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Lyle the Kindly Viking

Synopsis
Children’s computer animated film series featuring anthropomorphic vegetables and conveying moral themes based on Christianity and often compatible with Judaism. Features two short stories about sharing and selflessness, one a parody of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (or Omelet), the other a parody of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. In the Hamlet episode Archibald wants to begin by narrating an all-vegetable staging of Hamlet. Unfortunately, French Peas could only find a script for ‘Omelet’. Prince Omelet (played by Jimmy) wants some eggs ('cooked light and fluffy’), but only three eggs are left in the kingdom. Ophelia (played hysterically by Mr. Lunt) tells the Prince that the people are starving. This forces the Prince to consider, ‘To eat, or not to eat. That is the question’. Later, when Prince Omelet plays Battleship with a young lad (Percy), he decides to share his eggs in return for the lad’s friendship. He then realises that sharing is fun and shares his eggs with the rest of the kingdom. Prince Omelet is played by a gourd and Horatio is a carrot.
Series
Veggietales
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Duration
37 mins

Credits

Director
Mark Vulcano; Tim Hodge
Producer
Jennifer Combs
Writer
Marc Metaxas; Mark Vulcano; Tim Hodge
Cast
Mike NawrockiVoice
Phil VischerVoice

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
children’s films; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Religion

Notes

General
VeggieTales is created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, who also provide many of the voices.
History
Episode 15

Production Company

Name

Big Idea

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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