Three vegetable friends seek the roots of true heroism during a 17th-century adventure.


Mike Nawrocki


Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki (additional screenplay material)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Vischer Phil Vischer ... George / Sedgewick / Willory / Sir Frederick / Mr. Hibbing / Bob the Tomato / Pirate Spy / Pirate Phillipe Pea (voice)
Mike Nawrocki ... Elliot / Pirate Jean Claude Pea / Theater Foe / Pirate Spy Sidekick / Pirate with Dummy / Rock Monster Father (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Robert the Terrible / The King (voice)
Laura Gerow Laura Gerow ... Eloise (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Alexander (voice)
Alan Lee Alan Lee ... Blind Man / One-Eyed Louie (voice)
Cydney Trent Cydney Trent ... Bernadette (voice)
Keri Pagetta ... Ellen (voice) (as Keri Pisapia)
Megan Murphy Megan Murphy ... Madame Blueberry (voice)
Sondra Morton ... Caroline (voice) (as Sondra Morton Chaffin)
Jim Poole Jim Poole ... Pirate Scooter Carrot (voice)
Tim Hodge ... Jolly Joe / King's Ship Officer / Background Voices (voice)
Drake Lyle Drake Lyle ... George Jr. / Rock Monster Boy (voice)
Ally Nawrocki Ally Nawrocki ... Lucy / Rock Monster Girl (voice)
Patrick Kramer Patrick Kramer ... Collin (voice)


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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They wanted to be heroes. After all, how hard could it be? See more »


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This is the first time in the Series where the Pirates are not named after the characters who play them (as in Larry, Mr Lunt & Pa Grape). See more »


Blind Man: Help will come from above in the shape of... a donkey.
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Crazy Credits

The Killer Cheese Curls cavort around the closing credits. See more »


The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
Words by Mike Nawrocki
Music by Mike Nawrocki and Kurt Heinecke
© Bob and Larry Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Relient K
Produced by Steve Taylor and Mark Townsend
Engineered and Mixed by Russ Long
Relient K appears courtesy of Gotee Records, Inc.
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A Fair Effort But I'm Left Wondering If Veggie Tales Is Really Big Screen Material
26 January 2008 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

I took my three year old daughter to the theatre to see this movie this afternoon. I've heard criticism of it for not having an explicit enough Christian theme - the Veggie Tales are, after all, a Christian outreach ministry to children. Some seem to think they've "crossed over." For those not familiar with that term, from a Christian point of view, a "cross over" is a Christian entertainer - usually a singer - who moves to the secular side of the entertainment world. Elvis Presley (from gospel singer to king of rock and roll) is probably the best known cross-over. The Veggie Tales crew probably left themselves open to that charge by doing an essentially secular Saturday cartoon for NBC. Having watched this movie, though, I think that particular criticism is unfair. It's true that Christian content isn't explicit in this movie, but it's certainly there. There are constant references to help from above; there's the king who tells the "heroes" that he'll always be with them; the same king looks out for widows and orphans; and there's the over-arching theme of the movie, which is that even little guys like Larry the Cucumber and Pa Grape can become big heroes, a la David and Goliath. So, if you get the analogies, you get the Christian content, much like C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia.

It wasn't the content that was the problem here. The story is about 3 unlikely heroes somehow going back in time to help rescue a kidnapped princess. The title comes from a "Silly Song by Larry" in one of the VT videos. It's cute, a bit scary at times for wee ones and promotes good values. But the problem as I see it is that Veggie Tales was never intended for the big screen. The videos are fairly short and usually include 3 or 4 different items - stories, songs, etc. The movie essentially takes one theme and goes with it for about an hour and twenty minutes, which is probably too much for the audience of little kids that were present while I was there. I think this was a decent effort to bring the Veggie Tales sense of values to the movies, but I don't think I'd want them to do it again. 6/10

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Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie See more »


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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,251,320, 13 January 2008

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