Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

2002 G 1h 23m DVD

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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

2002 G 1h 23m DVD
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The first feature-length VeggieTales film depicts -- with the Veggie friends -- one of the most famous stories in the Bible. While Bob the Tomato and the Veggie kids wait for a tow truck, a bunch of lazy pirates regale them with the story of Jonah.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
  • Phil Vischer
  • Mike Nawrocki
  • Tim Hodge
  • Lisa Vischer
  • Dan Anderson
  • Kristin Blegen
  • Shelby Vischer
  • Jim Poole
  • Ron Smith
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age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this full-length movie is a faith-based morality tale like all of the films and products in the Veggie Tales franchise. The moments of peril, such as a raging storm at sea, a van careening out of control on a country road, and Jonah and friend being swallowed by a whale (and worrying about dying), are handled with such a light touch that they are unlikely to scare most children. Jonah may be tossed into the water, but he is wearing a very reassuring ducky lifesaver ring, and the credits explain that no vegetables were hurt in the making of the movie. Jonah's story references only the Old Testament, except for the presence of a gospel choir and visual images of the cross in one sequence.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Cartoon action and suspense throughout. The movie opens with a wild ride in which a van and its passengers careen down a hillside, crash through barriers, nearly run over a porcupine family, and hover on the edge of a cliff. No one is injured. Jonah and his shipmates are caught in a violent storm, but as the ship tosses and turns, all on board play Go Fish and don't appear panicky. Finally, the mythic whale swallows Jonah (among others), and the prophet does fear for his life.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Primarily advances the virtues of compassion (when you see someone in need and you want to help) and mercy (when you give someone a second chance even if they don't deserve it). These two concepts are introduced and cleverly repeated in multiple situations with a variety of characters. Along the way other positive-values messages are delivered: do not fight, do not cheat, do what's right, don't provoke, and many more.


VeggieTales is a thriving franchise with toys, DVDs, merchandise, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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