August 21, 2008

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: ‘The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW:

Set sail for adventure with your favorite VeggieTales pals as the theatrical release of "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie" lands on DVD! This movie has everything kids love including pirates, heroes, a princess, plus an all-new extended ending! Filled with colorful animation, silly songs and nonstop humor, this is the perfect movie for kids and a must-own DVD the whole family will enjoy!

   OVER 2 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES!    -- ALL-NEW EXTENDED ENDING!   -- FAMILY ACTIVITIES   -- WHAT MAKES A HERO - A fun behind-the-scenes look at firehouses, a      police station, etc., guided by Larry the Cucumber (Elliot as      videographer) and kid friends   -- OUT TO SEA - A visit to a marina and exploration of life on the water.      Guided by Mr. Lunt (Sedgewick as videographer) who is looking for      pirates!  Ensuing comedy as he inquires with yacht owners, fishing      boats and others   -- FAMILY TREASURE ADVENTURE - A real-life treasure hunt game you can play      with your family right in your own backyard!  Teaches kids that when      they are faced with challenges, they often have the tools they need to      accomplish the task.   -- PARENTS GUIDE - Interactive discussion guide and tools for character      building, reflecting the values of the movie characters   -- COMPUTER DVD FEATURES          o PIRATE FINGER PUPPETS - Printable cut-out patterns for            color-and-tape pirate finger puppets.          o COLORING PAGES          o DESKTOP WALLPAPER   -- BEHIND THE SCENES          o MAKING A VEGGIE PIRATE MOVIE - Interviews with the production            staff about the creation of the film.          o WHY WE DO IT MENU - Interviews with production staff speaking on            the reasons for making the story.          o ART GALLERY MENU - Concept images from the film along with            commentary by the design staff.          o HOW TO DRAW - Concept artists with kids following along as they            draw various characters from the film.  They also learn how to            draw Veggie versions of themselves.  Includes a printable            connect-the-dot sheet on the DVD-Rom for younger artists.          o CHARACTER COMMENTARY - Highlighted scenes with audio commentary            from various characters from the film.          o STUDIO COMMENTARY - Feature-length audio track with the            production staff from the film   -- FUN AND GAMES   -- PIRATE SING-ALONG - Join Mr. Lunt as a piano bar singer.  Sing-along      versions of the songs from the film   -- TREASURE DETECTOR GAME - Match two unique sounds of an item together.   -- PIRATES TRIVIA - Trivia game with 7 easy and 7 hard questions.   -- PIRATES 101 - Live-action video piece narrated by Archibald with little      kids acting and speaking like pirates.   -- FASHION PLANK GAME - Interactive dress-up activity. In the captain's      quarters, choose a character and a silly outfit -- then the character      emerges from behind a curtain and does a silly dance.   -- INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK - Read-along with a character or read by      yourself.   -- BONUS CLIPS - Alternate endings or outtakes from the movie as a payoff      for playing the games.     SYNOPSIS:  
Cast with a boatload of VeggieTales stars, "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie" is a comedic adventure filled with family-friendly lessons on the importance of doing what is right, even when it's difficult and discovering that real heroes don't have to be tall, strong, handsome ... or even human.

   TECHNICAL INFORMATION:   Street Date:  October 14, 2008   Price: $29.98 SRP   Selection Number: 63032300 and 63032407   Running Time: 1 Hour, 26 Minutes   Layers:  Dual Layers   Aspect Ratio:  Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Full-Frame 1.33:1   Rating: G   Languages: English and Spanish   Subtitles:  English   Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1                  

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