Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie

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Director: Mike Nawrocki

Cast: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer

     
 

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Everyone's favorite produce pals set out to seek their fortune on the open seas in this animated adventure from the folks who brought viewers Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. Elliot, Sedgewick, and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt, and Pa Grape) are all busboys at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater, and all long for the day when they can cease cleaning tables and…  See more details below

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Everyone's favorite produce pals set out to seek their fortune on the open seas in this animated adventure from the folks who brought viewers Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. Elliot, Sedgewick, and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt, and Pa Grape) are all busboys at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater, and all long for the day when they can cease cleaning tables and step into the spotlight. If Elliot could overcome his timidity, Sedgewick could muster some motivation, and George could only boost of self-confidence a bit, perhaps their dreams of starring in the big pirate show could finally come true. When a mysterious artifact known as the "Helpseeker" falls from the sky searching for three heroes to embark on a treacherous quest back to the 17th century, Elliot, Sedgewick, and George must choose between traveling back in time to rescue a royal family from a dangerous despot or spending the rest of their lives lazily lounging around on the couch.

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On their second trip to the big screen, the VeggieTales have dropped the overt religious references, as The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie can barely be interpreted as Christian allegory, even when squinting. This might have made it safe for secular audiences, but those audiences simply didn't show up, resulting in less than 13 million dollars at the box office -- which may indicate the Christians weren't too pleased with it, either. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is about as baby-oriented as theatrically released movies get, but it does occasionally try to appeal to adults. One character even asks another to say hello to his little friend -- finally bringing Brian De Palma's bloody Scarface to kiddie movies, as it were. This movie is certainly cute enough for children of a certain age, but it doesn't offer much help to those unfamiliar with the VeggieTales world. For starters, the fact that the characters are vegetables is not even mentioned, let alone used as a plot point. A viewer longs for at least one groan-inducing pun about the characters being "in a pickle" or "green with envy," but none are forthcoming. Secondly, the title is not actually an awkward riff on The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but rather, a popular song from the TV show's "Silly Songs" segment. Omitting these audience-friendly explanations suggests that Big Idea Productions made this film specifically for the devoted. Only regular viewers will even know that the three main characters -- Elliot, Sedgewick, and George -- are being "played" by VeggieTales regulars Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt, and Pa Grape. The film is colorful, the messages are positive, and the animation is slightly above straight-to-video level. But unless Big Idea tries reaching out beyond its base, no one new is ever going to find that out.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
UPC:
0025193230027
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
G
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
4,532

Special Features

Family activities: What makes a hero?; Out to sea; Family treasure adventure; Parents' guide; Computer DVD features; Behind the Scenes: Making a Veggie Pirate movie; Why we do it; Art gallery menu; How to draw Elliot, Private Robert, Rock Monster and Eloise; Character and studio commentaries; Fun & Games: Pirate sing-alongs!; Treasure detector game; Pirates trivia; Pirates 101 with Willory; Fashion plank game; Interactive storybook; Bonus clips

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Vischer George,Sedgewick,Willory,Sir Frederick,Mr. Hibbing,Bob the Tomato,Pirate Spy,Pirate Philippe Pea
Mike Nawrocki Elliot,Pirate Jean Claude Pea,Theater Foe,Pirate Spy Sidekick,Pirate With Dummy,Rock Monster Father
Cam Clarke Robert the Terrible,The King
Laura Gerow Eloise
Yuri Lowenthal Alexander
Alan Lee Blind Man,One-Eyed Louie

Technical Credits
Mike Nawrocki Director,Songwriter,Producer
Marissa Collyer Associate Producer
Mike Heap Executive Producer
Kurt Heinecke Score Composer,Songwriter
Paula Marcus Producer
Baxter Merry Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Pefanis Executive Producer
David Pitts Producer
Joe Serafini Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Smith Executive Producer
Steve Taylor Songwriter
Phil Vischer Songwriter,Producer,Screenwriter
Charles Vollmer Production Designer
John Wahba Editor
Andrew Woodhouse Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie
1. We Need Heroes! [5:48]
2. Cabin Boys [11:36]
3. She Thinks We're Heroes [10:51]
4. Jolly Joe's [8:04]
5. Mysterious Island [10:09]
6. Let's Go Save a Princess! [8:13]
7. Island of Walking Rocks [5:56]
8. Robert's Lair [2:44]
9. A Daring Rescue [9:41]
10. Three Heroes [2:56]
11. We're Back! [3:21]
12. End Credits / Rock Monster [5:54]

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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MaryBett More than 1 year ago
My seven-year-old son got hooked on Veggie Tales when he received another DVD as a birthday gift. He saw previews for this one and wanted it, badly. I finally gave in and purchased it for him (at a discount, thankfully) and my son quickly declared it his favorite ever. The tunes are catchy and the storyline amusing. The religious aspect is subtle, unlike the first Veggie Tales, which I did not like. I liked the moral in this one and didn't find it too preachy.
Harleysville_Bill More than 1 year ago
The VeggieTales do it again. This is a good movie that the whole family can enjoy. Like all VeggieTales movies, it both entertains and teaches a valuable lesson. My children, 3 and 4 years old, will watch this one over and over. Mom and Dad enjoy it too. If you are torn between buying Jonah and the Pirates that Don't Do Anything, then I would suggest you buy this one, though both are quite good. If you are looking for action, adventure, and humor (with an underlying Christian theme) then look no further. No need to worry about your children seeing or hearing something offensive or beeing scared. And no need to worry about sappy or boring G-rated content. This is all about good clean family fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago