Children's animated comedy adventure starring the Veggie Tales crew. Larry the Cucumber (voiced by Mike Nawrocki), Mr Lunt and Pa Grape (both voiced by Phil Vischer) find themselves mysteriously whisked back in time to the 17th century when pirates ruled the seven seas. As they help a brave princess rescue her brother from a villainous pirate, they battle evil cheese curls, giant rock monsters and their own timidity to become the most unlikely heroes that ever set sail on the high seas.
For The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
, the second big-screen Veggietales
adventure, everyone's favourite computer-animated talking edibles embark on a time-travelling, seafaring journey. Voiced by co-creators Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, George (aka Pa Grape), Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt), and Elliot (Larry the Cucumber) work in mundane jobs at a pirate-themed dinner theatre. Longing for more but too lazy to change, the unmotivated threesome get their wish when a strange object transports them back to the 17th century, and they have to rise to the challenge of being real pirates.
Riffing off of the general themes of The Wizard of Oz
and clearly sharing similarities with the Pirates of the Caribbean
films, this movie, which is actually based on a VeggieTales
song of the same name, uses its silly produce protagonists and their high-seas hi-jinks to instill themes of courage and assertiveness in its young viewers. Those looking for the blatant Biblical themes that are usually present in the popular video series (see the earlier Jonah
film) may be slightly disappointed by their absence, but the VeggieTales characters still manage to convey plenty of positive messages amidst their exploits. While Pirates
doesn't hit Pixar levels of mass appeal, the movie is sure to entertain small children.