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VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life (2010)

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  • Actors: -
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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
  • 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: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 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: B003VMFWTS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,600 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

From KIDS FIRST!: Jimmy Stewart fans get ready for a new version of It’s a Wonderful Life. An asparagus has taken over the leading role. Stuart’s life is falling apart, and he focuses his life on event where he failed in the past. He boards the “What if Express” and finds out what life would have been like if he became famous when he was younger. The same lessons as the classic tale still shine through, along with a message of God’s love for the person you are, not what you might have been. It also clearly demonstrates that God has a plan for you, even if you don’t know what it is. Adults and children alike will laugh together as the beloved Veggie Tale gang sings, dances, and teaches importnat lessons about life. See how many Christams stories you spot as you watch this delightful story. We saw, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Polar Express, a bit of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol. Child Juror Comments: I loved this movie because it had a great lesson that God loves you, and even if something happened that you didn’t want, He has a plan for you. I think the cinematography was pretty good. It’s not the best in the world, but is still pretty good. They were nice to each other. When the main character was in trouble, someone would come along and help him. I think my friends would love this DVD becasue they love Veggie Tales, and they would love the lesson learned in this. May favorite part was when they went on the train ride, and he saw what his life would be like if he caught the football. Ages 5-12

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing good, veggie tales! October 9, 2010
Format:DVD
I feel like there has been a shift in the focus of veggie tale productions. Before it seemed to be a lot more bible-centered, which is something I miss now when I watch their new ones to be honest. I think it's cool that they make spin-offs of old movies but I miss the creativity and just the simple bible stories they once had. That and it seems like veggie tales has become very larry-focused. I like larry but I also love the other characters as well! Despite that, I do see all the effort they put in this DVD. It's really deep, even for a children's dvd and in many ways, relateable for all ages. The silly song with Junior was really funny and overall the dvd was really good with a great message. Their productions seem to be getting better and better, but I'm still missing and yearning for some of the old simple bible messages and having all the characters have a chance at the spotlight.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still doing great October 5, 2010
Format:DVD
Veggie Tales was lacking for a while; most of this was due to internal struggles (read Phil Vischer's book, Me Myself & Bob, to find out what) With Sweetpea Beauty, they really showed they were back! The quality still is high with It's a meaningful Life.

This is a "remake" of It's a Wonderful Life; the old b&w Christmas version with (I believe) Donna Reed & Jimmy Stuart.....with a little Polar Express thrown in for good animation. (or maybe it was just me that saw that train as a reference)

I would highly recommmend this one; a really great lesson.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love love love this movie! November 17, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a great cartoon. I love veggie tales, but this is a new favorite.
Struggling with why you are where you are, struggling with why your dreams haven't come true? This cartoon is about a character, Stewart, who didn't see his biggest dream of being a football hero come true, and discovers on a mysterious train ride the reasons God had for him not fulfilling that dream. Perhaps there are lives who wouldn't be touched if your dreams came true, but perhaps your dreams will be fulfilled in a different manner than you could imagine, who knows, but God. This is a great cartoon for everyone, young and old, but especially those who are struggling to find a meaningful life for Christ.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the whole family October 23, 2010
Format:DVD
In true VeggieTales style, It's a Meaningful Life takes a familiar, classic Christmas movie and turns it into a fun, whimsical tale for kids. This tale of being content with your current life and trusting God is one that all kids will need to know. They need to know that they are truly important to God just the way they are. Their life is meaningful especially when they are living for God. A servant's heart is a beautiful thing, and fame and fortune aren't always what they are cracked up to be.

Our whole family enjoyed this latest VeggieTales episode. Goodnight Junior was hilarious as it was all too familiar. Meant to Be is a beautiful song of hope written by Steven Curtis Chapman. Viewers will want to make sure they watch the video as well as the behind the song interview with Steven Curtis Chapman.

