Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie


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One of the best-known stories from the Bible gets a new and decidedly playful retelling in this animated comedy, the first feature film from the creators of the popular video series VeggieTales. Archibald Asparagus (voice of Phil Vischer) stars as Jonah, who is chosen by God to help spread his message to the world. Unfortunately, his first stop on his evangelical tour is the city of Nineveh, where the residents while away their days bingeing on cheese snacks and arguing, usually settling a war of words by throwing fish at one another. Circumstances force Jonah to set sail across the ocean, where he's assisted by Khalil (voice of Tim Hodge), a carpet peddler who is half caterpillar and half worm ("but I'm OK with that now"), and "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything," who are led by the well-meaning but lethargic Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape (both voiced by Phil Vischer), and Larry the Cucumber (voice of Mike Nawrocki). However, Jonah's mission gets a bit of a setback when a mammoth whale changes his plans. Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, who provide most of the character voices, also wrote and directed Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie, and also created the original video series.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
UPC: 0012236134558
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Family Home Ent

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Vischer Archibald Asparagus ("Jonah"/"Twippo")/Bob the Tomato/Mr.
Mike Nawrocki Larry the Cucumber ("Pirate Larry")/Jean Claude Pea/Cockn
Tim Hodge Khalil
Lisa Vischer Junior Asparagus
Dana Anderson Dad Asparagus
Kristin Blegen Laura Carrot
Shelby Vischer Annie
Jim Poole Scooter/Townsperson/City Official
Ron Smith Crazy Jopponian/City Official

Technical Credits
Mike Nawrocki Director,Score Composer,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Phil Vischer Director,Score Composer,Songwriter,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Stephen Barden Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Botwick Executive Producer
Kurt Heinecke Score Composer,Songwriter
David Mullen Songwriter
Ameake Owens Producer
Dan Philips Executive Producer
Joe Sapulich Art Director
John Wahba Editor

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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jonah is an exellent example of good family entertainment. The focus is on mercy, compassion and second chances. The animation is top notch and as with all the Veggie Tales title, there is absolutely nothing offensive or distasteful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son got this as a birthday present about a year ago (when he turned 2). We are still watching this movie. Not only does he enjoy it, but I also love this one. It is sweet, funny and exceedingly well done. The tunes are great as is the animation. Every time I watch it I see some nuance I missed....and given the number of times I've seen it, that is really something! This one is very enjoyable for people of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Big Idea's first full-length Veggietales movie is a very funny, heartwarming film. The new addition to the veggie family, khalil, is a really funny one. Also adding the pirates who don't do anything to the story was a terrific idea. For great family entertaiment with a message nothing is better than ''Jonah-a veggietales movie''
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Nice movie for children under 7. I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a find! I know I can always be sure of the content of these darling and hilariously funny little characters. My 2 year old twin grandsons Kenneth and Peyton just adore them and they have so much fun watching them. It is a great way to introduce Jesus to small children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this movie. It teaches that good morals and faith still do exist. My children adore the VeggieTales and can't get enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. Look I may be 12 but I love Veggietales as stupid as that may sound. A lot of my friends do to. It's a great twist on an old tale. I love it. I can mimic the whole thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A suprisingly accurate retelling of the story of Jonah, including the end, where Jonah learned NOTHING. Not the happy ending most would expect. Luckily, the kids in the contemporary wrap-around story did. The animation was excellent, the music outstanding. Extra stars for all the extra stuff on the DVD. Big Idea went all out to give you your money's worth... three different commentary tracks, ''blooper'' reel, music videos, interviews, easter eggs... wow. Buy it, enjoy it.
fudgebrownie More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old is still crazy about this movie, even though he has seen it several times. I enjoy watching it too- it is humourous, and the songs are cute.
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