Whether you are young or just young at heart chances are you are familiar with the many fun and colourful characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Kanga, Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Eeyore, Roo, and, of course, the young boy Christopher Robin.
This collection is made up of three short films: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too from 1974, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day from 1968 and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree from 1966. All three are tied together with the simple use of a storybook and a narrator (Sebastian Cabot – The Sword and the Stone, The Jungle Book). All the things we love about Disney are to be found here. The characters are all very endearing, the stories very simple and the music all great to sing a-long to.
First Winnie the Pooh eats too much honey and then gets stuck in Rabbit’s hole. Once Pooh is out he and his friends have to deal with some horrible weather. Finally Pooh and Tigger really learn the meaning of “Tiggers are wonderful things.”
It is almost forty years since the original release of this film and it hasn’t lost any of its shine. There is sensitivity, kind-heartedness, funny moments, naiveté and simplicity galore. At the same time as entertaining the young ones watching the film is teaching them some important values. No violence or evil characters ensure that all ages can enjoy the film. In other words, these three of the first four Winnie the Pooh films Disney made were and remain the best.
-Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
-A Day For Eeyore
-The Story Behind the Masterpiece