Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

Movie review by
Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
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Cute Winnie the Pooh adventure for little ones.
  • G
  • 2006
  • 70 minutes
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Good message about friendship.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there are some mildly scary moments in this film. For example, a big shadow looks like a monster but turns out to be Christopher Robin. There is sadness and confusion when the animals think Christopher Robin is missing.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of an infant and 2 year old Written byluckyl8dybug February 11, 2011

BEWARE this is SCARY

My son is 2.5 years old. Before viewing I checked this site's review and info. The only warning given was that there is one scene that is a big shadow and... Continue reading
Adult Written bymarkish August 5, 2015

Thought provoking

I read quite a few reviews before finally watching this with my almost 3 year old. I admit it was borderline as to whether I was going to watch it or not. In th... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old January 5, 2012

VERY SCARY AND SAD

The songs are tedious and unnecessary (especially the last one) and the plot is way too obvious, but I still liked this movie a lot. Even as a little kid, I lov... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDivine_Munchie_99 August 18, 2009

Darker than expected

I saw this a while back, and it's much darker than I expected. The peril is quite intense, so I'm surprised this got a G rating. However, it's ve... Continue reading

What's the story?

Christopher Robin is old enough to start school but he can't bring himself to break the news to his friend, Winnie-the-Pooh. Instead, he leaves a note attached to a jar of honey. Pooh eats the honey (of course) and Owl helps him interpret Christopher Robin's note, incorrectly reading "school" as "skull." Believing their friend is in trouble and possibly held captive by a "skullasaurus," Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and Rabbit set off to find him through the "great unknown" parts of the Hundred Acre Woods. So begins POOH'S GRAND ADVENTURE: THE SEARCH FOR CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. The animals are startled by unexpected noises and downright scared by the possibility that "heffalumps" and "woozles" might be lurking around any corner. But as their journey progresses, they find they are each uniquely stronger and braver than they had imagined, and their strengths help them reach their destination: a rock that looks somewhat like a skull.

Is it any good?

The songs in this movie are tedious and uninspired, as is much of the dialogue and interaction among the characters. Disney is simply following a formula that's been used for these characters many times. On the positive side, the story is simple and tries to evoke the charm of the original adventures of the animals of the Hundred Acre Woods.

Truth be told, kids, especially preschoolers, will enjoy this movie. And parents will be happy with its good, clean fun and positive messages. A short called "Pooh's Symphony" plays automatically following the end credits, and this in turn is followed by Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day, a classic Disney cartoon.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about themes from the movie, such as friendship and finding your own strength. What do you like to do with your friends? What do you do that makes you feel good about yourself? What do you admire about your friends?

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