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VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Vegetables learn perseverance in funny, faith-based tale.

Movie NR 2012 48 minutes
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age 4+

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age 4+

VeggieTales Sumo of the Opera review by Logan Strohl

One of the best releases from VeggieTales with a great lesson in it and 3 great stories plus a schoolhouse polka silly song with Larry the Cucumber what more could you want from VeggieTales ?

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

VeggieTales always have something to delight both kids and parents. The script by Mike Nawrocki owes much to the cleverness of Mad magazine and the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon series of the 1960s, with cultural references that may be too arcane and retro for some young parents to get. Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado is clearly an inspiration here, as is Rocky, the ultimate movie about dignity and self-respect. Silent movies are parodied in a segment about a diligent piano mover, which recalls the myth of Sisyphus at the same time as the antics of the Three Stooges. The St. Patrick segment feels like a Bullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tale, with side reference to the 1960s TV comedy Gilligan's Island. All of this is accomplished with humor, intelligence, musical exuberance, and fun. Parents who are nonbelievers may wish to skip the St. Patrick story and can switch the movie off before the customary final Bible quote.

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