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Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

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Critic Consensus: Jonah teaches wholesome messages to children in a funny, bouncy package.

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Movie Info

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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Faith & Spirituality, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 4, 2003
Box Office: $25.4M
Runtime:
Artisan Entertainment - Official Site

Cast

Phil Vischer
as Jonah/Archibald Aspa...
Mike Nawrocki
as Larry the Cucumber/P...
Tim Hodge
as Khalil
Lisa Vischer
as Junior Asparagus
Dan Anderson
as Dad Asparagus
Kristin Blegen
as Laura Carrot
Jim Poole
as Scooter/Townsperson
Ron Smith
as City Official/Crazy ...
Sarah Catherine
as Message from the Lor...
Paige Brooks
as Message from the Lor...
Adam Frick
as Message from the Lor...
Chris Geiger
as Message from the Lor...
Michael Harrison
as Message from the Lor...
Amy Howard Wilson
as Message from the Lor...
Tracy Johnson
as Message from the Lor...
Paul Kaiser
as Message from the Lor...
Bob Landon
as Message from the Lor...
Joshua Lindsay
as Message from the Lor...
Rebekah Litfin
as Message from the Lor...
Shari Martin
as Message from the Lor...
Laura Richey
as Message from the Lor...
Jon Reich
as Message from the Lor...
Brian Roberts
as Message from the Lor...
Ellen Silvestri
as Message from the Lor...
Christy Sumner
as Message from the Lor...
John Trauscht
as Message from the Lor...
Nathan Tungseth
as Message from the Lor...
Elizabeth West
as Message from the Lor...
Melissa Abenti
as Townsperson
Jay Elder
as Townsperson
Amanda Fragale
as Townsperson
Ken Greene
as Townsperson
Steve Hullfish
as Townsperson
Lennie Jarrat
as Townsperson
Buddy Lewis
as Townsperson
Alan Millman
as Townsperson
Patty O'Kelley
as Townsperson
Kenya Raichart
as Townsperson
Tim Toll
as Townsperson
Marc Vulcano
as Townsperson
John Wahba
as Townsperson
David Watson
as Townsperson
G. Bock
as Townsperson
Dana Anderson
as Dad Asparagus
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News & Interviews for Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

Critic Reviews for Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (23)

Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.

Full Review… | October 24, 2002
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

If a big musical number like 'Praise the Lord, He's the God of Second Chances' doesn't put you off, this will be an enjoyable choice for younger kids.

Full Review… | October 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie's heart is in the right place, but all its messages of tolerance might resonate better if the Spanish-accented pirate didn't get drawn with a gold tooth and the turban-wearing Khalil wasn't an opportunistic rug merchant.

Full Review… | October 18, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Spears of Afro-topped asparagus singing gospel and French-accented peas working as maitre d's at a seafood restaurant -- what's not to love?

Full Review… | October 18, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

You and your kids could do worse. You and your kids probably have done worse.

Full Review… | October 17, 2002
Newsday
Top Critic

The animation is competent, and some of the gags are quite funny, but Jonah ... never shakes the oppressive, morally superior good-for-you quality that almost automatically accompanies didactic entertainment.

Full Review… | October 17, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

IT was a very funny film even when I'm all grown up I still enjoy watching it

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

not big idea's best

TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

½

great flick, good family fun and a great message attached

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie Quotes

Dad Asparagus: Tree! (Bus swerves out of the way) Rock! (Bus swerves out of the way) Underwear!
– Submitted by Jacob D (4 years ago)

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