VeggieTales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared?

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Simple faith-based tales about conquering fear.
  • NR
  • 1998
  • 30 minutes

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Viewers learn basics of the Biblical tale of Daniel and the lion's den, as well as a religious-based strategy for dealing with fears.

Positive Messages

Messages include getting over your fears by believing God is looking out for you.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Parents are extremely engaged, present, and guiding. Bob and Larry are there to help calm fears and impart knowledge. Children are depicted as having realistic fears, understandable questions, and curious minds but with the capacity for understanding beyond their years.

Violence & Scariness

Minor peril when Junior Asparagus watches a movie featuring the scary FrankenCelery. Later, Daniel is thrown down a dark hole to await a lion -- who's shown with scary yellow eyes only in the pitch black -- who's supposed to devour him.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

VeggieTales merchandise is widely available.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that VeggieTales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared? teaches viewers that there's nothing to worry about or fear because God is looking out for us. Using the example of a scary movie with a monster, it instructs that God made everyone and everything and therefore is protecting everyone. There's a minor bit of secular advice when the actor who plays the monster in the scary movie appears and explains he's just an actor who's pretending. In a second segment, through the story of Daniel and the lion's den, viewers learn that knowing God is looking out for you means not having to worry. At the end, viewers are instructed to pray to God and thank him for looking out for them. 

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What's the story?

Asparagus Junior has just watched a scary movie and is trying to fall asleep when he realizes he's more scared than he thinks. That's when Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber show up to remind him that God is looking out for him. Later, when Daniel is thrown into the lion's den, he learns God is also on his side, and he has nothing to worry about.

Is it any good?

For Christian families, VEGGIETALES: WHERE'S GOD WHEN I'M S-SCARED? offers a simple, comforting message: God has this one covered. Whether you're scared over a movie even though you know it's not real or you're facing a much tougher situation, God's presence means you're A-OK. The songs are simple and upbeat, and the message is engaging, though it doesn't offer much in the way of practical reassurance. Likely not a good fit for non-Christian families.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about fear. What scares you? What helps you get over your fears?

  • Does it help you to know God is looking out for you? What do you believe God can do to help?

  • Why did Daniel survive the lion's den? Has your attitude ever helped you through a difficult situation?

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