The Prodigal Pig (Review And Giveaway)

Wyatt loves his movies lately.  I don't let him watch too many, but he goes down for a nap or bed so much easier if he gets 15 minutes to watch one of his movies.  I was excited when I saw that Thomas Nelson was giving me the option to review a kid's movie, because I've been wanting to get more movies for Wyatt that have a biblical message.

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The Prodigal Pig is a spin on the story of the prodigal son.  Porkchop is a talented, musical pig who is tired of life in the farm.  He asks Farmer Bob for his allowance and takes off to make something of himself.  But before long he runs out of money and ends up in a cage (with a very suspicious man telling him that he will get paid to sit there and get nice and fat).  His buddies from the farm find out what happened and go on a mission to spring him from his prison, and Farmer Bob welcomes him home with open arms.  

This was a really cute DVD!  The animations were fun and colorful and held Wyatt's attention, and he loves animals, so that was a bonus! We both loved the country-style music as well.  Wyatt bounces and dances when he likes a certain song, so I know he liked the music in this movie.  Porkchop is actually played by Randy Travis, and Vince Gill and Amy Grant play some of the other characters, so I had a feeling the music was going to be good!

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I was also happy to see that they had some bonus cartoons and an option to watch the show again with pop-ups that show whenever a word that starts with "p" is used.  Wyatt has been really interested in learning letters lately, so we enjoyed that!  There were a few other bonus features that I didn't even get a chance to look at - bottom line is that I got a lot more than I thought I was getting with this DVD.

I also liked that the "other brother" figure in the story was included, but the story was finished.  I always was a secret sympathizer with the brother in the story of the prodigal son (which is another post), and the Bible never says if he changes his attitude or what happens to him.  In this story they had the brother-figure welcome Porkchop home as well, and I liked the happy ending.  

Definitely a fun movie to get for your kiddos if you are looking for one with a biblical basis!

Note: I received this DVD from Thomas Nelson for free in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.


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Caitlynne and Jared said...

We try to pray with Paxton every night before bed and sing lots of songs I remember learning in Sunday School. His favorite is Jesus loves me. We also have a Storybook Bible that we read together and talk about.

LeAnna said...

We like to remind the kid's of God's love by reading his word together.

LeAnna said...

Dog - Daniel in the Lions Den.

Amanda said...

This sounds like a cute video! Animals and music are two of Natalie's favorite things.

Amanda said...

Seal - Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

Veronica and Daniel said...

Ooo, that's a hard question! How about Zacchaeus the Zebra...zebra's climb trees right? ;)

Melanie said...

When we pray at night!

Allesha said...

David and Goliath - Deer

Kristy said...

This looks so great! Amaia is really into animals too! We read the Jesus story book bible with her every night and pray before our meals and nap/bedtime. She is also getting to age where she has so many questions, so it is easy to work it into conversation :) Maybe "C" for Cow and hte Christmas story!

Anonymous said...

Monkey-The Story of Moses

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