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MINNESOTA CUKE & THE SEARCH FOR NOAH'S UMBRELLA (2009)

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  • Actors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Big Idea
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2012
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B00284G2BM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,390 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Minnesota Cuke is on the search for Noah’s famous ark when he learns of a mysterious and powerful umbrella — and a tricky villain who wants it for his own schemes. Will Minnesota have the confidence to face the challenge and keep searching — or will all hopes of finding the ark be washed away for good?!

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Larry the Cucumber is embarrassed. He just got laughed at for giving thanks for his food at lunch. And so Bob the Tomato sets aside the letter of the day and offers us this story instead.

Minnesota Cuke (Larry again) has had it with being laughed at. He doesn't even want to take a new archeological job as a result. But he gets talked into searching for Noah's Ark when he learns that his friend Rattan (Mr. Lunt) has disappeared after starting the search. Fearing his friend might be in trouble, he sets out for Mexico where he is reunited with Julia (Sweet Petunia). But the clues Minnesota has to follow are silly. Will he be able to follow them or will he be too embarrassed to save his friend?

Along the way, we do get a new silly song. "Sippy Cup" actually fits into the theme as it finds Larry at a restaurant asking for a real glass instead of a sippy cup even though he has a reputation for spilling. It found it amusing, but I think the target audience will really get into it since they will identify with it.

And really, this entry in the series will appeal to anyone. The action is fast moving and silly enough for the kids. Yet this one spoofs the third Indiana Jones movie pretty well, especially the climax, so adults will enjoy many of the jokes and puns. The moral is a tad heavy handed at times, but that's my only real complaint. Still, the reminder to do the right thing even if we get laughed at is important.

It still amazes me how much fun these videos can be for all ages while still teaching important Biblical lessons. If you've missed these gems, this is as good a place as any to start.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Veggie October 8, 2009
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Minnesota Cuke - the loveable children's museum curator - is back for another Veggie Tales adventure! Following up on his eagerly received premiere appearance in Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush, Larry takes to the screen again in his role as Minnesota, with both halves of the disc dedicated to his search for Noah's umbrella.

Written by the same team that brought us the original episode, Tim Hodge and Robert G. Lee spin a tale of intrigue and adventure that shows a distraught Larry that trusting in, and obeying God is all that matters. When some fellow fast food eaters ridicule Larry after singing a song of thanks over his chicken nuggets, Bob realizes that Larry is in need of his own story.

Minnesota Cuke hates being laughed at. Though he's tried to do right since he was a wee cucumber, he's just about had it with people making fun of him. The eccentric Mr Muffett (who made his fortune in a best-selling poem about his daughter - "Little Miss Muffett") is building a Bible-themed goldfish pond in his backyard, and needs to find Noah's ark to use as the centerpiece.

Larry's quest takes him on a journey filled with mysterious clues, kidnapping, evil twins, and... lots of people laughing at him along the way. Bolstered by scriptural encouragement from his platonic sidekick Julia - Petunia Rhubarb - and challenged through his trials, he eventually comes to the conclusion that when God is happy with his actions, it doesn't matter what others think.

After the release of a rather disappointing Abe and the Amazing Promise, I'm thrilled to see that Big Idea is back on track with this, their 38th Veggie Tales episode.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They are back on track! August 25, 2009
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Veggie Tales have always been great. When Phil Vicher lost control of the company a few years ago (I highly recommend his book Me, Myself & Bob that tells about that), others have taken a turn writing the epsiodes....not always a good thing. While good they just have not been up to Veggie Tales standards.

This one really hits the mark. While watching I was sure that Phil must have written this one. Imagine my surprise at the credits to find out it was not him!

Anyway, this is a defite must have for Veggie fans. If you have never seen a Veggie Tales before, this is a good place to be introduced to them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The writers are from my era April 11, 2013
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I can hear them loud and clear from the background of the story: the writers. It is what makes V-Tales appealing to kids and adults. I laugh harder than the kids. They are too funny.
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Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella addresses the issue of confidence around friends and teaches children to do the right thing and not worry about possible ridicule.

In this episode, Larry the Cucumber stars as Minnesota Cuke, the curator of the Mooselake Children's Museum. A rich man named Humfrey Muffet sends Cuke on a quest for Noah's Ark. Muffet wants the Ark for his Bible-themed goldfish pond. Cuke, along with his friends Martin, Julia and Professor Rattan, work to locate the Ark and learn of the existence of a supposedly powerful "Noah's Umbrella." Following clues, Cuke journeys to the pyramids in Mexico and later to Turkey and overcomes tests and hardships. Rattan's evil twin brother named Wicker knows of the quest and tries to find the location of the umbrella and Ark before the others. The accompanying silly song for this episode is titled "Sippy Cup." Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella is an Indiana Jones inspired episode, much like the earlier VeggieTales adventure, Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush.

Minnesota Cuke is overly concerned about what other people think of him. The show relates the following message: "God promises He will give us the confidence to do the right thing," despite what others may think. It is important to have faith in God's plans, just like Noah had great faith when he built the Ark. The applicable Bible verse discussed at the end of the film is Proverbs 29:25 - "Being afraid of people can get you in trouble, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe."

This faced-paced episode full of adventure and suspense will keep kids interested. Like the other VeggieTales episodes, the adventure includes plenty of creative and witty remarks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This dvd is not as good as some of the other veggie tales
This dvd is not as good as some of the other veggie tales. Too much silly chatter, hardly any of the story of Noah. Received in a timely manner. Packaging good.
Published 2 months ago by sjchorton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as ordered good quality
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Tales NEVER misses. Very cute! and educational ...
Veggie Tales NEVER misses. Very cute! and educational!
Published 3 months ago by just a simple woman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 3 months ago by James T. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars We have never been disappointed by the Veggies.
A great adventure and something for everyone in the family. The Veggies are great teachers of simple christian values for our kids.
Published 9 months ago by Proud PaPa
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Tales is the best~
Our 5 yr old grandson really wanted this veggie tales movie, and the whole family loves it. The price was wonderful, in perfect condition Love it!
Published 13 months ago by Nannie
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids Loved It
My grandchildren loved this veggie tale. They sat spellbound through the whole movie. Great!! They always get the moral point.
Published 14 months ago by Eleanor H. Schneider
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Minnesota Cuke
My 17mo old daughter absolutely loves this veggie tales. She sings along and dances with this DVD. I recommend this one as well.
Published 16 months ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic!
My family and I love this Veggie Tales movie, just like all the other ones we've bought. Great lesson and cute songs.
Published 20 months ago by C. Burdette
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggietales - Search for Noah's Umbrella
I bought this dvd for my 7 month old grandson. My daughter is new to the Veggietale world and she says her baby loves to watch it and listen to it. Read more
Published on August 7, 2012 by Laura C. Duhe
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