When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they are stranded at an old rundown seafood joint, where nothing is quite as it seems.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Vischer Phil Vischer ... Jonah / Mr. Lunt / Bob the Tomato / Phillipe Pea / Percy Pea / Nezzer / Pa Grape / Cockney Pea #2 / King Twistomer (voice)
Mike Nawrocki ... Larry the Cucumber / Jean Claude Pea / Cockney Pea #1 / Self-Help Tape Voice / Jerry Gourd / Whooping BBQ Pea (voice)
Tim Hodge ... Khalil (voice)
Lisa Vischer Lisa Vischer ... Junior Asparagus (voice)
Shelby Morimoto Shelby Morimoto ... Annie (voice) (as Shelby Vischer)
Dan Anderson Dan Anderson ... Dad Asparagus (voice)
Kristin Blegen Kristin Blegen ... Laura Carrot (voice)
Jim Poole Jim Poole ... Scooter / Townsperson (voice)
Ron Smith Ron Smith ... City Official / Crazed Jopponian (voice)
Sarah Catherine Brooks Sarah Catherine Brooks ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Adam Frick Adam Frick ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Paige Craig Paige Craig ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Michael Harrison Michael Harrison ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice) (as Mike Harrison)
Amy Howard Amy Howard ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)
Chris Geiger Chris Geiger ... Message from the Lord Choir (voice)


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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The third computer-animated film to feature no humans after A Bug's Life (1998) and Dinosaur (2000). See more »


(at around 20 mins) During Jonah's song rejecting the Lord's call to Nineveh, 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 »


Khalil: I am a caterpillar. Well, that's not entirely true. My mother was a caterpillar, my father was a worm, but I'm okay with that now.
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Followed by A Snoodle's Tale (2004) See more »


Drive into the River Bob
Written by Mike Nawrocki
Produced by Mike Nawrocki
©2002 Bob and Larry Publishing
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A whale of a movie
19 October 2002 | by thewebgodSee all my reviews

Way to go Big Idea! This movie continues the string of excellence that is Veggie Tales. Great animation, very funny dialogs, great music, and enough little bits to keep the adults as engrossed as the kids (how many movie references did you catch?). Since I saw the first video I felt you could not go wrong with VeggieTales and with Jonah, this advice is still valid.


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Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Lombard, Illinois, USA


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,201,345, 6 October 2002

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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