The Epic Adventures of Captain Macaroni is the third VeggieTales film. As part of the Book of Mormon Project and somewhat a sequel to Duke and the Great Pie War, it is based on the story of Captain Moroni, using elements from the Book of Alma, chapters 43-62.
The film will be produced by Big Idea Productions in associations with DreamWorks Animation.
Cast of CharactersEdit
- Mike Nawrocki as Larry the Cucumber as Captain Macaroni
- Ephraim Apply as Badapplepiah
- TBA as Leykime
- TBA as Prince Herman
- Phil Vischer as Archibald Asparagus as Chancellor Patrick
The movie begins with a prologue of events that happened after the end Duke and the Great War; not long after their marriage, Duke and Petunia eventually ascended the throne and became King and Queen of Scone. As a result, Otis the Elevated was banished for his selfish and ruthless motives. As years went by, King Duke and Queen Petunia worked to make peace between the kingdoms of Scone and Rhubarb. Unfortunately, this plan sort of backfired when Otis traveled over to the kingdom of Rhubarb; he lied to the King that his treacherous daughter and son-in-law were plotting an attack on Rhubarb, and in the process, Otis became the King's right-hand man. Otis's dastardly deeds led to the Second Great Pie War. Otis appointed the worst of the worst to be generals in the Rhubarbarian army, being determined to have the Rhubarbians continue hating the people of Scone and to make them their prisoners. On the other hand, in the Kingdom of Scone, the people want to keep their land & their families free, as well as to be free to worship God. Macaroni (pronounced Mak-uh-rō´nī), the chief captain of the armies of Scone, prepared his army with weapons, shields, armor, and thick clothing, as well as clever battle strategies more superior than those of the Rhubarbarians.
One day, Captain Macaroni’s soldiers hide on both sides of a river, waiting to trap the passing Rhubarbarian army. A battle begins, and the Rhubarbarians try to escape by crossing the river, but more soldiers are waiting for them on the other side. Fighting harder than they ever had before, the Rhubarbarian army pie-cream many soldiers. The soldiers cry to the Lord for help, and in response, the Lord strengthens the Scone army. The army surrounds the Rhubarbarians, and Macaroni orders the fighting to stop. Macaroni tells the leader of the Rhubarbarian army that the people of Scone do not want to cream the Rhubarbarians or make them their prisoners. Macaroni then says the Rhubarbarians cannot destroy the people of Scone’s faith in Jesus Christ, and that God will continue to help the army of Scone fight as long as they are faithful. Having said this, Macaroni orders the leader of the Rhubarbarian army to give up his weapons, promising that the Rhubarbarians will not be creamed if they promise never to fight the people of Scone again. The leader of the Rhubarbarian army gives Macaroni his weapons but will not promise not to fight. Macaroni hands the weapons back so the Rhubarbarians can defend themselves. The leader of the Rhubarbarian rushes at Macaroni to kill him, but Leykime, a commander in the Scone army, hits and breaks the Rhubarbarian general’s sword. Then Leykime blows off the Rhubarbarian general’s wig (which still happens to have the price tag attached to it), puts it on the tip of his sword and raises it into the air. The Rhubarbarians will fall as the wig had fallen, he tells them, unless they give up their weapons and promise never to fight again. Many Rhubarbarians place their weapons at Macaroni’s feet and promise not to fight, and thus they are allowed to go free. Furious, the leader of the Rhubarbarian army stirs up the rest of his soldiers to fight, and as a result, Macaroni’s soldiers cream many of them. When the leader of the Rhubarbarian army sees that he and all his men will be creamed, he begs Macaroni to spare them, promising never to fight the people of Scone again. Accepting the offer, Macaroni stops the fighting and takes the Rhubarbarians’ weapons. After they promise not to fight, the Rhubarbarians leave.
Back at the Kingdom of Scone, Prince Herman, the teenage son of King Duke and Queen Petunia, receives counsel from his teacher and guardian Chancellor Patrick, mainly since the King and Queen are currently away on business; Patrick predicts that the time will come when the people of Scone will fall into great rebellion & suffer great destruction among themselves as consequence.
