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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

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Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Nawrocki

Writers:

Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki (additional screenplay material)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Vischer Phil Vischer ... George / Sedgewick / Willory / Sir Frederick / Mr. Hibbing / Bob the Tomato / Pirate Spy / Pirate Phillipe Pea (voice)
Mike Nawrocki ... Elliot / Pirate Jean Claude Pea / Theater Foe / Pirate Spy Sidekick / Pirate with Dummy / Rock Monster Father (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Robert the Terrible / The King (voice)
Laura Gerow Laura Gerow ... Eloise (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Alexander (voice)
Alan Lee Alan Lee ... Blind Man / One-Eyed Louie (voice)
Cydney Trent Cydney Trent ... Bernadette (voice)
Keri Pagetta ... Ellen (voice) (as Keri Pisapia)
Megan Murphy Megan Murphy ... Madame Blueberry (voice)
Sondra Morton ... Caroline (voice) (as Sondra Morton Chaffin)
Jim Poole Jim Poole ... Pirate Scooter Carrot (voice)
Tim Hodge ... Jolly Joe / King's Ship Officer / Background Voices (voice)
Drake Lyle Drake Lyle ... George Jr. / Rock Monster Boy (voice)
Ally Nawrocki Ally Nawrocki ... Lucy / Rock Monster Girl (voice)
Patrick Kramer Patrick Kramer ... Collin (voice)
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Storyline

Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,251,320, 13 January 2008

Gross USA:

$12,981,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,155,091
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Phil Vischer completed the script for this film in 2002 - before Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was released. But because of the bankruptcy and buyout of Big Idea Productions, the film wasn't able to start production until late 2005. See more »

Quotes

Elliot: [singing] Woah, Papa's got a gumball, Nellie. Papa's got a gumball, Sue. Papa's got a gumball, Nellie. I think I'll blow a bubble for you. Woah, Papa's got a pork chop, Nellie. Papa's got a pork chop...
Sedgewick: Will you stop it?
Elliot: What? It's a good song. Don't you like it?
Sedgewick: After the 32nd verse, it grates. Besides, it's making me hungry.
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Crazy Credits

"No vegetables were harmed or injured during the making of this movie." See more »

Connections

Followed by VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa's Got A Gumball Nellie
Words by Phil Vischer
Music by Mike Nawrocki
© Bob and Larry Publishing (ASCAP)
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Disappointing
13 January 2008 | by woohoooSee all my reviews

I am a Veggietales fan. I enjoy most of the television episodes, although some are better than others. Jonah was a decent showing of the Veggietales on the big screen, but I have to say I am disappointed in Pirates.

I just found myself bored. The laughs were few, and very far between. The storyline was not very original, very predictable and I miss the Biblical lessons that Veggietales are known for. There was still a lesson, but not one we haven't heard before in a billion other better made movies for the secular audience.

I was trying to pay attention to how the kids in the theater were reacting. I heard one young boy behind me say "that was good" when the show ended, but I'm not sure if he was remarking on the "Rock Monster" (think B52s "Rock Lobster") song at the end, which is catchy and lighthearted (too bad more of the movie wasn't that way) or if he meant the whole show. The kids didn't seem to fidget too much while the movie was playing...but I was.

I just know that Big Idea has better ideas under its sleeve than this. I'm hoping their next venture is up to par.


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