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The Tigger Movie Review


Extraordinary
Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. The wonderful thing about The Tigger Movie is it's fun for everyone. And it truly is. Guaranteed to bring both smiles and tears to every face, young and old alike, Walt Disney Pictures' The Tigger Movie is a refreshing surprise.

OK, I'll be the first to admit it - I wasn't looking forward to this picture. Yet another Disney animated epic, jam-packed with computer generated cels, overdone musical numbers, and one-dimensional characters that long ago stopped being characters and became cartoons. "More colorful fluff to sell t-shirts, pajamas and tennis shoes," I mumbled to myself as I took my seat. "Eye candy." But as the curtain drew up to reveal a pre-movie Disney-style mambo from Lou Vega (of "Mambo No.9" fame), I was whisked back to a time when a man named Walt Disney first introduced us to our imaginations.

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie Review


Good
Points for a descriptive title: This is where Pooh and friends discover the Heffalump, a purple elephant heretofore thought to be mythical in the Hundred Acre Wood.

About an hour long, Heffalump didn't grab my two-year old, who thought the elephant was cute but then wandered away for programming on another TV where more actually happens.

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The Tigger Movie Review


Extraordinary
Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. The wonderful thing about The Tigger Movie is it's fun for everyone. And it truly is. Guaranteed to bring both smiles and tears to every face, young and old alike, Walt Disney Pictures' The Tigger Movie is a refreshing surprise.

OK, I'll be the first to admit it - I wasn't looking forward to this picture. Yet another Disney animated epic, jam-packed with computer generated cels, overdone musical numbers, and one-dimensional characters that long ago stopped being characters and became cartoons. "More colorful fluff to sell t-shirts, pajamas and tennis shoes," I mumbled to myself as I took my seat. "Eye candy." But as the curtain drew up to reveal a pre-movie Disney-style mambo from Lou Vega (of "Mambo No.9" fame), I was whisked back to a time when a man named Walt Disney first introduced us to our imaginations.

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Piglet's Big Movie Review


Very Good
It's hard to believe that Piglet's Big Movie has made any money over the last two weeks. In an era were kids are used to fancy animation and lots of eye-twitching excitement, this latest entry in the classic Winnie the Pooh cartoons/stories is such an anomaly. Lessons are taught with a pat on the back, not with a blaring soundtrack. You can actually appreciate the detail of the backgrounds and the way the animals talk. And Carly Simon songs are featured throughout the movie. She's old enough to be (gasp!) someone's grandmother!

When you're a revered part of childhoods galore, even Disney can afford not to play overt marketing games. Thank goodness. If I had kids, I would take them to Piglet's Big Movie because it feels like a storybook--you get a chance to take in what's onscreen and not get bombarded with toy advertisements and contemporary alterations (let's say: Tigger as a laid-back, smack talking skateboard champ).

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie Review


Zero

Fans of A.A. Milne's fantastically classic children's books know that there's no such thing as a heffalump. When Winnie the Pooh and his best friend Piglet go heffalump hunting in one of the stories, they track the non-existent creature in circles, following their own tracks as their footprints pile on top of one another.

Now we have a new Winnie the Pooh movie in which a real heffalump shows itself. This is akin to making a sequel to "Harvey" in which a big animated rabbit turns up, or a sequel to "Citizen Kane" all about the history of Rosebud.

In the new film, Pooh and friends awaken to the fearsome cry of a heffalump. Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore organize one of their famous "expotitions," to find it. Little Roo wants to join them, but is sent home on account of his tender young age.

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The Tigger Movie Review


Good

The outcome of "The Tigger Movie," in which Winnie the Pooh's bouncy-trouncy pal sets out in search of others of his stripe, is pretty much a foredrawn conclusion. After all, "the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one," right?

So obviously the spring-loaded, faux feline is predestined to learn that his friends at Pooh Corner are his real family -- and the audience is asked to just enjoy the journey.

What an easy assignment. One hundred-percent in the spirit and style of the timeless Pooh 'toons everyone knows and loves (illustrated book pages turning between chapters and all the familiar trappings), this first full-length feature for Christopher Robin's stuffed animals is an amiable adventure with sweet wit and a warm heart rarely seen in kids movies anymore.

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The Tigger Movie Movie Review

The Tigger Movie Movie Review

Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. The wonderful thing about The...

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The Tigger Movie Movie Review

Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. The wonderful thing about The...

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