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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

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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 ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
... Larry the Cucumber / Pirate Larry / Jean Claude Pea / Cockney Pea #1 / Self-Help Tape Voice / Jerry Gourd / Whooping BBQ Pea (voice)
... Khalil (voice)
Lisa Vischer ... Junior Asparagus (voice)
Dan Anderson ... Dad Asparagus (voice)
Kristin Blegen ... Laura Carrot (voice)
Shelby Morimoto ... Annie (voice) (as Shelby Vischer)
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)
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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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Fresh Fish. Mixed Vegetables. See more »


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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,201,345, 6 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,581,229
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Trivia

Big idea nearly made a Noah's Ark movie, but it didn't happen. They wouldn't do a Noah's ark story until VeggieTales: Noah's Ark (2015), 13 years later. See more »

Goofs

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

[as Bob dodges obstacles]
Dad: Tree!... Cabin!... Underwear!
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Crazy Credits

Larry the cucumber, Pa Grape, and Mr. Lunt sing "This is the song that runs under the credits" during the last credits. Lyrics include, "There should be a rule that the song under the credits remotely pertains to the movie's basic plot." See more »

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Spoofs Dune (1984) See more »

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In the Belly of a Whale
Written and Produced by Steve Taylor and Peter Furler
©2002 Soylent Tunes/SESAC (admin. By ICG)
Ariose Music/ASCAP (admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing)
Bob and Larry Publishing/ASCAP (admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing)
All rights reserved. Used by Permission
Performed by Newsboys
Newboys Appear Courtesy of Sparrow Records
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A view from the other side of the pond.
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

My family and I are big VeggieTales fan from the UK. The movie wasn't released over here, so I had to get a Region 1 DVD and a Multi-region player just to see it.

To be honest, the film, while good, was slightly disappointing. However the DVD extras were fantastic and also explained the reason for my initial disappointment.

One of the DVD extras tries to justify what I consider the movies two biggest faults. These are the choice of story and the choice of characters from the VeggieTale universe.

The problem with the story is that they stick to the well-known Bible Story TOO WELL. They carry on past the 'famous bit' and show the end of the story, which shows that actually Jonah is a bit mean and was disappointed that God didn't kill everyone! This means the main story ends on a bit of a down, and the tacked on `big finale' seems out of place to me.

The fact that the main character turns out to be not so nice partially explains the "casting".

If you're a big VeggieTale fan, you'll be left wondering why both the stars `Bob and Larry' have such a small part. If you're not a fan, you'll be wondering who all these characters are, especially "The Pirates who don't do anything!"

As a VeggieTale fan, I was also disappointed by a) The introduction of a major non-vegetable character!!! b) The fact that they continue to move away from the original ‘joke' that vegetables can't hold anything (due to lack of arms). The movie has object's being held by ‘invisible' hands and that just doesn't seem right to me.

All that aside, the movie is pretty good. Bright, fun, silly, and a good `moral' Bible story without `morality' being laid on too thickly.

The DVD extras disk was full of VERY funny stuff, and made up for the aggravation of having to send across the pond for a DVD.

P.S. It took me a while to realise that while the Outtakes appear in Spanish (!?!) the English version is available as an ‘alternative' language.


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