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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

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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 »


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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Did You Know?


Before this movie, another film known as "The Bob and Larry Movie" was planned. The film would've explored the origins of Bob and Larry and how they've met. The film would've also featured humans. But the film was forced into cancellation due to the bankruptcy of Big Idea. There have been other attempts to get the film back into production but have proved unsuccessful. There are several pieces of concept art for the film online. Phil Vischer stated in a tweet that he has the script for the film but can't show it due to legal reasons. 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 »


Follows A Snoodles Tale (2004) See more »


Look At Us We're Walking Rocks
Words by Phil Vischer
Music by Mike Nawrocki
© Bob and Larry Publishing (ASCAP)
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Great movie for kids!
11 January 2008 | by PFNikolaiSee 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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Universal [United States]





Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,251,320, 13 January 2008

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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