Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie

Theatrical Release: October 4, 2002
DVD Release: March 4, 2003
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie


Already one of the best-selling video series for kids, the Veggie Tales bunch take off on their first feature-length adventure on the big screen. On a dark and stormy night, well, at least sort of dark, Bob the Tomato and some Veggie kids stumble through the woods when their Veggie van breaks down on the way to a concert. The only place that seems to be open is the seemingly deserted seafood restaurant where they meet Larry the Cucumber and the lazy Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. As they wait for the repair truck, the pirates share the strangest fish story they know, about Jonah.

A long time ago, when Jonah gets a message from God to deliver to Nineveh, he doesn’t want to go. The Ninevites are bad people who even slap other people with fish. So Jonah hops a pirate ship going away from Nineveh and meets up with Khalil, a carpet-selling caterpillar. But things get bad for the ship, so Jonah goes overboard and gets swallowed by a whale. Inside the whale, Jonah meets another character and ends up in Nineveh for a fun-filled and surprising showdown as he finally delivers his message.

Dove Review

“Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie” is fun for the whole family, teaching lessons about compassion and mercy. Witty wordplay, references to pop culture and old movies will keep the adults laughing right along with the younger audience that likes the silly songs and slapstick action. There are a few tense moments that may upset very young children, like when Jonah faces the whale, but like you’ve always been told, Veggies are good for you.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A few tense moments that may upset very young children, like when Jonah faces the whale.


Company: Artisan Entertainment
Genre: Children
Runtime: 77 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe