The Pirates Who Dont Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie

Theatrical Release: January 11, 2008
DVD Release: October 14, 2008
The Pirates Who Dont Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie


“The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie” opens in modern day suburbia at the local pirate themed restaurant, where derring-do and turkey legs go hand-in-hand five nights a week. But not for Sedgewick, Elliot and George (Mr. Lunt, Larry the Cucumber and Pa Grape). While they love all things piratical and dream of taking the stage in the big show, Elliot’s timidity, Sedgewick’s laziness and George’s lack of self-confidence relegate them to busing tables and refilling drinks.

When they finally do get up the courage to audition, the three would-be swashbucklers manage only to destroy half the stage set. Out of luck and out of work, they stand dejectedly outside the restaurant as a strange, ancient-looking metal ball lands at their feet. It is a “Helpseeker,” sent from another time and place in search of heroes. After scanning the three moping misfits, it sets in motion events that will send them back to the 17th century to face real pirates in a real pirate adventure, and in the process challenge everything they believe about themselves.

Dove Review

This new adventure brings the Veggie Tales characters to life in a captivating story about three meek and mild mannered friends that never do well in the eyes of vegetables around them. Go on an unbelievable journey into the past and back again to learn that anyone can be a hero if they try hard enough. This movie is filled with entertaining songs and valuable messages for all to learn from.

There are some scenes that involve sword fighting; however, one must remember that these are veggies with no arms doing the fighting and there is not any blood. There is a scene in a tavern-like setting where they are drinking root beer. The kids will love this movie and we happily award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Pirates fighting with swords; kidnapping.
Drugs: A bar type scene where they are drinking root beer.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Phil Vischer
Director: Mike Nawrocki
Producer: David Pitts
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 81 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe