Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

  • Review Date: October 5, 2006
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 67 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Sweet-as-honey Halloween story with Pooh and pals.
  • Review Date: October 5, 2006
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 67 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Positive role models

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
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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."

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 13, 2005
DVD release date:September 13, 2005
Cast:Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Kyle Stanger
Directors:Elliot M. Bour, Saul Andrew Blinkoff
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Adventures, Book characters, Friendship, Holidays, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires
Run time:67 minutes
MPAA rating:G
MPAA explanation:general audiences.

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Parent of a 4, 7, 9, and 11 year old Written byanitabaker28 November 14, 2009
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3
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great for everyone

I watched this with my kids I thought it was a very cute movie the girls also enjoyed it
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 2 and 4 year old Written bypelotoner July 11, 2009
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Not just a safe Winnie the Pooh!!!

I'm not sure CS Media even watched this one. 2/3 of the movie is just plain scary stuff. It had my 4 year old freaked out. I'm not sure if she had nightmares from it, but she was asking about the scary tree for a while. This is SOOO far from the innocence I expect from Winnie the Pooh. The movie is very dark. And the resolution is about 2 minutes; not nearly enough to make up for all the dark and scary stuff in the rest of the movie. Watch it with your kids, and be careful.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 24, 2009
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3
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may be slightly scary for a 2 year old.
What other families should know
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