S.A.G.E. is a sequel to It's a Meaningful Life. This is similar to That of It's a Wonderful Life and Jonah - a VeggieTales Movie.
Strawberry, Alvin and the Great Escape DVD cover

DVD cover

Strawberry, Alvin and the Great Escape DVD back cover

DVD back cover


  • Petunia Rhubarb as Strawberry Shortcake
  • Laura Carrot as Ginger Snap
  • Ermie Asparagus as Angel Cake
  • Madame Blueberry as Orange Blossom
  • Annie as Blueberry Muffin
  • Ellen as Rainbow Sherbert
  • Sara Crewe as Raspberry Torte 
  • Emma Green as Lemon Meringue
  • Princess Eloise as Annie Oatmeal
  • Larry, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape as The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
  • Jean-Claude Pea as Jude
  • Phillipe Pea as Reuben
  • Various french and american peas as cowboys
  • Karen as herself
  • Buccaneer Alvin, Captain Simon, and Buccaneer Theodore the chipmunks as themselves
  • Bob the Tomato, Junior Asparagus and Jimmy Gourd as Pirate Impostors
  • Gabe as Ticket Guy
  • Mr. Nezzer as Martin Marigold
  • Jericho Peas, Scallion 1, Scallion 2, Scallion 3, and Claw Guy as Mr. Marigold's henchmen
  • Wicker as Hamlin
  • Christina's Mom as The Queen
  • Dirk Evert as Huckleberry Pie
  • T-Bot as herself


  • Something BIG is coming...
  • Something beyond IMAGINATION...
  • It's not ANIMAL...
  • It's not MINERAL...
  • So it must be... VEGETABLE.
  • After Jaws...
  • After Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea...
  • After Free Willy...
  • After The Hunt for Red October...
  • After Top Gun...
  • After The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie...
  • You've danced with Fiddler on the Roof...
  • You've thrilled to The Sound of Music...
  • She saw the signs...
  • She tried to warn us...
  • Now, in our darkest hour...
  • She's got a plan...
  • To save us all...
  • From a greedy man.
  • Hoist the mainstay!
  • Trim the sails!
  • Paint the... poopdeck!?!
  • Have you ever been in a whale of a situation before lately?

DVD Artwork

Front Cover

  • Strawberry, Elliot, Alvin, Sedgewick, Theodore, Simon and George on a raft
  • Top: "Warning! This DVD contains double doses of some very extreme pirating"

Back Cover

  • Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

Opening Previews

Scene Index

  1. Opening Credits/Story of Stewart Green
  2. Clumsy Alvin Hides a Secret
  3. Mr. Marigold
  4. A Visit with the Mayor
  5. Canyon Guarding
  6. Strawberry's Escape
  7. Setting Sail
  8. Stage Fright
  9. The Storm!
  10. The Outboard Motor/The Captain Gets Swallowed by a Shark
  11. "What is Up with Strawberry?"
  12. Alvin's Super Grabber
  13. A Mysterious Sea Mirage
  14. Making Plans to Honor a Special Guy
  15. The Chipmunks' Courage
  16. Closing Credits

Closing Previews


  • Coca-Cola
  • Embassy Suites
  • Travelodge
  • Motel 6
  • Super 8
  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Nationwide
  • Progressive
  • Wendy's

Bonus Features

  • Outtakes
  • Digital Dailies
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Why We Do It - How Is Strawberry's Great Escape Like Minnesota Cuke and Esther?
  • Deleted Footage
  • "Friend or Foe?" Extended Ending
  • Progression Reels
    • A Visit with the Mayor
    • Alvin Stands Up to Hamlin as he Bullies a Canyon Worker
  • English, Spanish, French and German Subtitles
  • 2.0 Stereo
  • 5.1 Surround
  • English, Spanish, French and German Language Tracks
  • "Learn How to Take Your Favorite Movies on the Go" tutorial


  • A year after Stewart Green and his family and Morty Bumble made the Rockwell's toy train deliveries, they packed bags and cut a big hole around Las Vegas, NV and the majority of Rockwell had ended when Strawberry came along. Stewart Green and Morty Bumble both made Las Vegas as a sea coast. The founding fathers were from Bethlingham, Boo-Boo Ville and Cabbageville were said at the end. Mr. Marigold, the story's antagonist, is a descendant of Morty Bumble as Strawberry is a descendant of Stewart Green.

Home media

The video is presented on a double-sided disc, featuring both full screen and widescreen formats. The Kmart edition includes a free novel of the film. The Costco edition features a bonus resource DVD and released in a 2-DVD pack with Alex, Terrence and Sheridan's Big Holiday. The Lifeway edition includes a free t-shirt. The Best Buy edition includes 9 mini plush toys of Strawberry, Elliot, George, Sedgewick, Alvin, Simon, Theodore, Orange Blossom and Ginger Snap in a collectible box.

