Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - VeggieTales: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DVD Review - VeggieTales: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t

About the DVD This February, Big Idea, Inc. presents an all-new family adventure featuring a helpful lesson in listening to your parents with VeggieTales®: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t. In this creative parody of the beloved story of Pinocchio, VeggieTales follows its unique tradition of retelling classic adventures like Lord of the Beans, Wizard of Ha’s and Minnesota Cuke! The DVD, priced at $14.99 SRP, includes the brand new Silly Song, “Where Have All The Staplers Gone,” and lots of family friendly bonus features. Supported by a comprehensive advertising and marketing campaign, Pistachio comes to DVD in stores February 27 and March 2, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

DVD Synopsis
Once upon a time in the small town of Bologna-Salami , there lived a lonely toymaker named Gelato and his assistant Cricket. Gelato had no children of his own, so one day he decided to carve a little boy out of wood. Imagine Gelato’s surprise when he learned this little boy could walk…and talk…and definitely had a mind of his own! When Pistachio tries to do things his way, he lands in a “whale” of a situation! Will he decide to listen to the wisdom of a loving father in time to save his whole family from becoming fish food? Find out in this all-new adventure with a lesson about the importance of family and learning to listen.
“The storyline of Pistachio created the perfect opportunity to teach children the importance of family and listening to their parents,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Big Idea. “Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio and how he became a ‘real boy’, but Pistachio has a clever VeggieTales twist that incorporates elements of truth from the classic tale, while emphasizing the father-son relationship and the strength of family. Parents will resonate with the desire of ‘Gelato,’ who only wants to do what’s best for his child, while kids will see that there’s ultimately great reward in listening to them.”
Bonus Features:
• Obscure Broadway Showtunes with Larry (Silly Song) “Where Have All The Staplers Gone?”
• Art Gallery
• Audio Commentary
• Discussion Guide
• Larry Visits a Marionette Theater
• Staplers Sing-Along
• Studio Store
VeggieTales: Pistachio—The Little Boy That Woodn’t
Not Rated-50 minutes-Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English & Spanish Subtitles-Close-Captioned
DVD UPC Code: 820413115494 $14.99 SRP
My Take on The DVD
We loved this DVD!!! We have seen many Veggie Tale Movies in the past and this one topped the others that we have seen. As always the movie had a positive message and it revolved around honoring your father and mother and telling the truth.

The movie itself was very funny, making it enjoyable for adults to watch along with their children. My daughters asked to watch this DVD more than once already, so I know that the movie was a hit in their books. As I mentioned, based on the content itself, I also believe that it was a great asset for the development of my kids as well.

So if you are looking for a movie that has both humor and meaning, look no further!

If this movie sounds like one that you would like for your collection you can find it on Amazon!

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1 comment:

Tsa said...

Thanks for the review - this is one we haven't seen! We own most of them-especially the old ones, dating back to the late 90's! Looks like we're going to have to pick this one up!!