Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol Parent Guide
Parent Movie Review
Charles Dickens meets Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber in Veggie Tales’ latest endeavor, An Easter Carol. Donning the personas introduced in The Star of Christmas, Cavis (Phil Vischer) and Millward (Mike Nawrocki) bite off more than they can chew when they request to take off Easter Sunday.
Instead of the expected day of rest, their boss Ebenezer Nezzer unveils his plans to build Easter Land—a place to celebrate Easter all year. Concentrating solely on the trappings of the holiday, the chocolate factory owner has forgotten the religious significance of the occasion enough that he has decided to tear down the local church and build his theme park on the land.
Shocked and appalled, the pair of salad fixings determines to sabotage his intentions. But a higher power is already at work. Hope, in the form of a music box angel (voiced by Rebecca St. James), appears to the pea-brained business mogul to help him understand why “Easter means no death.”
Amidst mechanized chickens, plastic eggs, the ridiculous antics of Bob and Larry, and an explosive climax, Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol explains the Christian belief of everlasting life in a simplistic manner. Using Grammy Award winning St. James’ musical talents and a series of stained glass windows to depict the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, the zany characters present this message with a measure of reverence.
Starring Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki. Updated April 17, 2009
Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol Parents' Guide
The music box angel claims that without the hope of Easter, people would be unwilling to help one another. How does a belief in Christ affect a persons desire to be charitable?
How does the Christian belief in life everlasting differ from Ebenezer Nezzers efforts to immortalize his deceased Grandmother by building Easter Land?
The most recent home video release of Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol movie is February 9, 2004. Here are some details…
The DVD release of Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol comes with an assortment of treats such as: a making-of featurette, animated shorts from Larrboy and 3-2-1 Penguins, an animation progression reel, instructions on how to draw the characters, some Veggie karoke and interactive storybooks. DVD-ROM content includes trivia, easter eggs, a maze game and other activities. The audio track is available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1).
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is another manufacturer of candy and moral lessons. The challenge of mechanizing chickens also provides humor in Chicken Run. Other products from this franchise include; Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie, Veggie Tales: the Ultimate Silly Songs Countdown and Star of Christmas.