I’ve been sick for the past few days. In order to help pass the time and also to keep my 4 year old daughter occupied, we’ve been watching Winnie the Pooh movies together. Why Winnie the Pooh you ask? The reason is that my daughter loves the Disney princesses… Well she actually loves all princesses. But the Disney princess movies scare her. She doesn’t like the evil witches and stepsisters. So we end up with Winnie the Pooh. It’s about as mild as you can get in a movie.
We started out with the first and best movie: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It follows the stories in the first Winnie the Pooh book. It’s all about the wonderment of childhood. It’s sweet, in a nice way and leaves you feeling reacquainted with the newness of childhood! It’s inspired me to reread the book as soon as I have the time.
The second movie we watched was Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin. This one was a typical quest type of film. It had some nice, funny moments. I’d say it stayed on the right side of sweet.
The third movie we watched was The Tigger Movie. In this movie, Tigger goes off searching for his family. This was a little of a disappointment, because Tigger’s motto is always… the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one.” That always made him seem unique. He was proud of his individuality. Him wanting to find others who were just like him lessened his uniqueness in this movie. However, there were some nice scenes between Tigger and Roo. At the end of the story, Tigger realizes that he was with his family all along: his friends are his family.
The last one we watched was Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. Despite it’s cool name, it’s the one I’d recommend the least. The story was okay. It was a little predictable at times. My biggest problem with it was the music. Even my daughter didn’t like it. At one point in the movie, a sappy song came on and she covered her ears and said, “Why do I have to listen to this?” I was proud of her to have picked out poor quality music. Even better, I was glad to mute that song!
Out of all four movies, I’d highly recommend The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The other three are fine for children. My daughter liked them all. Just be ready to mute parts of The Heffalump Movie!
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