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1* AdaptationDisplacement: It was dubbed in more languages than the series it was based on.²* AmericansHateTingle: Even though the Brazilian Portuguese dub was released around the time of the source material's popularity in Brazil, this movie never caught on and thus became very hard to find in said country.²* {{Anvilicious}}: [[WebVideo/AniMat The movie has to make sure that the message of compassion and mercy is completely hammered down until it pierces the inside of your skull. Ironically, it's forcing you the message without any compassion or mercy.]]²* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ²** "Billy Joe [=McGruffey=]", the incredibly catchy car ride song at the beginning of the film, with the kids and Mr. Asparagus enchanting a groovy melody of goofy lyrics entailing the misfortunes suffered by a boy in grade school. The album version is extended to make it that much more awesome.²** "Second Chances" in ''Jonah'', performed by a gospel choir. It's also one of the catchiest songs in the film.²** "In the Belly of the Whale", which is the first song that plays under the credits before "The Credits Song."²** [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny]]: Tropers tend to enjoy the LampshadeHanging of the [[ second song]] to play under the credits. [[ThisIsASong "This is the song]] / [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin That runs under the credits]] / [[CreditsGag These are the credits]] / [[ShapedLikeItself So this is where it goes]]..." ²** Dad Asparagus refused to end the movie without a "big musical number". Cue the song "Jonah Was A Prophet", which is basically a very brief summary of the whole movie to very catchy music.²* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The outboard motor. When Jonah was faced with WalkingThePlank, ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything think they can get him out of it by using a surprisingly modern motor to get back to shore. But they don't know how it works, so Khalil offers to help. But in doing so, the motor runs out of control and falls into the ocean, rendering that scene...completely pointless. According to the commentary, the scene was meant to adapt Jonah 1:13, where the sailors tried to row back to land rather than toss Jonah overboard.²%% * CrossesTheLineTwice: “The Slap of No Return.” ²* DesignatedHero: Jonah is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] version of this. While he does bring enlightening messages to the people of Israel, he never actually does anything particularly heroic. When he is ordered by God to deliver a message to the infamously sinful Nineveh, Jonah disobeys his orders by sailing the other way, though he does show shades of guilt at doing this. When the pirates and their ship are endangered by a massive storm, Jonah [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes his mistake]] and abandons ship to suffer the consequences for his actions. After being eaten then vomited by a whale, Jonah decides to get the message delivered to Nineveh and be done with it. After he sends the message, the citizens of Nineveh change their ways, but Jonah still expects God to annihilate the city. However, after God had a large plant grow to shade Jonah from the sun as he waits, Jonah has the gall to be upset [[SkewedPriorities when Khalil eats the stem of the plant]]. Even after Klahil gets it through Jonah's head that God has given Nineveh a second chance at redemption, which was exactly what He had given Jonah, Jonah still [[{{Wangst}} complains at how unfair all of it is]]. Of course, Khalil and [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Reginald]] decide to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leave Jonah to wallow in his selfish misery]], which is done to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped get the message of the story across]].²-->'''Lunt:''' The question, my friends, is not "what did Jonah learn." The question is -- what did ''you'' learn? ²* GeniusBonus: Several subtle biblical and religious references that kids would likely not get.²** Jonah's message to "Wash your hands" is not merely for humor ("It's not a joke!") [[ Judaism had several rules for handwashing]].²** Angus's offer of a cruise to Egypt is rejected by Jonah for good reason. A verse in [[Literature/BookOfExodus Deuteronomy]] mentions [[ Israelites being brought back into Egypt as slaves in ships]].²* NightmareFuel: "The Slap of No Return". Basically it's a giant club on a lever that smashes its victims like a bug. That they actually give a demonstration of how it works (with a thankfully non-sentient pumpkin) just made it even more disturbing.²* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Big Idea notes that most tellings of the story end after Nineveh repents, which turns the story into one about obedience. The ''full'' story, faithfully recreated (in its own way), talks about Jonah expecting God to destroy Nineveh ''anyway'', and his indignation when God didn't, which makes the story one about redemption.²** While some may shy away from the film due to the religious themes, the lesson of stepping up when you don't want to, and being compassionate and merciful to people whom you feel don't deserve it are good lessons.²* {{Wangst}}: Jonah, when he learns God gave the Ninevites a second chance. This actually fits in with the original Bible story.²* WhatAnIdiot: Even if Larry was under the impression that the Cheese Curl bags he and the other pirates were accused of stealing were free samples, he should have at least asked for clarification first, especially considering how the worst-case-scenario would be the Ninevites reacting with hostility, which is exactly what happened.²----


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