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Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise (2008)

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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: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001KKU9A0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,526 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

While on set filming, Bob the Tomato decides to respond to a fan's letter about "waiting", meanwhile everyone's patience is tested by spitting camels, a confused nurse, an easily distracted film crew, and a host of other laughable filming disasters! Join the comical chaos and calamity in Abe and the Amazing Promise that reminds kids that God always keeps his promises . . . even if we have to wait a while!

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat lacklustre February 25, 2009
What do a zany inventor named Jacques on a mission to bring back the boo-boo birds to Boo-Boo-Ville and heroes of the faith Abraham and Sarah have in common? Other than making appearances on the latest VeggieTales DVD, Abe and the Amazing Promise, all three characters have important lessons to learn in patience and perseverance.

Hey - Abraham and Sarah aren't characters; they are real people. Yes they certainly are. However, any viewer familiar with the VeggieTales series will recognize that when Bible people are rendered into the biblically based VeggieTales they become fictional characters. There is no doubt about it.

It shouldn't be a surprise when show hosts Bob the Tomato and Jr. Asparagus transport themselves into the Old Testament via the power of imagination to interview Abraham (or Abe for short), that they find the details of his life abbreviated, and altered from those we're familiar with. Ur is a retirement community everyone loves, Ishmael, Hagar and other politically incorrect family members are conveniently absent. The storyline is simple, brief and punctuated with a frenetic nurse, cranky French peas suffering in the desert sun, and Jr. having a hard time waiting for his mom's chocolate chip cookies. Children will grasp the high points: Abe and Sarah left Ur, they waited for a baby, for a long time, the baby finally arrived, God keeps His promises, be patient - but won't hold onto much else.

Moving along on the disc we come to a new Silly Song entitlted "Sneeze if You Need To", performed by Larry the Cucumber as the Sneeze Doctor, with Bob the Tomato starring as the tormented patient with a sneeze at the tip of his nose.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Veggietales has always had the ability to make me awe at how clever they are, and how witty they can be... while still conveying a biblical message. This unfortunately the worst attempt they have ever made in my opinion. If you don't own any veggietales movies... don't start here. You'll get the wrong impression. Start with A Snoodles Tale, The Big River Rescue, The Easter Carroll, or the Sumo of the Opera. It just is bland. The message fails to come across... and the silly song is weak.

It seems as if the writing was either rushed or done by somebody else.

I would only recommend this one if you are like my family and own every single one of their movies and basically want to continue collecting all their films.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not their best work but still good February 20, 2009
Someone mentioned in an earlier review it seemed as though this was not written by the same person that wrote the other Veggie Tales...they are right. Phil Visher usually wrote all of the stories for Veggie Tales. Since he lost control of Big Idea (I highly recommend his book "Me, Myself, & Bob" that tells what happened) some others have taken turns at writting. Not a good thing.

While very good as far as children's videos (Christian or otherwise) it fell short of the Veggie Tales quality. The animation was great, the story line was a great idea but fell short of what it could have been. Of course, all Veggie Tale fans will want to have this, but if this is your first Veggie Tale or you are short on cash, do what a fellow reviewer suggested; get Snoodle's Tale, an Easter Carol, or Lord of the Beans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not the best October 8, 2009
As far as Veggie Tales offerings go, Abe and the Amazing Promise is average. This means that my kids and I still happily watch it over and over again.

The first story tells how Abraham and Sarah had to wait for God to fulfill his promise of giving them a child, Isaac. It is surprisingly short. It is pretty weak for two reasons: it doesn't tell much of the actual Abraham story, and it is so packed full of whiny characters that need to learn patience that it can be painful to listen to.

In the Silly Song, Larry is a Sneeze Doctor attempting to treat Bob, who is trying to sneeze but can't. It is catchy enough that I have spontaneously sung it in public.

The second story tells how an impatient inventor named Jacques must learn to take the time to do his work well so he can bring the BooBoo birds back to BooBooville. It is the longer and better story of the two -- very entertaining! It has a good plot full of random twists, witty lines, and fun music.

All told, this DVD is one of my two-year-old's current favorites. He has clearly taken its message to heart. He runs to put it in the DVD player whenever we tell him, "You need to be patient."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Teaching the Virtue of Patience February 10, 2009
Bob the Tomato and Jr. Asparagus are the hosts for the newest addition to the VeggieTales library. Jr. is a bit distracted, however, because his mother promised his cookies when the show was over. Not perfectly fits with today's theme, Patience.

Up first is the title story. Bob is filming a documentary on Abraham (Pa Grape) and Sarah with the reluctant help of Jr. and the French Peas. But the Peas are constantly complaining about how hot it is and Jr. still wanting to get back in time for those cookies. Will they learn that waiting on someone who is trust worthy is always worth it?

This segment had some great laughs, especially the running gag of the nurse (Miss Achmetha) constantly mistaking "patience" for "patients." However, I was disappointed with a couple things in the story. First, they leave out the example of impatience, Ishmael. That one I can certainly understand. But they cut out an entire decade of how long Abraham had to wait for God to fulfill His promise. As much as I get the fact that this is a fictional take on a Bible story, that still seems like a major error.

The new silly song is "Sneeze if You Need to." It finds Larry playing a doctor who is trying to help Bob the Tomato sneeze. Frankly, I didn't find the song that funny, although the breaks they take to share trivia with us were pretty good.

Finally comes the longest segment, "Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville." Jacques (Larry the Cucumber) is a member of an inventing club. But no one in the club has the patience to properly make their ideas, causing all kinds of problems. Will they ever learn to be patiently diligent?

This segment includes most of the songs, but they aren't quite as inspired as normal. Again, there are some good laughs here.

There's a good message to this disc, and some decent laughs. But this one is aimed more for kids then their parents or the series' many adult fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Abe
Wonderful story. My grandson watches these movies everytime they get in their van to take a trip. He has most of the collection now,
Published 12 months ago by Cheryl A. Ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Entertainment!!
This is full of wonderful Veggie Tales humor and laughter Bible teaching..My daughter is looking forward to watching it soon!
Published 13 months ago by Pamela L. Oester
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
Veggie Tales are enjoyed by all of our family, from my self and my son to my grandaughter and greandsons. They have a great values and a really cute
Published 19 months ago by Linde Stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome dvds
I love the veggie tales. Even though I don't have small children anymore I still enjoy watching them and will save them for when I have grankids. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Becci
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Veggie Tales
I love Veggie Tales. I love what Veggie Tales have in them but more importantly what's not in them. Read more
Published on September 4, 2012 by C Whirly
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggierific!
My kids love Veggietales! And we own almost all of them. The ones we don't have yet I want them at the most affforable price ever. Read more
Published on August 16, 2012 by Tanya
5.0 out of 5 stars makes Bible stories easier to understand
Love this DVD. It's lots of fun for the entire family from gradma to the 2 yrs. old. It makes it easier for kids to understand and gives parents good ideas for furthering the story... Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Natasha
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the other reviews are saying
I feel like I watched a different episode than the rest of the reviewers! I'll agree that the first story about Abraham was just alright, but then my opinion differs with the... Read more
Published on December 3, 2011 by Mark E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just add it to the collection...
We love all the Veggie Tales, and this one is no different. If you collect Veggie Tales, this is another keeper...and if you don't, it's a great one to start with. Read more
Published on December 30, 2010 by Cheshire Cat Coffee
5.0 out of 5 stars very satisfied customer
This came here in excellent condition and was here way sooner than i ever expected. Will definitaley order from this place again! Read more
Published on December 26, 2010 by valerie
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