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Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, The


Source: Catholic News Service

Breezy computer-animated children's adventure in which a trio of self-doubting anthropomorphized vegetables (one voiced by Mike Nawrocki, the others by Phil Vischer) who work at a pirate-themed dinner theater get the chance to prove their mettle when they're transported back in time and given the chance to save a prince (Yuri Lowenthal) and princess (Laura Gerow) from the nefarious designs of their power-hungry uncle (Cam Clarke). Nawrocki, who also directed, creates a wholesome, thoroughly enjoyable film which, despite some technical limitations, manages to convey its message about the real nature of heroism quite effectively. Some mild bathroom references. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-I -- general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G -- general audiences. All ages admitted.

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