Big Idea Entertainment and the creators of VeggieTales have done it again! Somehow they always manage to take a much-loved story, mix in quirky and hilarious humor, and wrap it all in a wholesome, encouraging lesson for our children. “Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men” is no exception. Our family recently had a chance to have a sneak peek of the movie, which will be released on March 6, and now we’ve already watched it every night since we received it!
“Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men” takes place in the town of Bethlingham and centers on a group of merry men led by Robin Good. Their mission? Fundraise from the rich and give to the poor! This includes everything from selling lemonade to trying to sign people up for a celebrity golf scramble. Hilarious! Greedy Prince John, though, starts stealing everyone’s hams, so donations are down and the Merry Men run off to give robbing a try. Robin is downtrodden, but learns, through various townspeople and friends, the lesson that weaves itself throughout the story: there is no hurt too big for God. How can Robin save his friends and restore hope to the hamless townspeople? You’ll have to watch and see!
As always, this VeggieTales video comes with excellent short stories and great bonus features. The first short is “Lenny and the Lost Birthday” about a little boy who has a Leap Year birthday. Has everyone forgotten poor Lenny? This also comes with a “Leapin’ Leap Year” Lesson in the bonus features. My personal favorite part of the disc is another of one Larry’s Silly Songs—the “Bubble Rap”. This is a song and rap all centered around—you guessed it—bubble wrap! Not only can these veggies act, they can rap, too. It’s an incredibly fun and entertaining time. Other bonus features include “Fun”-Raising with Larry, a chance to sing along to the songs depicted in the movie, and a discussion on handling hurt with Robin Good himself. Retailing for $19.99, it’s a wonderful addition to your family’s movie library. My kids love the VeggieTales because of their silly humor, and I love them because of the lessons they convey. When everyone walks away happy, that makes me one happy mama!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received a copy of “Robin Good and HIs Not-So-Merry Men” from Big Idea Entertainment free of charge to facilitate this review. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.*