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Veggie Tales: Pistachio (2009)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: -
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, 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: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 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.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Once upon a time in the small Italian town of Bologna-Salami, there lived a lonely toymaker named Gelato and his assistant Cricket. Gelato had no children he could call his own, so one day he decided to carve a little boy out of wood. Imagine Gelato s surprise when he learned that this little toy boy could walk ... and talk ... and definitely had a mind of his own!

Will Pistachio learn that obeying the wisdom of a loving father will help him find what he really needs and could be the key to saving his whole family from becoming fish food? Find out in this all new VeggieTales adventure with a lesson about the importance of family and listening to your parents.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Laughed Until I Stopped March 9, 2010
One of the best Veggie Tales ever! The animation was top-notch, the humor was better then usual (I laughed out-loud many times) and the lesson was excellent for children. The importants of listening to wise parents and in this case a father in a child's life. The retelling of Pinocchio was a great storyline for the Big Idea group and they didn't disappoint with a very clever rendition. I liked how they skirted around the whole fairy thing with Madame Blueberry. Very cute. Kahlil (the caterpillar named Cricket) steals the show with his humor and loyalty. The Silly Songs With Larry was a good one with the Office Supply song done as a obscure Broadway musical. Qwerty gets an upgrade but Bob still rolls his eyes.

My four year old loved the entire DVD. I highly recommend it too.

1 Star = Pathetic
2 Stars = Fair
3 Stars = Good
4 Stars = Excellent
5 Stars = Life changing
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This DVD brilliantly merges the classic Pinnochio story with the bible parable of the lost sheep. Along with the lesson on honesty, it helps children realize that parents ask them to do things out of love. The Silly Songs and Italian brothers will have your kids laughing and singing along. Loved it and so did the kids!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not their best work April 11, 2010
While I wouldn't be as harsh as some reviewers, this is certainly not the best effort they've made. The story is fine and the message is fine, it's just not that creative or done with the excellence you might expect. I enjoyed this more than my wife (she would probably give it only 2 stars).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pistachio November 13, 2012
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I give this rating because my daughter has watched this with my 3 year old grandson. She said there are a couple of parts that frightened him a bit. We will save this DVD until he is older and then he won't be frightened. My grandsons love VeggieTales--we have many DVDs. The stories are great, offer good morals that teach and entertain as well. We are very pleased with the messages that are taught to our grandchildren and we will be happy when more "LarryBoy" DVDs are out--LarryBoy is the favorite hero around our houses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I thought I was buying my favorite ice cream! :) June 24, 2011
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Our family loves Veggie Tales, we own them all. I had high hopes for "Pistachio," as I do all of them; maybe the fact that Pistachio is my favorite ice cream made me excited for this release. It's cute, don't get me wrong. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lesson about obeying your parents, that they want to do what's best for you. The character names, songs, ducks, Blue Berry (hilarious)...all of that was clever and hilarioous. However, I just wish they hadn't done a "Disney" adaptation. The reason we won't let our kids watch Pinocchio is because of the fox and carnival scenes. Of coure, Pistachio isn't even half as bad, but I still didn't like the scheming and lying parts. yes, kids will have to deal with them someday, but our 2 to 5-year olds don't quite get that there are people like that in the world. I answer questions for them and we talk about what God wants us to do, that some people care only about money or other things and that we need to pray for them, etc. Still, though it isn't our favorite Veggie Tales movie (Ballad of Little Joe, Moe and the Big Exit, Noah's Umbrella, Esther, Joshua and the Big Wall...they are our favorites), it teaches an invaluable lesson. While our kids never choose it out of our collection, it's one I'm happy to put on in the van's DVD player for our 1+ hour trips. The songs, as always, are catchy and witty. It's definitely worth seeing, especially if you're a Veggie Tales fan. 5 stars for the lessons, 3 stars for presentation, 4 stars overall!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves this. March 18, 2010
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As I have already stated in previous reviews, every one of the Veggie Tales DVDs are absolutely wonderful. My five year old loves them as well as all my other grandchildren. They all watch and enjoy the DVD's and I especially love the fact that these DVDs are far and away the best teaching tools I have found to teach the values I want my family to have: honesty, faithfulness, friendship, dependability, caring, sharing,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good adaptation December 30, 2010
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A fun adaption of the Pinocchio story with Biblical truth about obedience to parents woven throughout. I wish there had been even more correlating it with the Bible, but it was still good and fun to watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Tales: Pistachio August 23, 2010
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Excellent DVD! Teaches character building traits to children in a delightful way that holds their attention by using vegetables. Grandchildren loved this DVD and wanted to watch it over and over and over again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 27 days ago by Steven J. Kelso Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Grand kids love it!
Published 28 days ago by EGuelker1
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute episode/movie!
I am planning to give this to my daughter for Christmas, but I love the Veggie tales series. They teach good values and morals, and she loves the graphics. It's a win-win!
Published 29 days ago by Nicole Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable!
Such a cute movie. Veggie Tales are great and this one is funny with quality animation and even better morals ^_^
Published 1 month ago by Rebecca vonSeldeneck-Houser
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty
Love it. Very witty. Beyond that I'm frustrated it is forcing me to write a lengthy reive before I can move on.
Published 1 month ago by Diana
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids loved it
As expected, a great kids film. They love all of the veggie tales movie, and we love the character and biblical lessons in each.
Published 1 month ago by Lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for your little ones
I love veggietales my family and I are striving for Godlessness and there is not much out anymore that you can watch with your little ones that doesn't do harm. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tiara simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Tales fan
Anything by the Veggie Tales people is top notch and this story is no exception. Like other Veggie Tales movies this one teaches children a valuable lesson in a humorous way and I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michele Cornwell
5.0 out of 5 stars VeggieTales is awesome and so is this movie
Are you bored? Waiting for something exciting to happen? Searching for something meaningful and inspiring? Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Love veggie tales
Always good educational stories. My son is entertained by the funny characters and leans about God at the same time.
Published 2 months ago by Bluepearl
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