Although AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories have been adapted for the screen before, they were mainly made as shorts such as Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and the 1977 collection of short stories The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. So, technically, this was the first feature-length movie starring the characters who live in Hundred Acre Wood, and (hurrah!) it focuses on the bounciest of them all, Tigger.
It seems that the bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun Tigger is too bouncy for Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo – they are getting ready for winter and don’t have time to bounce with him. So Tigger decides to find others like him, and ventures out into a blizzard to find his Tigger family tree. Delightful stuff, this really keeps the spirit of Milne’s stories alive and is a great introduction to the characters for little viewers and a welcome return of old friends for adults.
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