MPAA Rating: G
Genre: Computer Animates/Adventure/Family
Age range: Ages 3 and up
Runtime: Approx. 85 minutes
Starring: Voices of Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Cam Clarke, Laura Gerow
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Mike Nawrocki
Release Date: January 11, 2008
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie - Movie Trailer
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie - Official Synopsis
From the creators of 2002’s wildly successful Jonah—A VeggieTales Movie comes a new story of heroism in the beloved VeggieTales’ world, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. Now, we follow the comic misadventures of three animated veggie pals who reluctantly set sail for adventure and discover that real heroes don’t have to be tall, strong, handsome…or even human.
Garrrrr! Working at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater is less than exciting when you’re a busboy. For three moping misfits— Elliot, Sedgewick and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape)—all they dream of is the day when they can ditch their dishrags and take stage to star in the big pirate show.
But with Elliot’s timidity, Sedgewick’s laziness and George’s lack of self-confidence, it seems as if the day to prove who they really are will never come…
Things are about to change when a mysterious ball drops from the sky and lands at the unlikely seafarers’ feet. A “Helpseeker” sent from the past in search of heroes, the artifact sets in motion a series of events that drags the friends back to the 17th century—and into the belly of certain danger. The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything must each face their fears—becoming unlikely heroes in a battle to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and themselves from living the life of common couch potatoes.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - Who Are These Veggies Anyway?
In 1993, Larry the cucumber, Bob the tomato, and their veggie friends starred in the first VeggieTales direct-to-video film, "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" Now, 27 releases later, these veggies are famous - the stars of the world's best selling faith and values based property and now a second theatrical release. (You can find out more about the VeggieTales products and mission on the official Big Idea website.)
In The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Larry and his friends Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape star as Elliot, Sedgewick and George - three busboys who find out what it means to be a true hero. Like other VeggieTale productions, the movie will aim to uplift and entertain both adults and children alike with an intriguing, value-based story, clever humor, and exciting animation. If it follows the standard set by the VeggieTales episodes and movie that came before it, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything just might be one of those rare movies to which the term "family friendly" can safely be applied.