We scored an advance copy of Veggie Tales Noah's Ark and previewed it yesterday. As I expected, everybody loved it!
I don't think there's a child in all the world that doesn't know the story of Noah's Ark. As Veggie Tales films always are, the movie was faithful to the main themes of the story, with obvious embellishments.
Like, you know, water slides and karaoke in the ark. John Paul looked at me, eyes lit up, and said, "This must be the FUN Noah's Ark!!!"
"Do you really think they had Karaoke back then?"
So, you know, suspend your disbelief.
Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez (anyone else addicted to the WOW CDs back in the day?) are the voices of Shem and his wife, and the story is told from Shem's perspective. He and his wife arrive back from their honeymoon to see that Noah (Pa Grape) has made a ginormous boat and that they're expected to live there instead of the adorable house they were planning on building.
They were entranced! Elizabeth's favorite part was the pigs. Because they were pink. ("MOM!!! Da pink pig is puyying da WAGON!!!")
Cecilia was very pleased that Mr. Hamster made his way back to Mrs. Hamster in the end.
Best line? Noah: There's no giant squid in this story - come back for Job!
I laughed out loud :)
The music was decent, although none of the songs were particularly catchy (but that could be because it was only our first time watching it). Very gospel-inspired, and the last song really reminded me of "A Star is Born" from Hercules.
My kids loved it, and I think your kids will too! I've got a copy to give away for YOU - what a fun Easter basket treat that will be!
You've got until the end of the day Monday to enter (US only, please) - I hope you win!