By Bruce Fretts
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:05 AM EDT
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Jonah: A Veggietales Movie

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

Regardless of your religious persuasion (or lack thereof), you’ve gotta admit it’s a hell of a story: The Hebrew prophet Jonah disobeys God and gets swallowed by a whale, then is spit back out after he promises to spread the Word. The first feature inspired by a mega-selling kiddie-video series, Jonah — A VeggieTales Movie transplants the parable to the vegetable kingdom, recasting the lead character as an asparagus (voiced by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer). Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach. Aside from a few niblets of wit (the whale-attack sequence plays like a parody of ”Jaws”), parents may find it all a bit corny, but their sprouts will no doubt gobble it up.

Jonah: A Veggietales Movie

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • G
runtime
  • 83 minutes
director
  • Mike Nawrocki
  • Phil Vischer

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