My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie

Movie review by
Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Gentle saving-Christmas tale for preschoolers.
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 44 minutes

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age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The Super Sleuth crew help those in need and Darby encourages everyone to never give up.

Violence & Scariness

Three characters fall through ice into a hole and need to be rescued.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

TV show and Disney product line. Lots of excitement around presents.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this magic-of-Christmas tale where Pooh and friends save the day doesn't have universal appeal like the classic Pooh 'toons. It's like a long episode of the preschool-focused show My Friends Tigger & Pooh. You'll find lots of lessons in perseverance and helping others as well as plenty of hype around getting Christmas presents and asking Santa for presents; everyone gets what they asked for in the end. In one scene, some characters fall through ice into a hole, despair, and need to be rescued.

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Parent of an infant and 2 year old Written bysgm12345 October 31, 2009

Even if they don't understand it, they love it!

Perfect for almost all ages! My 2 year old daughter fell asleep cuddling up with the dog, Buckles! She loved it and wishes she could watch it all the time! She... Continue reading
Adult Written byladycanes14 April 9, 2008

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What's the story?

The Pooh crew knows that Santa's in trouble when they rescue a tiny reindeer named Holly caught in tree branches, and she tells them Santa's magic toy sack is missing and Christmas is about to be cancelled. Lucky for Holly, Lumpy and Roo saw the toy sack in the snow. Since Holly is still too young to fly, they must walk back to the North Pole and hope they arrive in time, donning their Super Sleuth masks for the crucial mission ahead. Lessons great for preschoolers are learned on the walk north (though no one talks about how far away the North Pole really is). At one point the friends despair and think of turning back, but persevere and are rewarded with a ride on Santa's sleigh. Thrown into the mix are some original songs, which are rather unremarkable. At least snowmen in top hats dance through one of them. When the dialogue focuses on lessons, the story slows down. But don't despair -- Pooh and Pals do get to Santa's sleigh eventually and the magic of Christmas wins out in the end.

Is it any good?

Parents who grew up with the classic Winnie the Pooh shorts based on the A.A. Milne stories will be disappointed when they sit down with their preschoolers to watch this movie. The animation is computerized, there's no Christopher Robin (it's Darby now), the voices are a little off, and there's some gimmick involving Pooh and friends as private I's. But kids who enjoy the show it's based on, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, really won't mind. In fact, they'll love Darby and the sleuthing bit, and will love watching their pals save Christmas.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Santa, the meaning of Christmas, presents, and Santa's magic sack of toys. What are kids most excited about at Christmastime, and what does Christmas mean to you? How did Pooh and his friends help the reindeer and Santa?

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