I thought this was an odd-sounding title for a movie lol. Sumos and the opera don't really sound like something which go together that well, it reminds me of a funny card combo for Apples To Apples, lol; although they might have them in Japanese operas for all I know. Nevertheless I usually like what VeggieTales has to offer and wanted to watch this as I was donating some plasma. If the idea of sumos singing sounds strange to you, don't worry that isn't the entire film I assure you :P. This VeggieTales DVD consisted of three featurettes.
In Sumo of the Opera, there were three featurettes. The first was a somewhat silent movie about three workers who are trying to get a piano up a hill. The second is the story of Saint Patrick and why Saint Patrick's Day was originally founded; by the way it has nothing to do with alcohol! The main and final, story is about a sumo wrestler called The Italian Scallion who has to fight the champion Apollo for a shot at the title and a bicycle.
I thought it was kind of cute the three workers in the first featurette resembled the Three Stooges. I also thought the silly polka song they had before the story of Saint Patrick was pretty funny. The Saint Patrick story was quite educational, I didn't know much about him and thought that was actually the best part of this DVD. Even though I liked the Saint Patrick tale best, I did like the Sumo tale too :). The scriptural passage they had featured for this presentation was great, although most of the translations I read used the word "endurance" instead of the word Perseverance; appropriate still since you can't persevere without having endurance right? Overall not a bad film, although the Rocky puns were a bit cheesy, the message and entertainment were still top notch.
I bought this for my 21 month old, because she LOVES Veggies. She watches this over and over again. She thinks "Larry Cumber" is "Funny". Great series, would recommend any movies in the Veggie Tales series.