Patrick's prophecy comes to naught when some of the people of Scone start causing trouble. One them is a wicked man named Badapplepiah, who wants to dispose King Duke and Queen Petunia and become King of Scone, and & has many followers doing what he wants. When Captain Macaroni hears of Badapplepiah’s plan to be king, he becomes angry, knowing that if Badapplepiah becomes king, he will try to take away the people’s liberty. Macaroni tears his coat to make a flag; on it, he writes a message to remind the people to defend their religion, freedom, and peace. Macaroni puts the flag on a pole and & calls it the title of liberty. Then dressed in his armor, he kneels to pray; he asks God to protect those who believe in Jesus Christ and prays for freedom in the land, calling it a land of liberty. Afterwards, Macaroni goes among the people; waving the title of liberty, he calls them to come and help protect their freedom. People come from all over the land, promising to obey God’s commandments and to fight for freedom.
When Badapplepiah sees how many people had joined with Macaroni, he is afraid, and soon he and his followers leave to join the Rhubarbarians. Macaroni and his army try to stop them, but Badapplepiah and a few of his men escape.
More tension rises in the Kingdom of Scone when some of the people want Chancellor Patrick to change some of the laws. When Patrick refuses, the people become angry and want to get rid of Patrick and even decide that they no longer serve King Duke and Queen Petunia. Called king-men, they hope that one of them will become King of Scone and have power over the people. The people who want to keep Patrick and Duke and Petunia as their King and Queen are called freemen, wanting to be free to live and worship as they choose. The people vote between the freemen and the king-men, and in the end, most of them vote for the freemen.
At the same time, Badapplepiah is gathering a large army of Rhubarbarians to attack the Kingdom of Scone. When the king-men hear that the Rhubarbarians are coming, they are pleased and refused to help defend their kingdom. Captain Macaroni becomes angry with the king-men for not fighting since he had worked hard to keep the people of Scone free. He informs this to Patrick and then asks him for the power to make the king-men either fight the Rhubarbarians or be thrown into prison. When Patrick gives Macaroni this power, Macaroni leads his army against the king-men. At the climax of the battle, many king-men are put into prison while the rest agree to help defend their kingdom against the Rhubarbarians.
Later on, while camping, Captain Macaroni receives a letter from Prince Herman, who had been called to lead an army not long after the rebellion; Captain Macaroni is happy to hear that Herman and his army had taken back much land from the Rhubarbarians. But according to his letter, Herman and his army need help, since they do not have enough soldiers to defend so many cities. Captain Macaroni writes a letter to Patrick, asking him to send more soldiers to help Herman’s army. Not long after, the Rhubarbarians attack a city that Herman had taken back, creaming many soldiers and chasing them from the city. Angry with the government leaders because they had not sent help, Macaroni writes another letter to Patrick; in his letter, Captain Macaroni writes that many people had been creamed because Patrick had not sent more soldiers. He ends the letter with a warning, that if Patrick does not quickly send men and food, Macaroni will take his army to the Kingdom of Scone and take what his army needs.
Soon Macaroni receives a letter from Patrick. In his letter, Patrick says he is very sad that Macaroni and his armies are suffering. Patrick tells Macaroni that a group of king-men did not want him to be chancellor and forced him and his supporters out of the Kingdom of Scone; joining the Rhubarbarians in the process, the king-men had chosen Badapplepiah as their king and leader. Patrick adds that he is gathering an army to try to take back the Kingdom of Scone. Patrick says that he is not angry at what Macaroni had written since he wants the people of Scone to be free too. He asks Macaroni to bring a few men to help him and says that if Macaroni gathers more men along the way, the combined army can take back the Kingdom of Scone. After reading the letter, Captain Macaroni is happy that Patrick is still loyal to his kingdom and still wants freedom for his people.
With a few of his men, Macaroni goes to meet Patrick; carrying the title of liberty, thousands of men join them along the way. The combined armies of Macaroni and Patrick march against the Kingdom of Scone. It is a messy battle, but they manage to defeat Badapplepiah with an apple pie and capture his men. Macaroni then sends food and 12,000 soldiers to help the armies of Scone; these armies drive the Rhubarbarians out, and there is peace again in the land.
Not long after, a celebration is brought forth for the Kingdom of Scone's final defeat against Rhubarb as well as the return of the King and Queen. Macaroni is knighted for the highest degree of heroism, and in honor of his courageous example, the King decrees that a title of liberty be placed on every tower in each of the allied kingdoms--including the Kingdom of Rhubarb, who is now in alliance with the kingdom of Scone.
- "One" by GENTRI
- The title is a reference to The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.