As a teenager, I was introduced to VeggieTales and loved them. My brother, my sisters, and some other teenage friends all loved them also. Yes, we would spend hours singing those crazy songs. As I got a little older, I decided that the Bible stories were not something I wanted in my home because I really didn't want my two-year old thinking that David was a Cucumber or thinking that her Bible stories were just like Winnie the Pooh or Mickey Mouse - pretend.
I had forgotten that VeggieTales does have some other DVDs that are not Bible stories but that have great moral lessons. When I found out about VeggieTales: Pistachio, I decided to take a look and see what I thought and whether I wanted them for my little girl and if I could recommend them.
First, like always, I'll give you the synopsis and then my thoughts. This time, I am going to use the trailer for the movie:
My Opinion: This movie captivated and drew Gracie and I in from the very beginning. This was one of the only movies that I have let Gracie watch with me right away because I knew that Big Idea Entertainment has morals, values, and standards that they put into place for every movie that they produce. The story line is as cute as the trailer depicts. It has its very funny moments and the music is quite cute. (Coming from a mom who gets tired of kid's music - this music is pretty good.)
Will I recommend this movie to other parents? Wholeheartedly! I loved how Pistachio learns the consequences of his disobedience and how right his father is. I love how Big Idea Entertainment reinforces the importance of obeying and trusting your parents even when you don't want to. We are working so hard on this that I am thrilled that a cartoon upholds this standard rather than brings it down.
You can purchase VeggieTales: Pistachio, The Little Boy That Woodn't from Amazon for just $11.99! I love how inexpensive this movie is.
Big Idea Entertainment has also provided all of my readers with some great coloring pages and some ideas for some family fun ideas. I have included them below for you print out to use with your kids if you would like.
Veggie Tales Pistachio Family Time Fun Games
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PISTACHIO_4 Coloring Pages
PISTACHIO_3 Coloring Pages
Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of this movie. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from the Big Idea Entertainment was involved in the writing of this post. I was not paid to write this review.