Disclosure: As an official Family Christian Blogger, I received a copy of the VeggieTales Noah’s Ark Movie to review. All opinions/pictures are my own.
I have been watching VeggieTales since my oldest was 5 years old, I found this the first time I had re-entered the church after a much-too-long-stay-away. He’s turning 20 at the end of March if that tells you anything. This has been one of the staples in my house even when I wasn’t attending church. I love the little stories they tell and how they relate to the bible. This is definitely a way to get your little ones to learn more about the bible and it makes this a great wholesome movie to watch with your kids. VeggieTales Noah’s Ark is a movie you don’t have to feel guilty about.
I was lucky enough to be asked to review the screener of VeggieTales Noah’s Ark and with all the recent Noah’s Ark movies that have come out in theater I had to see the VeggieTale version. (yes I knew it would have some dramatization, I mean there aren’t too many veggies that can talk) We have watched it as a family twice and today Nicoli (20 months old) is watching it as I type this. I love the fact that all my kids still love it (it teaches a message every time) and will sing the silly songs together.
About VeggieTales’ Noah’s Ark:
Noah and his family together with a zoo full of animals take an adventure aboard an orange slice ark. After 40 days and nights of rain, everyone’s faith has been tested, and they’re ready to jump ship. Will they chart a new course, or will they remember to trust God’s promises?
In VeggieTales Noah’s Ark it is all about “God’s Plan” and how you must listen to it even when you think it might be crazy. I dno’t know how many of you out there question what he asks of you but I have. It starts right off with Noah’s son, Shem and his wife talking about starting their home and family on a bike ride, until they see the property and that Noah is up to something.
They begin seeing 2 of every animal and as they get closer to the orange grove there is a giant boat (the Ark) in the middle of it. The characters have changed slightly. One difference was Bob the Tomato is thinner.
Little A (age 7) loved God’s promise with the rainbow because it was so beautiful and meant he’d never do it again.
BabyGirl (age 11) loved when they had to dodge the animals as they boarded the Ark. Course she giggled through the braiding of all the animals hair. I think because she’s currently trying to style everyone’s hair herself.
Nicoli (turns 2 at the end of April) I wasn’t sure how much he’d watch, I mean he has a good attention span but not always. He would constantly come in when he noticed or heard the animals and he would growl at them. Now if they sung, he ran into the room and danced.
I did think it was a cute movie with really catchy songs to dance around with my little guy. Shem seems to be the main character and is constantly testing what Noah says God told him. He tries to leave the Ark before the rains begin. As soon as he does God pours down the rain and the flood begins.
He attempts again but a giant squid eats his transportation at the last minute. Guess he had to just wait until GOD was ready for him. You know the whole, “In God’s time, not your time” phrase. For myself I’ve been going through this lesson quite a bit in the past year. Shem had to learn that lesson. You can purchase VeggieTales Noah’s Ark on Amazon.
TIP: While with all children’s shows (and regular movies) not everything is accurate. This to be the time to dig into their bible with them. Read them the story and let them do a compare and contrast.
Some other suggestions that this would be perfect with would be the VeggieTales Noah’s Ark play set for $44.85 which I think is absolutely adorable (and something I will be getting Nicoli for his birthday coming up) and would tie right in. There are coloring books, board books, children’s books and stickers that can be paired nicely. This would make a wonderful gift idea. Oh and of course the VeggieTales plush characters would be great little buddies to have them to hold during the show or bedtime.