Additional Notes

Special thanks to

  • Max Hsu
  • Muriel Fahrion
  • Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
  • Heath-Ar and Rob of Lombard
  • Steve Taylor
  • Chuck Thomas
  • Tim Johnson
  • Terry Flowers
  • The Page High School in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2004/2005/2006 Divison II
  • State Marching Band Champions - Under the direction of Erick and Ashley Harris, with additional instruction by Jason Palmer, Tico Parson, Henry Go and Lauren Gregory.
  • Jim McGowan
  • The Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Jerry Johnson
  • Kor-Daddy
  • Billy Mays
  • Kevin Butler
  • The hardest working garage band around!

Alvin, Simon and Theodore would like to thank:

  • Their mother Vinny
  • A few of their friends in the record biz
  • Their brother-in-laws who sold pirate equipment
  • The guy who invented deep-fried ice cream

Dedicated to

  • Grandma Philips (1933-2013)
  • Chris Farley (1954-1997)
  • Chuck Smith (1927-2013)
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)
  • Walt Disney (1901-1966)
  • Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)
  • Mickey the Snake (2013-2014)
  • Forte the Cat (2012-2013)
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
  • John Dayton (1837-1895)
  • Jaci Lyn Glover (2001-2014)
  • Chuck Jones (1912-2002)
  • Robin Williams (1951-2014)


  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything return after their appearance in their feature film from 2008!
  • This is the second VeggieTales episode with a lesson in courage. The first was Esther.
  • This is one of the few episodes that spurn the usual VeggieTales format: there is no opening or closing countertop sequence, no "VeggieTales Theme" or "What We Have Learned" songs, no Qwerty, and no Silly Song with Larry.
  • Unlike the other VeggieTales DVDs that have English and Spanish subtitles, this has English, Spanish, French and German subtitles and unlike Jonah and Pirates, this has langauge tracks for the four aforementioned languages.
  • This is the first episode for Petunia to wear glasses. On that note, Petunia wore glasses similar to what Larry had as MacLarry, in "MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle".
  • Considering that the events of Captain Malab being caught with 20,000 pounds of floss happened in 2001, and it was 38 years ago at the time, then this took place at least in 1963.
  • A lot of duplicate characters were used, such as Simon meeting two grapes that share the same body, as Pa.
  • Mr. Lunt states Larry's not good at throwing dodgeballs. Which is not true since he did knock a guard over the canyon before, in Moe.
  • This is set in Ninaborough - a sea-coast variant of Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Mentions from, and cameos of Buzz and Woody from the Toy Story films are shown a few times.
  • As stated in the Audio Commentary, a countertop segment was written for this episode but was cut from the script on account of the episode's length.
  • in the scene with the angel giving Alvin a magical bible at the end of the film, the wagon being pulled by a Rockwell football player has Mr. Marigold's riches on them. During the battle, Mr. Marigold and his henchmen were thrown into the sea and bouncing around like peas on a skillet, so the fact that Stewart Green, Morty Bumble, and the people of Rockwell rounded up all the Marigolds' worthless junk (clothes, toys, books), and portraits of past rulers perhaps suggesting there were casualties from the fighting, or showing that Stewart, Morty and everyone in Rockwell pretended to be Vikings, raided Ninaborough and took the Marigolds' valuables.
  • Alvin's super grabber is similar to space pirate Luntar the Looter's.
  • Speaking of Luntar, the things Alvin stole from Calvin's ship are the broken aardvark and chameleon from the Wizard of Ha's, the quarter from King George, one of the workers' shovels, Woody's hat, one of the shoe headgear, the marionettes from Pistachio, and several others.
  • The scene with Alvin's face after a cannonball zooms past became an internet meme.
  • There are some ads in Ninaborough from previous shows:
    • Eat at Jolly Joe's! (The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: a VeggieTales Movie)
    • See Lanny, Dennis, Alister and Stix of The Groovy Brothers! (Celery Night Fever)
    • Stuff-Mart (Madame Blueberry)
    • Need a saw? Order Buzz Saw Louie today! (The Toy That Saved Christmas)
    • Gus Auto. We put the customer first. (Saint Nicholas)
    • Umph! (LarryBoy and the Bad Apple)
    • Drink slushiees (Josh and the Big Wall)
    • Pizza Angel (Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush)
    • Mountain Fishing Cabins (Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella)
    • Coming Soon: Dave and the Giant Pickle (Dave and the Giant Pickle)
    • Now Playing: Moe and the Big Exit (Moe and the Big Exit)
    • Join God's Army! Get a free flashlight! (Gideon: Tuba Warrior)
    • Mr. Slushy (Are You My Neighbor?)
    • Pre-orders are going on now! Order your Forgive-O-Matic (God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?)
    • Nezzer Toys are the Best! (The Toy That Saved Christmas)
    • Vote now! (The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown)
    • Come see the amazing Aaron! (The Little Drummer Boy)
    • When in Tootanny, Rent a T-Bot robotic tour guide! (Veggies In Space: The Fennel Frontier)
  • Originally, there were 22 pictures in the mayor's office, but were reduced down to 12. Those 22 pictures were:
    • LarryBoy shaking the Milk Money Bandit ("LarryBoy and the Rumor Weed")
    • Minnesota Cuke running after the snowman head ("Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush")
    • Daniel falling down the lions' den ("Where's God When I'm S-Scared?")
    • Stewart Green ("It's a Meaningful Life")
    • LarryBoy confronting the pineapples ("LarryBoy and the Parody Gang")
    • MacLarry Norrius ("MacLarry & The Stinky Cheese Battle")
    • The shoes and pots hitting LarryBoy ("LarryBoy and the Waffle Overdose")
    • Larry laying on a couch ("Dave and the Giant Pickle")
    • Darby, the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man in the Land of Ha's ("The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's")
    • Haman yelling "Get in the wagon!" ("Esther: the Girl who Became Queen")
    • Howard uses a laptop ("The Star of Christmas and Hanukkah Doesn't Get a Star")
    • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything in Joppa ("Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie")
    • LarryBoy standing on a building looking at the Larry Signal ("LarryBoy and the Fib From Outer Space")
    • Sherlock tied up in police rope ("Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Ruler")
    • Larry steering Bob's boat ("God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?")
    • Larry, Archie, and Petunia judging auditions ("Twas the Night Before Easter")
    • Larry the builder ("The Little House That Stood")
    • The League of Incredible Vegetables confronting Rough Randy ("The League of Incredible Vegetables Return!")
    • Larry, Bob, and Junior on a sled ("The Toy That Saved Christmas")
    • Milward hiding his time machine ("The Crisper County Charity")
    • Moe riding Zippy ("Moe and the Big Exit")
    • Elliot's face after a cannon ball zooms past ("The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie")
  • Phillipe and Jean-Claude reprise their roles as Reuben and Judah from The Ballad of Little Joe.
  • T-Bot makes a speaking cameo appearance.
  • The costume department was nominated for an Academy award.
  • Flyers posted on the walls in Ninaborough include:
    • A plug for Toy Story ("Now Available to Own on DVD!").
    • An advertisement for the Boo-Boo Bird Festival from Abe and the Amazing Promise.
    • An advertisement for the Spring Valley Mall from Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas.
    • A flyer bearing the image of a monster which suspiciously looks like a "wig in a chicken" from the Star of Christmas and Hanukkah Doesn't Get a Star DVD.
    • "Wanted" posters for the Mayor of Dodgeball City, Wyatt and the guards from Moe and the Big Exit.


