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VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men

A Lesson in Handling Hurt

Created by Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki

Jacket

DVD
Price: £9.99 (incl VAT)
Publisher:VeggieTales distributed by Authentic Media
Published:03 March 2012
ISBN:9-990-00052-2
Review:
The DVD has no UK ISBN, the ten digit reference is needed for our website database. The order code for the UK is 820759 Editor
What a fun way to end a Friday afternoon – relax with a Veggie Tale DVD! That’s what I did, and very enjoyable it was too. Even if they are intended for young children, adults are allowed to watch them too!
The DVD starts with a bonus short film entitled Lenny & the Lost Birthday. Lenny has his dates wrong and thinks everyone has forgotten his special day, but of course 2012 is a leap year!
Robin Good and his band of friends live in the ‘faraway town of Bethlingham,....their mission: to help by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor’ but straight away you know it is not going to be a straightforward repeat of the familiar Robin Hood story. When Robin refuses to go along with his friends ideas to rob the rich instead of asking them nicely, the friends go off without him, but as you would expect their plans go awry too, and the Sheriff of Bethlingham and bad Prince John who wants to be king, get mixed up in the story along with a load of hams – watch and see. Great entertainment and a useful lesson to be learnt on the way.

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Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (04/04/12)

Reader review: - Guy Marshall (11/02/13)

With another array of silly songs and slap-stick good clean fun, the talking vegetables are at it again and this time taking on the likes of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. There's not much mention of Maid Marion but the 'not-so-merry' men have a good say.

The theme this time is handling hurt where Robin gets a good share of what's coming to him after overcoming his own feelings of hurt and rejection. The well-known story has the gospel message woven through it and everyone is happy in the end - singing another silly song!

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