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VeggieTales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's: The Story of a Prodigal Son
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Meet Darby [Junior Asparagus] who more than anything else in the world just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land of Ha's - an amusement park with all the fixins - and its mysterious wizard who promises to make his dreams come true, Darby is determined to go. Darby decides that nothing is going to stop him and he makes a choice that will change his life forever. Will it be worth everything Darby has given up? Find out in this story of the prodigal son - an over-the-rainbow adventure that reminds kids everywhere that there's no place like home.]]>
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In Kansas, Darby (Jr. Asparagus) is bored with life on his father's floss farm. He wants to go to Ha's, an amusement park in the area. When his father says they can't go, Darby runs away with his pig, er dog, Tutu. But before he gets far, he is swept up and taken to Munchieland. From there, he sets out to follow Yellow McToad to Ha's, along the way making friends with a Scarecrow (Mr. Lunt), a Tin Man (Larry the Cucumber), and a Lion (Pa Grape). But what will happen when he runs out of money? Will his father forgive him?
We also get a new silly song, "Monkey." By the time it is over, you will definitely know the difference between a monkey and an ape. Just don't take it as far as Larry does.
I guessed that Phil Vischer wrote this episode, and I was right. This is an absolutely hilarious show. Many of the jokes will probably go over the heads of the intended audience. In fact, they will go over the heads of anyone who hasn't seen the movie version of Wizard of Oz. Even the songs are spoofs of the songs from that movie. But if you have seen the film, the puns will constantly crack you up. There is only the one story in this episode, but trust me, there's enough going on for 50 minutes. They even introduce a few potential new characters.
Even with the spoof of Oz, the story also tells the story of the Prodigal Son. Not sure how that works? Trust me, the two actually work very well together. And the ultimate moral is that God loves us very much. Nothing new for the Veggies, but a great new way to remind us.
So if you're like me and anxiously await every video the VeggieCrew gives us, rest assured you will love this installment.
I personally am not uber-religious, but I am determined to raise my childred to be good people, and always to be kind and think about the consequences of their actions, and effects on others, and these videos each have several good lessons in them that the kids don't even realize they are learning. We also have some really good conversations about WHY things are happening in the movies, which sparks my kids to think, which is always my main goal. The Veggie Tales movies do that. They teach kindness and understanding, and my kids really think about what is happening and why, even my two year old has verbally expressed positive messages from the movies.
I can't say enough about these movies. These are a definite buy. If you have young children and are looking for another way to help them understand the importance of kindness towards others, and any other life lessons, these are excellent tools...and funnier than heck for you to watch, too.
And for the less 'religious' types, but 'I am still a good person' types, like myself, who have found themselves a little lost in the whole religion shuffle, you should know that these are not sickly 'dripping' with religous gobbledy gook.Read more ›
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I brought this for my daughter who loves veggie tales. I like that all of their videos are centered around children learning how to make better choices. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennell
Since my granddaughter wanted to watch it over & over again... And i never got bored with it, I'd say it's a big hit.Published 1 month ago by Memawk5
I love Veggie Tales, but this is not one of my favorites. Go for Little Joe, Moe and the Big Exit, Little Drummer Boy, St. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Green
My son hates it. The ones from 1993-2006 ones were better in his opinion.Published 2 months ago by Poorsimmer
Our kids have been hooked on Veggie Tales for years. They were so excited to receive this one as a present. It's a gift we all ended up loving.Published 4 months ago by Lynda Lou
My familyloves Veggie Tales. This is a good one. Good teachings for my kidsPublished 5 months ago by Marsha Conger
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