Quick Note: In case you don’t know, the Veggie Tales series is produced by Big Idea Productions for the purpose of using short and funny (usually 30 minutes) shows to tell kids stories from the Bible in a way that they will understand and remember. As the title suggests, the characters were originally all vegetables but over the years they have also branched out to include some fruits. Jonah was the first and only full length Veggie Tale movie.
I know it’s got to be tough to take a 30 minute show and stretch it into a movie. Watching Jonah was a struggle. With that said. It’s a solid effort. I have been in many group showings of this movie with children and it works. Why exactly do I own the 2 disc special edition of it? I don’t really know.
Jonah takes a fresh twist on the classic Bible tale. Like with all veggie tales it’s very musical and filled with many off the wall moments. The best parts that I enjoyed were the expanded role of the crazy pirates that don’t do anything. That has always been my favorite of the silly songs; so it was good to see them in so much of this. These have are obsessed with the good things of life like root beer and snack foods! The BEST part of the movie was definitely the Ninevites! The sheer fact that they are all fish slappers was great! So funny. Very entertaining!
But overall it’s tough to sit through an hour and twenty minute veggie tale episode. There were times that it was boring. I think that maybe children may get bored during certain points of the down time. But they get the story and moral lesson across. Ninevites change and Jonah whines. But is it worth owning?
Final Verdict: Not worth owning for me. But for your family--Maybe