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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Brings to the screen three original A.A. Milne stories for the first time. It also introduces a scrapbook as a way of holding on to memories that are important.
Piglet's Big Movie stresses the value of being useful, helpful, and then appreciated for your efforts. Size doesn’t matter -- even the smallest of us has a purpose.
Positive Role Models
No villains here, except for some angry bees whose hive has been disturbed. All the Pooh characters are good-natured, loyal, and honest. Kanga, a motherly kangaroo, is the only female character in all of the early Pooh stories.
Violence & Scariness
Some modestly suspenseful incidents in which beloved Pooh characters are in jeopardy. Piglet encounters the most danger: bumps and falls, hanging from a tree limb, getting stuck in a boot. Everyone is chased by angry bees, gets in trouble in a river, and experiences tumbles and falls throughout. There are further anxious moments when Piglet thinks his friends are in trouble, when Piglet wrongfully assumes that Kanga intends to eat him, and when Piglet's memory book appears to be destroyed.
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Products & Purchases
The DVD contains 10 trailers for other Disney films.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Piglet's' Big Movie includes three of A.A. Milne's original stories ("In Which A House is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore" "In Which Kanga and Roo Come to the Forest," and "In Which Christopher Robin Leads An Expedition To The North Pole") framed by the tale of Piglet's struggle to realize his purpose in life. The film has some brief sad moments which are quickly resolved, and some mild cartoon peril (stumbles, tumbles, a raging waterfall, angry bees) after which everything turns out well. The most sensitive younger children might momentarily believe that characters have been hurt or lost. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
PIGLET'S BIG ADVENTURE is not very interesting, imaginative, engaging, or exciting, but at least it avoids being too sugary. And it is truer to the stories and spirit of the original books by A.A. Milne than some of Disney's Pooh videos. It is suitable for children as young as 4, which is a relief in an era where even PG movies contain material that might be unsuitable for middle schoolers.
Kids will laugh at the slapstick. And there are a couple of brief moments of animation that rise above the straight-to-video level.
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