When this, along with the other VeggieTales episodes were aired on TBN's (Trinity Broadcasting Network's) Smile of a Child TV, this was the episode that required the most drastic cuts for network release. However, this episode was shortened to a 20-minute time slot for TV, cutting a whole approximately 17 minutes of material. Notable edits include:

  • All scenes with Calvin the Grumpy and his men were cut for time restraints, whether or not people that are viewing the TV version of this - might wonder how the luggage was stolen in the first place.
  • "What is Up" was edited for time, while "I Won't Go to Beans" was removed entirely.
  • The scene where Alvin reunites with David Seville was removed.
  • The narration at the beginning of the episode is moved, so the audio overlaps the opening titles.
  • "A Mess Down in Egypt", the Silly Song from the Moe and the Big Exit DVD was played after the story's close.
  • The scene where Alvin talks to the mayor was cut. However, Alvin's remark about that scene "If she isn't vegetable enough to..." was shown uncut, despite the remark not being as funny.
  • Transitions were added (such as "fade" and "wipe, wide right") to block out still and skipped shots.


  • Captain Simon's moustache keeps disappearing during his scenes, so that half the time he looked like he'd just shaved.
  • In the scene where Mayor Jimmy and Mr. Marigold were arguing, Calvin's mouth was scrunched up to his nose.
  • When Elliot and Sedgewick yelled "Stop, it's a trap", the workers were frozen.
  • In the scenes where Calvin and two of his men were in the mayor's office, the Mayor's great-grandson disappeared.
  • The A on Alvin's sweatshirt keeps disappearing and reappearing in different scenes.

