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


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


Critic Consensus: This Veggietale should please the youngest crowds, but the silly script will tire the more discerning viewer.


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Garrrrr! Working at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater is less than exciting when you're a busboy. For three moping misfits--Elliot, Sedgewick and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape)--all they dream of is the day when they can ditch their dishrags and take stage to star in the big pirate show. But with Elliot's timidity, Sedgewick's laziness and George's lack of self-confidence, it seems as if the day to prove who they really are will never come. Things are about to change when a mysterious ball drops from the sky and lands at the unlikely seafarers' feet. A "Helpseeker" sent from the past in search of heroes, the artifact sets in motion a series of events that drags the friends back to the 17th century--and into the belly of certain danger. "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" must each face their fears--becoming unlikely heroes in a battle to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant and themselves from living the life of common couch potatoes.

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Phil Vischer
as George/Sedgewick/Willory/Sir Frederick/Mr. Hibbing
Mike Nawrocki
as Elliot/Pirate Jean Claude Pea/Theater Foe/Pirates
Cam Clarke
as Robert the Terrible/The King
Yuri Lowenthal
as Alexander
Alan Lee
as Blind Man/One-Eyed Louie
Cydney Trent
as Bernadette
Megan Murphy
as Madame Blueberry
Jim Poole
as Pirate Scooter Carrot
Tim Hodge
as Jolly Joe/King's Ship Officer
Drake Lyle
as George Jr./Rock Monster Boy
Ally Nawrocki
as Lucy/Rock Monster Boy
Sloan Yaborough
as Photographer
Joe Spadaford
as Jacob Lewis/Stubb Pirate Overboard/Coward
John Wahba
as Dungeon Guard/Pirate with Dummy Sidekick
Colleen Curtis
as Theater Customer Woman
Brian Roberts
as Steadfast Soldier/Theater Customer Man/Pilot
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Critic Reviews for The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

It's full of mild goofiness and equally mild messages about believing in yourself. It's all good-natured enough. It just isn't actually good.

Jan 12, 2008 | Rating: C-
AV Club
Top Critic

The trio learns that heroes come in all sizes, hardly a revelation to audiences of any age.

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

This is no savvy Toy Story. It's a boilerplate plot like one you might find in any morning cartoon.

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I've seen more exciting no-smoking announcements in theaters.

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Aside from the fun musical scenes, the script is pretty lackluster, and the animation could generously be described as old-fashioned.

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A gentle adventure-comedy that sails a heroes' journey so straight and true that Joseph Campbell would smile.

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie


Its a great time for the kids, but thats about it.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer


good fun for childeren, but lets be honest, the only thing keeping people watching is the pirates and THE GIANT FREAKING ROBOT DRAGON

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


good stuff... very funny... very well done, great story, lots of funny moments, good morals and character...

Mondo McDonald
Mondo McDonald

Super Reviewer


It's "Galaxy Quest," but with salad. More than a little surreal, and slightly snarky.

William Goss
William Goss

Super Reviewer

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