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Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With ... See full summary »

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George / Sedgewick / Willory / Sir Frederick / Mr. Hibbing / Bob the Tomato / Pirate Spy / Pirate Philippe Pea (voice)
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Elliot / Pirate Jean Claude Pea / Theater Foe / Pirate Spy Sidekick / Pirate with Dummy / Rock Monster Father (voice)
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Robert the Terrible / The King (voice)
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Alexander (voice)
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Blind Man / One-Eyed Louie (voice)
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Ellen (voice) (as Keri Pisapia)
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Caroline (voice)
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Pirate Scooter Carrot (voice)
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George Jr. / Rock Monster Boy (voice)
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Lucy / Rock Monster Girl (voice)
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Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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$4,251,320 (USA) (11 January 2008)

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$12,701,880 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Phil Vischer completed the script for this film in 2002 - before Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was released. But because of the bankruptcy and buyout of Big Idea Productions, the film wasn't able to start production until late 2005. See more »

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Collin: What matter of magic is this?
Sedgewick: It's not magic, it's Radio Shack!
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The Killer Cheese Curls cavort around the closing credits. See more »

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References Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) See more »

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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
Words by Mike Nawrocki
Music by Mike Nawrocki and Kurt Heinecke
Performed by Relient K
Relient K appears courtesy of Gotee Records, Inc.
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Great movie for kids!
11 January 2008 | by (Nashville, TN, United States) – See all my reviews

In this day of incredible computer-aided animation and scripts written to keep audiences laughing, it is easy to get caught up in the quality of the production and the non-stop barrage of jokes while losing sight of another objective that a good movie for kids might—or even should—attempt to achieve: communicating the value of virtues. It is rare that a movie can pull off all three, and I have to believe that effectively communicating values (without preaching) is the most difficult of the three.

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything comes close on all three counts. The animation is good, but it does not amaze. The story has moments of laughter and emotion, but you don't end up caring about many of the characters. And it makes it clear that doing the right thing and being willing to make sacrifices for others is important and worth the effort. In the end, I was glad that my kids had been entertained while having important principles reinforced. This is truly a movie for kids from start to finish, rather than a cute story with mature humor thrown in from time to time to keep things interesting for parents who might not be able set their prurient interests aside for a couple of hours.

Now if I could just get those freaky cheese curls off my mind…


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