Trivia: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

  • Creator Killer: Sort of. Phil Vischer explained on his site that this movie was one of the biggest contributing factors into driving Big Idea into its bankruptcy.
  • Throw It In: The "napkin guy" dialogue from Jonah was ad-libbed. DVD extras show other ones that were suggested including one bizarre one about how Mr. Lunt's aunt was a lobster.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Jonah was originally pitched as an adaptation of the story of Noah, but "the idea of fur scared us."
    • Other candidates to play Jonah were Bob, Larry, Junior, and Billy Gourd, but neither of them were uptight enough to fit the role.
    • The whale was originally designed to look more intimidating, but concerns that it would terrify kids lead to it being redrawn. Among the other designs were ones based on humpback whales, trout, and one that looked uncannily like Archibald, monocle and all.