comes along and swallows Jonah up. There Jonah has a little encounter with a choir of asparagus angels, and then the whale barfs him up on the shore, and he heads out for Ninevah.

I think the hilarious thing is how the pirates end the story. Just like in the Bible story, at the end, Jonah is wailing and mourning and whining and crying and there's no real conclusion, and that's how it ends in the movie. The pirates just say "the end" and that's pretty much it. Of course, there's still some other stuff that happens outside of the story segment of the movie.

Overall it's done pretty cleverly, but it doesn't quite have the same Veggie Tales zip that it should. The special features on the DVD and certainly worth the cost though.

Bottom Line: 3 out of 4 (worth watching)

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