|Rated: Not Rated (US) / G (Canada)|
Starring: Jessica Kaplan, Phil Vischer, and Mike Nawrocki
Based on the Biblical book of Esther.
The Good: Esther is a very popular Biblical figure; her story has been told in celluloid format several times in the past few decades alone. As usual with this series, the Veggie version has some changes in order to make it more kid-friendly, but the moral still shines through brightly. The animation is outstanding; the textures and scenery are especially well-done. I liked the songs, and the narrator was fun. Not too much to complain about, except…
The Bad: The usual Silly Song was absent from this episode; fans of the series may be disappointed in that. Also, I found a reference to controversial pop star Janet Jackson unnecessary.
- Sex: None. 5/5
- Nudity: None. 5/5
- Language: Mild name-calling, i.e. “fool”. 4/5
- Violence: Mild slapstick. 4/5
- Drugs: None. 5/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Some emotional intensity, and the overall mood is darker than usual for this series. 3/5
- Other: A reference to controversial pop star Janet Jackson; some changes to the original Biblical story. 3/5