I have long been a fan of VeggieTales, as you would see if you typed veggietales into the search bar on my site. We own over thirty VeggieTales movies (we won a VeggieTales DVD Library in a giveaway, and I have reviewed several others). My kids love VeggieTales, and I love that I can feel good about letting them have screen time. So, when I was asked to review VeggieTales®: Princess and the Pop Star I just knew it would be a hit.
Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous but lonely world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana. Princess doesn’t like her chores (collecting eggs and milk) and thinks life on the stage would be so much better. Vanna Banana just wants a chance to be normal.
On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize that they look almost exactly alike—which leads to the crazy secret plan where they decide to switch lives! As each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all of their dreams, they learn that the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed.
The Princess and the Pop Star includes the song “You Never Are,” written and performed by Dove Award-winning Artist, Francesca Battistelli.
It also includes the usual amount of high energy music and silly sing a long’s, as well as Princess Poppyseed’s Points For Being Uniquely You.
The silly song, Astonishing Wigs, is quite humorous. Of course, my favorite silly song is The Hairbrush Song.
Anyway, we received Princess and the Pop Star for review.
The storyline of Princess and the Pop Star is a good one, teaching children that we should strive for excellence where God put us, and that the grass is NOT always greener on the other side.
That being said, I was mildly surprised when Sister didn’t go ga-ga over a VeggieTales story specifically aimed at girls. She likes it. But she would much rather watch Sweetpea Beauty (which she calls Noodoos because of Snoodlerella) or Twas the Night Before Easter (which is her all time favorite VeggieTales movie). Up with bunnies, and down with the microphone, I guess.
While my little Princess prefers other VeggieTales over the Pop Star, I still think VeggieTales®: Princess and the Pop Star would make a great Christmas gift for the little girl in your life!