Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Cast (Voice)
Jonah, Archibald Asparagus (Phil Vischer)
Khalil, (Tim Hodge)
Pirate Pa, Pa Grape (Phil Vischer)
Pirate Larry, Larry the Cucumber (Mike Nawrocki)
Pirate Lunt, Mr. Lunt (Phil Vischer)
Bob the Tomato (Phil Vischer)
Junior Asparagus (Lisa Vischer)
Laura Carrot (Kristen Blegen)
The Whale

Written and directed by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki. (Rated G for all ages).

Central Theme
God loves everybody, wants to help them and is willing to give them a second chance when they fail.

Story
The action begins on a moonlit night when a van of singing Veggies encounter some unexpected trouble. After a heated battle with a clothesline, a pair of boxer shorts and, yes, porcupines, Bob the Tomato and the Veggie kids find themselves at an old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems. Here they encounter “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything,” the laziest bunch of scalawags and biggest root beer consumers to never sail the Seven Seas. As Bob and the kids settle in to wait for a tow truck to help get their van back on the road, these curious Pirates share a little story about a guy named Jonah. As the story begins, we are transported to another time and place, where society moves a bit slower than in today’s times.

Now Jonah is kind of like a mailman — except his messages came straight from God! Jonah loves his job, until the day comes when he has to deliver a message to the people of Nineveh. You see, Jonah hates the Ninevites. They lie! They steal! But worst of all, they slap people with fishes! Instead of carrying out his mission, Jonah turns and sets sail in the opposite direction onboard a pirate ship. From the hold of this vessel, where he meets Khalil, a chatty carpet salesman who just happens to be a caterpillar, to the belly of a whale where he meets — whoops! We can’t tell you who he meets there — to the heart of Nineveh for a hilarious showdown, Jonah goes on an adventure none of them (including the whale) will soon forget! And everyone will learn that one of the best gifts you can give (or get) is a second chance. ‚© Big Ideas.

Beliefs num
–Compassion is when someone needs your help and you help them.
–Mercy is giving someone a second chance.
–God offers love, compassion and mercy to all people, even those we don’t like.
–We tend to draw the line on who is loved by God and who isn’t. It’s a mistake to do so because God loves all people.

Questions Worth Discussing num
–Does God really help anyone who needs it? How?
–Just because God offers a second chance, does that mean we need to too?
–Do you draw the line with a certain person or group of people you cannot love?

Provocative Quotes byline
–I love Twippo, but I’m the only one who gets to meet him.
==Laura carrot.
–Tree! Cabin! Underwear!
==Bob swerving to miss objects in his way.
–Am I in Heaven? Smells like Wisconsin.
==Bob and buddy when their airbags inflate.
–What’s sea foo? Might be like tofu except saltier.
==Veggies when they see a Seafood restaurant with the ¢â‚¬Ëœd’ missing in the name.
–Do you prefer poking or non-poking?
==Waiter to Bob who has a porcupine quill in his posterior.
–He was kind of like a mailman except his messages were straight from God.
==Narrator about the prophet Jonah.
–A God like you would never go to Nineveh or for that matter neither would a prophet like me.
==Jonah, shocked to hear God wants him to go to Nineveh.
–We are your chosen people and they are not. We’re the good guys¢â‚¬¦Nineveh. That’s just absurd!
==Jonah can’t believe God cares about Nineveh.
–Nineveh is where I draw the line.
==Jonah to God.
–No it can’t be your messages are met for me and your people.
==Jonah thinks only the Hebrews are loved by God.
–Mercy is where you offer someone a second chance even of they don’t deserve it.
==Narrator to veggies.
–I’ll hoist the mainsail! I’ll pop the popcorn! I’ll get the moist towelettes!
==Pirates getting ready to set sail for Tarsus.
–That’s only half true. My mother was a caterpillar, my dad was a worm. But I’m OK with that now.
==Khalil.
–You are a big shot the man God can count on to deliver his message.
==Khalil recognizes Jonah.
–When we get to Tarsus you can deliver the message and I’ll sell the plush toys. We can be a team!
==Khalil to Jonah.
–Somebody up there must be really upset with someone down here.
==Pirates to Jonah. In storm at sea.
–Oh look! A bowling ball. If only I could find pins!
==Jonah in belly of whale.
–The difference between you and me is you see the whale half empty and I see the whale half full.
==The optimist Khalil to Jonah.
–I’ve done something terrible and I’m getting what I deserve.
==Jonah in belly of the whale.
–You ran from God this morning and you are whale chow tonight.
==Angels to Jonah.
–God’s got mercy. God’s got love. Praise the Lord He’s a God of second chances.
==Choir of angels.
–The whale spit us out like some bad couscous.
==Khalil to pirates in Nineveh.
–STOP! Stop cheating and lying especially stop slapping with fish or the entire city will be destroyed.
==The repent message of Jonah to Nineveh.
–Perhaps the God who delivered this man from the whale will give us a second chance.
==King of Nineveh.
–It’s time to watch the fun. I warden them now that they’ve had their warning, it’s time to watch God wipe them off the face of the earth. This is going to be great. The bad guys getting what they deserve.
==Jonah eager for God to destroy Nineveh.
–Did you ever think that maybe God loves everyone not just you? Don’t you see, God wants to give everyone a second chance and so should we?
==Khalil.
–I wanted to be big and important just like you. The world doesn’t need more bog and important people. The world needs more nice and compassionate people. That’s what I want to be.
==Jonah.
–The question my friend is not what Jonah learned. The question is what did you learn?
==Pirate Pa.

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