Sunday, January 13, 2008

The new Veggie Tale movie is wonderful !

The new Veggie Tale movie is wonderful ! THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING

Now I can't wait until it comes out on dvd so we can see how it was made, and what the creative authors were thinking at the time.

If I'm not mistaken, the concept for the movie started with a silly song. One silly song regularly appeared in each Veggie Tale dvd. In fact, the silly song about the hairbrush is probably my family's introduction to the whole Veggie Tale idea.

Our firstborn, a teenager at the time, as I recall---and his recall is better, so I stand to be corrected, and that is okay by me...our firstborn came home singing, "oh, where is my hairbrush..." and introduced us to the first veggie tales on vhs tape. (and songs on cassette).

With each vhs tape, and then each dvd, their graphics got better and better. Some were spoofs of well-known stories and movies, and thus entertaining to the adults in the room. I bought the dvds for my nephews, but we enjoyed each new release with anticipation. My nephews found some of the Veggie Tales too scary, so we got to watch the milder Lyle the Friendly Viking over and over on rainy days when babysitting. And as our high school mascot was a Viking---that Veggie Tale was very precious in all its songs and products.

The plush toys of Bob and Larry and Junior Asparagus sit on our shelves. If second born doesn't take them or want them when he leaves, they may get saved for grandchild.

But, back to the amazing movie. Veggie Tales taught spiritual lessons without having to quote Scripture, and without even mentioning God. It brought tears to my eyes, the idea of a king that has promised to come back and set everything right. They pull it off in such a precious way. The little girl character in the movie is so brave. And our heros unlikely heros. And the movie plants the idea that God's Invisible Hand is at work in every detail of our lives.

Thank You, Lord for putting such a desire and talent in these writers and producers--in the whole Veggie Tale family. Please use this movie to get Your Word out. And train up the next generation of Pirates who don't do anything. Help us do what is right. And whatever it takes, get us ready to spend eternity with You.

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