“Pistachio” DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 14, 2010

My boys love to watch the VeggieTales shows…and I have to admit I find them just as entertaining as my kids do!  On March 2nd, 2010, Big Idea, Inc. released an all-new family adventure called VeggieTales: Pistachio on DVD.  “VeggieTales: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t” is based on the story of Pinocchio and includes a brand new silly song, “Where Have All The Staplers Gone,” as well as other family friendly bonus features.  The DVD retails for $14.99 and is available online and in Christian and general market stores.

DVD Synopsis

Once upon a time in the small town of Bologna-Salami, there lived a lonely toymaker named Gelato and his assistant Cricket. Gelato had no children of his own, so one day he decided to carve a little boy out of wood. Imagine Gelato’s surprise when he learned this little boy could walk…and talk…and definitely had a mind of his own! When Pistachio tries to do things his way, he lands in a “whale” of a situation! Will he decide to listen to the wisdom of a loving father in time to save his whole family from becoming fish food? Find out in this all-new adventure with a lesson about the importance of family and learning to listen.

Bonus Features:

• Obscure Broadway Showtunes with Larry (Silly Song) “Where Have All The Staplers Gone?”
• Art Gallery
• Audio Commentary
• Discussion Guide
• Larry Visits a Marionette Theater
• Staplers Sing-Along
• Studio Store

VeggieTales: Pistachio—The Little Boy That Woodn’t
Rating: Not Rated
Length: 50 minutes
5.1 Surround Sound
English & Spanish Subtitles
DVD UPC Code: 820413115494
$14.99 SRP


I really liked this DVD, as I do with most of the VeggieTales movies.  It was neat to see how it paralleled the story of “Pinocchio” with it’s own twists to make it unique.  My boys enjoyed watching “Pistachio” as well.  I look forward to the next movie VeggieTales comes up with!  Thank you Big Idea!


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I received a copy of “VeggieTales: Pistachio” on DVD from Big Idea, Inc. to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

135 Responses to ““Pistachio” DVD Review & Giveaway”

  1. Heather says:

    My favorite character would have to be Larry! I love the Veggie Tale Movie about Madame Blueberry, all the kids and some of the teens at church loves this movie. They love Veggie tales they always ask me when we are going to watch Veggie Tales.

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  60. Ann F says:

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  75. erinxduh says:

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  86. Melody Sergent says:

    I love Larry the Cucumber. I also must say that A Snoodle’s Tale is probably my favorite Veggies Tale movie ever made. 🙂

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