The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's


The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's

Infobox_Film
name = The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
caption =
writer = Phil Vischer
director = Brian K. Roberts | producer = J. Chris Wall
starring = Phil Vischer,
Mike Nawrocki
released = October 9 2007
runtime = 45 minutes
language = English
preceded_by = "God Made You Special"
followed_by = ""
imdb_id =

" The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's " is the 33rd episode in the "VeggieTales" series, and was released on DVD on October 6 2007 in Christian Bookstores and on October 9 2007 in other stores. It is based on the parable from the Bible, The Prodigal Son, and a parody of "The Wizard of Oz" film adaptation.

Plot

Darby O'Gill (a reference to the classic Disney film "Darby O'Gill and the Little People") is the son of a Kansas floss farmer who, more than anything else in the world, just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land Of Ha’s – an amusement park with all the fixin’s – and its mysterious Wizard who promises to make his dreams come true, Darby is determined to go. But when his father tells him he’s needed to help with the harvest, Darby decides that nothing is going to stop him and he makes a choice that will change his life forever. Mary Poppins (inspired by the 1964 live-action Disney film) as an onion arrives in Kansas mistaking it for London during this scene as a cameo.

With his pet 'dog' Tutu (actually a pig) by his side, Darby flees the farm and sets off to find the Wonderful Land Of Ha’s (a tornado sweeps them away when they are in a trailer where Mary Poppins is seen for a second cameo). Along the way he meets a bored scarecrow, a tin man who wants to ride roller coasters, and a lion that craves cotton candy. Each with their own dreams, they set off to see the Wizard in the Wonderful Land of Ha's, the funnest place on Earth.

Cast of Characters

*Junior Asparagus as Darby O'Gill
*Dad Asparagus as Farmer O'Gill
*Mr. Lunt as the Farmhand #1 and a Scarecrow
*Larry the Cucumber as Farmhand #2 and a Tin Man
*Pa Grape as the Farmhand #3 and a hungry Lion
*Madame Blueberry as Splenda the Sweet (but non-fattening) Fairy
*The French Peas as the Munchies in Munchieland
*Mt. Gordon as the Bully (Bobby) and the Bully (Chester)
*Old Yellow McToad as Himself
*Archibald Asparagus as The Wizard
*Male & Female Gourds as the Bully's Parents
*Jimmy and Jerry Gourd as customers (also in Bob's Vacation)
*Bob the Tomato as himself
*Charles Pincher as himself (also in the Silly Song: "The Gated Community").

Soundtrack

Songs include:
*"Somewhere Beyond the Barn"
*"His Name is Darby"
*"Follow Old Yellow McToad" (Follow the Yellow brick road parody)
*"It's Time to See the Wizard" (We're Off to See the Wizard)
*"With a Ha Ha Ha and a Ho Ho Ho" (The Merry Old Land of Oz parody)
*"You Can Always Come Home"
*Mr. Lunt performs a cover version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow during the credits.

The DVD includes a brand new "Silly Song" entitled "Monkey". It is performed by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. It was written by Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame who are both contemporary Christian artists and writers. [ [http://andrew-peterson.blogspot.com/2007/08/i-like-vegetables.html Andrew Peterson and the Captains Courageous: I Like Vegetables ] ]

References

2. http://www.christiantoday.com/article/veggietales.introduces.wonderful.wizard.of.has/12653.htm

3. http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/movies/VTalesTheWonderfulWizardOfHas.asp

External links

* [http://bigidea.com/products/shows/shows_content.aspx?pid=491 Official Website]
* [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/movies/VTalesTheWonderfulWizardOfHas.asp JesusFreakHideout.com Review]
* [http://www.christiantoday.com/article/veggietales.introduces.wonderful.wizard.of.has/12653.htm Christian Today Article]
* [http://www.qubo.com/veggie_show.asp Veggietales at Qubo.com]
* [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/2007/05/veggietales-christian-animation-cg-3d.html VeggieTales] at [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/ Christian Cartoons Online]
* [http://www.darrenandchristy.com/veggie/classic/index.html Ultimate Veggie]
* [http://www.worddistribution.com/_products.php?mode=detail&pID=2740 Word Distribution Information]


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