Character Voices

  • Cydney Trent:
    • Strawberry Shortcake (Petunia Rhubarb)
  • Mike Nawrocki:
    • Elliott/Larry
    • Alvin the Leek
    • Jude (Jean-Claude Pea)
    • Cowboy Peas
    • Secretary 2
    • Hipster Carrot
    • Police Chief (Garius Grape)
    • Construction Worker #2
    • Dan (Scallion #2)
    • Jonah the Sneezy
    • Baguette Guy
    • Radio Announcer
  • Phil Vischer:
    • Pirate Impostor #1 (Bob the Tomato)
    • Pirate Impostor #3 (Jimmy Gourd)
    • George/Pa Grape
    • Simon the Leek
    • Sedgewick/Mr. Lunt
    • Theodore the Leek
    • Reuben (Phillipe Pea)
    • Mayor Jimmy (Percy Pea)
    • Esther the Doc
    • Cowboy Peas
    • Ken (Scallion #1)
    • Martin Marigold (Mr. Nezzer)
    • The Warden (Dad Pea)
    • Professor Hamlin (Wicker)
    • Crony Pea
  • Lisa Vischer:
    • Pirate Impostor #2 (Junior Asparagus)
  • Tim Hodge:
    • Khalil
    • Charlie Salve
    • Sumo Passerby
    • Gangster Grape
    • Calvin the Grumpy
    • Alfred the Dopey
    • Zippy the Buffalo
    • Tutu the Pig
    • Fedora-Clad Scallion
    • Figaro
    • Sven the Blob of Jelly
  • Keri Pisapia:
    • Ginger Snap (Laura Carrot)
    • Rainbow Sherbert (Ellen)
  • Megan Murphy:
    • Orange Blossom (Madame Blueberry)
    • Angel Cake (Ermie Asparagus)
    • The Queen (Christina's Mom)
  • Brian K. Roberts:
    • Cowboy Peas
    • Sweater Gherkin
    • Seymour the Happy
    • Trevor the Sleepy
    • Peony Sisters
    • Secretary 1
    • Police Officer #2 (Stevus Grape)
    • John (Scallion #3)
    • Painter Carrot
    • High-Silk-Hat Pea
  • Marian Miller:
    • Glamour Gourd
  • Henry Haggard:
    • Chog Norrius
    • Mr. Malab
  • Kurt Heinecke
    • Secretary 3
  • Anna Grace Stewart
    • Raspberry Torte (Sara Crewe)
    • Soozie
  • Carly Henderson
    • T-Bot
  • Melinda Doolittle
    • Mr. Malab's Crew 3 (Cassie Cassava)
  • Stevey Joy Ru Chapman
    • Lemon Meringue (Emma Green)
  • Maggie Roberts
    • Blueberry Muffin (Annie)
  • Yuri Lowenthal
    • Mr. Malab's Crew 1 (Prince Alexander)
  • Laura Gerow
    • Annie Oatmeal (Princess Eloise)
  • Delilah Rene
    • Sarah
  • Michael Jr. Nawrocki
    • Huckleberry Pie (Dirk Evert)
  • Adam Frick
    • Gaspard
    • The Ducks

Police Officers

  • Brian K. Roberts
  • Mike Nawrocki
  • Kurt Heinecke
  • Dustin Ballard
  • Rachel Curet
  • Ron Eddy
  • Russ Evers
  • Brittini McAlister
  • Brian Mitchell
  • Haverly Pennington
  • John Pfaender
  • Jessica Shaw
  • Sarah Smith
  • Jason Zito
  • Brittany Stephens
  • Andy Youssi

Citizens of Ninaborough

  • Sarah Vorhees
  • Rachel Pitts
  • Cydney Trent
  • Laura Richey
  • Joe Spadaford
  • Mark Steele
  • Jackie Ritz
  • Kevin Gamble
  • Andy Youssi
  • John Wahba
  • Brain K. Roberts
  • Chuck Vollmer
  • J. Michael Spooner
  • Cory Edwards
  • Eric Newman
  • Philip Walton
  • Dustin Ballard
  • Delilah
  • Henry Caparoso


  • Phil Vischer
  • Mike Nawrocki
  • Greg Whalen
  • Jeff Morrow
  • Ken Cavanagh
  • Rebecca Walker
  • Gail Bock
  • Keri Pisapia
  • Alan Lee
  • Matthew West
  • Matthew Ward
  • J. Chris Wall
  • Lee Eric Fesko
  • Lenny Franklin
  • Greg Fritz
  • Melissa Musgrove

Children of Ninaborough

  • Mike Nawrocki
  • Maggie Roberts
  • Logan White
  • Michael Jr. Nawrocki
  • Alexis Bancroft
  • Gretchen Heinecke
  • Abby Hodge
  • Matthew Hodge
  • Tayler Vulcano
  • Josh Vulcano
  • Shelby Vischer
  • Ally Nawrocki
  • Justin Eddy
  • Steve Eddy
  • Ariel Mock
  • Hailey Mock
  • Clayton Heinecke
  • Joe Spadaford
  • Drake Lyle
  • Brian K. Roberts



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