VeggieTales - Dave and the Giant Pickle
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August 25, 1998 VHS cover

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Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Chris Olsen
Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki
Chris Olsen
Lisa Vischer

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Kurt Heinecke
Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki

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Mike Nawrocki

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Big Idea Productions

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Lyrick Studios
Word Entertainment

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August 25, 1998 (Everland Entertainment)
August 27, 2002 (Warner Home Video)
December 24, 2002 (Warner Home Video)
February 10, 2004 (Warner Home Video)
February 10, 2009 (Word Entertainment)

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27 minutes


United States

Dave and the Giant Pickle is the fifth episode in the VeggieTales animated series. Also, this video was the first time Larry was Larry-Boy. It was released in August 25, 1998 by Everland Entertainment on VHS, on August 27, 2002 by Warner Home Video on DVD and VHS, on December 24, 2002 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, on February 10, 2004 by Warner Home Video on DVD and VHS, and February 10, 2009 by Word Entertainment on DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Self-Esteem", it does send the messages that with God's help humans anything we do set our minds to. The lesson is illustrated through a retelling of the bible story of David and Golath from the Book of Samuel.


Have you ever felt too small to do a really big job?

That's what a little shepherd boy did name Dave feels when his big brothers head off to defend their country, leaving Dave behind with the sheep. "Big people do big things, and little people do little things," they do tell him. They're in for a surprise, however, when they do find out their foe is much bigger than they did think! Is anyone big enough to take on a 9-foot pickle?

But wait! Who's that running out to challenge the mighty warrior? It kind of does look like ... could it be? ... Dave?!?

This telling of the classic biblical story of David and Goliath does teach kids that "with God, all things are possible." It does make no difference whether you're 9-feet tall or 2-feet tall -- with God's help, even little guys can do big things!    

Special Bonus Episode!    

I Love My Lips


  • First VeggieTales video to feature animal characters.
  • Mike Nawrocki did write a song for this video called "I Love My Tongue" in which Larry would sing about loving to yodel. But he did think it did sound weird and did change it to "I Love My Lips".
  • First appearence of Larry's superhero alter-ego Larry-Boy

VHS Edit

1996 Lyrick Studios Reprint Edit

Opening Edit

  1. 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  2. 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios logo
  3. Rack, Shack and Benny Trailer

Closing Edit

  1. Where's God When I'm S-Scared? Trailer
  2. Are You My Neighbor? Trailer
  3. 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios logo

2000 Lyrick Studios Reprint Edit

  1. 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  2. 1997-1998 Lyrick Studios Logo
  3. 1998-2003 Big Idea Presents Logo
  4. Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed Trailer

2002 HiT Entertainment/WEA Reprint Edit

Opening Edit

  1. 2001-2004 FBI Warning
  2. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Teaser Trailer
  3. LarryBoy and the Angry Eyebrows Trailer
  4. 3-2-1 Penguins! Trailer
  5. Why We Do What We Do Promo

Closing Edit

  1. The Super Fantastic Veggie Fan Club Promo

2004 Classics Reprint Edit

Opening Edit

  1. 2001-2004 FBI Warning
  2. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Trailer
  3. The Ballad of Little Joe Trailer
  4. 2003-2005 Stay Tuned Bumper
  5. Why We Do What We Do Promo (10th Anniversary Variant)

Closing Edit

  1. Behind the Scenes
  2. How to Draw Sheep
  3. Family Fun Activities
  4. A Snoodle's Tale Teaser
  5. Sumo of the Opera Teaser

DVD Edit

Viewing Options Edit

  • English subtitles
  • 5.1 Surround and Stereo audio

Bonus Features Edit

  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the scenes

Fun Edit

  • Trivia Questions
  • Interactive Storybook (Junior and Laura Share the Year Together)
  • Maze
  • Sing-along (Big Things Too)
  • Rock, Sword, Boxing Gloves
  • How to Draw (Goliath and Sheep)
  • Family Fun Activities (Umbilical Cord)
  • DVD-ROM Fun!

Previews Edit

Original 2004 Release Edit

  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  • The Ballad of Little Joe
  • A Snoodle's Tale
  • Sumo of the Opera
  • An Easter Carol
  • VeggieTales Classics
    • Dave and the Giant Pickle
    • Madame Blueberry
    • Rack, Shack and Benny
    • Josh and the Big Wall!
    • The Toy That Saved Christmas
    • King George and the Ducky
  • The Star of Christmas

2006 Reprint Edit

  • Gideon: Tuba Warrior
  • The Lone Stranger
  • Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler
  • LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (video game)
  • Veggie Library

2007 Reprint Edit

  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
  • Moe and the Big Exit
  • Gideon: Tuba Warrior
  • LarryBoy and the Bad Apple
  • Veggie Library
  • Worship Songs
  • Bob and Larry Sing the 70s

Dave and the Giant Pickle Lyrick Studios 1998 VHS (Veggifan's Version)  Edit

VHS Contents  Edit

  1. Lyrick Studios Purplestone Warnings
  2. Lyrick Studios Logo (1998-2001)
  3. Paramount Comming Attractions Bumper
  4. The Rugrats Movie Trailer
  5. Paramount Means Family Entertainment Trailer
  6. Nick Jr on Videocassette Song
  7. Blue's Clues Arts and Crafts and Story Time Trailer
  8. Rack, Shack & Benny Trailer
  9. Paramount Feature Presentation Bumper
  10. VeggieTales Theme Song
  11. Opening Countertop
  12. Dave and the Giant Pickle Part 1
  13. Love My Lips
  14. Dave and the Giant Pickle Part 2
  15. Closing Countertop
  16. Credits
  17. Big Idea Logo
  18. Barney's Big Surprise Trailer
  19. Shelley Duvall's Mother Goose Rock N' Rhyme Trailer
  20. Groundling Marsh Videos Trailer
  21. Wishbone's Dog Days Of The West Trailer
  22. Barney In Outer Space Trailer
  23. Where's God When I'm S-Scared Trailer
  24. Are You My Neighbor Trailer
  25. Lyrick Studios Logo (1998-2001)