Piglet's Big Movie

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Not very interesting, imaginative, or exciting.
  • G
  • 2003
  • 70 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

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.

Positive Messages

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 & Representations

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.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The DVD contains 10 trailers for other Disney films.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bypete T. March 31, 2017

Not as good as the other films

My four-year-old was in tears at the rescue at the climax when it is inferred for a good dozen seconds that Pooh and Piglet fell to their deaths. Someone at Dis... Continue reading
Parent Written byMelmum July 28, 2015

Normalizes Kidnapping!

In the story about Kanga and Roo moving into the neighborhood, all the characters are afraid of them because they are new. Rabbit concocts a plan to get them to... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 20, 2016

So cute, but...

I love this movie and it's very cute and funny. The music is just charming and will pull you right in. You still get that happy Pooh-movie feeling at the e... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byKmfan97 January 18, 2015

it's been a while since I've seen this film but I'm going to pretend I'm 4 again and give this a five.

I absolutely loved this movie as a kid and I think I will still love it if I ever see it again. I will note though that this can be a depressing movie at times... Continue reading

What's the story?

Little Piglet, the smallest of the creatures who live together in the Hundred Acre Wood, wishes that he could help his friends Pooh, Rabbit, and Tigger. But there is no place for him in their big plan to capture some honey by redirecting the bees to a new hive, so he wanders off by himself. When his friends realize that Piglet is missing, they understand for the first time how important he is to them. They search for him, using his book of memories to help them think of places he might be. The pictures in Piglet's book remind them of happy times together and all that Piglet did to help them along the way.

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. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how we can let those we care about know they are appreciated, about the importance of making plans, and about making memory books to help us keep our happiest moments close at hand.

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