VeggieTales It's a Meaningful Life is sure to delight viewers young and old.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this dvd to help facilitate the writing of this honest review. All opinions are my own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the ENTIRE Family October 21, 2010
Format:DVD
I have been watching Veggie Tales DVD's longer then I have been a mom. I have yet to find a DVD that I have not enjoyed. The latest animations have been superb and rival larger name companies. The story lines have morals and lessons to learn. You don't have to worry about the wrong language or bad story lines. They are wonderfully family-friendly.

The latest DVD we received has been It's a Meaningful Life. Which takes the same similar story from the Classic "It's a wonderful life". You meet an unhappy Stewart (played by Larry the Cucumber) who is certain his life would be much better if he had not been injured when he was a teenage cucumber. While his life on the outside appears amazing...he is unhappy and thinks he missed out on so much!

The part I love most about Veggie Tales is that while they are without a doubt, childrens videos, they have adult humor and are entertaining for the adult viewer as well. It's a Meaningful Life will be a DVD that will become a treasure in our family collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Veggie Tales that made me cry. GREAT for families October 15, 2010
Format:DVD
This movie was wonderful, REALLY drives home a great lesson to adults and kids alike. Very entertaining, to boot!
I'd buy this for every family with kids of all ages if I could.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still centered around the Bible March 9, 2011
By Sailor1
Format:DVD
For those that feel VeggieTales have gotten away from the Bible, this story is based not just on the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", but also on scripture. Stewart's little girl is told, "God's plan for you is true", or, as the prophet Jeremiah tells us, "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but nothing like the classics June 14, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
We LOVE Veggie Tales, own all of them, and are thrilled that our kids enjoy them. That being said, "It's a Meaningful Life" was cute, but it just didn't have the same spark and Biblical connection that we enjoy from other Veggie Tales DVDs. The last few have strayed away from the Bible stories and--while they still teach important lessons--we miss that. I guess it appeals to those who wouldn't consider a Bible-based show, so it has its merits. Larry and Petunia seem to be the main characters in so many of them lately, but maybe I'm reading too much into it? The Silly Songs are as clever as they've always been, just amazing. I actually like the newer songs more than the old school ones as they've been hilariously referencing pop culture. I think this is worth adding to your collection if you're a VT fan, but our kids never ask for this one; "Little Joe" is our favorite and worth adding to your collection. The "3-packs" are a wonderful deal, too, and an easy way to build your collection with some awesome Veggie Tales classics. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great veggie tale movie
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie Nicole Poe
3.0 out of 5 stars Really disappointed ...
Considering all the material that's out there - this resource turned out to be a mess - didn't really hold true to the original story line - which I can kinda - sorta understand... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Canadian Gypsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Veggie Tales Its a Meaningful Life
My grandson loves these Veggie Tale movies. He learns a lot about how to develop wonderful character traits - they are great for children.
Published 7 months ago by Sharon K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute!
This movie was a great spin on the classic movie! Still had the same great message to help kids understand!
Published 7 months ago by Ccmarinho
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandchildren Gift
They watch them and like some more than others and like to keep the collection of Veggie Tales fresh. Thanks
Published 8 months ago by krizinkle
5.0 out of 5 stars We love this movie.
I bought this for my VeggieTales loving son for his birthday in November. Not only did he love it, but his younger brother and even I loved it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amy_Ro
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!!
You can never go wrong with a VeggieTales movie!! Great story and great message that really isnt just for kids, but for adults too!!
Published 9 months ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars Second copy
My grandson loved it so much that the first one wore out and we had to buy another one to replace it.
Published 9 months ago by ejani
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Tales
It's Veggie tales! And I got 4 movies for 20.00! You can't beat that deal! Was here in no time at all.
Published 9 months ago by Dempsey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Meaningful Life
This was part of the Christmas present for my little neighbors. They loved this one, too! Thank you for mailing it in time for them to have a nice Christmas present!
Published 9 months ago by hearsmusic
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