A Fishy Story
Jonah a VeggieTales Movie
Review by Ross Anthony

Smart, colorful, (dare I say) tasteful computer animation tells the Old Testament tale of Jonah and the Whale. Unlike DreamWorks' "Prince of Egypt," this "VeggieTale" feels preachy, something that could be played to Sunday school students or Jewish children without upsetting parents.

Determined to be fun, and bouncy, with energetic musicals, the humor didn't quite engage this adult (perhaps, young children will appreciate it better than I.)

The messages of compassion and mercy are clearly, squarely and specifically expounded. Though a bit too pronounced (and in cheesy accents) here, I'm still glad to see these themes put to film.

  • Jonah a VeggieTales Movie. Copyright © 2002.
  • Voice Talent: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer, Dan Aderson, Kristin Blegen, Sheby Vischer.
  • Written and Directed by Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki.
  • Produced by Ameake Owens at Big Idea/FHE (the first release for this family division of Artisan).


Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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