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Jonah: A Veggietales MovieLet's face it, ''Christian entertainment'' too often means lame, sugarcoated propaganda. Thank Whomever, then, for the ''Veggie-Tales'' series, which...Jonah: A Veggietales MovieAnimation, ComedyPT83MGLet's face it, ''Christian entertainment'' too often means lame, sugarcoated propaganda. Thank Whomever, then, for the ''Veggie-Tales'' series, which...2003-03-07Artisan Entertainment
Jonah: A Veggietales Movie
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Jonah: A Veggietales Movie

Genre: Animation, Comedy; Starring: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer; Director: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer; Author: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer; Release Date Wide: 10/04/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

Let’s face it, ”Christian entertainment” too often means lame, sugarcoated propaganda. Thank Whomever, then, for the ”Veggie-Tales” series, which marshals far more sass and intelligence in the service of familiar Bible stories than any normal cynic would expect from talking computer-generated produce. In Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, the video regulars’ first theatrical release, the story of Jonah is faithfully retold with witty brio by a gang of do-nothing pirates in a lonely seafood restaurant. They even work in an ”ALF” joke – a miracle in itself.

Originally posted March 7 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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