Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Movie review by
Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Sweet-as-honey Halloween story with Pooh and pals.
  • G
  • 2005
  • 67 minutes

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Overcoming fears; sticking by your friends; learning to compromise.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters work together to overcome fears and parents will love that the characters, at one point, use veggies and fruits for trick-or-treat goodies instead of candy!

Violence & Scariness

Roo and Lumpy are easily frightened, especially of something they call the tree of terror, but they learn that it's just their imaginations running wild.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this DVD incorporates a previously aired TV cartoon, Winnie the Pooh: Boo to You Too (1996), into its story. Although the DVD has a Halloween theme, the scares are relatively mild -- a few of the worst frights include bats, crows, and a wheelbarrow full of jack-o'-lanterns that seem to come alive.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 5-year-old Written bySan Diego Mom October 17, 2011

Great, but only if your kids don't scare easily

Adorable movie about friendship and Halloween, but be warned that there are some very intense scenes for little ones (i.e. The Tree or Terror). My three year o... Continue reading
Parent of a 7 and 9-year-old Written bys7369 October 13, 2011

Scarier than you'd think

I bought this movie when my oldest was 4, but his 2 year old brothers were too young to watch. He was a huge Pooh fan, but not this movie! The Tree of Terrors a... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 19, 2016

Talk about boring

First off, the voice of Roo was a different person. Secondly, this was a very boring, drawn-out movie. Thirdly, the only part I enjoyed was at the very end when... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old August 25, 2014

A little scary,but great for your young who get crazy about halloween

There is a scene where lumpy thinks roo is dead because he sees his backpack hanging on a tree branch with cookies falling out of it with crows eating the cooki... Continue reading

What's the story?

After Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) gobbles all the trick-or-treat candy (and immediately feels remorseful, on top of having one monstrous tummy ache), Lumpy (Kyle Stanger) and best friend Roo (Jimmy Bennett) embark on a brave quest to find the dreaded Gobloon. Whoever traps him gets to make a wish, and the friends plan to wish for more sweets. But since this is Lumpy's first Halloween, he's pretty scared. To comfort him, Roo tells Lumpy the story of how Piglet (John Fiedler) overcame his own fear of Halloween. When the pair locate the Tree of Terror where the Gobloon is said to make his lair, they rig a trap, setting off a chain of events that leaves them separated and scared but still determined to save each other from harm. Throughout, the characters work together in many ways and even compromise for each other.

Is it any good?

Winnie the Pooh and the other lovable characters of the Hundred Acre Wood celebrate Halloween in POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE, a delightful, sugar-coated spookfest. October 31 is the perfect night to overcome fears, especially for Piglet and now Lumpy, the timid young heffalump (an elephant-like creature) introduced in a Pooh's Heffalump Movie.

The DVD also features fun songs in which the costumed characters dance and sing "Who's Behind That Mask You're Wearing?" and "We Can Weather Whatever Comes Along." Bonus features include games such as "Trick or Re-Treat" and "Pooh's Boo! Bingo."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the friends work together. How does Piglet get "un-scared" of Halloween? How do his pals help him? How do Lumpy and Roo learn to conquer their own fears?

  • How are the personalities of each character different? What does Tigger mean when he sings "If only Piglet was more like me and less like him"? Do you ever feel like that about friends?

  • Why is it important that we're all different, and how do those differences make us special?

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Our editors recommend

For kids who love mild scares

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