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The Star of Christmas (2002)

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and... See full summary »

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Tim Hodge

Writer:

Phil Vischer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dan Anderson Dan Anderson ... Dad Asparagus (Rev. Gilbert) (voice)
Matthew Hodge Matthew Hodge ... Wiseman Pea (voice)
Tim Hodge ... Charles Pincher / Walla Group (voice)
Mike Nawrocki ... Larry the Cucumber (Millward) / Jean-Claude Pea (Winston) / Jerry Gourd (Constable) (voice)
Jim Poole Jim Poole ... Scooter (Moyer) (voice)
Jackie Ritz Jackie Ritz ... Madame Blueberry (Miss Effie Pickering) / Laura Carrot (voice) (as Jacquelyn Ritz)
Mike Sage ... Scallion #3 (Tradesman) (voice)
Lisa Vischer Lisa Vischer ... Junior Asparagus (Edmund) (voice)
Phil Vischer Phil Vischer ... Pa Grape (Seymour) / Bob the Tomato (Cavis) / Percy Pea / Phillipe Pea / Archibald Asparagus (Arthur Hollingshead) / Jimmy Gourd (Plumber) / Mr. Lunt (Prince Frederick) / Mr. Nezzer (Uncle Ebeneezer) (voice)
Shelby Morimoto Shelby Morimoto ... Annie (Abigail) (voice) (as Shelby Vischer)
Josh Vulcano Josh Vulcano ... Angel Pea (voice)
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Storyline

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and they've written a musical called "The Princess and the Plumber", which they plan to open on Christmas Eve. Cavis thinks the production will "teach London how to love". But children at nearby St. Bart's Church are planning a nativity play for the same evening, and they plan to feature the Star of Christmas, a religious artifact unseen by the public for decades. The London Post Gazette writes a front-page story about the nativity play and the Star, and Cavis and Millward hatch a plan to make their musical better than the children's play. In the end, they learn about the true meaning of Christmas. Written by Jonathan A. Cullum

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Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Idea's VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Big Idea Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

EASTER EGG: From the Fun! menu, select "Family Fun Activity", then go right. You will see a large Star. Press Enter to hear and read about an advertising jingle Cavis and Millward wrote early in their careers, for "Goldie's Hogbottom Lard". See more »

Quotes

Laundry Man: [delivering convenient laundry cart, into which Cavis and Millward fall] Why does everyone want their laundry picked up at night all of a sudden?
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Connections

Followed by VeggieTales: Moe and the Big Exit (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are the Faerie Peas
Written by Phil Vischer
Arranged by Kurt Heinecke
Produced by Chris Davis
© 2002 Bob & Larry Publishing
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Starts out great but fizzles...
30 September 2004 | by bigsleepjSee all my reviews

Bob the Tomato is trying to produce a play (co-written by Larry) only to find that their opening night competition is a small church play. So they plan to sabotage the their competition. Oh yes, and the opening night is Christmas Eve.

The Star of Christmas has everything you'd want and expect from Veggietales videos: Silly songs, obnoxious humor, French Peas and a Christian message. Even some of the setpieces are great like the rehearsals for the play, and Larry and Bob's attempts to escape from the "hands" of Moyer the Destroyer. Or, in fact, the usual lines like that ring with silly humor. The Star of Christmas delivers up to a point.

Then the producers attempted one final "comic chase scene" in a rocket powered motorcar. This unfortunately fails to be funny and seems rather desperate for laughs. In all honesty the movie could have done without; it adds very little to the story. In the scene there are great moments but they don't help.

Other than that, the Star of Christmas is great entertainment. 7/10


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